Terry County is the Official Grape Capital of Texas and the rest of the country is learning quickly why this is true. In the recent San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition High Plains Vineyards and Wineries were well represented.
The SFCWC received nearly 6,700 entries from over 1,000 wineries from the United States, Canada and Mexico. Over 65 judges from a variety of fields representing various North American Wine regions completed the judging on January 10 to determine the best wines in North America.
Of the Best of Class, at least three used grapes grown right here in this area!
English Newsom – 2018 Roussanne
Lost Draw Cellars – 2018 Marsanne
Spicewood Vineyards – 2017 Tempranillo
Winning Double Gold honors with locally grown grapes were:
Carter Creek Family Winery, Duchman Family Winery – Bingham Family Vineyards, Grape Creek Vineyards, Lost Oak Winery, Messina Hof, Reddy Vineyards, RLV, Sister Creek, and Wilmeth-Hart Vineyards.
Winning Gold honors with locally grown grapes were:
Bent Oak Winery, Carter Creek Family Winery, English Newsom, Grape Creek Vineyards, Lost Draw Cellars, Lost Oak Winery, Messina Hof, Ron Yates, Signor Vineyards, Spicewood Vineyards, The Triple D Winery, THP, Torr Na Lochs, and Wedding Oak Winery.
Over 150 of the awards were given to wines using Texas High Plains grapes.
Congratulations to all these winners.