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Reustle-Prayer Rock Named 2023 Small Winery of the Year

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards has been named 2023 Small Winery of the Year at the 43rd annual Dan Berger’s Int’l Wine Competition. Securing a Triple Gold for their 2021 Estate Syrah, Reustle additionally scored Gold medals for both his 2022 Grüner Veltliner Green-Lizard and 2021 Tempranillo ‘Winemakers Reserve’.  To be considered a ‘small winery’ a producer must make between 5,000 and 50,000 cases annually.

Thrilled with the news, Stephen Reustle, Owner/Winemaker of Reustle Vineyards, remarked, “Being named 2023 Small Winery of the Year is truly extraordinary, especially in the context of an International wine competition. Dan Berger, it’s founder, has been a force in the wine industry since he began his career 48 years ago. His reputation and discerning tasting abilities have solidified his standing as one of the most influential wine critics in the world. We are incredibly blessed, and I hope this highlights to the wine world that the Umpqua Valley is no longer just another wine region, but a world-class wine region with incredible potential. SDG.

About Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards

Four-time Winery of the Year, Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards, has earned countless awards for its wines since 2005… Including Dan Berger’s Int’l 2023 Small Winery of the Year, Dan Berger’s Int’l 2020 Small Winery of the Year, Winepress NW’s 2017 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year, and Riverside Int’l 2010 Small Winery of the Year. Other noteworthy achievements include Top Syrah at the Six Nations Wine Challenge and securing ‘Best White Wine’ in North America for its2021 Gruner Veltliner – Green Lizard at the 2023 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Producing approximately 7,500 cases annually, Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards is family owned and 100% estate-grown and produced in Oregon’s Umpqua Valley.

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