June 16, 2013
Andrew Chalk of CraveDFW has organized a tasting challenge between Texas Viogniers, several from California, and French benchmark viognier from the Rhone region of Condrieu. In spite of being much more expensive, the French viognier fell well below Texas in the tasting points, and in fact Texas took all six of the top spots. Pedernales Cellars 2012 Viognier Reserve topped the winner's list with first place, and its Texas Viognier occupied the sixth place. For the full article, read here. For Pedernales Cellars, this is its Viognier Reserve's second win against French viognier, having won Grand Gold in the Lyon Wine Competition in France in April.