Perissos Vineyards, located less than an hour west of Austin in Burnet, Texas, garners one of San Francisco Chronicle’s most prestigious awards, “Best in Class”, along with 2 Double Golds, 3 Silvers, and a Bronze.
Each year the nation’s biggest domestic wine competition, put on by the San Francisco Chronicle, compares wines from around the United States. This year, Perissos Vineyards took home a Best in Class for their 2015 Dolcetto. That means their wine beat out all other wines from around the nation in that category. Additionally, Perissos racked up two Double Golds (Unanimous Gold voted by a five-member judging panel) for their 2015 Serendipity and their 2015 Roussanne. Silver medals were also awarded to Perissos for their 2015 Montepulciano, their 2015 Fiore Secco, and their 2015 Estate Viognier. Finally, Perissos earned bronze for their 2015 Tamara Tempranillo.
This is the fourth time in four years that Perissos has earned the distinguished Best of Class Award at San Francisco, along with several other awards.
“It’s always exciting and gratifying to receive recognition from judges of the calibre found at the San Francisco Chronicle Competition, especially considering the top-notch wines we are competing against,” says Seth Martin, Perissos Winemaker and Co-proprietor with his wife, Laura Martin. “We are passionate about crafting wines using only Texas fruit, and this continued affirmation of Perissos wines, along with the other Texas winners, I think really puts the Texas wine industry on the map of highly respected wines!
The Martins planted their estate vineyard in Burnet beginning in 2005. It has grown from the 2 acres initially planted to 16 acres of vines currently under trellis. Nothing other than Texas-grown fruit has ever been used in their wines. They are proud of this fact, and feel that if someone is visiting a Texas winery, they should be drinking Texas-grown wines.
In addition to using estate fruit for their wines, Perissos partners with select growers in the Texas Hill Country and the Texas High Plains, including Diamante Doble Vineyards in Meadow, Texas, whose fruit was sourced by Perissos for the Best of Class Award winning Dolcetto.
Perissos Vineyards, located between Burnet, Kingsland, and Marble Falls, Texas, is open Fridays-Sundays from 12:00-5:00 p.m. for tastings. Visit their website at www.PerissosVineyards.com for more information.