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Reustle Strikes Gold at San Francisco Chronicle


ROSEBURG, Ore., Feb 16, 2024 – Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards recently earned 5 Gold medals and 1 Double Gold medal at The San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition, the largest and most prestigious wine event in North America. With the most revered industry experts and judges, the competition assesses over 5000 entries from across North America. The Gold Medals were awarded for the 2022 Grüner Veltliner Estate Selection, 2021 Tempranillo Winemakers Reserve, 2021 Merlot, and 2022 Grüner Veltliner Green Lizard, with the 2021 Syrah Winemakers Reserve receiving the Double Gold. 

“Receiving 5 Gold medals and a Double Gold is a significant achievement for any winemaker, especially at the San Francisco Chronicle Competition,” remarked Stephen Reustle, Owner/Winemaker. “A top award from the most discerning judges in North America signals to consumers and industry professionals alike that your wines can rival the best in the world.” SDG

About Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards

Four-time Winery of the Year… Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards has earned countless awards for its wines since 2005… including Dan Berger’s Int’l 2020 & 2023 Small Winery of the Year, Winepress NW’s 2017 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year, and Riverside Int’l 2010 Small Winery of the Year. Other noteworthy achievements include Top Syrah at the Six Nations Wine Challenge and securing ‘Best White Wine’ in North America for its 2021 Gruner Veltliner – Green Lizard at the 2023 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Producing roughly 7,500 cases annually, Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards is family owned and 100% estate-grown and produced in Oregon’s Umpqua Valley.



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