"...Certainly the customers at Bending Branch Winery from over near Comfort, Texas, have helped push the comeback of Tannat with their exceptional versions of the wine ($30-40). In fact, their name has become synonymous with Tannat in Texas..."
"...In fact, back in the mid-Eighties, it was big news when Kim McPherson was the first Texan to win a double gold medal – for his 1984 Llano Estacado Chardonnay – at the San Francisco International Wine Competition. While everyone still gets excited when a Texas winery gets a national or international award, the truth is, Texas wines are winning so many awards that some people are starting to take them for granted..."
"...•Two relatively young Texas wineries came home from the San Francisco International Wine Competition with gold medals - congratulations to Bending Branch Winery who took gold for their 2010 Old Vine Petit Syrah and to Wedding Oak Winery, who took a prestigious double gold and Best Albariño for their Albarino 2013. [image-1]..."
"...Those who follow this list annually will notice a few return players, and that indicates that these are not only superb wines, but consistently superb. Bending Branch is the only winery new to the list..."