Monthly Archives: July 2016

Messina Hof Harvest Update!

Messina Hof’s Harvest officially kicked off this week… with the picking and crushing (the winemaking process that introduces the pulp of the berry to the skins) of Blanc du Bois grapes! Although the majority of Messina Hof’s Estate Vineyard is populated by Lenoir … Continue reading

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Harvest 2016 is Here!

Messina Hof officially kicked off the 2016 Harvest yesterday (July 18th) at the Estate Vineyard in Bryan, Texas! Below are some pictures from yesterday’s pick of Blanc du Bois grapes. Today, we are looking forward to a truck full of grapes from … Continue reading

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5 Things Everyone Needs to Know about Wine Blends

1. Blending wines is the practice of combining two or more wines to create a new, more enhanced wine. 2. GSM is the classic combination of three grape varieties; Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. 3. A Bordeaux style wine is always blended … Continue reading

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Bring on the Beau and BBQ!

It’s summer time and in Texas that means BBQ season! But when it comes to wine, what’s a good pairing? We say bring on the Beau for your summer cook out! Here are 3 reasons why this is our go-to … Continue reading

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Veraison in the Vineyard!

It’s a beautiful time of the year – the grapes are starting to change color at Messina Hof’s Estate Winery in Bryan! If you’ve been keeping up with the status of the vineyard you might remember bud break in March, shortly followed … Continue reading

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