Hill Country vineyard wins national, international recognition. Pontotoc Vineyard’s 100% Texas Hill Country wines recently won multiple awards at several national and interna - tional wine competitions. At the 2021 San Francisco International Wine Competition, Pontotoc Vineyard wines won the following awards: 2020 Enchanted Rock, 100% Albarino - Gold; 2019 Estate Tempranillo, 100% Tempranillo - Silver; 2019 Smoothing Iron Mountain, Tempranillo - Silver; 2010 Camp Wanderlust, Vino Fortificado - Bronze; and 2019 San Fernando Academy, Red Blend - Bronze . At the 2022 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest com - petition for American wines, Pontotoc Vineyard wines won the following awards: 2020 Enchanted Rock, 100% Albarino - Silver; 2010 Camp Wanderlust, Vino Fortificado - Silver; and 2019 San Fernando Academy, Red Blend – Silver. At the 2021 Finger Lake International Wine Competition, Pontotoc Vineyard wines the following awards: 2020 Enchanted Rock, 100% Albarino - Silver; and 2019 Estate Tempranillo, 100% Tempranillo – Silver. “We are very proud of how well our 100% Texas Hill Country wines perform every year at the most prestigious national and international wine competitions. The awards serve as a testament to the quality of wines that can be made with 100% Texas Hill Country grapes,” said D. Carl Money, owner of Pontotoc Vineyard. Pontotoc Vineyard was established almost 20 years ago in the unique terroir of the Llano Uplift in the Hill Country community of Pontotoc. Pontotoc means “Land of Hanging Grapes” and the vineyard was planted in the fertile red sand soil of a high valley surrounded by pink granite outcroppings and sandstone hills on a farm original - ly founded by the German Emigration Company in 1872. The Money family is a fifth-generation Texas farming family whose mission is to make vintage wines of exceptional quality from grapes grown solely in the Texas Hill Country.