In April, Monterey Wine Competition announced winners from their 2020 wine competition. Two of the highlights this year were Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards 2018 Malbec, which won “Best of Class” as well as a Platinum Medal and a 95 Point Rating and Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards 2018 Syrah – Winemaker’s Reserve, which was also a “Best of Class” winner, as well as a Platinum Medal winner and recipient of a 94 Point Rating.
Monterey Wine Competition also awarded Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards Gold Medals for their 2018 Grenache – scheduled for late May release, their 2018 Gruner Veltliner – Green Lizard and their 2015 Rojo Dulce – Lot Two, both currently available through their tasting room and online.
Owner/Winemaker, Stephen M. Reustle was overjoyed when he received the news commenting, “In this time, when we see so much negativity in the news, it is wonderful to hear something positive. I cannot wait until we can once again gather together and enjoy each other’s company with a nice bottle of wine.” He continued, “These wines, while unreleased right now, will continue to improve and they will be a real treat in a few months, when they are released.”
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.