The Lenoir grapes have ripened, our photographers are in position, awaiting to snag your Insta-worthy shots, and our stomping grounds have your name written all over them.
Mark your calendars, invite your friends and family, and join us for Messina Hof’s 43rd Annual Harvest Festival at Messina Hof Estate in Bryan, Texas, kicking off July 24th!
Make some unforgettable memories picking and stomping grapes, enjoy our NEW Gourmet Vineyard Cuisine™ Brunch Boxes, take a behind-the-scenes look at our winemaking process, snag some top-notch Big Kahuna photos and a souvenir t-shirt, and be a part of Messina Hof History at this year’s 2020 Harvest Festival.
Things Will Look A Bit Different
Stomping Safely: Harvest 2020 Response to COVID-19
In response to COVID-19, Messina Hof has continued to make the health and safety of our guests and staff our top priority. To ensure the comfort of our guests, we will have the following precautions in place during our Harvest Season:
• Limited guest count for scheduled Daytime, Moonlit, and Specialty Dinners
• Individual stomping bins will be provided
• Hand sanitizing stations
• Limited-contact wine sales and dining
• Face coverings (masks)
• Frequent cleaning and disinfecting of common surfaces
• Daily cleaning and sanitizing of venue spaces
• Encouragement of social distancing
Harvest Daytime Festival Passes include an orientation, grape picking and stomping in the vineyard, a Big Kahuna Picture Station, a winery tour and tastings, and the option of including a Gourmet Vineyard Cuisine™ Brunch Box to be enjoyed in the Rose Garden, on the Lakeside Deck, or in The Gallery!
Moonlit Harvest Passes include an evening of grape picking and stomping in the Messina Hof Estate Vineyard and a fabulous Vineyard Cuisine™ buffet dinner with a complimentary wine bar!
Join us for our Murder at the Juice Joint Murder Mystery Dinner or our Who Killed the Winemaker Murder Mystery Dinner, both led by thematic hosts, who will “set the stage” and guide you through the stories. Not only will you be treated to fabulous three course dinners, but each course will be expertly paired with one of Messina Hof’s award-winning wines. In between each course, each character will be able to interact and collect clues as to who the murderer is… and it could be you. *Dun. Dun. Dun.* If it is you, make sure you’re clever enough to avoid suspicion!
Sip a glass of Sparkling Wine, as Messina Hof winemaker and CEO, Paul Bonarrigo leads you around the Estate, teaching you about the history of the Bonarrigo Family and the winery. View antiques, machinery, awards, and images that tell the story of how our winery grew from humble beginnings into being the most awarded winery in Texas. Learn more about growing, fermenting, barrel-aging, and blending our award-winning wines, and even taste wine directly from the tanks! Finally, you will be treated to an appetizer and 3-course meal, paired with award-winning Messina Hof wine in our beautiful, candlelit Cellar Room. Reservations are required and space is limited to 30 people.
Summertime and BBQ are the perfect pairing! Join us for an outdoor gourmet BBQ surrounded by views of Messina Hof’s Estate Vineyard. The evening will feature Texas BBQ with all the fixings, paired with award-winning wines.
Join Messina Hof for an elegant evening of new wine releases, gourmet Vineyard Cuisine™, and more! Enjoy an exquisite menu, presented by our Vintage House Chef. Paul and Karen Bonarrigo will personally introduce each wine and walk guests through each pairing.
Also, Messina Hof will officially be announcing the winner of The Texas Artist Wine Label Competition that was voted on this past spring!
If you have any questions about our Harvest festival, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (979) 778-9463 ext. 234.
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