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Awards and Media



Bending Branch Winery continues to receive critical success and media attention. Read about us in the news:

Voted Top Texas Winery in 2017, 2016 and 2015 by San Antonio Express-News Readers’ Choice

NBCDFW: What to Drink During Texas Wine Month
http://www.nbcdfw.com/entertainment/the-scene/What-to-Drink-During-Texas-Wine-Month_Dallas-Fort-Worth-395430351.html

Southern Living: Best Small Towns of the South – Comfort
http://www.southernliving.com/travel/best-small-towns-in-the-south/comfort-texas

Wine Enthusiast’s October 2016 Buying Guide
http://www.winemag.com/?search_type=reviews&drink_type=wine&s=bending+branch+winery&drink-filter=&price-from=1&price-to=

 

Texas Fine Wine

Bending Branch Winery along with 4 other distinguished Texas Wineries - Brennan Vineyards, Duchman Family Winery, Pedernales Cellars, and Spicewood Vineyards – have launched a new marketing initiative called “Texas Fine Wine” to promote their award-winning wines as some of the best in the state and their wineries as top wine tourism destinations. This group hosts and attends special events and tastings for media, sommeliers, retail buyers, wine educators and wine enthusiasts to provide opportunities for these wine professionals to experience quality Texas wines and meet its winemakers. Texas Fine Wine will host a hospitality suite at this year’s TEXSOM convention. We thank you all for your continuous support for our growing community, and please visit the Texas Fine Wine website for more information.

 

Bending Branch in the Media

Jessica Dupuy: Texas Monthly Wine Writer
Publication: Texas Fine Wines Collaborative is striving to inform consumers about Texas wines nationwide, See full Article

Wine Enthusiast Magazine: Industry leader in Wine & Spirits Information names the Texas Hill Country as a ‘Top Ten Wine Destination’! See full article

Russ Kane: Author, Vintage Texas Wine Blogger and Avid Texas Wine Industry Supporter
Publication: Tannat Brings Home Rodeo Gold! See full article

Jennifer McInnis: Food and Wine journalist for the San Antonio-Express
Publication: San Antonio Express News, Bending Branch Winery’s Different Approach See full article

Terry Anderson-Thompson: Author, Chef and Wine Enthusiast visits Bending Branch for Edible Austin
Publication: Behind The Vines, Edible Austin Magazine See full article

Russ Kane: Vintage Texas Wine Blogger and Avid Texas Wine Industry Supporter
Publication: Russ Discovers the Virtues of Bending See full article

Vintage Texas Wine Blog: Picpoul Blanc our featured wines are mentioned in one of the top Texas blog sites
Publication: Vintage Texas See full article

Vintage Texas Wine Blog: Our Tannat and Souzao wines are mentioned in one of the top Texas blog sites
Publication: Vintage Texas See full article

Tanji Patton: San Antonio News Icon and Food and Wine Blogger visits us in the tasting room
Publication: Good Taste with Tanji See the video and article

Jim Baker: Wine and Travel Blogger
Publication: Bending Branches, Crushing Grapes, Making Wine See full article

 

 Awards for Bending Branch Winery

 

2017 Houston Stock Show & Rodeo International Wine Competition:

  • Gold Medal/Class Champion- 2013 Old Vine Petite Sirah, Shell Creek Vineyard
  • Gold Medal/Class Champion- 2012 Tannat RF, Silvaspoons Vineyard
  • Silver Medal/Reserve Texas Class Champion- Branch Texas Red
  • Silver Medal/Reserve Texas Class Champion- Branch Texas White
  • Silver Medal/Texas Class Champion- 2013 Texas Tannat, Texas High Plains
  • Silver Medal/Reserve Class Champion- 2013 Tannat RF, Bella Collina Vineyards
  • Silver Medal- 2013 Tannat EM, Bella Collina Vineyards
  • Silver Medal- 2013 Charbono, Zentner Vineyard
  • Silver Medal- Souzao, Zentner Vineyard
  • Silver Medal- 2015 Picpoul Blanc, Hall Ranch Vineyards
  • Silver Medal- 2015 Single Barrel Picpoul Blanc, Hall Ranch Vineyards
  • Bronze Medal- 2015 Comfortage, Hoover Valley Vineyard
  • Bronze Medal- 2015 Viognier, Riven Rock Vineyard

 

2017 Lone Star International Wine Competition:

  • Gold Medal- 2014 Mourvedre, Reddy Vineyards (Texas)
  • Silver Medal- 2013 Texas Tannat, Texas High Plains (Texas)
  • Silver Medal- 2013 Texas Tannat, Texas High Plains (Limited Production)
  • Silver Medal- 2014 Tempranillo, Newsom Vineyards (Texas)
  • Silver Medal- 2014 Tempranillo, Newsom Vineyards (International)
  • Silver Medal- Souzao, Zentner Vineyard (International)

 

2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition:

  • Silver Medal- 2015 Viognier, Riven Rock Vineyard

 

2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition:

  • Gold Medal/91 Points- Souzao, Zentner Vineyard
  • Silver Medal- 2014 Mourvedre, Reddy Vineyards
  • Silver Medal- 2014 Tempranillo, Newsom Vineyards
  • Silver Medal- 2013 Tannat EM, Bella Collina Vineyards
  • Silver Medal- 2012 Tannat RF, Bella Collina Vineyards
  • Bronze Medal- 2013 Charbono, Zentner Vineyard

 

2017 TEXSOM International Wine Competition:

  • Gold Medal- Souzao, Zentner Vineyard
  • Silver Medal- 2013 Charbono, Zentner Vineyard
  • Bronze Medal- 2014 Tempranillo, Newsom Vineyards
  • Bronze Medal- 2013 Tannat EM, Bella Collina Vineyards
  • Bronze Medal- Chloe Cuvee

 

2017 Beverage Dynamics Ratings:

  • 93 Points- 2015 Comfortage, Hoover Valley Vineyard
  • 89 Points- Branch Texas White

 

2016 Houston Stock Show & Rodeo International Wine Competition:

  • Gold Medal/Texas Class Champion- 2014 Comfortage, Hoover Valley Vineyard
  • Gold Medal/Reserve Class Champion- 2011 Tannat RF, Silvaspoons Vineyard
  • Gold Medal- 2012 Tempranillo, Newsom Vineyards
  • Silver Medal/Reserve Class Champion- 2012 Malbec, Newsom Vineyard
  • Silver Medal/Texas Class Champion- 2012 Texas Tannat, Texas High Plains
  • Silver Medal/Texas Class Champion- 2012 Estate Tannat CM, Bending Branch Winery
  • Silver Medal- 2014 Viognier, Riven Rock Vineyard
  • Silver Medal- 2012 Charbono, Zentner Vineyard
  • Silver Medal- 2012 Tannat EM, Bella Collina Vineyards
  • Silver Medal- 2012 Old Vine Petite Sirah, Shell Creek Vineyard
  • Silver Medal- Souzao, Silvaspoons Vineyard
  • Bronze Medal- 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Newsom Vineyard
  • Bronze Medal- 2012 Tannat RF, Bella Collina Vineyards
  • Bronze Medal- Souzao, Zentner Vineyard

 

2016 Lone Star International Wine Competition:

  • Silver Medal- Souzao, Zentner Vineyard (International)
  • Silver Medal- 2012 Tannat EM, Bella Collina Vineyards (International)
  • Silver Medal- 2013 Old Vine Petite Sirah, Shell Creek Vineyard (International)
  • Silver Medal- 2015 High Plains Rose (Texas)
  • Silver Medal- 2012 Estate Cuvee, Bending Branch Winery (Texas)
  • Bronze Medal- 2015 Comfortage, Hoover Valley Vineyard (International)
  • Bronze Medal- 2012 Texas Tannat, Texas High Plains (Texas)

 

2016 Orange County Commercial Wine Competition:

  • Silver Medal- 2012 Charbono, Zentner Vineyard
  • Silver Medal- 2012 Tannat RF, Silvaspoons Vineyard

 

2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition:

  • Silver Medal- 2012 Texas Tannat, Texas High Plains
  • Bronze Medal- 2012 Charbono, Zentner Vineyard
  • Bronze Medal- 2015 Comfortage, Hoover Valley Vineyard
  • Bronze Medal- Souzao, Zentner Vineyard

 

2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition:

  • Gold Medal- Souzao, Zentner Vineyard
  • Silver Medal- 2013 Old Vine Petite Sirah, Shell Creek Vineyard
  • Silver Medal- 2012 Charbono, Zentner Vineyard
  • Bronze Medal- 2015 Comfortage, Hoover Valley Vineyard
  • Bronze Medal- 2012 Texas Tannat, Texas High Plains

 

2016 TEXSOM International Wine Competition:

  • Silver Medal- 2014 Viognier, Riven Rock Vineyard
  • Silver Medal- 2013 Old Vine Petite Sirah, Shell Creek Vineyard
  • Silver Medal- 2012 Charbono, Zentner Vineyard
  • Bronze Medal- 2015 Comfortage, Hoover Valley Vineyard
  • Bronze Medal- 2015 Picpoul Blanc, Hall Ranch Vineyards

 

2016 Beverage Dynamics Ratings:

  • 94 Points- 2012 Texas Tannat, Texas High Plains
  • 92 Points- 2012 Tempranillo, Newsom Vineyards
  • 92 Points- 2015 Comfortage, Hoover Valley Vineyard

 

2016 Wine Enthusiast Ratings:

  • 86 Points- 2012 Estate Cuvee, Bending Branch Winery 
  • 86 Points- 2015 Comfortage, Hoover Valley Vineyard
  • 84 Points- 2014 Viognier, Riven Rock Vineyard

 

2015 Lone Star International Wine Competition:

  • Gold Medal- 2012 Tempranillo, Newsom Vineyards
  • Silver Medal- 2014 Viognier, Riven Rock Vineyard
  • Silver Medal- 2014 Estate Cuvee Blanc, Bending Branch Winery
  • Silver Medal- 2012 Texas Tannat, Texas High Plains
  • Silver Medal- 2012 Estate Tannat CM, Bending Branch Winery
  • Bronze Medal- 2014 Comfortage, Hoover Valley Vineyard
  • Bronze Medal- 2012 Malbec, Newsom Vineyard

 

2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition:

  • Gold Medal/90 Points- 2012 Old Vine Petite Sirah, Shell Creek Vineyard
  • Silver Medal- 2011 Tannat RF, Silvaspoons Vineyard
  • Silver Medal- 2012 Tannat RF, Bella Collina Vineyards
  • Silver Medal- 2012 Tannat EM, Bella Collina Vineyards
  • Bronze Medal- 2012 Tempranillo, Newsom Vineyard
  • Bronze Medal- 2012 Estate Tannat CM, Bending Branch Winery
  • Bronze Medal- 2014 Comfortage, Hoover Valley Vineyard
  • Bronze Medal- 2014 Viognier, Riven Rock Vineyard

 

2015 TEXSOM International Wine Competition:

  • Gold Medal- 2012 Estate Tannat CM, Bending Branch Winery
  • Silver Medal- 2011 Old Vine Petite Sirah, Shell Creek Vineyard
  • Silver Medal- 2012 Texas Tannat, Texas High Plains
  • Silver Medal- Thinkers Blend, American
  • Bronze Medal- 2012 Tempranillo, Newsom Vineyard

 

 2015 Wine Enthusiast Ratings:

  • 85 Points- 2012 Tempranillo, Newsom Vineyard

 

2014 Dallas Morning News & TEXSOM International Wine Competition:

  • Gold Medal- 2011 Texas Tannat, Reddy Vineyards
  • Silver Medal- 2010 Texas Tannat, Reddy Vineyards


2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition:

  • *TOP TEXAS WINE*- 2011 Tannat CM, Estate Grown
  • CLASS CHAMPION & DOUBLE GOLD- 2011 Tannat CM, Estate Grown
  • RESERVE CLASS CHAMPION & DOUBLE GOLD- 2011 Texas Tannat, Reddy Vineyards
  • Gold Medal- 2009 Petite Sirah (Port Style), Paso Robles
  • Gold Medal- 2010 Tempranillo, Newsom Vineyards
  • Silver Medal- 2011 Mourvedre, Reddy Vineyards
  • Silver Medal- 2011 Old Vine Petite Sirah, Shell Creek Vineyard
  • Silver Medal- 2011 Old Vine Petite Sirah Reserve, Shell Creek Vineyard
  • Silver Medal- 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Duarte Vineyards
  • Silver Medal- 2011 Tannat (Port Style), Alta Mesa
  • Silver Medal- 2011 Tempranillo, Newsom Vineyards


2014 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo International Wine Competition:

  • Top of Class- 2009 Tannat RSV, Bella Collina Vineyards
  • Top of Class- 2012 Vermentino, Carneros
  • Top of Class- 2009 Old Vine Petite Sirah Reserve, Shell Creek Vineyard
  • Top of Class- 2009 Old Vine Petite Sirah (Port Style), Shell Creek Vineyard
  • Gold Medal- 2009 Old Vine Petite Sirah Reserve, Shell Creek Vineyard
  • Gold Medal- 2009 Old Vine Petite Sirah (Port Style), Shell Creek Vineyard
  • Silver Medal- 2011 Tannat (Port Style), Alta Mesa


2013 Lone Star International Wine Competition:

  • Grand Star/Double Gold Medal- 2010 Tannat RF, Bella Collina Vineyard (International)
  • Gold Medal- 2011 Vermentino, Carneros (International)
  • Gold Medal- 2010 Texas Tannat, Texas High Plains (Texas)
  • Silver Medal- 2010 Tannat RF, Silvaspoons Vineyard (International)
  • Silver Medal- 2010 Tannat RF, Bella Collina Vineyard (Limited Production)
  • Silver Medal- 2010 Old Vine Petite Sirah, Paso Robles (International)
  • Silver Medal- 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Newsom Vineyard (International)
  • Silver Medal- Souzao, Alta Mesa (International)
  • Silver Medal- 2010 Texas Tannat, Texas High Plains (Limited Production)
  • Silver Medal- 2010 Texas Tannat, Texas High Plains (International)
  • Silver Medal- 2010 Tempranillo, Newsom Vineyards (International)
  • Silver Medal- 2010 Tempranillo, Newsom Vineyards (Texas)
  • Silver Medal- 2012 Picpoul Blanc, Estate Grown (International)
  • Bronze Medal- Picpoul Blanc, Hall Ranch Vineyards (International)
  • Bronze Medal- 2011 Comfortage (International)
  • Bronze Medal- 2012 Picpoul Blanc, Estate Grown (Texas)
  • Bronze Medal- 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Newsom Vineyard (Texas)


2013 Lone Star International Wine Label Competition:

  • Double Gold Medal- Tannat Port
  • Silver Medal- Branch Label, Comfortage


2013 San Francisco International Wine Competition:

  • Double Gold Medal- 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Newsom Vineyards
  • Gold Medal- Souzao, Alta Mesa
  • Silver Medal- 2010 Texas Tannat, Texas High Plains
  • Silver Medal- 2010 Tannat RF, Silvaspoons Vineyard
  • Silver Medal- 2010 Tannat RF, Bella Collina Vineyard
  • Silver Medal- 2010 Old Vine Petite Sirah, Shell Creek Vineyard
  • Silver Medal- 2011 Picpoul Blanc, Hall Ranch Vineyards
  • Bronze Medal- 2012 Picpoul Blanc, Estate Grown
  • Bronze Medal- 2011 Vermentino, Carneros
  • Bronze Medal- 2011 Comfortage
  • Bronze Medal- 2010 Tempranillo, Newsom Vineyards


2013 Dallas Morning News & TEXSOM International Wine Competition:

  • Gold Medal- 2010 Old Vine Petite Sirah, Shell Creek Vineyard
  • Gold Medal- 2010 Texas Tannat
  • Silver Medal- 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Newsom Vineyards
  • Silver Medal- 2010 Tempranillo, Newsom Vineyards
  • Bronze Medal- 2011 Picpoul Blanc, Hall Ranch Vineyard


2013 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo International Wine Competition:

  • Silver Medal- 2010 Old Vine Petite Sirah, Shell Creek Vineyard
  • Silver Medal- 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Newsom Vineyards
  • Bronze Medal- 2010 Texas Tannat, Texas High Plains
  • Bronze Medal- 2010 Tempranillo, Newsom Vineyards


2013 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition:

  • Silver Medal- 2009 Souzao, Alta Mesa
  • Silver Medal- 2010 Old Vine Petite Sirah, Shell Creek Vineyard
  • Silver Medal- 2011 Vermentino, Carneros
  • Silver Medal- 2012 Picpoul Blanc, Estate Grown
  • Bronze Medal- 2010 Tempranillo, Newsom Vineyards
  • Bronze Medal- 2011 Picpoul Blanc, Hall Ranch Vineyard
  • Bronze Medal- 2010 Texas Tannat
  • Bronze Medal- 2010 Tannat, Bella Collina Vineyards


2012 San Francisco International Wine Competition:

  • Silver Medal- 2010 Picpoul Blanc, Hall Ranch Vineyard
  • Silver Medal- 2009 Old Vine Petite Sirah, Shell Creek Vineyard
  • Bronze Medal- 2009 Tannat, Silvaspoons Vineyard


2012 Lone Star International Wine Competition:

  • Grand Star/Gold Medal- 2009 Tannat RF, Silvaspoons Vineyard
  • Bronze Medal- 2009 Tannat RF, Bella Collina
  • Bronze Medal- 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sierra Foothills


2012 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition:

  • Double Gold Medal- 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sierra Foothills
  • Gold Medal- 2009 Tannat RF, Alta Mesa
  • Gold Medal- 2009 Souzao, Alta Mesa
  • Bronze Medal- 2010 Vermentino, Carneros
  • Bronze Medal- 2010 High Plains Rose, Texas High Plains


2012 San Antonio International Wine Competition:

  • Gold Medal- 2009 Souzao, Alta Mesa
  • Silver Medal- 2009 Tannat RF, Alta Mesa
  • Bronze Medal- 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sierra Foothills
  • Bronze Medal- 2009 Old Vine Petite Sirah, Shell Creek Vineyard
  • Bronze Medal- 2010 Picpoul Blanc, Hall Ranch Vineyard


2011 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition:

  • Gold Medal- 2008 Petite Sirah, 1840, Shell Creek Vineyard
  • Silver Medal- 2008 Tannat, 1840, Alta Mesa
  • Bronze Medal- 2009 Picpoul, 1840, Hall Ranch Vineyard


2011 Lone Star International Wine Competition:

  • Gold Medal- 2009 Tannat EM, Bella Collina Vineyard (Limited Production)
  • Gold Medal- 2010 Picpoul Blanc, Hall Ranch Vineyard (International)
  • Silver Medal- 2009 Petite Sirah, Shell Creek Vineyard (International)
  • Silver Medal- Souzao, Alta Mesa (International)
  • Bronze Medal- 2010 Single Barrel Picpoul Blanc (Limited Production)


2010 Lone Star International Wine Competition:

  • Gold Medal- 2008 Old Vine Petite Sirah, Shell Creek Vineyard
  • Silver Medal- 2008 Tannat, 1840
  • Silver Medal- 2009 Picpoul Blanc, Hall Ranch Vineyard