Our Biggest Giveaway Yet!

Messina Hof Table Program

Wine, Dine, and Enter to Win an Ultimate Weekend Giveaway!

The table has long been a symbol of gathering, celebrating, and sharing. At the table, families, and friends come together to make memories and break bread. Wine is a staple at Messina Hof’s table, and we invite you to show us your table!

How to Enter:

Simply submit a photo (past or present!) featuring a holiday meal, family night, or special celebration taking place around your table to be entered. ​Charcuterie boards, game nights, and cozy date nights at home are great examples too!

The winner will be chosen randomly on Monday, January 4th 2021.

Image examples:

The Winner Will Receive:

• A 2-night stay at our award-winning Estate Villa Bed and Breakfast
• A Private Tour and Tasting with our Winemaker, Paul M. Bonarrigo
• An exquisite 5-course Chef’s Table Experience at The Vintage House Restaurant in which our Chef will create a custom wine and food menu based on your preferences.

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Wine AND CHOCOLATE?

Halloween is Almost Here!

Halloween is just 4 days away, and we’ve got one looming question on our minds:

Why do kids get to have all the fun?

All we’re saying is — adults deserve treats too! This Hallowine season, skip the tricks and treat yourself to a decadent pairing of Messina Hof wine and chocolate.

Milky Ways

Chocolates layered with caramel, nougat, nuts, or other heavier flavors pair best with complex dessert wines like our Messina Hof Tawny Port.

Messina Hof Tawny Port is made through a specialized winemaking process in which we bake the barrelled wine under the Texas sun, bringing out the intense and luscious flavors that so perfectly complement complex chocolates.

York Peppermint Patties

Fresh and fragrant chocolates with airy fillings like York Peppermint Patties pair well with light dessert wines like our Late Harvest Orange Muscat Mistella!

The unique mistella winemaking process fortifies the Orange Muscat grapes at the beginning of the fermentation process, bringing out the beautiful and bright aromatics of the juice.

Butterfingers

Chocolates that are crunchy and nutty match best with dynamic medium-bodied red wines. Messina Hof GSM (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre) is a complex dry red blend that can flex to fit the texture and flavors with ease.

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Candy? We want wine. (Free Printable Inside!)

Messina Hof Wine = Cauldron Ready


Where do witches, skeletons, and ghosts go when they have some time off?
They skip another night of fright to enjoy a glass at Messina Hof!
Celebrate this weekend at Messina Hof! Enjoy a delectable dinner at our Vintage House Restaurant or a Hallowine tasting and appetizers at any of our wine bars.

Current Tasting Room Hours

Plus, at our Estate Winery in Bryan, Texas, you can purchase our limited-time, souvenir Halloween bottles!

Planning to stay home this weekend? Celebrate the last few days of Texas Wine Month with a bottle or two of Messina Hof!

Download our FREE Messina Hof pumpkin carving template below to use while sipping on your favorite varietal!

Don’t forget to share all of your Halloween photos with us via social media, or e-mail Marketing@messinahof.com for a feature!

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#HallowineGhouls

Halloween is Almost Here!
Spooktacular Party Tips

This Halloween season, we’re grabbing our closest friends, turning on our spookiest playlist, and enjoying our favorite Messina Hof Hallowine at an at-home party like never before! Read on to learn how to add extra special touches to creep it real fun as you skelebrate!

1. Choose a Fa-Boo-Lous Wine
(And Make Sure It’s the Right Temp!)
To fully celebrate Messina Hoftober, uncork wines that are reminiscent of the fall season! We recommend:

Messina Hof Private Reserve Tempranillo: Soft aromas of vanilla, dried leaves, and sandalwood with flavors of bold dark cherry and plum | Chill for 25 minutes and serve at 65°

Messina Hof Private Reserve Blanc Du Bois: Dry, crisp flavors of green apple with delightful floral notes of dandelion | Chill for 1.5 hours and serve at 45°

Messina Hof Ebony Ports of Call: Flavors of sweet, sophisticated vanilla, cinnamon, and rich dark chocolate covered cherry | Chill for 20 minutes and serve at 65°

2. Uncork Festive Possibilities
Our time in quarantine left us with a cork…. or two… or three… (Okay fine. We have drunk a few bottles of wine.) Put your corks to good use with a little creativity and glue! Make spiders, pumpkins, leaves, or whatever you can imagine!

Buy Corks Here

Pumpkin Cork Hallo-wine Craft Tutorial

3. DIY In Advance, So You Can Chill All Night
Try this ice bucket DIY to give your guests pumpkin to talk about. Simply hollow out a pumpkin and put a bowl inside. Now sit back and let the ghost stories do the haunting!

 

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Fall Into Autumn


Fall Favorites: Messina Hof Cocktail Recipe
An Apple A Day Means Fall Can Stay

It’s Texas Wine Month, which gives us the perfect excuse to pair Messina Hof wine with all of our favorite fall flavors! Apples, oranges, and ginger are all making their way into our autumnal wine cocktails.

This week, we’re tasting our Apple-y Ever After Wine Cocktail!

Recipe: Simply fill a pitcher with a few sliced apples, oranges, and lemons, 1 can of your favorite ginger beer, ice, and a bottle of Messina Hof Tribute Series semi-sweet Riesling, stir, and enjoy!

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3 Fun Things to Do This Fall

Every Great Story Starts with Wine
Fun Fall Activity: Messina Hof Virtual 5K

You’ve never seen a Messina Hof run like this!
It’s our VIRTUAL 5K that you don’t want to miss.
No matter your skill, or if you run, jog, or walk.
You can join us on a treadmill or by strolling around the block.

Included in your registration:
• Messina Hof 5K T-shirt
• Custom Messina Hof Finisher Medal that doubles as a wine stopper
• A Personalized 5K bottle of a Messina Hof red wine blend or sparkling red grape juice
• 20% off voucher for our 2021 5K Run Through the Vines
• Engraved 5K wine glass

With so many goodies and exercise, we guarantee you’ll have a great time!

​​For more information, call (979) 778-9463 ext. 234, or e-mail contactus@messinahof.com.

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A Messina Hof Event Like NEVER BEFORE

Run Towards Wine!
Our First Virtual 5K

Our 2020 Wine & Roses 5K Run Through The Vines will be unlike any before! In an effort to keep you, your family, and our communities safe, WE’RE GOING VIRTUAL!

From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Messina Hof Winery has prioritized the safety and health of our guests, staff, and our community. We will continue to uphold those priorities as we encourage you to join us virtually for the most unique Wine & Roses 5K Run Through The Vines yet! On Sunday, October 18, 2020 we invite you to hop on a treadmill, run around the neighborhood, or even take a walk around the block!

Our virtual 5K (3.1 miles) is a chance for everyone to come together and celebrate Texas Wine and the upcoming Fall season.

Following registration, participants will receive:

• Messina Hof 5K T-shirt
• Custom Messina Hof Finisher Medal that functions as a wine stopper
• Certificate for a Personalized 5K bottle of Messina Hof wine or sparkling grape juice
•  20% off voucher for our 2021 5K Run Through the Vines
•  Engraved 5K wine glass

Runners, joggers, and walkers of all experience levels, abilities, and speeds are welcome to participate!

​​For more information, call (979) 778-9463 or e-mail contactus@messinahof.com.

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Happy Sip-tember

Let’s Raise A Glass!
Wine Glass Class

With the days becoming shorter, and our evenings of unwinding and entertaining becoming longer now is the time to reach up into those kitchen cabinets and bring down the confusing world of wine glasses. Read our Wine Glasses 101 guide below and discover what type of glass works best for you.

The type of glass that you use can dramatically enhance the flavor of your wine. The space of the glass above the wine collects aromas, which help your brain pick out all the delicious flavors!

Grand Vin Glass
This glass is universal and can be used for both red and white wines. With a wide-diameter rim, you are guaranteed to smell even the subtlest of notes in your wine!

Stemless Wine Glass
Trendy and easy to hold, this glass is easy on the eyes…and the dishwasher! Stemless glasses catch aromas similarly to classic wine glasses, but they can feel easier to hold and use when entertaining.

Connoisseur Flute
The shape of the Connoisseur Flute helps preserve bubbles, keeping your glass of sparkling wines effervescent and crisp. Using this style of glass, you can be sure to feel elegant and posh with your flute in hand!

Dessert Wine Glass
A traditional Dessert Wine Glass can help prevent the further oxidization of your Port, and as an after-dinner treat, Port, rich in flavor and alcohol may be best served in smaller amounts!

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The Zest Labor Day Ever!

Messina Hof Labor Day Wine Spritzer Recipe
Labor Day = Enjoy A Refreshing Break

Make this Labor Day the zest! This weekend, we’re helping you fill your cup with the last taste of summer, featuring a Messina Hof Lemonade Wine Spritzer! Make a batch of this sweet and sour treat to enjoy during your relaxing weekend.

Messina Hof Lemonade Wine Spritzer (4 servings)

Ingredients:

• 1/2 cup of sugar
• 1 cup of fresh lemon juice
• 1/2 cup of water
• 1 1/2 cups of sparkling water
• 1/4 cup of ice
• 1 cup of chilled Messina Hof Sauvignon Blanc

Recipe:

1. Make the Sparkling Lemonade
Bring 1/2 cup water and the sugar to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate this syrup until cool. Put syrup, lemon juice, and sparkling water in a pitcher.
2. Make the Spritzer
Mix 1 cup of Messina Hof Sauvignon Blanc with the Sparkling Lemonade, ice, and top with lemon wedges!
3. Enjoy
Kick your feet up and soak up the last bit of this summer!

Shop online or visit one of our Tasting Rooms to purchase wine for your weekend fun!

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Psst…Labor Day Means More Time for Wine

The Holiday Weekend is Near!
Raise a Glass to a 3-Day Weekend

Wearing white after Labor Day may be frowned upon, but drinking white never goes out style! With Labor Day Weekend just a week away, it’s a great time to stock up for those holiday weekend celebrations. Get ready for a labor-free weekend with 3 of our current favorite refreshing Messina Hof white wines.

Bonarrigo Family Wines Heritage Select 2019 
• Dry white blend of Italian varietals grown in Texas – Pinot Grigio and Trebbiano
• Delicate aromas of honeysuckle and white flowers
• Crisp citrus and smooth tropical flavors

Sauvignon Blanc 2018
• 100% Sauvignon Blanc
• Striking aromas of lemongrass
• Succulent flavors of white peach and melon

Private Reserve Gewürztraminer 2019
• 95% Gewürztraminer and 5% Riesling
• Semi-sweet and medium-bodied
• Notes of lychee, ginger, and ripe fruits

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