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Reustle Strikes Gold at Critics Challenge International Wine Competition

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Stephen Reustle
Stephen Reustle

At this year’s Critics Challenge International Wine Competition, held in San Diego, California, Reustle – Prayer Rock Vineyards continued to win high praise across the spectrum of wine.

Leading the way with a 93 Point Rating and a Gold Medal were Reustle – Prayer Rock Vineyard’s 2018 Gruner Veltliner Green Lizard and 2017 Syrah – Winemaker’s Reserve. Following close behind with a 91 Point Rating and a Gold Medal was Reustle – Prayer Rock Vineyard’s 2018 Grenache. In addition, Reustle – Prayer Rock Vineyards was also awarded two Silver Medals for their 2017 Tempranillo – Winemaker’s Reserve and 2017 Malbec.

Now in its 17th year the Critics Challenge International Wine Competition is recognized as one of the most important and respected wine competitions in the world.

Owner/Winemaker, Stephen M. Reustle was quite pleased when he received the news, and commented, “I was quite excited to see how well our wines showed…against some very stiff competition.” He continued, “We make wines we love to drink and receiving validation like this lets me know that we are on the right track. Crafting food-friendly wines with just the right balance of each component is tricky, but the reward is worth the work.”

Three time Winery of the Year recipient, (Dan Berger International Wine Competition’s 2020 Small Winery of the Year, Winepress NW’s 2017 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year, and Riverside Int’l Wine Competition’s 2010 Small Winery of the Year) as well as 2015 Six Nations Wine Challenge Top Syrah producer, and Riverside Int’l Wine Competition’s 2015 Terroir Award Recipient, Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards 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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