Messina Hof Winery Wins Gold At People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic

    Messina Hof Winery Wins Gold At People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic Grapevine, TX – September 19, 2014 – Messina Hof Winery and Resort won three Gold Medals (First Place Awards) and Silver Medal (Second Place Award) in the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic during the 28th Annual GrapeFest®. The popular competition was hosted Sept.

    13 readers - By Texas Wine and Trail Magazine

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      Poggio di Sotto Rosso di Montalcino 2007

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      2 readers - By Mike Madaio/ Pennsylvania Vine Company

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      Toledo Area Wine Events & Tastings: October 15-18, 2014

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