Nearly 2,400 wines were blind-tasted and judged by 44 renowned tastemakers from across the country last month, resulting in 1,814 medals.
Texas wines in general performed extremely well in the competition, taking home 186 awards. Hill Country Wineries members won two Judges Selection Medals, the highest award at the competition, for beverages demonstrating quality and unique character that are exceptional even amongst their medal-winning peers. In addition, Texas Hill Country Wineries members won five Platinum Medals, seven Gold, 45 Silver and 39 Bronze Medals. Of the award-winning Texas wines, 27 were from the Texas Hill Country AVA.
“The quality of wines from Texas is world-class, and it’s great that the Texas Hill Country Wineries are continuing to be recognized on the global stage,” says January Wiese, Executive Director, Texas Hill Country Wineries. “From whites to rosés to reds, Texas wineries are producing a breadth of unique, award-winning wines that are ready to be discovered.”
A complete list of Texas Hill Country Winery member winners is listed here.
Texas is the fifth-largest wine-producing state in the U.S., with the Texas Hill Country AVA being the third largest in the nation. For additional information on Texas Hill Country Wineries and member wineries, please visit www.TexasWineTrail.com.
The Texas Hill Country Wineries is a non-for-profit community organization that preserves and promotes Texas Wines. The THCW contributes to the quality of life in and around the Texas Hill Country through its nationally recognized wine trails and events. Representing over 60 unique and independent wineries, THCW is committed to promoting industry advancement and consumer awareness through event and agricultural programs.