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June Vineyard Notes

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First ever harvest at Messina Hof Estates in the Vineyard District! It is so exciting to harvest and see how well the plants at Messina Hof Estates have done. Harvest from around the state is rolling in. The sugars are going up. The color in the Lenoir Papa Paulo Port skins is getting darker. As […]

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Enjoy small moments together…

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Tomatoes are special in so many ways. They are – a staple fruit/veggie in our diets suitable for our area. – easy to process for storage as marinara sauce, tomato juice, dried tomatoes, tomato soup, etc. All can be frozen for use later. – easy to grow & a great way to get young children […]

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Guest Tablescaper: Telva

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My Table Scape and Life acronym is “KISS” Keep It Simple and Spontaneous What your guests remember most about your event is not did you have matching wine glasses or was your bread knife positioned correctly on the table. What they remember is how welcome you made them feel and how much fun they had […]

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Cornmeal Dusted Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

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  Print Cornmeal Dusted Fried Green Tomatoes as prepared by Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House Restaurant at Messina Hof Winery Course Appetizer Cuisine American Servings 4 Ingredients 2-3 large green tomatoes cored & sliced 1/2 inch thick 1 cup buttermilk 3 whole eggs 1 tbsp pepper sauce 2 cups yellow cornmeal 1 cup […]

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Guest Tablescaper: Vana

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Tablescape Tips: Guest VIP Tablescape Artist, Vana Stiller “April showers bring May flowers” but they also bring vegetables and fruits from the garden and the vineyard. Recreate a similar tablescape by gathering random items from around your home (keeping your theme in mind): • Containers and/or objects of varying heights and sizes including wooden or […]

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May Vineyard Notes

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Spring has blessed the Vineyard. The vines are reaching to the heavens as we refer to this time as the hallelujah phase. The fruit is setting & we are now 60 days away from harvest. Messina Hof estates will have its 1st harvest this year producing revenue for the HOA. The wildflowers were more beautiful […]

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Remember this??

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Enjoy small moments together… Paul and I just harvested our potatoes. They were all sizes. It was so much fun and easy to do. The small marble sized ones are great just thrown into the frying pan over medium heat. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper until just tender. They are delicious and you […]

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Wine Pairings for Potato Lyonnaise

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WINE PAIRINGS FOR POTATO LYONNAISE as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo Lyonnaise – heralding from Lyon, France – suggests that French-style wines would be great matches for this dish. Lyon is part of the Rhone region of France and is known for great grape varietals such as Viognier, Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Syrah among others. Recommended Wines: […]

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