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Notes and news about the Family at Messina Hof

Family Scrapbook

The vineyards in Bryan and in Fredericksburg at Messina Hof’s winery locations are looking beautiful. The vines appear to be ready to produce a bountiful crop for the 2013 vintage. The Lenoir grapes are growing heavier, and look to be … Continue reading

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Messina Hof Weekend Celebrations

I feel so blessed that Messina Hof was able to share in the many celebrations this past weekend – graduation, birthdays and Mother’s Day. The Vintage House served a record number of guests, the Villa celebrated the graduation of Aggie … Continue reading

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Family Scrapbook

This week in here in Aggieland is set to be a big one. Graduation celebrations of all kinds are scheduled to start later this week and continue all weekend. The Vintage House is anticipating a full house, and Retail and … Continue reading

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Family Blog

Paul V, Mama Rosa and I decorated our tree this year. It is not our traditional Christmas tree; it is a huge Cypress in our front yard. It is not even shaped like a Christmas tree. Yes, it is an outdoor tree. No, we … Continue reading

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Family Tradition Continues at Messina Hof

Family tradition continues at Messina Hof with new traditions being born. A Birthday group takes photos next to the vine row an annual pilgrimage! They wrote: “My name is Tanya Knapp, Cory and I chose this location as our destination … Continue reading

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Texas Reds Steak & Grape

October is such a great month and this weekend was a great example of why! Texas Reds Steak and Grape Festival was fabulous. Wines from 26 Texas wineries, juicy steaks, and great music were served up Friday and Saturday. Messina … Continue reading

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Success-orship at Messina Hof Wine Cellars, Inc

Every family business comes to a moment of truth. As the managing generation readies for retirement, (or as we say – where is the Lord leading us next?) what will happen to the business? The only way such a business … Continue reading

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Paul Anthony Bonarrigo Finally Joins the Family

The first week of harvest was most eventful. We harvested Paul Anthony Bonarrigo on July 19, 2012. He weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces, was 19 inches long, and had more hair than I have ever seen on a newborn. Sophia … Continue reading

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Food, Family, Travel, and Good Times!

There is no place like home.  Every year Paul and I try to get away for a relaxing trip prior to harvest.  This year we took Mama Rosa to the Dominican Republic.  It was “all inclusive” so it felt like we … Continue reading

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I am the vine and my Father is the vine tender

“It was that one little step- that little leap of faith we took that has allowed us to do what we do today and we are so blessed, “Merrill said, “it is not one of those things you plan; God provided one opportunity after another.”

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