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Messina Hof Hosts 41st Annual Harvest Festival at Estate Winery in Bryan, Texas and Fredericksburg Winery

The most award-winning winery in Texas kicks off harvest on the weekend of July 27th in Bryan with grape picking, stomping, dining experiences and much more
by Press Release
July 03, 2018

July 3, 2018 (Bryan, TX) – Messina Hof Winery is excited to host its 2018 Harvest Festival, the 41st annual event for the family owned and run winery, at both the Bryan and Fredericksburg locations. In Bryan, the Harvest Celebrations begin July 27th and run each weekend through August 18th. Messina Hof Fredericksburg winery and tasting room, will host events the weekend of August 24th. This long-time tradition honors the bounty of the vineyard, dating back to Messina, Sicily. The practice was revived at Messina Hof Winery in Bryan by a group of Texas A&M students who offered their assistance in harvesting Messina Hof’s vineyard, today Messina Hof continues the legacy with a month-long festival.

Guests can celebrate the season with unique experiences including grape picking and stomping, wine tasting classes, specialty dinners and their Vineyard Cuisine dining. Each Daytime Harvest event kicks off with an inside look at the Texas Wine Industry lead by CEO & Winemaker Paul Mitchell Bonarrigo. Messina Hof’s Harvest events include:

· Daytime Harvest activities that include grape picking and stomping at Messina Hof Estate Winery and Messina Hof Hill Country.

· Specialty dinners including Murder Mystery Dinners, a wine blending competition and dinner in the vineyard.

· Interactive classes with wine glass painting and wine and food pairings

On Friday, July 27th, Messina Hof will kick-off the weeks long celebration with the Moonlit Harvest featuring the Blessing of the Vines, followed by an evening of grape picking and stomping in the Messina Hof Estate Vineyard. Dinner will feature a fabulous vineyard cuisine buffet with a wide selection of complimentary wines for guests to enjoy.

From there on out, guests can expect Saturday and Sunday daytime harvest events each weekend as well as themed dinners ranging from “Who Killed the Winemaker” murder mystery dinner and Harvest Cellar Dinner and Tour to “Dinner in Rio” a Brazilian themed dinner party with wine pairings. Things wrap up at the Estate Vineyard on August 18th with the Grand Finale Gala and Harvest Moon dinner. Attending guests will also have the privilege of having “first-taste” of new releases. Also, Messina Hof will officially be announcing the winner of The Texas Artist Wine Label Competition that was voted on at the Wine & Roses Festival in April.

Events vary by location. More information can be found at

Messina Hof is a leader in the wine industry and the most awarded winery in Texas with a vast portfolio of over 90 Texas wines currently available in multi-state distribution and to ship to over 30 states. Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2017, Messina Hof remains the largest producer of Texas wine and pioneer of quality Texas wines. See full list of Messina Hof awards here.


Messina Hof is a leader in the establishment of the Texas wine industry and one the fastest-growing and most award-winning wineries in the state. Established in Texas in 1977, the rich winemaking heritage of the Bonarrigo family dates back six generations to Messina, Sicily. The Messina Hof Winery & Resort® in Bryan, the Messina Hof Hill Country Winery and Manor Haus in Fredericksburg and the Messina Hof Grapevine Winery are dedicated to producing premier, award-winning wines and offering tourism destinations based on tradition, romance and family. Visit Messina Hof at and follow at @Messina_Hof

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