Reporting on the 2016 Dan Berger International Wine Competition Andy Perdue and Eric Degerman of Great Northwest Wine stated, “Southern Oregon’s Stephen Reustle continues to show why he deserves to be considered one of the nation’s top winemakers” (http://www.greatnorthwestwine.com/2016/05/27/oregons-reustle-scores-again-in-california-wine-judging/). Continuing their report on the competition they praised Reustle for his Best of Show – Dessert wine… 2013 Rojo Dulce.
Dan Berger International Wine Competition declared Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards’ 2013 Rojo Dulce (Red Port) the Best of Show- Dessert at the 2016 Competition held in May. Reustle’s 2013 Rojo Dulce lead the way for Reustle winning the Chairman’s Award for Unanimous Gold, Best of Class, and then Best of Show – Dessert. Reustle was also awarded 13 other medals for wines in 8 other categories.
Stephen M. Reustle, Owner/Winemaker was pleased with his wine performance and said, “Dan Berger International Wine Competition continues its tradition, established under its former name of Riverside International Wine Competition, as being one of the top wine competition in America. To have so many of our wines win medals at this competition is a great honor and to have our 2013 Rojo Dulce, our very first port wine, win Best of Show -Dessert is over the top.”
Regarding the quote by Great Northwest Wines Mr. Reustle commented, “To have such high praise by leaders in the wine industry (Perdue & Degerman) is overwhelming. We simply try to make wines that are true to varietal, place, and time. To be considered in such high regard by these industry icons is amazing; I am at a loss for more eloquent words, Thank you.”
2015 Six Nations Wine Challenge Top Syrah producer, Reustle – Prayer Rock Vineyards™, 2015 Terroir Award Recipient & 2010 Small Winery of the Year named by Riverside International Wine Competition, is 100% estate grown and produced from 40 acres of steep, hillside vineyards in Southern Oregon’s Umpqua Valley. Family owned and operated since 2001, Reustle – Prayer Rock Vineyards annually produces approximately 8,000 cases of more than a dozen different varietals, reserves, and blends. Reustle – Prayer Rock Vineyards boasts hundreds of medals from major international wine competitions, and a year-round public Tasting Room program; including a sit-down wine and appetizer pairing in its old-world style, underground Wine Cave.