Monthly Archives: August 2017

Five Fast Facts about Wine Barrels

Messina Hof has approximately 700 barrels on property at Messina Hof Estate in Bryan, Texas. A person who makes oak barrels is called a cooper and his workshop is called a cooperage. During oak aging, tannins and flavors are added … Continue reading

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Horizontal and Vertical Wine Tastings… What’s the Difference?

You have probably taken part in a general wine tasting experience, but have you experimented with a horizontal or vertical wine tasting? During a vertical tasting, you will try different vintages of the same wine type all from the same winery. … Continue reading

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Messina Hof Winery Owners Inducted into Knights of the Vine

Paul Mitchell Bonarrigo and Karen Bonarrigo received a surprise induction into the Brotherhood of the Knights of the Vine at Messina Hof’s 40th Anniversary Celebration. During the ceremony, which was secretly organized by Messina Hof’s founders Paul Vincent and Merrill … Continue reading

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New Specials at Messina Hof Wine Bar – Bryan, Texas

Location: Messina Hof Wine Bar in Bryan, Texas *Happy Hour is Monday-Thursday featuring $5 select glasses and wine on tap from 4pm-7pm* Every day is Uniform Appreciation: 10% off wine for military, policemen, firemen, first responders, nurses, and doctors Mixology Monday: $5 … Continue reading

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The Many Shades of Wine Grapes

If you’ve been keeping up with Messina Hof on Facebook, then you know Harvest is in full swing at the Estate! Since our first grape truck arrived, we have received many different varietals like Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Noir. But not all grapes … Continue reading

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