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The Vineyard District celebrates the vineyard lifestyle -fresh food, award winning wine, beautiful sunsets over the vineyard, joys of culinary travel, and fellowship with friends and neighbors. Share the experience in the Vineyard District.

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April Gardening Tips

April Gardening Tips

Tips for your Garden in April as recommended by Charla Anthony April is prime time to plant ...

April Tablescaping Tips from Merrill

April Tablescaping Tips from Merrill

Asparagus comes from a word meaning sprout. Try growing a low flat decorative container of grass ...

Tempura Battered Asparagus Spears Recipe & Wine Pairing

Tempura Battered Asparagus Spears Recipe & Wine Pairing

  Print Tempura Battered Asparagus Spears as prepared by Chef Chris Shepley of the Vintage ...

May Gardening Tips

May Gardening Tips

Tips for your Garden in May as recommended by Charla Anthony May is one of the best and busiest ...

Potato Lyonnaise, Texas Wine Style

Potato Lyonnaise, Texas Wine Style

Print Potato Lyonnaise, Texas Wine Style as prepared by Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House ...

Wine Pairings for Potato Lyonnaise

Wine Pairings for Potato Lyonnaise

WINE PAIRINGS FOR POTATO LYONNAISE as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo Lyonnaise – heralding ...

Remember this??

Remember this??

Enjoy small moments together… Paul and I just harvested our potatoes. They were all sizes. ...

May Vineyard Notes

May Vineyard Notes

Spring has blessed the Vineyard. The vines are reaching to the heavens as we refer to this time ...

Guest Tablescaper: Vana

Guest Tablescaper: Vana

Tablescape Tips: Guest VIP Tablescape Artist, Vana Stiller “April showers bring May ...

June Gardening Tips

June Gardening Tips

Tips for your Garden in June as recommended by Charla Anthony Harvest is often associated with ...

Cornmeal Dusted Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

Cornmeal Dusted Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

  Print Cornmeal Dusted Fried Green Tomatoes as prepared by Chef Chris Shepley of The ...

Guest Tablescaper: Telva

Guest Tablescaper: Telva

My Table Scape and Life acronym is “KISS” Keep It Simple and Spontaneous What your guests ...

Enjoy small moments together…

Enjoy small moments together…

Tomatoes are special in so many ways. They are – a staple fruit/veggie in our diets ...

June Vineyard Notes

June Vineyard Notes

First ever harvest at Messina Hof Estates in the Vineyard District! It is so exciting to harvest ...

Wine pairings for Fried Green Tomatoes & Other Tomato Dishes

Wine pairings for Fried Green Tomatoes & Other Tomato Dishes

WINE PAIRINGS FOR FRIED GREEN TOMATOES & OTHER TOMATO DISHES as recommended by Karen ...

June in the Neighborhood

June in the Neighborhood

When you’re in the neighborhood in the summer, stop by Bob Norris’ Farm to Market ...

Spinach Cantaloupe Salad Recipe

Spinach Cantaloupe Salad Recipe

  Print Spinach Cantaloupe Salad as prepared by Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House ...

July Gardening Tips

July Gardening Tips

Tips for your Garden in July as recommended by Charla Anthony With harvesting winding down for ...

July In the Neighborhood

July In the Neighborhood

The Vineyard District is bustling with thanksgiving for great harvests! Harvesting, canning, ...

July Vineyard Notes

July Vineyard Notes

July Vineyard Notes The Messina Hof Estates Vineyards have just begun veraison. Veraison is the ...

Wine Pairings for Spinach Cantaloupe Salad & Other Melon Dishes

Wine Pairings for Spinach Cantaloupe Salad & Other Melon Dishes

WINE PAIRINGS FOR SPINACH CANTALOUPE SALAD & OTHER MELON DISHES as recommended by Karen ...

Reflecting on the Vineyard Lifestyle

Reflecting on the Vineyard Lifestyle

Sitting on the patio of our motel room at the Spyglass Inn in Pismo, California, I look beyond ...

Baba Ganoush Recipe

Baba Ganoush Recipe

  Print Baba Ganoush as prepared by Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House Restaurant at ...

Wine Pairings for Baba Ganoush

Wine Pairings for Baba Ganoush

WINE PAIRINGS FOR BABA GANOUSH as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo • Roasting eggplant results ...

Guest Tablescapers: Mike & Shari

Guest Tablescapers: Mike & Shari

We travel to expand our experiences as a couple, building one memory at a time. A favorite part ...

August Vineyard Notes

August Vineyard Notes

First ever harvest at Messina Hof Estates in the Vineyard District! It is so exciting to harvest ...

Cucuzza

Cucuzza

Eggplants are heavily used in Italian dishes. At the markets in Sicily, eggplant and cucuzza are ...

August Gardening Tips

August Gardening Tips

Tips for your Garden in August as recommended by Charla Anthony Timing is always important for ...

August in the Neighborhood

August in the Neighborhood

Joy Pottery Across the street from Messina Hof Winery is Joy Pottery. It is the home of artist ...

Cucuzza Squash Dip Recipe

Cucuzza Squash Dip Recipe

  Print Cucuzza Squash Dip as prepared by Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House ...

Cucuzza Squash Spice Bread Recipe

Cucuzza Squash Spice Bread Recipe

  Print Cucuzza Spice Bread as prepared by Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House ...

September Gardening Tips

September Gardening Tips

Tips for your Garden in September as recommended by Charla Anthony The cool season garden takes ...

September Vineyard Notes

September Vineyard Notes

2017 Messina Hof Estates vineyard produced its first crop. After the heavy rains from Hurricane ...

September in the Neighborhood

September in the Neighborhood

The Vineyard District is fortunate to be on high ground so there were no flooding issues.   ...

Guest Tablescaper: Lynn Hagan

Guest Tablescaper: Lynn Hagan

At Hagan Ranch, our philosophy of entertaining is simple – comfort. Comfort food, comfort for ...

Wine Pairings for Tailgates

Wine Pairings for Tailgates

WINE PAIRINGS FOR TAILGATES as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo Tailgating offers a great ...

October Gardening Tips

October Gardening Tips

Tips for your Garden in October as recommended by Charla Anthony Renewed interest in growing ...

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Print Sweet potato casserole as prepared by Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House Restaurant ...

October Vineyard Notes

October Vineyard Notes

In October the vineyard gets a well-deserved rest. The leaves turn a brilliant red and yellow. ...

Wine Pairings for Sweet Potato Casserole

Wine Pairings for Sweet Potato Casserole

WINE PAIRINGS FOR SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo Sweet potatoes are a ...

Guest Tablescapers: Wanda & Mike

Guest Tablescapers: Wanda & Mike

“Mike and I moved to College Station and built a home in 2011. Our new home includes a large, ...

November Gardening Tips

November Gardening Tips

Tips for your Garden in November as recommended by Charla Anthony Cool season crops are growing ...

Messina Hof Pecan Biscotti Recipe

Messina Hof Pecan Biscotti Recipe

“Biscotti is such an Italian treat. It seems that every Italian household has a jar of ...

Wine Pairings for Pecan Biscotti

Wine Pairings for Pecan Biscotti

WINE PAIRINGS FOR PECAN BISCOTTI as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo – Holidays are filled ...

Bull Canes and Playground Bullies

Bull Canes and Playground Bullies

The Vineyard teaches us many things. For instance, there are bullies in the vines as well as in ...

December Gardening Tips

December Gardening Tips

Tips for your Garden in December as recommended by Charla Anthony With minimal planting and ...

Satsuma Orange Curd Recipe

Satsuma Orange Curd Recipe

  Print Satsuma orange curd as prepared by Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House ...

Wine pairing for Satsuma Orange Curd

Wine pairing for Satsuma Orange Curd

WINE PAIRINGS FOR PECAN BISCOTTI as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo Satsuma oranges are sweet ...

Roast Broccoli with Lemon Yogurt Recipe

Roast Broccoli with Lemon Yogurt Recipe

Print Roast Broccoli with Lemon Yogurt Recipe as prepared by Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage ...

Wine Pairing for Roast Broccoli with Lemon Yogurt

Wine Pairing for Roast Broccoli with Lemon Yogurt

WINE PAIRINGS FOR ROAST BROCCOLI WITH LEMON YOGURT as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo Broccoli is ...

January Gardening Tips

January Gardening Tips

Tips for your Garden in January as recommended by Charla Anthony January – who knew, there ...

February Gardening Tips

February Gardening Tips

Tips for your Garden in February as recommended by Charla Anthony February gardens and ...

Wilted Spinach and Mushrooms with Bacon

Wilted Spinach and Mushrooms with Bacon

Print Wilted Spinach and Mushrooms with Bacon Ingredients 1 cup bacon cut into juliennes ½ ...

Wine Pairing for Wilted Spinach and Mushrooms with Bacon

Wine Pairing for Wilted Spinach and Mushrooms with Bacon

WINE PAIRINGS FOR WILTED SPINACH AND MUSHROOMS WITH BACON as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo • ...

March Gardening Tips

March Gardening Tips

Tips for your Garden in March as recommended by Mike Vidrine, Brazos Valley Gardener, Orchardist ...

Roast Beets with Goat Cheese Recipe

Roast Beets with Goat Cheese Recipe

  Print Roast Beets with Goat Cheese Ingredients 2 pounds fresh beets 1 cup Olive oil Salt ...

Wine Pairing for Roast Beets with Goat Cheese

Wine Pairing for Roast Beets with Goat Cheese

WINE PAIRINGS FOR ROAST BEETS WITH GOAT CHEESE as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo Beets are ...

April Gardening Tips

April Gardening Tips

Tips for your Garden in April as recommended by Mike Vidrine, Brazos Valley Gardener, Orchardist ...

Tempura Battered Asparagus Recipe

Tempura Battered Asparagus Recipe

  Print Tempura Battered Asparagus With A Soy Solera Sherry Dipping Sauce Ingredients ...

Wine Pairings for Tempura Battered Asparagus

Wine Pairings for Tempura Battered Asparagus

WINE PAIRINGS FOR TEMPURA BATTERED ASPARAGUS as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo Asparagus is ...

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