Pecan Creek Winery wins Double Gold medal for wine made from local grapes

Pecan Creek Winery of Muskogee submitted several wines to the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition in New York state last month.  The results of judging were released April 18 and Pecan Creek took a Double Gold medal for the best red hybrid. From its premium line of single varietal dry wines, Barrel Reserve 2014, a dry red Chambourcin won a top prize in the Red Hybrid category.  This last batch of 2014 wine was produced during the winery’s first commercial harvest and spent nearly four years in a single barrel of Missouri white oak.
The contest judged over 2,500 entries from wineries from twelve countries.  Several large wineries from California, France and Australia were represented along with many familiar brands.  Pecan Creek’s winemaker and co-owner, Bob Wickizer, said he was “Enormously proud of the whole team from production through sales.”  The wine was produced during 2014, the first year of commercial production and earning a best in class in a wine competition of this scope is a testimony to the high-quality efforts of the entire team.  The grapes were sourced from a grower near Fayetteville, Arkansas which is “local” compared to wineries that ship grapes 400 miles in the same state.
Pecan Creek Winery, LLC. is a four-year old, 1,500 case winery based in Muskogee Oklahoma.  Producing popular fruit wines, very drinkable dry table wines and a line of classic premium, single varietal wines, Pecan Creek loves to show people that outstanding wine can be produced in Oklahoma with characteristics rivaling wines produced in more popular regions of the world.  Distributed in over sixty liquor stores and restaurants in Oklahoma, Pecan Creek plans to distribute in neighboring states in the coming year.

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