One of This Texas Winery’s Flagship Reds Won a Platinum Medal at TEXSOM Awards
One of this Texas Winery’s reds won platinum! Wedding Oak Winery 2020 Tioja Wins Platinum Medal at TEXSOM Awards.
Some awards mean more than others. Winning a Platinum Medal for our 2020 Tioja at the TEXSOM Awards sure means a lot. Three big reasons are:
- This recognition comes for one of our beloved flagship wines that we have produced every year since the 2014 vintage.
- We are marking our 11th anniversary this month, and this notable award is a cherry on top of a sweet celebration.
- TEXSOM is one of the most prestigious wine competitions in the world.
The name Tioja is a nod to a Texas wine made in the style of a Spanish Rioja wine. We knew the 2020 vintage was going to be something special because the Tempranillo fruit we harvested from Lampasas County in the northern Hill Country was exceptional. We blended 94% Tempranillo with 6% Garnacha grapes to create our signature red wine.
The 2020 Tioja absolutely sings, and the judges agree. It has opulent aromas of plum, black cherry, earth, and smoke. It is rich and intense with black cherry, dried fig, and cedar flavors with a plum finish. It is delicious paired with roast pork shoulder.
About TEXSOM Awards
More than 2,300 wines representing 25 countries and 19 US states were entered into the TEXSOM Awards this year. A team of 42 renowned tastemakers from across the country blind-tasted and judged each of the entries. After sipping and swirling all 2,300 wines, the judges awarded 76 Platinum medals, 233 Gold medals, 676 Silver medals, and 673 Bronze medals. Wines receiving Platinum medals demonstrate quality and unique character that are exceptional even amongst their medal-winning peers.
We’re thrilled to receive this incredible recognition. Please join us in celebrating our 11th Anniversary by opening a bottle or two of our currently available
About 2020 Tioja
Harvested from Lampasas County in the northern Hill Country, Tempranillo and Garnacha grapes were blended to create our signature red wine. Tempranillo fruit was exceptional in the 2020 vintage, and it made up the majority of this year’s blend: 94% Tempranillo, 6% Garnacha.
About Wedding Oak Winery
In Oct 2011, viticulturist Mike McHenry and a group of friends began construction on Wedding Oak Winery with the passion to bring the burgeoning Texas wine industry to the heart of small town Texas. We opened our historic 1926 tasting room and 10,000 case winery, located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 190 and State Highway 16, on June 1, 2012. We are proud to be a central part of the renaissance of San Saba.