Messina Hof Winery Stuns at San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition


BRYAN, TEXAS – January 2017 – Messina Hof Winery is pleased to announce recent recognition by the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition earning awards for all 11 wines entered into the competition. Among the 11 awards, includes a Best of Class honor for Private Reserve Merlot 2015, clinching its spot as the top Merlot in the competition.

“Messina Hof is thrilled and honored to be recognized in the nation’s largest wine competition” said Messina Hof Winery Chief Executive Officer Paul Mitchell Bonarrigo. “Messina Hof strives to continuously provide high quality wines and support the growing Texas wine industry.”

The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is the largest competition of American wines in the world. This year the competition received 7,000 entries from 28 states across the country. Texas received a total of 7 Best of Class awards, more than any other state besides California. This wins serve as a well-deserved victory for both Messina Hof Winery and the Texas wine industry as a whole.

Messina Hof’s winning wines at the 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition include:

  • Cabernet Franc, Private Reserve, 2014
  • Malbec, Private Reserve, 2015
  • Merlot, Private Reserve, 2015
  • Texas Sparkling Brut, 2015
  • Texas Spumante, 2015
  • Pinot Grigio, 2016
  • Riesling, 2015
  • Sangiovese, Artist Series, 2015
  • Tempranillo, Private Reserve, 2015
  • Texas Hold ‘Em Red
  • Viognier, 2015