Wine Press Northwest named Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards it’s 2017 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year. Focusing on the wine regions of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, Wine Press NW selects their winery of the year by monitoring and analyzing winery performance throughout the year, and at their annual competition. This year Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards was a stand out winning over 150 Medals and honors in major wine competitions including 10 Platinum and Double Platinum medals along with 8 Gold and Double Gold medals at this year’s Wine Press Northwest “Best of the Best” Wine Competition.
Andy Perdue, author and highly acclaimed wine critic for Wine Press NW and the Seattle Times writes, “Since launching his winery in 2004, Reustle has steadily proven he can excel with seemingly any variety. He now stands amid an elite group of winemakers who are the best in the country.”
Stephen M. Reustle, Owner/Winemaker said: “This is quite an honor for Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards, I give credit to all of our staff and most of all The Lord, whom continually blesses our vineyard and winery.”
Stephen continued, “I cannot thank Wine Press NW enough for naming us Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year…it is quite an honor to be named Winery of the Year from such a prestigious magazine.”
Being named the #1 winery in the Pacific Northwest is the most recent accolade for Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards, which in only ten short years has won First Place Syrah Division (Top Syrah in the Six Nations Wine Challenge) in 2015, the 2015 Terroir Award at Riverside Int’l Wine Competition, the 2010 Small Winery of the Year at Riverside Int’l Wine Competition and since 2009 (when he began entering wine competitions) garnering over 217 Gold medals or above with a total of 19 Best of Class and Best of Show.
Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards, Winepress NW’s 2017 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year, 2015 Six Nations Wine Challenge Top Syrah producer, 2015 Terroir Award Recipient & Riverside Int’l Wine Competition’s 2010 Small Winery of the Year, 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 produces approximately 8,000 cases annually.