HOUSTON, TX– This night, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo revealed winners from the 2023 Rodeo Uncorked! ® International Wine Competition, granting the leading honor of Grand Champion Best of Show to Le Chemin du Roi Brut, Champagne AOC, NV, displayed by well known rap artist and company magnate Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, whose white wine was formerly granted 2021 Reserve Grand Champion Best ofShow The 2023 Reserve Grand Champion Best of Show was granted to Bernhardt Winery Antiquity Chardonnay Reserve, Danube Plain, 2020.
“The 2023 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition included an extraordinary choice of white wines from around the globe, with Le Chemin du Roi Brut, Champagne AOC, NV, taking house the leading reward as Grand Champion Best of Show,” stated Chris Boleman, Rodeo president and CEO.
This year’s competitors, heldNov 11– 13 at NRG Center, included 3,071 entries from 18 nations, consisting of Argentina, Bulgaria, France, Israel, Italy, South Africa andSpain Of those entries, 531 entries were from Texas wineries, and 160 entries originated from this year’s highlighted area, Australia.
The 2023 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition champs consisted of:
GRAND CHAMP BEST OF PROGRAM
Le Chemin du Roi Brut, Champagne AOC, NV
RESERVE GRAND CHAMP BEST OF PROGRAM
Bernhardt Winery Antiquity Chardonnay Reserve, Danube Plain, 2020
LEADING TEXAS RED WINE
Becker Vineyards Barbera, Tallent Vineyards, Texas Hill Country, 2019
TOP RED RED WINE
Bernardus Marinus Estate Red, Carmel Valley, 2015
Chateau Saint-Roch Old Vines White, Cotes du Roussillon AOP, 2020
Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Reserve Exclusive Brut Ros é Champagne AOC, NV
LEADING DESSERT RED WINE
Dandelion Vineyards Legacy of Australia Pedro Ximenez, Australia, NV
TOP AREA RED WINE
Henschke Henry’s Seven Red, Barossa, 2020
TOP WORTH RED WINE
Risata Wines Moscato d’Asti DOCG, 2021
Top Wine Company— E&J Gallo Winery
Top Region Wine Company — Deutsch Family Wine & &Spirits
Top All-Around Winery–Becker Vineyards
Top Texas Winery –Messina Hof Winery
Award- winning white wines from the competitors will be coupled with premium meals at the 2023 Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup & & Best Bites Competition,Feb 19, and will be cost the 2023 Champion Wine Auction & & Dinner,Feb 26. A choice of the Class Champion, Reserve Class Champions and medal-winning white wines will likewise be readily available for purchase in the Rodeo Uncorked! Champion Wine Garden, provided by Frost Bank, throughout the 2023 Rodeo, arranged forFeb 28– March 19.
Additionally, the top-performing Texas wineries will likewise be welcomed to take part in Texas Wine Celebration Day in the Champion Wine Garden, March 2. For more details on Rodeo Uncorked! occasions, see rodeohouston.com/wine.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo promotes farming by hosting a yearly, family-friendly experience that informs and captivates the general public, supports Texas youth, displays Western heritage and supplies year-round academic assistance within the neighborhood. Since its start in 1932, the Rodeo has actually dedicated more than $550 million to the youth of Texas and education. The 2023 Rodeo is arranged forFeb 28– March 19. The 2023 World’s Championship Bar- B-Que Contest, provided by Cotton Holdings, is arranged forFeb 23– 25. For more details, see rodeohouston.com and get in touch with #RODEOHOUSTON online through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for all the most recent news.