The first ever “Bunny Becker Women in Wine Award” recipient is Brenda Canada of Canada Family Vineyards. Nominated by Dr. Richard Becker and many others, Canada was confirmed as the award recipient by the Executive Committee of the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association.
The Bunny Becker Women in Wine Award is for a woman working in Texas enology and viticulture. The award recipient is dedicated to quality in all that she does and shows tenacity when facing even the most daunting of challenges. She models grace and courtesy while making her contribution to the Texas wine and grape industry.
Dr. Becker says of Canada, “Many of us who were raised in West Texas, on the endless, treeless prairie, with the paucity of water, the ceaseless wind, and the pressing sky, know courage and determination when it walks in the room. It doesn’t take many words. It is the measure of what one does. It describes Brenda Canada. Given dirt so defiant that no plow can penetrate, weather so determined to subvert every tender bud, with Dwayne tirelessly at her side, she has harvested fruit that has produced wine that has received the highest accolades in the most prestigious wine competitions and graced the dinner tables in the Governor’s Mansion and the White House. She has done this with grace and humility. She provides great inspiration to our industry.”