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Paul M. and Karen Bonarrigo of Messina Hof Winery

Episode Summary

How much do you really know about Messina Hof, one of the largest wineries in Texas? My interview with Paul M. and Karen Bonarrigo (winemaker and chief administrative officer, respectively) provides a glimpse behind the scenes of a family business with a rich tradition and bold goals for the future. In Texas wine news, I’ve got a cool wine industry job to share, news of a winery that may be haunted, and results from recent wine competitions. Cheers, y'all!

Episode Notes

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Texas Wine In the News

  1. Results from San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Wine Competition
  2. Results from Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association Lone Star International Wine Awards
  3. Reddy Vineyards Brand Ambassador Job Posting
  4. 5 Haunted Wineries Worth a Spine-Tingling Visit
  5. Rivenyates Wine Released
  6. Texas Fine Wine Bundle and November 11 Zoom Call

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Interview: Paul M and Karen Bonarrigo of Messina Hof Winery

Family, Tradition & Romance: The Messina Hof Story by Paul V. and Merrill Bonarrigo

Messina Hof’s Website
Follow Messina Hof on social media:
@messina_hof on Instagram
@Messina Hof Winery on Facebook
@messina_hof on Twitter

Demerits and Gold Stars

Slight delay in publishing this summer wine guide. (But kudos for McPherson’s recognition!)
10 Wines Under $20 to Pair with BBQ This Summer

Gold Star:
Cast Iron Winery’s Instagram post “BUY LOCAL: Texas Wines do not get stuck on cargo ships”

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