The Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association hosted the 30th Annual Lone Star International Wine Competition (LSIWC) on June 3-4 at the Grapevine Convention Center.
There were 514 wines from around the world judged in 30+ categories by a panel of restaurant owners, sommeliers, chefs and other wine experts from Texas. This year’s co-chairs were Barbara Werley, M.S., Pappas Brothers Steakhouse’s Master Sommelier and Beverage Director; and Michael Zerbach, long time chair of the event and winner of the John E. Crosby, Jr. Award for his achievements in increasing the stature and visibility of the Lone Star Wine Competition awarded by the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association Board of Directors. Dr. Roy Renfro, Grayson College Vice President for Resource and Community Development, served on the Competition Steering Committee and will move into the Co-Chair position in 2014.
The LSIWC is three competitions in one – a Texas Competition, an International Competition, and a Limited Production Competition. To qualify for the Texas Competition, the wine must be 75% volume from Texas grapes. There are no restrictions on where the grapes were grown to enter the International Competition, although 200 cases or more of the wine must have been produced. The Limited Production Competition judges wines from around the globe with production levels below 200 cases. Wines can be entered in more than one competition if they meet the requirements for more than one competition.
Following the blind competition judging, a media and trade tasting was hosted for the judges in combination with wine industry and media professionals from around the state. Gold and silver medal winning wines with corresponding winery information were available for all in attendance.
Forty-six Gold, 194 Silver and 207 bronze medals were awarded to entries. Texas Wineries were awarded 28 Gold, 131 Silver, and 145 Bronze medals.
Grand Star Awards
Double Gold Awards
Best in Varietal
Winners by Winery
Winners by Division
Winners with Distributor Information
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