East Texas Winery Wins Double Gold at Largest Competition of American Wines in the World

By on January 18, 2018 Texas Wine News


The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC) has once again narrowed thousands of wines down to an exclusive few and has awarded Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards with a Double Gold for its 2015 Sangiovese.

The SFCWC is the largest competition of American wines in the world.  After receiving almost 7,000 entries from 35 states across the country, 67 prestigious experts within the media, trade, hospitality and education industries traveled to Sonoma County to determine the best wines in the USA.  Utilizing an extensive process that divides the varietals into several categories and subcategories, the event gave the panels the chance to rate entries as Bronze, Silver, Gold or “Double Gold”, which means the wine received a unanimous rating by all panel members.

In addition to winning Double Gold for its 2015 Sangiovese, Los Pinos also won Silver for its estate-grown Besitos de Chocolate, Blanc du Bois and Colibri as well as for its barrel-aged 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2015 Texican.  Bronze medals were awarded to its 2017 Blanco Grande, 2017 Rosato, 2014 Sangiovese Riserva and All My X’s.

“It is evident that our winemaker, Arnulfo Perez, and his team continue to improve on their craft of making excellent wines.  To be honored at such a prestigious competition with thousands of entries is truly humbling and we couldn’t be more proud”, stated Partner and CEO Matt Lipton.

Los-Pinos-Ranch-Texas-SangioveseAs for Arnulfo, he simply says, “it is my pleasure in life to make delicious wines with the gifts Mother Nature provides.”

For a full list of winners or for more information about the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, please visit www.winejudging.com.

About Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards

Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards is a destination winery located just two hours East of Dallas and four miles South of Pittsburg, TX.  Started in the year 2000, the 40-acre estate nestled in the Piney Woods of East Texas offers tastings, tours, tapas, chef specials, live jazz and cottages for overnight rental.  A delightful selection of dry wines produced from 65 acres in the Texas High Plains vineyards and sweet wines from our 17-acre estate vineyards complement the cuisine for those seeking a bit of escapism.

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