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Owner/Winemaker Stephen M. Reustle

The San Diego International Wine Competition Awarded Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards’ 2015 Tempranillo Reserve a Platinum Medal scoring it 95 points in this year’s competition. They also awarded Reustle’s 2015 Tempranillo – Estate a Gold Medal with 93 points, Reustle’s 2016 Syrah earned a Gold Medal with a 91 point score and Reustle’s 2016 Syrah Reserve scored a Gold Medal with 90 Points. Five other wines also won Silver Medals for Reustle – In total, ten precious medals for Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards.

An estate winery located in the Umpqua Valley, Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards produce a diverse collection of award-winning wines, earning the honor of being named 2017 Northwest Winery of the Year. Owner/Winemaker Stephen M. Reustle attributes his success in part to extensive research… factoring climate, soils, terrain, and other items into his decision on which clones to use when he was establishing his vineyard. He also attributes his success to building a great team of employees who support the mission of the vineyard and winery. But even more candidly Reustle attributes his success to the Lord. Each bottle bears an insignia SDG…Soli Deo Gloria, Latin for to God Alone be the Glory.

Owner/Winemaker Stephen M. Reustle sends his wines to compete in this event each year and has seen continued success since he began competing in 2009. With medals from San Diego joining his earlier success at the American Fine Wines, San Francisco Chronicle, Monterey, and Savor NW he has earned 31 Gold Medal or higher designations this year. Mr. Reustle stated, “Usually wines need a little time after they have been bottled to settle down a little bit. But early competition results like these are encouraging, I can’t wait to see how the wines taste and perform later in the year.”

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards, Winepress NW’s 2017 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year, 2015 Six Nations Wine Challenge 1st Place in the Syrah Division, 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.

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