Messina Hof Winery Employees Earn Wine Spirits and Education Trust WSET ® Awards


BRYAN, TEXAS – March 2017 – Thirty-two Messina Hof employees across all three Messina Hof Winery locations were recently recognized with awards from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust WSET®.

WSET® is the world’s largest provider of courses and qualifications in wine, spirits and sake. Messina Hof’s employee participation ensures a better consumer experience by providing skilled, devoted staff.

“Wine education has always been a passion for Messina Hof and offering the WSET® program was a perfect fit for our employees,” said Messina Hof Chief Executive Officer Paul Mitchell Bonarrigo. “We’re committed to our employees and furthering education.”

100 percent of participating employees passed their selected course with six of WSET Level 2 participants passing with Distinction and six passing with Merit.

Passed with Distinction:
Karen Bonarrigo
Paul Mitchell Bonarrigo
Zach David
Gary Lapuyade
Allison Sheardy
Jolee Snell

Passed with Merit:
Caitlin Barnes
Joshua Cole
Mason Crowson
Michael Darin
Mandy Graham
Melissa Turney