Events / Dinner

40 Years of Vineyard Life

Tue, June 19, 2018

7:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $135 Public Price: $175 Phone: 212.627.2308
Cancellation and Food Allergy Policy

Merrill Bonarrigo

Messina Hof Estate Winery, Bryan, TX

Paul Vincent Bonarrigo

Messina Hof Estate Winery, Bryan, TX

Paul Mitchell Bonarrigo

Messina Hof Estate Winery, Bryan, TX

Karen Bonarrigo

Messina Hof Estate Winery, Bryan, TX

Chris Shepley

Messina Hof Estate Winery, Bryan, TX

Glenn Huggins

Messina Hof Estate Winery, Bryan, TX

In 1977, Paul Vincent and Merrill Bonarrigo founded Messina Hof Estate Winery as an experimental vineyard in the heart of Texas. Forty years later, they’ve expanded across the Lone Star State with outposts in Fredericksburg and Grapevine, garnered thousands of awards for their grapes, and made a mark on the wine industry. Their signature vineyard cuisine, which incorporates wine into each dish, is deserving of a rollicking, celebratory Beard House feast.

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Hors d’Oeuvre

Sparkling Brut–Poached Texas Gulf Shrimp with Roasted Garlic Butter and Parsley

Estate Herbed–Lone Star Chèvre with Sauvignon Blanc–Braised Local Beets and Candied Apricots

Mesquite-Smoked Broken Arrow Ranch Axis Venison with Navy Beans, Estate Herbs, and Messina Hof Private Reserve Chardonnay on Grilled Baguettes 

Messina Hof Artist Series Dry Grenache Rosé 2017

Messina Hof Artist Series Primitivo 2016


Roasted Local Scallops with Rendered Pancetta, Pea–Mint Pureé, Crispy Parmesan, and Mama Rosa Rosé–Red Bell Pepper Coulis

Messina Hof Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Arugula with Candied Royalty Pecans, Texas Grapefruit, Pomegranate, Shaved Parmesan, and White Balsamic–Riesling Vinaigrette

Messina Hof Father and Son Riesling 2017

Cabernet Sauvignon–Roasted Monterey Mushroom Medley > Oyster, Shitake, and Cremini Mushrooms with Truffle Oil

Messina Hof Sagrantino Reserva 2016

Grilled Broken Arrow Ranch South Texas Antelope with Sémillon, Hill Country Peaches, Roasted Polenta Cake, and Sautéed Baby Zucchini

Messina Hof Private Reserve Merlot 2015

Tawny Port–Macerated Local Blackberries and Dark Sweet Cherries with Whipped Mascarpone and Estate Mint

Messina Hof Exclusive Paulo Port 2011

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