6 Braman Brand wines place in wine contest
June 18, 2014 at 1:18 a.m.
Updated June 19, 2014 at 1:19 a.m.
Six wines produced by Braman Winery placed in the 31st annual Lone Star International Wine Competition.
The event, hosted by the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association, was held at the Grapevine Convention Center on June 2-3. More than 500 wines were judged in more than 30 categories by a panel of restaurant owners, sommeliers, chefs, media and other wine experts from Texas, California and New Mexico, according to a news release.
The show includes three competitions in one: Texas, International and Limited Production. Braman's standout winner was the 2010 Joseph Braman Merlot. In the Limited Production competition, the varietal won the gold medal and was recognized with the grand star award as well as best in varietal. The 2012 Joseph Braman Pinot Grigio also placed in the limited production competition with the silver medal.
"When we launched the winery four years ago, our goal was to create great wines," said Joe Braman, owner and CEO of Braman Brands. "We feel like these awards reflect our successes and we appreciate the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association's support and recognition."
Four additional members of Braman Winery's portfolio also medaled in the Texas competition, including: silver, 2010 Eaglefire Reserve Meritage; bronze, 2010 Eaglefire Meritage, Terry County; bronze, 2013 Eaglefire Blanc du Bois, Austin County; bronze, 2013 Eaglefire Muscat Blanc, Palacios Vineyards.