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Messina Hof named “Top All-Around Winery” at the 2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

2012 marked yet another strong showing for Messina Hof Winery, which proudly received a total of 59 awards for its wine alone in a number of wine competitions across the state and beyond.

Among those awards, Messina Hof was named "Top All-Around Winery" at the 2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) Uncorked! International Wine Competition. Messina Hof is the first-ever Texas winery to receive this prestigious title. With 24 additional wins, Messina Hof's “"op Wine Company" title is based on its greatest number of wines submitted winning the highest number of awards.

The 2013 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Wine Competition brought yet another honorable title for Messina Hof with "Best of Herd" or Best Texas Winery. This award is based on the Texas Winery which has the greatest number of wines receiving the highest number of awards.

Other 2012 wine competition wins for Messina Hof Winery include: 2012 Lone Star International Wine Competition (12 awards), 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (seven awards), 2012 Dallas Wine Competition (five awards) and 2012 GrapeFest Awards (four awards).

The full list includes:

2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) Uncorked! International Wine Competition:

Reserve Class Champion & TX Reserve Class Champion

Messina Hof Barrel Reserve Port, NV - Gold

Messina Hof Messina Hof Sophia Marie Rose, 2012 - Silver

Texas Class Champion

Messina Hof Private Reserve Merlot, 2010 - Gold

Messina Hof Primativo Cerro Santo, 2011 - Silver

Messina Hof Private Reserve Pinot Noir, 2009 - Silver

Messina Hof Angel Late Harvest Riesling, 2011 - Silver

Messina Hof Father and Son Riesling, 2011 - Silver

Messina Hof Private Reserve Shiraz Cedar Crest Vin, 2010 - Silver

Messina Hof Late Harvest Moscato MIstella, 2012 - Silver

TX Reserve Class Champion

Messina Hof Reflections of Love, 2009 - Silver

Messina Hof Ebony, NV - Silver

Messina Hof Paulo Cabernet Franc, 2010 - Silver

Messina Hof Tawny Port, 2004 – Silver

Reserve Class Champion

Messina Hof Private Reserve Papa Paulo Port, 2005 - Silver

Messina Hof Cabernet Franc Cedar Crest Vyd Private Reserve, 2010 - Bronze

Messina Hof Paulo, 2009 - Bronze

Messina Hof Private Reserve Chardonnay, 2011 - Bronze

Messina Hof Barrel Reserve Merlot, 2010 - Bronze

Messina Hof Private Reserve Merlot Granite Hill, 2009 - Bronze

Messina Hof Tribute Moscato, 2011 - Bronze

Messina Hof Tribute Moscato, 2012 - Bronze

Messina Hof Private Reserve Port, 2007 - Bronze

Messina Hof Barrel Reserve Shiraz, 2010 - Bronze

Messina Hof Paulo Zinfandel, 2010 - Bronze

2012 Dallas Wine Competition:

Silver Messina Hof, Texas, Double Barrel, Private Reserve, Cabernet Franc 2009

Silver Messina Hof, Texas, Double Barrel, Private Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Bronze Messina Hof, Texas, Barrel Reserve, Merlot 2010

Bronze Messina Hof, Texas, Double Barrel, Private Reserve, Merlot 2009

Bronze Messina Hof, Texas, Tribute to Innocence, Naturally Sweet, Moscato 2011

2013 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Wine Competition:

“Best of Herd” (Top Texas Winery)

Messina Hof Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve Single Vineyard Granite Hill, 2009 – Gold

Messina Hof Sophia Marie Rose, 2010 – Bronze/Top of Class

Messina Hof Private Reserve Port, 2005 – Bronze/Top of Class

Messina Hof Cabernet Franc Barrel Reserve, 2011 – Bronze/Top of Class

Messina Hof Private Reserve Merlot, 2010 – Bronze

Messina Hof Chardonnay Private Reserve, 2011 – Bronze

Messina Hof Cabernet Franc Barrel Reserve, 2011 – Bronze

Messina Hof Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve 2010 – Bronze

Messina Hof Primatino Cerro Santo, 2011 – Bronze

2012 GrapeFest Awards:

First-Place in the Chardonnay Category with Private Reserve Chardonnay

First-Place in the White Varietals Category with Father & Son Riesling

First-Place in the Merlot Category with Private Reserve Merlot

Second-Place in the White Varietals - Sweet Category with Hill Country Angel Late Harvest Riesling

2012 Lone Star International Wine Competition:

Angel Riesling Late Harvest Hill Country – Silver Medal – Texas Late Harvest/Dessert/Ice Wine

Cabernet Franc Cedar Crest Vineyard – Bronze Medal – Texas Red Wine

Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve – Silver Medal – Texas Red Wine

Cedar Crest Single Vineyard Shiraz – Bronze Medal – Texas Red Wine

Ebony Ports of Call – Silver Medal – Texas Late Harvest/Dessert/Ice Wine

Merlot Private Reserve – Silver Medal – Texas Red Wine

*Moscato Tribute to Innocence – Gold Medal – Texas White Wine

Pinot Noir Private Reserve – Bronze Medal – Texas Red Wine

Primitivo Cerro Santo Private Reserve – Silver Medal – Texas Red Wine

Private Reserve Chardonnay – Bronze Medal – Texas White Wine

Riesling Father & Son Cuvee – Silver Medal – Texas White Wine

Zinfandel Bell Brothers/Merrill’s Vineyard – Silver Medal – Texas Red Wine

2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition:

Messina Hof Texas Cream Sherry Solare NV – Gold

Messina Hof Texas High Plains Mistella 2011 – Silver

Messina Hof Texas Port NV – Silver

Messina Hof Texas Paulo 2009 – Silver

Messina Hof Primitivo 2010 – Silver

Messina Hof Texas High Plains Muscat 2010 – Bronze

Messina Hof Texas High Plains Riesling 2010 – Bronze

 

Information received from The Padgett Group.


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