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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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