Messina Hof Winery Gives Back After Hurricane Harvey

by Bebe Brown on October 4, 2017 in General, Lifestyle, Living Texas, Houston,
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Recognizing the fighting spirit of Texas, Messina Hof, the award-winning Texas-based winery, has released Resilience,  a special edition wine benefiting those impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. 100% of the profits of the dry red blend made up of cabernet sauvignon, sangiovese and malbec will go towards long-term hurricane relief efforts throughout the region by way of organizations such as Feeding Texas. The family-owned winery, which celebrates 40 years of winemaking this year, aims to generate at least $50,000 with the sale of the special edition.

Soldiers with the Texas Army National Guard move through flooded Houston streets, August 28, 2017. More than 12,000 members were called out to support local authorities in response to the storm. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Zachary West)

Messina Hof is deeply rooted in the community and  committed to being a part of the state’s determination during times of trial. They’ve set aside 600 cases of Resilience, however will increase availability should the demand arise.

“By happenstance, the evening Harvey blew in, we were harvesting our Lenoir grapes at the Messina Hof Hill Country Vineyard,” said Messina Hof’s Chief Executive Officer Paul Mitchell Bonarrigo. “While it was a memorably turbulent harvest weekend, we couldn’t have imagined what some of our fellow Texans would endure.” Although largely unaffected by the storm, Bonarrigo recognizes the long road ahead for many of Messina Hof’s friends, family, business partners and customers. “We intend do our part and hope that we can lend a hand through this product release.”

Named for the strength, determination and unity of Texans, Resilience also features a one-of-a-kind label aiming to reflect the same admirable qualities demonstrated during and after the natural disaster. “A wine label tells a story, and this wine is a reminder of our fighting spirit,” said Bonarrigo.

The wine is available for purchase at Messina Hof locations including the flagship winery just west of Houston in Bryan. Resilience can also be purchased online, and in select grocery and liquor stores throughout the state. Learn more about the efforts by visiting