Wedding Oak Winery was recognized with six medals at the prestigious 2015 TEXSOM International Wine Awards presented by Texas Monthly was recently held February 23-24 at the Irving Convention Center. In just over two years, the young Texas winery has been recognized with 12 significant awards.
Winemaker, Penny Adams, draws on more than 25 years of experience in viticulture and winemaking to craft the distinctive Wedding Oak wines. To make the award winning wines, she celebrates Texas terroir and wine-growing conditions with the grape varieties that do best in the Texas environment. She takes cues from classic old world wine, blending complementary grapes or lots and using minimal oak aging to let the grapes express their true qualities. Five of the six award winning wines are made with Texas-grown fruit.
The 2015 TEXSOM International Wine Awards (formerly The Dallas Morning News and TEXSOM Wine Competition) is in its 31st year of the competition, and is one of the most-respected, largest, longest running and most written about wine competition in the United States. The judges’ list is a who’s who of some the most accomplished and influential luminaries in the wine world. Organized by James Tidwell MS, Drew Hendricks MS, Rebecca Murphy, along with the staff, volunteers, judges, and industry partners, the completion evaluated more than 3,580 wines from around the world for tasting and award consideration during judging at the Irving Convention Center.
“We’re thrilled to receive this impressive recognition for our wines from the esteemed TEXSOM International Wine Awards,” said Mike McHenry, partner, Wedding Oak Winery. “This is a resounding endorsement of the quality of Texas wine. As one of the top wine consuming states in the U.S., Texas has a reputation for having a population of wine drinkers with sophisticated palates. Texans love great wine, and they love great wine made in Texas even more. These medals let Texas wine drinkers know they are buying top quality wines.”
2015 TEXSOM International Wine Awards
v Wedding Oak Winery Tempranillo 2012, Texas High Plaines, Reserva — Gold
v Wedding Oak Winery Albariño 2013, Edna Valley — Silver
v Wedding Oak Winery Tioja, Texas High Plains 2012 — Silver
v Wedding Oak Winery Viognier 2012, Texas High Plains — Bronze
v Wedding Oak Winery Terre Blanc 2013, Texas Hill Country, High Valley Vineyard — Bronze
v Wedding Oak Winery Terre Rouge 2012, Texas Hill Country — Bronze
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About Wedding Oak Winery
Wedding Oak Winery was established in May 2012 by viticulturist Mike McHenry and a group of friends with the passion to bring the burgeoning Texas wine industry to the heart of small town Texas. Our historic 1926 tasting room and 10,000 case winery, located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 190 and State Highway 16, is a central part of the renaissance of San Saba. Wedding Oak Winery takes its inspiration and name from the majestic, 400 year-old oak tree, known the Wedding Oak Tree, which grows about 2.5 miles northwest from the winery. Just as the casual beauty, friendly personalities and relaxing hospitality defines small town Texas, Wedding Oak Winery is committed to making Texas wines that celebrate our Texas terroir and wine-growing conditions.