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Richmond will soon have one of the largest wineries in Texas

Image from Messina Hof Winery Facebook Page
Image from Messina Hof Winery Facebook Page (Messina Hof Winery)

RICHMOND, TX – Richmond will soon house what may be the largest winery in Texas as Messina Hof broke ground on their new Harvest Green winery location on Friday.

The new location is pegged to be the largest winery in Southeast Texas.

The Bonarrigo Family, who own and operate Messina Hof Wine Cellars Inc, estimated construction take about a year to complete.

“We are very excited about the Messina Hof Harvest Green Winery,” said Jerry Ulke, General Manager of Harvest Green in a press release. “The Bonarrigos’ plans for the winery perfectly align with our vision to create a community that values our natural resources and wants a closer connection to Mother Nature.”

Attending the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Messina Hof Harvest Green Winery
and Kitchen are, from left, Jerry Ulke, Harvest Green General Manager; Messina Hof
founders Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo; current owners Paul M. and Karen Bonarrigo; Doug
Goff with Johnson Development, developer of Harvest Green; David Hogue, Harvest
Green Development Manager; and Haley Peck, Harvest Green Marketing Director.
Attending the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Messina Hof Harvest Green Winery and Kitchen are, from left, Jerry Ulke, Harvest Green General Manager; Messina Hof founders Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo; current owners Paul M. and Karen Bonarrigo; Doug Goff with Johnson Development, developer of Harvest Green; David Hogue, Harvest Green Development Manager; and Haley Peck, Harvest Green Marketing Director. (Courtesy of Messina Hof/Bonarrigo Family)

Plans for the winery include a tasting room and wine bar, an open-kitchen restaurant, a 2,600 square foot patio, and two private tasting rooms for corporate use.

When construction is complete, Messina Hof Harvest Green will become the winemaker’s second-largest production facility.

The winery currently has three other estates in Bryan and Grapevine and Fredericksburg.