Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards “Best of Class” 2017 Sauvignon Blanc leads Reustle’s nine wines scoring Silver or higher medals at the American Fine Wine Competition.
This year’s American Fine Wine Competition awarded nine of Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards wine either a Best of Class, Double Gold, Gold, or Silver medal. Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards wines consistently score high medals in major competitions and this year’s American Fine Wine Competition was no exception. Aside from the “Best of Class” for his 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Owner/Winemaker Stephen M. Reustle earned Double Gold Medals for his 2016 Pinot Noir Reserve, 2015 Tempranillo Reserve, and 2014 Rojo Dulce. Rounding out the competition with Gold Medals were Reustle’s 2016 Riesling, 2015 Syrah Reserve, 2015 Tempranillo, and 2016 Malbec. Also showing well with a Silver Medal was the 2016 Gruner Veltliner.
The American Fine Wine Competition, held in Hollywood, Florida, began in 2007, and has become the most influential wine invitational in the country. The competition takes place each January, and is followed by a series of SIP Social events that feature the award winning wines and help to raise money for a variety of non-profits. Since its inception, AFWC has raised more than $1,000,000 for local charities.
Pleased by this years results Owner/Winemaker Stephen M. Reustle stated, “The American Fine Wine Competition and related events has done a great deal of good work in their communities. We are of their their organization and what they are able to accomplish for non-profit organizations. Having our wines showcase so well at their event helps place us in a National spotlight.” He continued, “I am happy to see our wines earn competition honors. It is one tool we use to judge our quality on a peer level. Our wines have consistently shown pointing to the quality of our vineyard and quality of our team.”
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.