Monthly Archives: July 2017

First Grapes from the Texas High Plains

Another busy and exciting part of the Harvest season is here, marked by the arrival of the first two large grape trucks (consisting of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio) at Messina Hof Estate! The trucks traveled from Lahey and Lepard Vineyards, both of … Continue reading

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Harvest Update: Sagrantino

Picked this morning… our Estate Sagrantino! Paul and Merrill fell in love with this grape during a trip to Umbria and planted it at the estate in Bryan, Texas. Have you tried our Sagrantino before? Click here to learn more about … Continue reading

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When are Grapes Ready to be Harvested?

Join us as we celebrate the optimal grape-harvesting time during our Harvest Festival in Bryan, Texas! We have waited all year for the grapes to grow and ripen. Here are some telltale signs to know if grapes are ready to … Continue reading

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Grape Stomping Facts

For centuries, stomping grapes was the universal method used to extract juice to make wine. Today, grape stomping has been largely replaced by wine presses, but Messina Hof still honors the time-old tradition at our annual Harvest Festival. With our celebration just … Continue reading

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Messina Hof Cruises the Danube

Where have you dreamed of travel? Do you have a bucket list? Have you traveled with friends that share your passions? In 2017 Messina Hof traveled with over 60 of our VIPs on a dream trip of wine, food, history … Continue reading

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The Texas of Canada – Okanagan Valley

If I ask you what wine region is so large and diverse that you can grow just about any grape variety somewhere, hosts approximately 8,000 acres of grapes serving 300+ wineries with temperatures that can range from 10F to 104F, … Continue reading

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Sagrantino, A Taste of History

Undulating hills of green velvet checkered with a corduroy texture olive groves and vineyards are the canvas of the Montefalco experience.  The horizon is only broken by stately Italian Cypress trees, mountains or periodic villages.  Narrow roads wind aimlessly from … Continue reading

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The Wait is Over… Harvest 2017 is Here!

Messina Hof officially kicked off Harvest with the first pick of 2017! This morning, the Bonarrigos, along with the harvest crew, began picking Blanc du Bois at our very own Messina Hof Estate in Bryan, Texas. Merrill, Paul VII and Paul VI Bonarrigo … Continue reading

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High Plains Vineyard Pictures

Snapshots from Paul Mitchell and Paul Vincent’s recent trip to the Texas High Plains! Messina Hof proudly supports Texas growers and craft the most Texas wine in the state.

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