Reustle 2017 Syrah “Best of Class” at San Diego

For Immediate Release
Ken McGinnis

Reustle’s 2017 Syrah Wins “Best of Class” at San Diego!

This year’s San Diego International Wine Competition saw Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards 2017 Syrah continue to earn high praise by winning “Best of Class” honors and a 94 point rating. Known for producing award-winning wines across the spectrum of wine, Stephen M. Reustle, Owner/Winemaker of Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards, also received a Platinum Medal with another 94 points for his flagship 2017 Gruner Veltliner along with Gold Medals (92 Points) for his 2017 Syrah – Winemaker’s Reserve, 2017 Gruner Veltliner – Green Lizard (90 Points), and 2016 Tempranillo (90 Points).

Stephen M. Reustle was obviously pleased when he noted, “I was thrilled to see our wines do so well in San Diego. Receiving medals and scores like these validate year’s of hard work, from the beginning with vineyards site selection all the way through refining our wine-making protocols and every decision we have to make each year. It is rewarding to be recognized for making good wine…really good wine in the Umpqua Valley. We are encouraged by our success, it drives us to work even harder to produce the best wines we can.”

So far this season, Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards has earned 4 “Best of Class” designations and 25 Gold or Higher Medals in major wine competitions. With several other major wine competition yet to be held, it will be interesting to watch Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards‘ wines as they continue to bring the wine spotlight on the Umpqua Valley.


Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards, Wine Press NW’s 2017 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year, 2015 Six Nations Wine Challenge Top Syrah producer, 2015 Terroir Award Recipient & Riverside Int’l Wine Competition’s 2010 Small Winery of the Year, is 100% estate grown and produced from 40 acres of steep, hillside vineyards in Southern Oregon’s Umpqua Valley. Family owned and operated since 2001, Reustle – Prayer Rock Vineyards produces approximately 8,000 cases annually.