Everything I'd ever heard about Bryan's Messina Hof Wine Cellars made me hunger for a visit. The winery has racked up ribbons in national competitions and has even beaten California wines on their home turf. Co-owner Paul Bonnarigo is a seventh-generation wine maker from a family that's still in the marsala business back in Sicily. The mansion the winery occupies has a notable (if convoluted) pedigree, too, stretching back to San Antonio's King William District in 1880. The winery offers daily tours and tastings, and has an on-site restaurant, called the Vintage House, which serves Angus beef bred at nearby... More >>>
The Dixie Chicken burger: A glorious, slippery mess.