Houston — Messina Hof, one of the fastest growing and award-winning wineries and resorts in Texas, recently announced its winning wines in the 2012 Lone Star International Wine Competition.
The Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association held the 29th Annual Lone Star International Wine Competition on June 4 and 5, 2012 in historic Grapevine, TX. Wine entries included 514 different varietals from Texas, across the United States and around the world. Medals were awarded by a panel of 26 judges, consisting of local experts from the Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin and Houston metropolitan areas.
Messina Hof Winery and Resort triumphed in the competition, winning all 12 awards in three different categories for each wine submitted, including four bronze awards, seven silver awards (top percentage of all entries) and one gold award for its Moscato "Tribute to Innocence" varietal.
"It is once again a great honor to participate and achieve 12 awards in this year's Lone Star International Wine Competition," said Paul Bonarrigo, co-founder of Messina Hof Winery and Resort. "There are so many great Texas wines out there, as this competition showcases each year, and we are so pleased to be recognized for our exemplary Texas wines. Made solely from Texas grapes, Messina Hof wines truly are a Lone Star contender."
Messina Hof's portfolio of Lone Star International Competition awarded wines are:
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