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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 2016 and 2015 by Readers’ Choice – San Antonio Express-News

NBCDFW: What do 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=

Awards

We are thrilled that the critics love Bending Branch wines. 

Bending Branch Winery will be joining 4 other distinguished Texas Wineries, Brennan Vineyards, Duchman Family Winery, Pedernales Cellars, and Spicewood Vineyards – to launch 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 will host and attend 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, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary. We thank you all for your continuous support for our growing community, and please visit the site below for more information on upcoming progress! Visit the Texas Fine Wine Website

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
‘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 mention in one of the top Texas blog sites
Publication : Vintage Texas See full article

Vintage Texas Wine Blog : Our Tannat and Souzao wines are mention 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 gives us a visit 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

2014 Dallas Morning News & Tex Som 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 Petite Sirah, Shell Creek Vineyards
  • Silver Medal- 2011 Petite Sirah Reserve, Shell Creek Vineyards
  • 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 Petite Sirah Reserve, Shell Creek Vineyards
  • Top of Class- 2009 Petite Sirah (Port Style), Paso Robles
  • Gold Medal- 2009 Petite Sirah Reserve, Shell Creek Vineyards
  • Gold Medal- 2009 Petite Sirah (Port Style), Paso Robles
  • Silver Medal- 2011 Tannat (Port Style), Alta Mesa

2013 Lone Star International Wine Competition
  • Grand Star/ Double Gold Medal to the 2010 Tannat RF, Bella Collina Vineyard
  • Gold Medal- 2011 Vermentino, Carneros
  • Gold Medal- 2010 Texas Tannat, Texas High Plains
  • Silver Medal- 2010 Tannat RF, Silvaspoons Vineyard
  • Silver Medal- 2010 Petite Sirah, Paso Robles
  • Silver Medal- 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Newsom Vineyard
  • Silver Medal- Souzao, Alta Mesa
  • Silver Medal- 2010 Tempranillo, Newsom Vineyards
  • Silver Medal- 2012 Picpoul Blanc, Estate Grown
  • Bronze Medal- Picpoul Blanc, Hall Ranch Vineyards
  • Bronze Medal- 2011 Comfortage,

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 to the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Newsom Vineyards
  • Gold Medal to the 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 Petite Sirah, Shell Creek Vineyards
  • 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 & Tex Som International Wine Competition
  • Gold Medal- 2010 Petite Sirah, 1840
  • Gold Medal- 2010 Texas Tannat
  • Silver Medal- 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Newsom Vineyards
  • Silver Medal- 2010 Tempranillo, Newsom Vineyards
  • Bronze Medal- 2011 Picpoul Blanc, 1840, Hall Ranch Vineyards

2013 San Antonio International Wine Competition
  • Silver Medal- 2010 Petite Sirah, 1840, Paso Robles
  • 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 Petite Sirah, Shell Creek Vineyards
  • 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 Vineyards
  • 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 Petite Sirah, 1840, Shell Creek Vineyard
  • Bronze Medal- 2009 Tannat, 1840, 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, 1840, 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, 1840, Alta Mesa
  • Bronze Medal- 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sierra Foothills
  • Bronze Medal- 2009 Petite Sirah, 1840, Shell Creek Vineyard
  • Bronze Medal- 2010 Picpoul Blanc, 1840, Hall Ranch Vineyards

2011 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
  • Gold Medal- 2008 Petite Sirah, 1840, Shell Creek Vineyards
  • Silver Medal- 2008 Tannat, 1840, Alta Mesa
  • Bronze Medal- 2009 Picpoul, 1840, Hall Ranch Vineyards

2011 Lone Star International Wine Competition
  • Gold Medal- 09 Tannat, EM, Bella Collina Vineyard and the Grand Star (best of Show) for limited production red wine
  • Gold Medal- 2010 Picpoul Blanc, Hall Ranch vineyards
  • Silver Medal- 2009 Petite Sirah, Shell Creek Vineyards
  • Silver Medal- Souzao, Alta Mesa
  • Bronze Medal- 2010 Single Barrel Blanc, Picpoul Blanc

2010 Lone Star International Wine Competition
  • Gold Medal- 2008 Petite Sirah, 1840, Shell Creek Vineyards
  • Silver Medal- 2008 Tannat, 1840
  • Silver Medal- 2009 Picpoul , 1840, Hall Ranch Vineyards