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.

The 2016 Competition will be held Nov. 14 – 15, 2015. 

2015 Competition

The 2015 International Wine Competition judging boasted 2,578 entries, including wines from 43 Texas wineries and 16 different countries. Medals were awarded to 2,221 wines by 20 panels of judges, consisting of wine experts, collectors and knowledgeable consumers.


  • Grand Champion Best of ShowRombauer Vineyards Diamond Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California 2010
  • Reserve Grand Champion Best of ShowCharles-Le-Bel, Brut, Champagne, France NV
  • Top Texas WineDriftwood Estate Winery Longhorn Red, Texas 2012
  • Top Sparkling WineRicossa Winery Moscato d’Asti, Italy 2013
  • Top White WineMcManis Family Vineyards Viognier, River Junction, California 2013
  • Top Red WineAntinori Guado Al Tasso, Bolgheri DOC Supierore, Italy 2011
  • Top Region WineShirvington Cabernet Sauvignon, McLaren Vale, Australia 2010
  • Top Sweet WineYalumba Antique Tawny, Southeastern Australia, NV
  • Top Value WineFancy Pants Red Blend, California 2012
  • Top WineryShannon Ridge Family of Wines
  • Top Wine CompanyTrinchero Family Estates


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