Willamette Valley is Golden at Houston Rodeo Uncorked!
Oregonians love a good rodeo, and Willamette Valley wineries came in strong at Houston’s 2020 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition, with 18 Willamette Valley wineries earning medals and 9 of them taking home Gold medals. Check out all the winners here. As many wineries gear up to visit Houston for Pinot in the City on February 4, 2020, the strong results confirm that enthusiasm for Willamette Valley wine in Texas is hotter than ever.
This year, the Rodeo’s competition received a record number of entries: 3,528 wines, which were evaluated by over 130 credentialed local and national judges over two days in November.
Here are the Willamette Valley’s Gold medal winners:
Apolloni Vineyards 2016 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Alexana 2016 Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Revana Vineyard
Archery Summit 2017 Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
King Estate 2018 Willamette Valley Domaine Pinot Gris
King Estate 2018 Oregon Sauvignon Blanc
King Estate 2081 Willamette Valley Pinot Gris
Ken Wright Cellars 2016 Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Penner-Ash Wine Cellars 2016 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Soter Planet Oregon 2017 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Willakenzie 2017 Willamette Valley Estate Chardonnay
Westmount 2018 Willamette Valley Chardonnay
Congratulations to all medalists!