(Photography courtesy of Texas Department of Agriculture)

Texas Wines Take Gold at 2015 TEXSOM International Wine Awards

I’m over the James Beard Foundation awards snub, and moving on the good news from James Tidwell of TEXSOM. He's send the winners of 2015 TEXSOM International Wine Awards. Texas wines brought home a ton of gold.

I’m over the James Beard Foundation awards snub, and moving on the good news from James Tidwell of TEXSOM. He sends the winners of the 2015 TEXSOM International Wine Awards sponsored by Texas Monthly. The competition attracted 3,600 entries and awards were presented to 2,601 wines. There were 28 sommeliers and 68 judges.  I waded through the 24-page list and picked out the gold medal winners from Texas.

There were a bazillion bronze and silver medalists from our great state. The international list of gold, bronze, and silver medalists is here. 

Whites

Vermentino 
Duchman Family Winery Vermentino Bingham Family Vineyard Texas 2012-Gold
Pedernales Cellars Vermentino Texas 2014-Gold

Viognier 
Pedernales Cellars Viognier Texas 2014-Gold

Reds

Aglianico 
Perissos Vineyards and Winery Aglianico Estate Grown Texas Hill Country 2013-Gold

Cabernet Franc 
Messina Hof Cabernet Franc Barrel Reserve Texas 2012-Gold

Cabernet Sauvignon 
Messina Hof Barrel Cuvée, Cabernet Sauvignon Texas 2013-Gold

Montepulciano 
Duchman Family Winery Montepulciano Oswald Vineyard Texas 2012-Gold (wow!)

Sangiovese 
San Martino Winery & Vineyards Sangiovese Newsom Vineyards Texas 2009-Gold

Syrah 
Perissos Vineyards and Winery Syrah Estate Grown Texas Hill Country 2013-Gold

Tannat 
Bending Branch Winery Tannat Bending Branch Estate Vineyards Texas Hill Country 2012-Gold

Tempranillo 
Becker Vineyards Tempranillo  Reserve Texas 2013-Gold
McPherson La Herencia Texas 2013 -Gold
Pedernales Cellars Tempranillo Texas 2012-Gold
Pedernales Cellars Tempranillo Reserve Texas 2012-Gold
Perissos Vineyards and Winery Tempranillo Estate Grown Texas Hill Country 2013-Gold
Wedding Oak Winery Tempranillo Reserva Texas High Plains 2012-Gold

All Other Varieties
Brennan Vineyards Super Nero, Nero d’Avola Texas, Comanche County 2012-Gold
Lewis Wines Touriga Nacional Round Mountain Vineyard Reserve Texas Hill Country 2011-Gold
Stone House Vineyard Claros, Norton Reserve Texas Hill Country 2013-Gold

Blends 
Llano Estacado Winery Viviano, Superiore Rosso Texas 2010-Gold

Fortified
Haak Vineyards & Winery Thomas Jefferson Series Madeira, Jacquez Texas 2010-Gold
Haak Vineyards & Winery Madeira, Blanc Du Bois Texas 2012-Gold
Messina Hof Papa Paulo Port Messina Hof Vineyards, Double Barrel Private Reserve Texas 2010-Gold

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