Paul VII (the next generation at Messina Hof) signs his first wine barrel at Messina Hof


Paul VI, Messina Hof CEO and winemaker for thirty five years, began signing Messina Hof barrels, bottles and other items for guests as requested. On Saturday, April 28th Paul VII signed his first barrel at Messina Hof’s 2012 Annual Wine & Roses Festival. This signifies a ‘passing of the torch’, as Paul VII begins to make wine with his father and becomes the next generation winemaker in the Bonarrigo family.


Paul VII signed barrel 0326, a barrel which held Messina Hof Cabernet Sauvignon.  It was part of the blend of the most recent bottling of 2010 Barrel Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon at Messina Hof Winery & Resort in Bryan, Texas.   Messina Hof’s 2010 Barrel Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is available for purchase at your local grocery or liquor store or you can purchase the wine directly from the winery by calling 979-778-9463 ext. 223.

Barrels that have been removed from wine production service are made available for sale through the guest center.  For those interested in purchasing barrels, they can call 979-778-9463 ext. 223 and request to be put on the waiting list.  When a barrel comes available, waiting list guests are contacted first.