SavorNW, Oregon’s premier wine competition, named Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards’ 2016 Grüner Veltliner -S “Best of Class” at its annual wine competition held in Cannon Beach. Owner/Winemaker Stephen M. Reustle also garnered a Double Gold Medal for his 2016 Syrah, four Gold Medals, and a Silver Medal… an impressive showing.
Owner/Winemaker Stephen M. Reustle (Right) and Associate Winemaker Wade Smith enjoying the “Fruits” of their labor.
When asked about this year’s competition, Owner/Winemaker Stephen M. Reustle stated it was nice to see how consistent the wines perform from year to year. “Each year, SavorNW is a tough competition with wines from across the region vying for top honors.” Reustle continued, “It is nice to see our wines consistently perform well at this competition. With everyone sending their best wines to compete, it is rewarding to see our wine held in such honor. It tells me we are doing something right. SDG”
Known for his ability to craft award-winning wines across the spectrum of wine, Owner/Winemaker Stephen Reustle demonstrated his ability with red wine and white wine varietals as well as his dessert wine. As the United States first commercial producer of Grüner Veltliner, Reustle possesses a great deal of experience with this up and coming grape varietal, which tends to be at the top of the leader board in any competition winning this year’s “Best of Class” for his 2016 Grüner Veltliner-S and a Gold Medal for his 2016 Grüner Veltliner – Estate.
Internationally known for his Syrah program (Six Nations Wine Challenge Winner for Syrah in 2015), Reustle won a Double Gold Medal for his 2016 Syrah as well as Gold Medals for his 2015 Syrah and 2015 Syrah Reserve. Rounding out the Gold Medals for Reustle, was his 2015 Pinot Noir Reserve.
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.