Messina Hof Winery and Resort Hosts 31st Annual Harvest Celebration

By: Messina Hof Press Release
By: Messina Hof Press Release

BRYAN, Texas (June 18, 2008) – Messina Hof, the fastest growing award-winning winery and resort in Texas, is celebrating their Harvest from July 18 to August 17, 2008, announced Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo, co-founders of Messina Hof Winery & Resort in Bryan, Texas.

Harvest is a time when guests can experience the century-old tradition of making wine by picking and stomping of the grapes. Wine lovers, including special guests and local celebrities, will roll up their sleeves and pants and partake in the first phase of wine making with the Messina Hof Family.

After guests hand-pick the grapes straight from the vine, the fun of squashing begins. Not only will they get their feet wet, they will be rewarded for their hard work with a Harvest Cuisine Dinner prepared by the award-winning culinary team of Messina Hof’s The Vintage House restaurant.

“Harvest is our favorite time of year here at Messina Hof Winery,” said Paul Bonarrigo. “It gives us a chance to share our love of making award-winning wine with people who not only love wine, but love having a good time!”

The second annual Moonlit Harvest will be an enchanted evening not to be forgotten. The romantic evening will kick off the first harvesting of the grapes as guests pick grapes from the vineyards, then stomp them under a beautiful sunset on Friday, July 18, 2008. Guests also receive a Messina Hof Harvest souvenir t-shirt to imprint with their purple feet after stomping. After the grapes have been crushed, they will enjoy a multiple-course special dinner at The Vintage House Restaurant.

Harvest is an exciting five-week celebration featuring a wide variety of food and wine events including the Moonlit Harvest, Harvest, Harvest Murder Mystery Dinners, and the Harvest Vintner’s Dinner each weekend.

Messina Hof Winery is located at 4545 Old Reliance Rd. in Bryan, TX.

For more information or to register to be a part of this unforgettable experience, please call (800) 736-9463 ext. 34.

To choose your Harvest Festival package now, please visit

For information or reservations for the Villa Bed & Breakfast at Messina Hof, please call (800) 736-9463 ext. 22.

Special thanks to our sponsors: Life in the, Tops Printing, The Houston Chronicle, Clear Channel Outdoor, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Bryan-College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Coufal-Prater.

About Messina Hof Winery and Resort

Messina Hof Winery and Resort was established in 1977 by Co-Founders Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo. Messina Hof was founded on family values, romance and tradition. Messina Hof is the leader in the establishment of the Texas wine industry and ranks as one of the fastest growing, most award-winning wineries in the state.

Four time winner of the “Top Texas Wine” at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and winner of the “Best in Show” at the 2008 San Antonio International Wine Competition, Messina Hof wines are handcrafted at the winery, located in Bryan, Texas. Messina Hof Winery and Resort also boast on their 100 acre property the Vintage House Restaurant, origin of Vineyard Cuisine, the Villa, which was voted “Most Romantic Bed and Breakfast in the USA” and the Wine Master’s Room Wine Bar, voted best wine by the glass in the Brazos Valley.

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