Over 200 wines were blind sampled and scored in the first round of sampling at our Blind Wine Tasting event March 31, 2016. After the points were calculated, the top three red wines and top three white wines were brought to the Chaine des Rôtisseurs Dinner April 14, 2016, were invited guests relied solely on their experienced palate to blind sample, once more, to determine the festival’s Grand Champion, Grand Reserve Champion and Reserve Champion.
Here are the winning wines of The 7th Annual Galveston Island Food and Wine Festival.
Grand Champion: Hidden Crush Cabernet Sauvignon
Grand Reserve Champion: Alexander Valley Vineyard Cyrus
Reserve Champion: Ravenswood Winery Lodi Zinfandel
Grand Champion: Fritz Winery Russian River Chardonnay
Grand Reserve Champion: Fess Parker Winery Chardonnay
Reserve Champion: Donati Family Vineyard Sisters Forever UnOaked Chardonnay