Rodeo Toasts Winners of 2023 Wine Competition

HOUSTON, TX — This evening, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo declared winners from the 2023 Rodeo Uncorked!® Intercontinental Wine Competition, awarding the best honor of Grand Champion Most effective of Display to Le Chemin du Roi Brut, Champagne AOC, NV, exhibited by famed rapper and organization mogul Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, whose wine was earlier awarded 2021 Reserve Grand Champion Best of Exhibit. The 2023 Reserve Grand Champion Best of Demonstrate was awarded to Bernhardt Vineyard Antiquity Chardonnay Reserve, Danube Simple, 2020.

“The 2023 Rodeo Uncorked! Worldwide Wine Opposition featured an remarkable variety of wines from around the globe, with Le Chemin du Roi Brut, Champagne AOC, NV, getting home the leading prize as Grand Winner Best of Exhibit,” mentioned Chris Boleman, Rodeo president and CEO.

This year’s opposition, held Nov. 11 – 13 at NRG Heart, featured 3,071 entries from 18 countries, which include Argentina, Bulgaria, France, Israel, Italy, South Africa and Spain. Of those people entries, 531 entries have been from Texas wineries, and 160 entries came from this year’s featured area, Australia.

The 2023 Rodeo Uncorked! Global Wine Competitiveness champions provided:

GRAND Champion Very best OF Present
Le Chemin du Roi Brut, Champagne AOC, NV

RESERVE GRAND Winner Ideal OF Display
Bernhardt Winery Antiquity Chardonnay Reserve, Danube Plain, 2020

Leading TEXAS WINE
Becker Vineyards Barbera, Tallent Vineyards, Texas Hill Nation, 2019

Leading Red WINE
Bernardus Marinus Estate Red, Carmel Valley, 2015

Top rated WHITE WINE
Chateau Saint-Roch Outdated Vines White, Cotes du Roussillon AOP, 2020

Top rated Glowing WINE
Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Reserve Exclusive Brut Rosé Champagne AOC, NV

Top DESSERT WINE
Dandelion Vineyards Legacy of Australia Pedro Ximenez, Australia, NV

Major Region WINE
Henschke Henry’s 7 Crimson, Barossa, 2020

Best Benefit WINE
Risata Wines Moscato d’Asti DOCG, 2021

Prime Wine Company – E&J Gallo Winery
Best Location Wine Organization – Deutsch Loved ones Wine & Spirits
Top All-All over Winery – Becker Vineyards
Prime Texas Vineyard – Messina Hof Vineyard

Award-successful wines from the opposition will be paired with gourmet dishes at the 2023 Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup & Finest Bites Competition, Feb. 19, and will be marketed at the 2023 Winner Wine Auction & Dinner, Feb. 26. A choice of the Class Champion, Reserve Course Champions and medal-successful wines will also be out there for obtain in the Rodeo Uncorked! Winner Wine Backyard, presented by Frost Bank, all through the 2023 Rodeo, scheduled for Feb. 28 – March 19.

On top of that, the top-undertaking Texas wineries will also be invited to participate in Texas Wine Celebration Working day in the Champion Wine Backyard, March 2. For additional facts on Rodeo Uncorked! activities, go to rodeohouston.com/wine.

Perspective WINNERS BY ALPHA

Look at WINNERS BY MEDALS

The Houston Livestock Exhibit and Rodeo encourages agriculture by internet hosting an yearly, family-helpful practical experience that educates and entertains the community, supports Texas youth, showcases Western heritage and gives calendar year-spherical instructional assistance inside the neighborhood. Due to the fact its commencing in 1932, the Rodeo has fully commited a lot more than $550 million to the youth of Texas and schooling. The 2023 Rodeo is scheduled for Feb. 28 – March 19. The 2023 World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, offered by Cotton Holdings, is scheduled for Feb. 23 – 25. For much more data, take a look at rodeohouston.com and link with #RODEOHOUSTON on the internet by means of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for all the newest news.