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Messina Hof Wine Cellars

Messina Hof Wine Cellars In a community steeped in tradition, Messina Hof Winery & Resort holds its own with a 200-year history of award winning wines. Although the winery itself was officially established when we released our first vintage in 1983, the rich wine heritage of Winemaker Paul Bonarrigo dates back six generations to Messina, Sicily. Merrill Bonarrigo's family originates from Hof, Germany. Together they have pioneered the Texas Wine Industry in creating premium wines of distinction and a landmark wine country destination. With tours, festivals, the Harvest Pickers Club, wine seminars, Vintner Dinners and other events, we strive to accompany our excellence in wine production with excellence in education and entertainment. Our unparalleled wine and food pairing efforts have helped to make choices easy for the casual wine drinker, while becoming a hallmark for the wine industry. Messina Hof can be a unique and beautiful location for your next event. Whether it is a wedding, luncheon, meeting, corporate gathering, consider Messina Hof! The tradition of Messina Hof is evident in the Guest Center, where you will encounter a 19th-Century estate home, originally built as a convent. The structure now serves as a breathtaking center of family antiques and lovely gift items. The deck and lake behind the winery provide a perfect setting for a relaxing picnic with a vineyard view. Our famous winery tours and tastings have become a tourism destination for thousands of wine aficionados. The Vintage House restaurant serves up Vineyard Cuisine accented by fresh herbs and vegetables from our Estate Vineyard Garden. They serve only the freshest meats and seafood and use Messina Hof wine in all of their marinades and sauces. The Villa, our bed and breakfast, allows guests the kind of romance and privacy previously found only in fairytales. Each room is uniquely decorated with fine antiques and your stay includes a winery tour, wine tasting, wine & cheese reception in the evening and a European breakfast served with Champagne.

Directions
From Houston: Take Hwy. 290 West to Hwy. 6 North to Bryan. Exit Old Reliance Rd. in Bryan and turn right. Follow the signs to Messina Hof. From Dallas: Take I-45 South towards Madisonville. Take Hwy. 21 West to Bryan. Turn left at Wallis Rd. at the Messina Hof sign. Follow Wallis Rd. to Old Reliance Rd and turn left. Drive for 6/10 of a mile. From Ft. Worth/Waco: Take I-35 South to Waco. Take Hwy. 6 South to Bryan. Exit Old Reliance Rd. Turn left and follow the signs. From Austin: Take Hwy. 290 East to Hwy. 21 East to Bryan. Exit Hwy. 6 South. Exit Old Reliance Rd. to the left and follow the signs to Messina Hof.


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4545 Old Reliance Road, Bryan, TX, US, 77808 Email: vintage@messinahof.com
Phone: 979-778-9463 Web: www.messinahof.com
Fax: 979-778-1729
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  Angel Late Harvest Johannisberg Riesling
Messina Hof's "Angel" is a crisp, sweet dessert wine, perfect with fruit, cheesecake and light, sweet chocolate desserts. Interational Double Gold Winner. Tasters Guild International Wine Competion Gold Medal. Serve chilled at 45 degrees F.
  Barrel Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Messina Hof's Barrel Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich, fullbodied red wine with luscious oak and berry flavors. The perfect wine for beef, lamb, venison and spicy sauces. Gold Medal at Taster's Guild International. Serve at 65 degrees F.
  Barrel Reserve Chardonnay
Messina Hof's Barrel Reserve Chardonnay is rich, woody and buttery. It pairs nicely with lobster, shrimp, chicken, turkey, and rich, buttery sauces. A Gold Medal winner at Taster's Guild International. Serve chilled at 45 degrees F.
  Barrel Reserve Merlot
Messina Hof's Barrel Reserve Merlot is known for its berry aromas and silky, smooth elegance. This wonderful wine is great with beef, lamb, pizza and rich red sauces. Among a line of Gold Medal winners at the Los Angeles County Fair. Serve at 65 degrees F.
  Barrel Reserve Papa Paulo Port
This legendary Gold Medal winning Barrel Reserve Ruby Port is our classic "solara" blend of three great vintages. It's the first port in the world produced naturally...without any brandy. It's chocolately-rich with with a velvet texture. Our port was voted a "USA Best Buy." Serve proudly at room temperature.
  Barrel Reserve Pinot Noir
Messina Hof's Barrel Reserve Pinot Noir is fruity and elegant in a rich Burgundian style. This lovely Pinot Noir complements light meats, pasta and grilled seafood. Winner of the Silver Medal at the Dallas Morning News International Competition. Tasters Guild International Wine Competion Gold Medal. Serve at 65 degrees F.
  Barrel Reserve Tex-Zin
Messina Hof's Trademarked Red Zinfandel. "Best of Class" winner. Rich, berry and spicy flavors make this wine the perfect complement to beef, lamb, venison and Tex-Mex cuisine. Tasters Guild International Wine Competion Silver Medal. Serve at 65 degrees F.
  Bonfire Blush
Messina Hof's Bonfire Blush is bottled annually for Thanksgiving. Created from Zinfandel grapes, which are grown in north Texas west of Plainview, this wine has luscious cherry and strawberry flavors. Skin contact for four hours provides a lovely hint of cherry color. Cool fermentation with German yeast strains and cold bottling preserve the natural CO2 in the wine.
  Cabernet Franc
Messina Hof's Private Reserve Cabernet Franc is Double Barrel Aged. Aged a minimum of 6 months in French Oak and then, a minimum of 6 months in American oak. It is a rich wine bursting with blackberries, vanilla and all-spice. Made in a classic Bordeaux style, it nicely compliments grilled meats, game and spicy sauces.
  Cabin Noir
Messina Hof's proprietary blend of 80% Ruby Cabernet and 20% Lenoir. The wine has a delighful cherry flavor with a hint of oak. Perfectly served with Texas Beef, Texas Chicken and Texas Seafood. Serve at 65 degrees F.
  Chenin Blanc
Messina Hof's Chenin Blanc is slightly sweet and very fruity with floral aromas. It's particularly flavorful with Cajun or blackened seafood, strong-flavored cheeses and low-fat dishes. Among a line of gold medal winners at the Texas Wine Classic. Serve chilled at 45 degrees F.
  Ebony Ports Of Call
Ebony, naturally fermented to 16% alcohol, is a solera blend of the last three vintages. The combination of three vintages, each with their own contributive strengths, enhances consistency on the palate. This lower-alcohol port-like dessert wine has wonderful chocolate covered cherry flavors.
  Gamay Beaujolais
Messina Hof's award winning Gamay is the perfect red wine for white wine palates. Lighter than most reds, this Gamay is soft, light, and fruity with just a hint of sweetness. It's delicious with hamburgers, BBQ or pork chops. Serve at 60 degrees F.
  Gew├╝rztraminer
This noble grape of Germany and Alsace, France is spicy, floral and very aromatic. Finished in a sweet style, the wine complements seafood, poultry and spicy entrees. Gold Medal Winner at the People's Choice Awards. Serve chilled at 45 degrees F.
  Glory Late Harvest Muscat Canelli
Messina Hof's Glory is an excitingly fragrant and fruity wine, perfectly complementing seafood, spicy cuisine, pasta and fruit. Among a line of silver medalists at the Houston Club and People's Choice competitions. Serve chilled at 45 degrees F.
  Ivory Ports Of Call
Ivory is a rich blend of late harvested Muscat Canelli and our barrel fermented Sauvignon Blanc...40% aged in oak and 60% tank-fermented. This unique combination produces great character and complexity. Ivory has a medium to heavy body and long aftertaste of grapefruit and green melon flavors.
  Johannisberg Riesling
Messina Hof's Johannisberg Riesling is fresh and delicate with floral aromas. It brings out the flavors of spicy, German and Oriental dishes, Cajun or blackened seafood and low-fat cuisine. Gold Medal winner at the People's Choice Awards. Tasters Guild International Wine Competition Gold Medal. Serve chilled at 45 degrees F.
  Mama Rosa Ros├ę
Messina Hof's White Cabernet Sauvignon is semi-sweet with hints of cherries and raspberries. It's soft, smooth and very versatile...great with spicy pasta, Hispanic or Asian cuisine and fresh strawberries. Serve chilled at 45 degrees F.
  Muscat Canelli
Messina Hof's Muscat Canelli is an excitingly fragrant and fruity wine. It pairs particularly well with seafood, spicy cuisine, pasta, low-fat dishes, and German and oriental food. Gold Medal and Best of Class at the Dallas Morning News Competition. Tasters Guild International Wine Competition Silver Medal. Serve chilled at 45 degrees F.
  Paulo
Hand-harvested, handmade, and handed down to each Bonarrigo generation since 1800. The Texas grapes and American oak barrels were personally selected by the Winemaker. Paulo is a classic Bordeaux blend of our legendary Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon - incredibly smooth, yet complex and hearty. It pairs nicely with Texas beef, game, and zesty red sauces. Gold Medal winner of the Taster's Guild International Wine Competition.
  Pinot Grigio
Our Pinot Grigio, the Italian version of Sauvignon Blanc, is crisp and clean. As such, this is a great warm weather wine. It's wonderful floral and citrus aromas complement light cheeses, fish, poultry and lemony sauces. Serve chilled, about 45 degrees.
  Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
The dry harvest season for our vineyard in New Deal, Texas produced great intensity with chocolate overtones. This rich, hearty Bordeaux-style wine is perfectly aged in American oak barrels, and complements beef and dishes with red sauces. Messina Hof's family of Cabernet's have won Gold Medals at prestigious international wine competitions like the Los Angeles County Fair. Serve at 65 degrees F.
  Private Reserve Chardonnay
Grown in our vineyard at Half-Way, Texas, these Chardonnay grapes went through barrel and malolactic fermentation before being aged in French oak barrels. With rich, woody and buttery flavors, this chardonnay pairs well with Gulf Coast seafood. Winner of Gold Medals in national and international competitions. Serve chilled at 45 degrees F.
  Private Reserve Merlot
Bursting with raspberries, vanilla, and allspice, this Merlot is made in a classic Bordeaux style and nicely complements grilled meats, game, and spicy sauces. These grapes were grown in our New Home, Texas vineyard and enters a family of Gold Medal winners at the Los Angeles County Fair. Serve at 65 degree F.
  Private Reserve Papa Paulo Port
This legendary Private Reserve Ruby Port wins Gold Medals worldwide. It's the first port in the world produced naturally...without any brandy. Double-Barrel Aged, this is a smooth, rich chocolate and cherry delight. For dessert or served alone, this is the Port voted "the best in the USA." Serve proudly at room temperature.
  Private Reserve Pinot Noir
Messina Hof's Private Reserve Pinot Noir is 100% Pinot made from our vineyard in Halfway, Texas. Harvesting at full ripeness allows the wine to maintain excellent color and complexity. It's aged for twelve months in new French oak and then, aged another twelve months in new American oak. Our Pinot has an incredible intensity of color and rich flavors of fruit, especially cherry and blackberry.
  Private Reserve Tex-Zin
Messina Hof's Private Reserve Tex-Zin is Double Barrel Aged Red Zinfandel and is more than just a Big Zin....it's as "Big as Texas." Tex-Zin is big and bold. Double Barrel Aged one year in French oak then one year in new American oak. Serve at room temperature, about 65 degrees F.
  Romance (Blush)
Our Zinfandel grapes, grown in north Texas west of Plainview, receive skin contact for four hours providing a lovely supply hint of cherry color. Cool fermentation with German yeast strains provides fresh, cherry and strawberry flavors. Natural carbonation is augmented cold fermentation and cold bottling which preserve the natural CO2 in the wine.
  Sauvignon Blanc:
A striking aroma and oaky overtone characterize this new release. The woody and herbal flavors bring out the best in Gulf Coast seafood. It succeeds the Winner of the Grand Star of Texas - voted the best white wine in Texas from the Lone Star Wine Competition. Serve chilled at 45 degrees F.
  Semillon
Messina Hof's Semillon is delightfully rich and floral with lush melon and fig flavors. A perfect complement to seafood, poultry and butter and cream sauces. Gold Medal Winner, Tasters Guild International Wine Competition. Serve chilled at 45 degrees F. (no photo available)
  Shiraz
This unique blend of 54% Messina Hof Shiraz, 22% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Ruby Cabernet is all grown in Texas. This blend demonstrates the grandeur of Texas and is perfectly suited for our Texas climate. It's hearty and robust, yet well balanced. This shiraz blend is wonderful with beef, lamb, pork...even grilled salmon. Serve often at room temperature.
  Solera
Texas Cream Sherry. Solera is a blend of layered vintages traditionally baked in the Texas summer sun. You'll find honey and caramel flavors with lively oak aromas. Solera is a blend of Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc with stainless steel fermentation.
  Tawny
Our Estate Lenoir shows its outstanding versatility in our new Tawny Port. Fermentation with aeration produces a beautiful tawny color. Hints of almond and cherry compliment the new oak vanilla flavors.
  Texas Country Christmas (Blush)
Our Zinfandel grapes, which are grown in north Texas vineyards west of Plainview, supply cherry and strawberry flavors. Skin contact for four hours provides a lovely hint of cherry color. Cool fermentation with German yeast strains provides fresh, crisp flavors. The natural carbonation is produced by cold fermentation and cold bottling which preserve the natural CO2 in the wine.
  Traditions Blush
Messina Hof's Traditions Blush is a fantastic blend of Chenin Blanc, Johannisberg Riesling, and Ruby Cabernet and produces an exciting fruit forward "fresh berry" flavor. Fermented cold to preserve the natural CO2, our Blush has a lovely, lively taste.
  Traditions Cabernet Sauvignon
Messina Hof's Traditions Cabernet Sauvignon is filled with rich oak and berry flavors. It also complements grilled fish, seafood gumbo, pizza and pasta with red or cheese sauces, as well as strong-flavored cheeses. Serve at 65 degrees F.
  Traditions Chardonnay
Messina Hof's Traditions Chardonnay is rich, fruity, and buttery with smooth oak undertones. It brings out the flavors of veal, chicken, turkey and pasta. Caesar salads and seafood with cream and butter sauces also blend nicely with this wine. Serve at 55 degrees F.
  White Zinfandel
Messina Hof's White Zinfandel is spicy and slightly sweet. It's delightful by itself or paired with light meats and cheeses, melon, shrimp, pasta and tomato sauces. Named Texas' Best Blush at the People's Choice Awards. Serve chilled at 45 degrees F.

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