Wow what a busy and fun weekend at the Buffalo Gap Wine & Food Summit. A great event put on by Tom & Lisa Perini and founded by the Perini’s, Dr. Becker from Becker Vineyards & the late Fess Parker from Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard in California.
This year’s theme was Italian wines. So there were plenty of Texas, California & Italian wineries represented with wines made from grapes that are also grown in Italy. Brennan Vineyards got to showcase our new 2010 Dark Horse that is made from a Sicilian grape called Nero d’Avola.
I received plenty of nice reviews about the wine. This event is the one I most look forward to each year. I have only been the last two years and I absolutely love it. While I was driving to Buffalo Gap last Friday I was emailed the results of the inaugural US National Wine Competition.
We received a SILVER MEDAL for our 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon and BRONZE MEDALS for our 2010 Viognier & 2010 Three White Chicks. The 2012 Pacific Rim Wine Competition in Californiais this week. I sent a lot of our newly bottled wine to this competition. So it will be interesting to see how our new wines fair.
Which reminds me of something else about Buffalo Gap. At the Saturday night casual walk around dinner. There are many food stations with wines that are paired with it. A noted Texas wine critic/wine blogger (Dr. Russ Kane) said our 2011 Lily was the stand out wine of the night. That is a huge compliment because there were plenty of world class wines being poured that night. I know because I drank plenty of them.
This week will be very busy as well. We are now focusing our attention on the Granbury Wine Walk which is this Friday and Saturday. This is only the 3rd year of existence and has become a popular event in a short period of time. And 4.0 cellars is now open daily down in Fredericksburg.
Lots of stuff going on around here.