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Gallons and Growth


In 1983, Messina Hof’s fi rst year of developing commercial wines, Paul and Merrill produced 1,300 gallons. Papa Paulo Port, still one of their most popular wines, was the fi rst wine made at Messina Hof. All of the grapes grown on the 100-acre estate are the popular Port varietal Black Spanish or Lenoir. This year, Messina Hof will produce 265,000 gallons of wine and more than 18 varietals. Texas is the fi fth largest wine producing state in the U.S. Messina Hof is the second largest tourist attraction in Brazos County and brings in more than 250,000 visitors per year.


Messina Hof is now the most awarded Texas wine in national and international competitions.


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