Our 2016 Texas Viognier Reserve took a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco International Wine Competition. Based on the quality of the Viognier that 2016 brought, we aren’t entirely shocked. To create our Texas Viognier, we blend finished wines from two different vineyards; Reddy and Bingham. While both are grown in the High Plains Appellation, it is shocking how different the finished wines can be. Bingham tends to have a lighter, more crisp and fresh character, while Reddy Vineyard Viognier has more grilled pineapple and caramel tones. We went back in forth in the winery amongst ourselves discussing which was “better,” and ultimately decided that a blend of the two was the perfect happy medium.