29th Annual Lone Star International Wine Competition Results: Texas Wines Rock

Working noses.

The Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association (TWGAA) hosted the 2012 Lone Star International Wine Competition on June 4-5 at the Grapevine Convention Center. Co-Chairs, Michael Zerbach and Barbara Werley, and twenty-three judges from Texas and California judged 514 entries from all over the world. The Lone Star International Wine Competition is three competitions in one – Texas Competition, International Competition and Limited Production Competition.

Awards were given for Grand Star – Best of Show – in all three competitions in the Red Wine, White Wine, Fortified Wine, Late Harvest/ Dessert/Ice Wine, and Rose’/Blush Divisions. Eleven wines won Grand Star – Best of Show. Fifteen wines were honored with a Double Gold Award. Gold medals were given to 36 wines, Silver medals to 171 wines, and Bronze medals to 203 wines.

Texas wines won seven Grand Star – Best of Show – Awards, six Double Gold Awards, 20 Gold Medals, 114 Silver Medals, and 144 Bronze Medals. The winners were announced on Friday. DRINK TEXAS WINES!


  • primi timpano

    Meh. Looks like more of a list of wines to avoid. The international competition was so sparse as to be unfindable in the lists. No recognizable quality vintners from California. E&J Gallo gets a double gold. Grapevine Convention Center says it all.

    It may have been much more helpful if they had a category for best cooking wine.