Category Archives: Festivals

It’s Here… Harvest 2018!

The wait is over… Harvest 2018 kicked off this week with the picking and processing of Blanc Du Bois and Messina Hof’s first weekend of the Harvest Festival. Blanc Du Bois from Grandview Vineyards Wednesday morning, the production crew alongside Messina Hof … Continue reading

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The Tradition of Harvest Festival

Messina Hof lives by three cornerstones: family, tradition, and romance – one of its longest standing traditions is the Harvest Festival which encompasses it all. Harvest 1983 The Festival is annual old-world tradition that allows guests an inside look at … Continue reading

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Announcing the Winner of the 2018 Texas Wine Label Artist Competition!

The votes have been counted…Congratulations to the winner of Messina Hof’s 28th Annual Texas Wine Label Competition – Texas Highways by Ray Kingsbury. Ray’s artwork will be featured on a bottle of Messina Hof’s Artist Series wine and be permanently displayed in the Messina … Continue reading

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A Wine and Roses Weekend Wrap Up!

This past weekend, we celebrated with Spring Release, Wine and Roses and a 5K + Half Marathon! The weekend started with Spring Release on Friday. Spring Release is one of three wine release dinners Messina Hof hosts during the year. At … Continue reading

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Top 10 Finalists for Messina Hof’s 2018 Artist Competition

Congrats to the top 10 finalist of our 2018 Artist Competition! Clara Hada – Look But Don’t Touch Lenora Palacios – Unbridled Jeston Rodriguez – Good Boy Blue Ray Kingsbury – Texas Highways Belinda Nagy – Waltz Across Texas Charles Hendrickson … Continue reading

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Harvest Update: Bottling New Wines

On Sunday, September 24th we received the last grape truck of 2017, now we go into bottling mode! Our first wine bottled this year, was Pinot Grigio. We also bottled Angel, Resilience and our first Sauvignon Blanc in ten years! These … Continue reading

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Messina Hof Honored with Four First Place Awards at GrapeFest!

Each year, crowds of wine lovers flock to Grapevine for GrapeFest and this past weekend was no different! Messina Hof participated in the festival’s favorite activity, the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic in which wine consumers themselves judge the competition. Taking … Continue reading

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Messina Hof Winery Owners Inducted into Knights of the Vine

Paul Mitchell Bonarrigo and Karen Bonarrigo received a surprise induction into the Brotherhood of the Knights of the Vine at Messina Hof’s 40th Anniversary Celebration. During the ceremony, which was secretly organized by Messina Hof’s founders Paul Vincent and Merrill … Continue reading

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Harvest Update: Sagrantino

Picked this morning… our Estate Sagrantino! Paul and Merrill fell in love with this grape during a trip to Umbria and planted it at the estate in Bryan, Texas. Have you tried our Sagrantino before? Click here to learn more about … Continue reading

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When are Grapes Ready to be Harvested?

Join us as we celebrate the optimal grape-harvesting time during our Harvest Festival in Bryan, Texas! We have waited all year for the grapes to grow and ripen. Here are some telltale signs to know if grapes are ready to … Continue reading

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