first_imgFacebook Email AdvertisementGRAPEVINE, TEXAS, May 3, 2018 – Celebrating 35 years, the Lone Star International Wine Competition is accepting entries for the 2018 competition. Judging is set to take place at the Grapevine Convention Center, in downtown Grapevine, Texas on June 4th and 5th, 2018.The Lone Star Wine Competition, as it had been known from its inception in 1984, was limited to Texas Wines and Texas Wineries. In the first year, 10 judges awarded 2 gold medals, 12 silver medals and 10 bronze medals.  The Star of Texas Grand Award was given to Llano Estacado Winery’s 1983 Gewurztraminer. Beginning in 2001 and proceeding over a three-year period, the competition was expanded to include entries from international wineries and all states in the U.S.  The Lone Star International Wine Competition is three competitions in one – a Texas Competition, an International Competition, and a Limited Production Competition.  To qualify for the Texas Competition, the wine must be 75% volume from Texas grapes.  There are no restrictions on where the grapes are grown to enter the International Competition, although 200 cases or more of the wine must have been produced.  The Limited Production Competition judges wines from around the globe with production levels below 200 cases.  Wines are entered in more than one competition provided they meet the requirements for more than one competition.  Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded by a panel of 26 experienced judges from around the U.S. who are carefully selected for their varietal knowledge, experience, expertise and ability to influence the ultimate wine buyer.  Best in Varietal and Grand Star Best of Show awards are granted to the wines who receive a gold medal designation.  Wine Bottle Label awards are given to those labels who show creativity, artistic excellence and possess an overwhelming “WOW!” factor. Competition Chair, David Sandri, encourages wineries to enter the competition. “As Texas is such a large market for premium wines, this competition showcases not only some great wines from Texas, but from around the nation and the world.”Volunteers from the Grapevine Wine Pouring Society, a 23-year old all-volunteer organization, provide staffing for the competition.  Their experience and expertise ensure the competition’s success. For more information on the competition and entering wines, please visit TWWGA’s website at, or contact them at 817-421-3201Advertisement Pinterest TAGSLone Star International Wine Competition Twitter Previous articleLodi Wines Named the Exclusive Wine Sponsor for the 2018 Amgen Tour of CaliforniaNext articleAfternoon Brief, May 4 Press Release Home Industry News Releases Lone Star International Wine Competition Celebrating 35 YearsIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessLone Star International Wine Competition Celebrating 35 YearsBy Press Release – May 4, 2018 142 0 ReddIt Share Linkedinlast_img read more