Becker Vineyards located in Fredericksburg, Texas was named Top All Around Winery and earned Top Texas Wine at the 2023 Rodeo Uncorked!® International Wine Competition. The competition was held November 11 – 13, at NRG Center and featured 3,071 entries from 18 countries, including Argentina, Bulgaria, France, Israel, Italy, South Africa, and Spain. Of those entries, 531 entries were from Texas wineries, and 160 entries came from this year’s featured region, Australia.

Becker Vineyards entered twenty-seven wines in this year’s competition. Most notable was the Becker Vineyards Barbera, Tallent Vineyards, Texas Hill Country, 2019 which earned them the coveted title of Top Texas Wine for 2023. In addition, they earned numerous Class Champion and Texas Class Champion awards along with several Double Gold, Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals.

Becker Vineyards Barbera, Tallent Vineyards, Texas Hill Country, 2019—the 2023 Top Texas WinePhoto courtesy of Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

Becker Vineyards is a family-owned and operated vineyard and winery located in the Texas Hill Country. The vineyard was established in 1992 by Dr. Richard Becker, who planted the first vines on the property with the help of his son, Joe. Since then, Becker Vineyards has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Hill Country, thanks to its stunning views, award-winning wines, and friendly staff. No stranger to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo competition, Becker most recently won the title of Top Texas Winery in 2022.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo leadership present the saddle award for Top Texas Winery to the Becker family in 2022Photo courtesy of Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

The first vines planted at Becker Vineyards were Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Chardonnay. In 1995, the first vintage of Becker Cabernet Sauvignon was released, and it quickly became one of the most sought-after wines in Texas. Today, Becker Vineyards produces a wide variety of red and white wines, as well as a selection of sparkling wines and dessert wines. The 2019 vintage of their Cabernet Sauvignon earned a Gold medal and Reserve Texas Class Champion award in the 2023 Rodeo competition.

In addition to its award-winning wines, Becker Vineyards is also known for its beautiful grounds. The vineyard is situated on a hilltop overlooking the Pedernales River Valley, and it features a picturesque pond and lush gardens. Visitors can take a self-guided tour of the grounds, or they can relax in the tasting room or on the patio with a glass of wine and enjoy the view. With over 30 acres of vines, the vineyard produces a wide variety of wines, from dry reds to sweet whites. Visitors to the vineyard can take a tour, sample the wines, and purchase their favorites to take home with them.

Becker Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Texas, 2019Photo courtesy of Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

Becker Vineyards produces a wide variety of wines, from dry reds to sweet whites. The vineyard is best known for its Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, but also produces excellent Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Riesling wines. A notable white wine winner from the International Wine Competition is the 2017 Semillon from the Texas High Plains, a Bordeaux style white wine, which won a Silver medal and Texas Class Champion award. No matter what your taste, you’re sure to find a wine that you’ll love at Becker Vineyards.

Becker Vineyards Semillon, Texas High Plains, 2017Photo courtesy of Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

Whether you’re a fan of red wine, white wine, or sparkling wine, there’s something for everyone at Becker Vineyards. Located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Becker Vineyards is the perfect place to spend an afternoon enjoying some of the best views and wines that Texas has to offer.  With over 30 years of experience, Becker Vineyards knows how to make delicious wine that everyone can enjoy. Stop by today for a tour or wine tasting and see for yourself why Becker Vineyards is one of the best wineries in Texas, and the 2023 Top All-Around Winery!

The Rodeo Uncorked!® International Wine Competition, now in its 20th year, is one of the largest and most prestigious wine competitions in the country. For more information on this year’s winners click here or join our Rodeo Uncorked! Facebook group.