Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards wins awards in recent competitions

Published on Sunday, 17 January 2016 21:41 - Written by

Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards recently brought home accolades from two prestigious competitions.

The Pittsburg winery won awards at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition.

The San Francisco Chronicle contest is the largest and one of the most prestigious competitions of American wines in the world. Judges there awarded Los Pinos Ranch a double gold for its Blanco Grande. Double gold is achieved by a unanimous vote of gold by a five-member judging panel.

Red blends Meritage and Symphony both took home silver medals and the Cabernet Sauvignon earned a bronze medal.

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo contest saw nearly 2,500 entries from approximately 20 different countries and announced winners based on the achievement of world-class standards in aroma.

Los Pinos was awarded a bronze medal for its Cabernet Sauvignon and silver medals for its Texican and Texas Torte. Blanco Grande and Besitos de Chocolate both took home the prestigious Reserve Class Champion, Texas Class awards.

Gerald Jones, managing partner and director of production and sales said, “I believe the recognition we’ve received is a testament to the quality of fruit we are growing on our estate vineyards here in East Texas and our vineyards in the Texas High Plains.”

- Roy Maynard