Messina Hof: Texas Winery Wins Big at Three International Competitions

BRYAN, Texas, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Messina Hof Winery and Resort,, one of the fastest growing, award-winning wineries and resorts in Texas, received three gold medals at the 2013 Dallas Morning News International Wine Competition.


This win comes after receiving "Top All-Around Winery" at the 2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) Uncorked! International Wine Competition where they were selected from 943 wineries across the United States and 21 other countries. Messina Hof was also awarded "Best of Herd Texas Winery" at the 2013 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Wine Competition.

"One of the greatest things that a winery can do is to be consistently good. Messina Hof has some of the finest grapes grown in Texas, produced with the highest standards of winemaking yielding quality wines," said Paul V Bonarrigo, winemaker and co-founder of Messina Hof Winery & Resort. "We are now at the point where there should be Texas wines on every restaurant wine list."   

Gold Medals- 2013 Dallas Morning News and TexSom Competition
Private Reserve Merlot, 2010 – Gold
Father and Son Cuvee Riesling, 2012 – Gold
Pinot Grigio 2012 – Gold

Gold Medals & Texas Class Champions – 2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Int'l Wine Competition
Barrel Reserve Port, NV – Gold
Private Reserve Merlot, 2010 – Gold
Primitivo Cerro Santo, 2011 – Texas Class Champion
Private Reserve Pinot Noir, 2009 – Texas Class Champion
Angel Late Harvest Riesling, 2011 – Texas Class Champion
Father and Son Cuvee Riesling, 2011 – Texas Class Champion
Private Reserve Shiraz Cedar Crest Vineyard, 2010 – Texas Class Champion
Glory Late Harvest Moscato Mistella, 2012 – Texas Class Champion
Ebony, NV – Texas Class Champion

Gold & Top of Class Medals – 2013 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Wine Competition
Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Granite Hill Single Vineyard, 2009 – Gold
Sophia Marie Rosé, 2012 – Top of Class
Private Reserve Port, 2005 – Top of Class
Barrel Reserve Cabernet Franc, 2011 – Top of Class

Founded on family values, romance and tradition, Messina Hof Winery and Resort was established in 1977 by Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo. Son Paul Bonarrigo VII serves as CEO and wife Karen serves as Director of Administration. In 2011, the family expanded their winemaking tradition by establishing the Messina Hof Hill Country Winery in Fredericksburg, Texas.  

Messina Hof Winery and Resort in Bryan rests on a 100-acre property, sharing the grounds with their Vintage House Restaurant, the origin of vineyard cuisine. The Villa bed and breakfast has a "Four Diamond Rating" by AAA and is voted "Most Romantic Bed and Breakfast in the USA." Wine Master's Room Wine Bar is voted "Best wine by the glass" in the Brazos Valley. In 2011, Messina Hof was named "Texas Grand Star Champion" at the Lone Star International Wine Competition.   

Messina Hof is the leader in the establishment of the Texas wine industry. Visit Messina Hof: Twitter Facebook LinkedIn

Media Contact:
Kidron B Vestal
Messina Hof Wine Cellars, Inc
979-778-9463 ext 230

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