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Texas Hill Country Wineries Continue to Win Big at Wine Competitions


March 14th – Texas Hill Country Wineries (THCW) has continued to excel at wine competitions this year, showcasing the region’s exceptional winemaking talent. 

THCW member wineries have once again demonstrated their prowess by bringing home an impressive array of medals from prestigious competitions. At the 2024 TEXSOM International Wine Awards, THCW member wineries secured 46 medals, while at the 2024 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, they were awarded 142 medals. THCW members garnered a total of 274 awards at the 2024 Rodeo Uncorked!® International Wine Competition and 189 awards at the 2024 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo International Wine Competition

Texas wines in general performed extremely well in all competitions, taking home 95 awards at TEXSOM, including ten platinum medals, six of which went to THCW member wineries: Becker Vineyards, Spicewood Vineyards, Westcave Cellars, Wine for the People and Skeleton Key, produced by William Chris Vineyards. Texas wines received 238 awards at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, including 11 Best of Class Awards, three of which were awarded to member wineries: Spicewood Vineyards, Wedding Oak and Texas Heritage Vineyards. 

THCW members received several top honors as well, showcasing the quality of wine being made in the Texas Hill Country. Pedernales Cellars was recognized as the Best of Herd Texas Winery, and Wedding Oak’s 2022 Roussanne was named Best of Show Texas White Wine in San Antonio. Meanwhile, Meierstone Vineyards’ The Airship Red claimed the title of Top Texas Wine, and Perissos Vineyards’ 2022 Winemaker’s Reserve Pape Blanc was honored as the Top White Wine in Houston. 

“We are incredibly proud of the continued success of our member wineries in these esteemed competitions. These accolades underscore the exceptional quality and diversity of wines produced in the Texas Hill Country,” says January Wiese, Executive Director of Texas Hill Country Wineries. 

A complete list of Texas Hill Country Winery member winners for each competition can be found 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.TexasHillCountryWineries.org.

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.