International Wine Competition

Awarding the Best Wines from Around the World

The Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition is a private judging event held in November each year, and determines which wines will be featured at the Roundup and Best Bites Competition. A qualified panel of expert judges spend countless hours tasting an array of wines to unearth the winners in categories ranging from Top Texas Wine to Top All Around Winery.

2014 Competition

The 2014 International Wine Competition judging boasted 2,505 entries, including wines from 40 Texas wineries and 16 different countries. Medals were awarded to 2,212 wines by 20 panels of judges, consisting of wine experts, collectors and knowledgeable consumers.


  • Grand Champion Best of ShowMarchesi Antinori Guado al Tasso, Bolgheri DOC Superiore, 2009
  • Reserve Grand Champion Best of ShowSonoma-Cutrer Vineyards Estate Bottled Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, 2010
  • Top Texas WineBending Branch Winery Estate Tannat, Texas Hill Country, 2011
  • Top Country Wine (Chile)La Playa Vineyards Axel Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley, 2011
  • Top All‐Around WineryMichael~David Winery
  • Top Wine CompanyTrinchero Family Estates
  • Top Sparkling WineSophora Sparkling Rosé, New Zealand, NV
  • Top White WineSheldrake Point Riesling, Finger Lakes, 2011
  • Top Red WineFess Parker Winery The Big Easy, Santa Barbara County, California, 2011
  • Top Sweet WineSheldrake Point Riesling Ice Wine, Finger Lakes, 2010
  • Top Value WineVigilance Red Blend “Cimarron,” Red Hills, Lake County, California, 2011