Messina Hof Wine Cellars: winery information
Winemaker: Paul Bonarrigo
Paul Bonarrigo is responsible for overseeing and operating one of the fastest growing wineries in Texas, Messina Hof Winery and Resort, which hosts a winery, gift shop and tasting room, as well as The Villa, a luxurious bed and breakfast and The Vintage House restaurant. A sixth-generation winemaker, Paul's passion for wine stems from a family rich in winemaking tradition. His family has been making wines since 1800 in Messina, Sicily. As is tradition, the first born son of each Bonarrigo generation is named Paul and is designated winemaker for the generation. In 1977 he continued the family tradition by founding Messina Hof with his wife, Merrill. Messina Hof has won numerous awards of excellence for its wines in regional national and international competitions. After 32 years it continues to be the most awarded winery in Texas.
Our 100-acre estate, of which 42 host the vineyard, is nestled in Bryan, Texas.
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