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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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Food & Wine Pairing Tips

Food & Wine Pairing Tips

Food & Wine Pairing: as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo Food and wine ...

Squash- Gardening Quick Tips

Squash- Gardening Quick Tips

Squash- Gardening Quick Tips as recommended by Michael Vidrine Summer Squash 10 Quick Tips  ...

Wine Pairing with Stuffed Summer Squash

Wine Pairing with Stuffed Summer Squash

Wine Pairing with Stuffed Summer Squash: as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill ...

Squash- Gardening Tips from the Culinary View

Squash- Gardening Tips from the Culinary View

Squash- Gardening Tips from the Culinary View as recommended by Michael Vidrine Summer ...

Baked Stuffed Yellow Squash Recipe

Baked Stuffed Yellow Squash Recipe

  Serves 4 people Inspired by Executive Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House Restaurant ...

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Onions

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Onions

Wine Pairings for Beets and Roasted Beet Salad: as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill ...

Carmelized Onion Galette Recipe

Carmelized Onion Galette Recipe

  Inspired by Executive Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House Restaurant features ...

Onions- Gardening Tips from the Culinary View

Onions- Gardening Tips from the Culinary View

Onions- Gardening Tips from the Culinary View as recommended by Michael Vidrine We’ve ...

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Beets

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Beets

Wine Pairings for Beets and Roasted Beet Salad: as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill ...

Roasted Beet Salad with Orange and Avocado

Roasted Beet Salad with Orange and Avocado

  Inspired by Executive Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House Restaurant features ...

Beets – one of the World’s Healthiest Foods

Beets – one of the World’s Healthiest Foods

Beets- One of the World’s Healthiest Foods as recommended by Michael Vidrine April is our ...

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Carrots

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Carrots

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Carrots as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo ...

Roasted Honey Glazed Carrots Recipe

Roasted Honey Glazed Carrots Recipe

  Inspired by Executive Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House Restaurant features ...

Carrots – Your Choice of color – even Maroon or Orange – Gardening Tips from the Culinary View

Carrots – Your Choice of color – even Maroon or Orange – Gardening Tips from the Culinary View

Carrots – Your Choice of color – even Maroon or Orange as recommended by Michael Vidrine ...

Fried Cabbage with Bacon and Onions Recipe

Fried Cabbage with Bacon and Onions Recipe

  Inspired by Executive Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House Restaurant features ...

Versatile & Healthful Cabbage – Gardening Tips from the Culinary View

Versatile & Healthful Cabbage – Gardening Tips from the Culinary View

VERSATILE AND HEALTHFUL CABBAGE – GARDENING TIPS FROM THE CULINARY VIEW as recommended by ...

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Cabbage

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Cabbage

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Cabbage as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo ...

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Broccoli

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Broccoli

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Broccoli as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo ...

Broccoli Custard Recipe

Broccoli Custard Recipe

  Inspired by Executive Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House Restaurant features ...

Broccoli – Gardening Tips from the Culinary View

Broccoli – Gardening Tips from the Culinary View

BROCCOLI – GARDENING TIPS FROM THE CULINARY VIEW as recommended by Michael Vidrine   ...

Sagrantino Triumphs in Texas and Beyond

Sagrantino Triumphs in Texas and Beyond

Sagrantino Triumphs in Texas and Beyond by Paul Vincent Bonarrigo, Co-Founder of Messina Hof ...

John 15 Tour at Messina Hof Winery in Bryan, Texas

John 15 Tour at Messina Hof Winery in Bryan, Texas

Every year, many people come to Messina Hof vineyard for a John 15 tour. John 15 is a chapter in ...

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Greens

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Greens

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Greens as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo ...

Collard Greens with Bacon, Onions and Messina Hof Primitivo

Collard Greens with Bacon, Onions and Messina Hof Primitivo

Inspired by Executive Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House Restaurant features vineyard ...

Mustard Greens – Gardening Tips from the Culinary View

Mustard Greens – Gardening Tips from the Culinary View

MUSTARD GREENS – GARDENING TIPS FROM THE CULINARY VIEW as recommended by Michael Vidrine ...

Wine Pairings for Edamame

Wine Pairings for Edamame

Wine Pairings for Edamame as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo   5 ...

Crispy Parmesan Bites featuring Edamame

Crispy Parmesan Bites featuring Edamame

    Inspired by Executive Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House Restaurant features ...

Edamame – Gardening Tips from the Culinary View

Edamame – Gardening Tips from the Culinary View

EDAMAME – GARDENING TIPS FROM THE CULINARY VIEW as recommended by Michael Vidrine We are ...

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Peppers

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Peppers

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Peppers as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo ...

Peperonata Recipe featuring Peppers

Peperonata Recipe featuring Peppers

  Executive Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House Restaurant features vineyard cuisine ...

Peppers – Gardening Tips from the Culinary View

Peppers – Gardening Tips from the Culinary View

PEPPERS – GARDENING TIPS FROM THE CULINARY VIEW as recommended by Michael Vidrine Did you ...

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Winter Squash

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Winter Squash

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Winter Squash as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill ...

Baked Winter Squash Recipe featuring Acorn Squash

Baked Winter Squash Recipe featuring Acorn Squash

  Executive Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House Restaurant features vineyard cuisine ...

Winter Squash – Gardening Tips from the Culinary View

Winter Squash – Gardening Tips from the Culinary View

WINTER SQUASH – GARDENING TIPS FROM THE CULINARY VIEW as recommended by Michael Vidrine ...

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Jujube

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Jujube

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Jujube as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo ...

Date Nut Bread Recipe with Jujube (Chinese red Date)

Date Nut Bread Recipe with Jujube (Chinese red Date)

    Executive Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House Restaurant features vineyard ...

Jujube – Gardening Tips from the Culinary View

Jujube – Gardening Tips from the Culinary View

JUJUBE – GARDENING TIPS FROM THE CULINARY VIEW as recommended by Michael Vidrine It is ...

Fete des Vignerons 2019

Fete des Vignerons 2019

Fete des Vignerons 2019 July 18th – August 11, 2019 Looking for something to do in the next 13 ...

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Southern Peas

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Southern Peas

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Southern Peas as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill ...

Cowboy Caviar Recipe with Southern Peas

Cowboy Caviar Recipe with Southern Peas

  This is a great recipe for these hot summer days.  I keep this salad in my ...

Southern Peas – Gardening Tips from the Culinary View

Southern Peas – Gardening Tips from the Culinary View

SOUTHERN PEAS – GARDENING TIPS FROM THE CULINARY VIEW as recommended by Michael Vidrine ...

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Blackberries

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Blackberries

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Blackberries as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill ...

Blackberry Crisp Recipe

Blackberry Crisp Recipe

1 lb Fresh Blackberries (hulled and rinsed)3 Tbsp sugar3 Tbsp AP flour½ cup MH port2 cups rolled ...

Blackberries – Gardening Tips from the Culinary View

Blackberries – Gardening Tips from the Culinary View

BLACKBERRIES – GARDENING TIPS FROM THE CULINARY VIEW as recommended by Michael Vidrine ...

Benefits of Grow Tubes in the Vineyard

Benefits of Grow Tubes in the Vineyard

Die back on a baby vine: how the vinetender protects the new growth with a grow tube.   The ...

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Plums

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Plums

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Plums as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo ...

PLUMS-GARDENING TIPS FROM THE CULINARY VIEW

PLUMS-GARDENING TIPS FROM THE CULINARY VIEW

PLUMS-GARDENING TIPS FROM THE CULINARY VIEW as recommended by Michael Vidrine In May we are ...

Cruising for the Spirit as well as the Fun – Seine River

Cruising for the Spirit as well as the Fun – Seine River

Cruising for the Spirit as well as the Fun – Seine River Messina Hof Cruisers enjoyed a ...

New Zealand and Tahiti 2019

New Zealand and Tahiti 2019

New Zealand and Tahiti 2019 January is a great time to get away from the cold and enjoy some ...

Native Landscapes of Messina Hof Estates and the Vineyard District

Native Landscapes of Messina Hof Estates and the Vineyard District

Native Landscapes of Messina Hof Estates and the Vineyard District The Vineyard District is ...

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Swiss Chard

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Swiss Chard

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Native Redbuds as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill ...

Swiss Chard – April Gardening Tips from The Culinary View

Swiss Chard – April Gardening Tips from The Culinary View

Tips for your Garden in April as recommended by Michael Vidrine By April, we are well into ...

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Native Redbuds

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Native Redbuds

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Native Redbuds as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill ...

Redbuds – March Gardening Tips from The Culinary View

Redbuds – March Gardening Tips from The Culinary View

Tips for your Garden in March as recommended by Michael Vidrine March is often a month that ...

‘So many pots to make and so little time’ – Rachel Norris

‘So many pots to make and so little time’ – Rachel Norris

‘So many pots to make and so little time’: longtime potter travels the country sharing ...

Wine Pairings for Mixed Season Lettuce with a Berry Grenache Vinaigrette

Wine Pairings for Mixed Season Lettuce with a Berry Grenache Vinaigrette

Wine Pairings for Mixed Season Lettuce with a Berry Grenache Vinaigrette as recommended by Karen ...

Mixed Season Lettuce with a Berry Grenache Vinaigrette Recipe

Mixed Season Lettuce with a Berry Grenache Vinaigrette Recipe

For the salad base use a blend of Romaine, Butter Crunch, Black Simpson, Oak Leaf and Red Tip ...

Lettuces – February Gardening Tips from The Culinary View

Lettuces – February Gardening Tips from The Culinary View

Tips for your Garden in February as recommended by Mike Vidrine The many faces of Lettuce ...

The Bible Project

The Bible Project

The Bible Project “The Bible Project is a non-profit animation studio that produces ...

Wine Pairings for Sugar Snap Pea Salad

Wine Pairings for Sugar Snap Pea Salad

Wine Pairings for Sugar Snap Pea Salad as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo ...

Fresh Sugar Snap Pea Salad Recipe

Fresh Sugar Snap Pea Salad Recipe

Fresh Sugar Snap Pea Salad 8 oz. fresh sugar snap peas½ red bell pepper julienne¾ cup buttermilk3 ...

Peas – January Gardening Tips from The Culinary View

Peas – January Gardening Tips from The Culinary View

Tips for your Garden in January as recommended by Mike Vidrine If you are looking for an ...

Happy New Year from the Vineyard District!  2019 is here.

Happy New Year from the Vineyard District! 2019 is here.

Each year January 1st is filled with traditions.  Ours begins with the official Midnight ...

Pecan Caramel Bread pudding

Pecan Caramel Bread pudding

Pecan Caramel Bread pudding 1 loaf white bread (cubed)1 quart liquid eggs2 cups half and half1 cup ...

Wine Pairings for Persimmons

Wine Pairings for Persimmons

WINE PAIRINGS FOR PERSIMMONS as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo ...

Vintage House Persimmon Salsa Recipe

Vintage House Persimmon Salsa Recipe

  CLICK HERE FOR WINE PAIRING SUGGESTIONS FOR THIS RECIPE

Persimmons – December Gardening Tips from The Culinary View

Persimmons – December Gardening Tips from The Culinary View

Tips for your Garden in December as recommended by Mike Vidrine By December the warm season ...

Wine Travel to Umbria 2018

Wine Travel to Umbria 2018

Wine Travel to Umbria 2018 If you have not been to Umbria, you need to put it on your bucket ...

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 ...

Asparagus – April Gardening Tips from The Culinary View

Asparagus – April Gardening Tips from The Culinary View

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

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 ...

Radishes – March Gardening Tips from The Culinary View

Radishes – March Gardening Tips from The Culinary View

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

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 • ...

Spinach – February Gardening Tips from The Culinary View

Spinach – February Gardening Tips from The Culinary View

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

Broccoli – January Gardening Tips from The Culinary View

Broccoli – January Gardening Tips from The Culinary View

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

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 ...

Roast Broccoli with Lemon Yogurt Recipe

Roast Broccoli with Lemon Yogurt Recipe

as prepared by Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House Restaurant at Messina Hof Winery CLICK ...

Guest Tablescapers: The Knapps

Guest Tablescapers: The Knapps

Tablescape Tips: Guest Tablescape Artists, The Knapps We love to dine outdoors and whenever we ...

Snow in the Vineyard District!

Snow in the Vineyard District!

What an unexpected early Christmas present we received. White Christmas in the vines is unique ...

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 ...

Satsuma Orange Curd Recipe

Satsuma Orange Curd Recipe

  as prepared by Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House Restaurant at Messina Hof Winery ...

Satsuma Mandarins – December Gardening Tips from The Culinary View

Satsuma Mandarins – December Gardening Tips from The Culinary View

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

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 ...

Pairing Wine and Tea

Pairing Wine and Tea

Vineyard Cuisine is the art of food preparation incorporating wine and fresh garden ingredients. ...

Wine Pairings for Pecan Biscotti

Wine Pairings for Pecan Biscotti

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

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 ...

Pecans – November Gardening Tips from The Culinary View

Pecans – November Gardening Tips from The Culinary View

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

Branches Abiding in the Vine

Branches Abiding in the Vine

Grace Bible gave the sermon “I Am the Vine” on Sunday. Messina Hof was blessed to serve as ...

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