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Houston Aggie Women Evening Event - Wine Tasting

Speaker Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo, Messina Hof Winery
Founders of Messina Hof, Paul & Merrill Bonarrigo, married and settled in Bryan, Texas and together would re-introduce the concept of winemaking in Texas. The Bonarrigo family began making wine in the 1800s in Sicily. Paul & Merrill planted their first vineyard in 1977 and named it Messina Hof, after ...


Founders of Messina Hof, Paul & Merrill Bonarrigo, married and settled in Bryan, Texas and together would re-introduce the concept of winemaking in Texas. The Bonarrigo family began making wine in the 1800s in Sicily. Paul & Merrill planted their first vineyard in 1977 and named it Messina Hof, after their family origins of Messina, Sicily and Hof, Germany. The Bonarrigos became pioneers of the Texas wine industry having established Messina Hof as the 4th winery in the state.


Today, their son, Paul Mitchell Bonarrigo and his wife, Karen, continue the legacy of world-class wines and hospitality with the same founding principles of family, tradition and romance. Messina Hof remains a leader in the Texas wine industry, which now has over 350 registered wineries. The Messina Hof brand has also grown from producing only 1,300 gallons to now over 130,000 gallons per year with three locations in Texas: Bryan, Fredericksburg, and Grapevine.


Full Description

At this month's networking lunch, we welcomed Lennox, Scout, and Shadow from Aggie Guide-Dogs and Service-Dogs.

Our second event this month will be an EVENING event on TUESDAY, June 27th at Jonathan’s The Rub. What’s more fun than puppies? A WINE TASTING!

What’s the best kind of wine tasting? Aggies doing business with Aggies. We'll learn about wines from an Aggie-owned winery (Messina Hof), presented by an Aggie (Merrill Bonarrigo ’75) with great food prepared especially for us in an Aggie-friendly restaurant (Jonathan’s The Rub)!

We will be tasting four Messina Hof Private Reserve wines hand-selected by Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo - paired with four courses of great food prepared especially for us by Jonathan Levine, chef/owner of Jonathan's The Rub.

Seating is limited and pre-registration is REQUIRED for this event.
We will NOT be able to accommodate walk-ins.

Like all events sponsored by Houston Aggie Women, the wine tasting is OPEN TO ALL – men and women, Aggies and Non-Aggies – anyone looking for some summer fun!

In 2016, the Houston Aggie Women celebrated 10 years of networking with best-ever levels of attendance and dollars donated to student programs and organizations. Join in the fun and excitement in 2017 as we reach even higher!  Afraid you won’t know anyone there? Bring a friend!

What makes Houston Aggie Women Networking so special? From the moment you walk in, you are greeted by friendly faces who know the meaning of the word “Howdy”. ‘Strangers’ with whom you have an instant bond – your experience as a student on the campus of Texas A&M. Whether you are looking for a job, looking for a customer, looking for an employee, or just want to hang out, this is your place to belong. So come for the good food and stay for the great conversation.

Can’t find a friend to bring? Don’t worry! In a room full of friendly Aggies, you’re bound to find a conversation to join. And with our wide range of Class Years, you’ll probably find someone with a Class Ring just like yours. How are Networking Skills like our Brains? Use ‘em or Lose ‘em!

See you there!

Organizer Houston Aggie Women

When?

Tue, June 27, 2017
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

How Much?

  • -  $68.00
    (ends 06/26/2017)

Where?

Jonathan's The Rub
9061 Gaylord Drive
Houston, Texas 77024
United States of America

Private Room