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San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Names International Wine Competition Winners

September 25, 2018

SAN ANTONIO – Look no further for the perfect wine to share with family and friends as the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Champion Wines have been selected. Nearly 1,000 entries were submitted in the International Wine Competition with the winners uncovered by an impressive judging panel. A total of 112 wineries with 28 from Texas competed. Find most of these wines at your nearest H-E-B or order online at

The Champion Wines are:

  • Grand Champion Wine- 2016 B Side Chardonnay, North Coast
  • Reserve Champion Wine- 2015 J. Lohr Vineyard Series Hilltop Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Top All Around Winery- Alexander Valley Vineyards
  • Best of Herd Texas- Fall Creek Vineyards
  • Best of Show Red- 2014 Rombauer Vineyards Diamond Selection Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Best of Show White- 2016 J Vineyards Chardonnay
  • Best of Show Rosé- 2017 Chloe Rosé
  • Best of Show Sparkling- NV J Vineyards Brut Rosé
  • Best of Show Sweet- NV Nectar Pedro Ximénez Dulce Sherry
  • Best of Show Can- 2016 Electric Sky Pinot Noir
  • Best of Show Value- 2017 Prophecy Rosé
  • Best of Show Texas Wine- 2016 Bingham Family Vineyards Dugout, Dry Red Wine
  • Best of Show International- 2016 Settesoli Red Blend

To see the complete list of awards, click here.

Come celebrate these winners along with food pairings as well as silent and live auctions at the Champion Wine Auction Dinner on Thursday, November 18, 2018 held at the Rosenberg Sky Room at the University of the Incarnate Word. For more information and tickets, visit

Be sure to also stop by the Wine Garden during the 70th annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo on February 7-24, 2019, to enjoy these wines by the taste, glass or bottle. Proceeds from all wine events and the Wine Garden benefit the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Scholarship Fund with a portion for the advancement of viticulture.

The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo takes place February 7-24, 2019. It has received the PRCA Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year award for 13 consecutive years. Established in 1949, it has grown to be one of the largest and most prestigious single events in the city with nearly 2 million visitors entering the grounds in 2018. The success of the organization is attributed to over 6,000 volunteers who give countless hours to the organization. With community, donor and volunteer support, the organization has committed over $198 million to the youth of Texas through scholarships, grants, endowments, auctions, a calf scramble and show premiums. For more information, visit Tickets on sale now!