Wineries Receive Medals in International Competition



Los Pinos’ Texican Dry Red won a Bronze medal in the recent Uncorked International Wine Competition.

Three Upper East Side of Texas wineries received awards for the 2018 Rodeo Uncorked International Wine Competition and are part of the Champion Wine Garden during the 2018 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo February 27 through March 28.

Judging for the competition included a record 3,188 entries from 18 different countries, including Argentina, Austria, Chile, France, Italy, Japan, Portugal and South Africa. Texas wineries represented 420 entries.

Kiepersol Vineyards & Winery in Bullard, Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards in Pittsburg, and Sloan & Williams Winery in Grapevine represented the Upper East Side of Texas well with 21 gold, silver, and bronze medals plus several Texas and Region class awards.

Kiepersol Vineyards & Winery
• Kiepersol Mengsel Red, Texas, 2014. New-World Red Boardeaux Blend and Meritage ($15-$35). Gold, Reserve Texas Class Champion
• Kiepersol Merlot, Texas, 2012. Merlot and Merlot based Blends ($15-$24). Gold, Reserve Class Champion, Texas Class Champion
• Kiepersol Rosé of Malbec, Texas, 2016. Rose - Dry -($20-$40). Bronze
• Kiepersol Sangiovese, Texas, 2014. New World Sangiovese & Sangiovese Non-Bordeaux Varietal Blends ($14-$89). Silver
• Kiepersol Syrah, Texas, 2013. Syrah or Shiraz ($6-$19). Silver, Texas Class Champion
• Kiepersol Texas Artize Red, Texas, 2012. Other Red Wines ($16-$22). Silver

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Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards
• Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards All My X's Red Blend, Texas High Plains, NV. Sweet Red (14% alcohol and below) ($6-$15). Silver, Reserve Texas Class Champion
• Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards Blanc du Bois, Texas, NV. Other Sweet Whites (> 4% RS) - up to $25. Silver
• Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Texas High Plains, 2015. Cabernet Sauvignon ($30-$39). Bronze
• Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards Colibri Sweet Blush, Texas, NV. Rose - Off Dry - ($16-$34). Silver
• Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards Moscato, Texas High Plains, NV. Muscat - Still ($4-$25). Bronze
• Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards Riserva Sangiovese, Texas High Plains, 2014. New World Sangiovese & Sangiovese Non-Bordeaux Varietal Blends ($14-$89). Silver
• Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards Sangiovese, Texas High Plains, 2015. New World Sangiovese & Sangiovese Non-Bordeaux Varietal Blends ($14-$89). Gold, Class Champion, Texas Class Champion
• Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards Texican Red Blend, Texas High Plains, 2015. New World Red Italian Varietals and Blends ($9-$34). Bronze

Sloan & Williams Winery


Grapevine's Sloan & Williams' Sangiovese received a Silver award.

• Sloan & Williams Winery Chardonnay, Lodi, 2016. Chardonnay aged in all or part in barrels ($25-$39). Bronze
• Sloan & Williams Winery Port, Amador County, 2013. Desserts - Ports - Ruby & Tawny Port Styles. Silver
• Sloan & Williams Winery Rosé, Texas High Plains, 2016. Other Semi - Dry White (1% - 4% RS, not fortified) ($22- $35). Bronze
• Sloan & Williams Winery Sangiovese, Texas High Plains, 2015. New World Sangiovese & Sangiovese Non-Bordeaux Varietal Blends ($14-$89). Silver
• Sloan & Williams Winery Spectrum, Texas High Plains, 2015. Rose - Off Dry - ($16-$34) Silver
• Sloan & Williams Winery Tempranillo, Texas High Plains, 2015. New World Tempranillo and Blends ($14 - $29). Gold, Reserve Class Champion, Reserve Texas Class Champion
• Sloan & Williams Winery Triplicity Red, Texas, 2016. Other Red Wines ($23-$31). Silver

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