Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Vintage House Restaurant New Menu

The Vintage House Restaurant is excited to announce it’s new menu to debut on Wednesday, February 3, 2011. The menu will focus on the basic ideals of Vineyard Cuisine utilizing local produce, Texas raised products and of course, our wines in … Continue reading

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New 2011 Programs at Messina Hof

Each year we look for new ways to tell you how much we love having you in our family. Our team has developed many new benefits & events. Check it out: The Wine Bar Happy Hour Monday-Thursday 5:30-6:30pm Stop by … Continue reading

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Messina Hof Announces the Expansion of Its Award-Winning Brand into Texas Hill Country

Messina Hof, one of the fastest growing and most award-winning winery and resorts in Texas, is expanding into the Texas Hill Country with the purchase of a second Messina Hof Winery and Resort location, announced Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo, co-founders … Continue reading

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What is a Cooper?

A Cooper is a person who makes the wooden staved vessels or barrels used in winemaking. The word comes from Dutch which means “basket, wood, tub”. Anything that is produced by a cooper is referred to as cooperage. With the … Continue reading

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Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo to Speak at International Wine Tourism Conference in Portugal

Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo, co-founders of the award-winning Messina Hof Winery and Resort, will participate in the 3rd Annual International Wine Tourism Conference & Workshop being held at the Pousada de Porto, Palacio do Freixo, Hotel in Porto, Portugal on … Continue reading

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Our Wine Labels

Our Messina Hof Wine labels are printed with a color coded stripe that corresponds with each type of wine. -The purple stripe signifies dry, red wines such as Merlot. -The cobalt blue strip corresponds with dry white wines like Chardonnay. … Continue reading

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Favorite Gift to Give

Fun and unique gifts are a challenge but so satisfying when you get a good one. This year one of my favorites was a home olive oil tasting. Small bottles of eight olive oils from different countries provided the perfect beginning. The oils … Continue reading

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Why Don’t You See Many Cabernet Francs?

Cabernet Franc is my new favorite varietal. I find wines that I particularly like and then experiment with them. There are not many Cabernet Franc’s in the market place. It is a grape that has such a deep history as the father of … Continue reading

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Celebrate your Big Day at Messina Hof!

As your magical day is approaching and you are considering your venue, think about Messina Hof Winery & Resort! With a full Event Planning Staff, we have the experience and creativity to make your ideas come to life. Whether you … Continue reading

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Does What You Eat Effect Your Ability to Smell the Wine?

Taste is primarily smell related. So, in order to make sure you know the wine, you smell and taste it before introducing the food. That is one of the reasons wine drinkers taste the wine several times before drinking it. If … Continue reading

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