It’s Harvest Festival time at Messina Hof

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Harvest celebrations continue at Messina Hof through August. The 2012 Harvest Festival is in full swing at Messina Hof offering weekends filled with grape picking, stomping, tours, tasting, and more. The festival continues through the third weekend of August with special dinners held on Friday and Saturday nights. 

Every Saturday and Sunday throughout Harvest:

Beginning bright and early at 8:00am, you and your group will be sent into the Messina Hof vineyard – picking grapes to be used in Messina Hof’s award-winning port. And be sure to warm up those pipes, as your group may even commence in Sicilian song.  

Afterward, groups partake in grape stomping and will be given their very own souvenir to take home: a Messina Hof t-shirt stamped with their individual purple grape-stained footprints. 

After a “hard” morning’s work, enjoy a luncheon from the chefs of The Vintage House Restaurant. Messina Hof’s trademarked “Texas Vineyard Cuisine” includes hand-cut meats, vegetables, and herbs picked from their own garden, paired with Messina Hof’s unparalleled wines that will really put the cherry, or grape, on top of a wine-filled day.  

Harvest celebrations continue at Messina Hof through August. The 2012 Harvest Festival is in full swing at Messina Hof offering weekends filled with grape picking, stomping, tours, tasting, and more. The festival continues through the third weekend of August with special dinners held on Friday and Saturday nights. 

Every Saturday and Sunday throughout Harvest:

Beginning bright and early at 8:00am, you and your group will be sent into the Messina Hof vineyard – picking grapes to be used in Messina Hof’s award-winning port. And be sure to warm up those pipes, as your group may even commence in Sicilian song.  

Afterward, groups partake in grape stomping and will be given their very own souvenir to take home: a Messina Hof t-shirt stamped with their individual purple grape-stained footprints. 

After a “hard” morning’s work, enjoy a luncheon from the chefs of The Vintage House Restaurant. Messina Hof’s trademarked “Texas Vineyard Cuisine” includes hand-cut meats, vegetables, and herbs picked from their own garden, paired with Messina Hof’s unparalleled wines that will really put the cherry, or grape, on top of a wine-filled day.  

Finally, end the day with knowledge to apply away from the vineyard. Learn what wine to couple with different foods at the Food & Wine Pairing Party. 

By the end of the day, you’ll be sure to impress your friends as a newly created wine connoisseur.

Special Evening Events

Friday, July 27 7:00pm

An Evening in the Cellar Room

Enjoy an intimate dinner with the winemakers amongst impressive oak barrels in the Cellar Room. Taste wine straight from the barrels.

$75 per person, plus tax & gratuity

Saturday, July 28 6:30pm

Bounty of Harvest: Vine to the Table

Guests will enjoy a tableside cooking demonstration of the Messina Hof Vineyard Cuisine by Messina Hof’s Vintage House chef. Meal will be served in an Italian family-style manner.

$75 per person, plus tax & gratuity

Friday, August 3 7:00pm

Murder Mystery Dinner: Mardi Gras Mayhem

Scene: It’s Mardi Gras season. The parade has just finished and the invitation-only ball is about to commence, only there’s one problem: this year’s Rex King of the Mardi Gras- a local property developer called Darrin Hibiscus- hasn’t been seen since he went up the steps of Gallier Hall to collect the keys to the city. Help solve the mystery!

$75 per person, plus tax & gratuity

Saturday, August 4 6:30pm

Wine & Dine in Paris

Paris is the city of romance and fine cuisine and Messina Hof is bringing the atmosphere to the Brazos Valley. Forget the expensive plane ticket and join Messina Hof for a romantic French dinner at the winery.

$75 per person, plus tax & gratuity 

Friday, August 10 7:00pm

Murder Mystery Dinner: Murder in Sin City

Everyone who is anyone is sure to be in attendance for this grand event. From the powerful politician to the attractive showgirl, the cunning cocktail waitress to Elvis himself- the guest list is as unlimited as the possibilities of how the night will end. Like everything else in Vegas, the party will be a gamble and there is no certainty to the events of the evening.

$75 per person, plus tax & gratuity  

Saturday, August 11 6:30pm

Wine, Dine & Dance

Put your dancing shoes on and get ready for a night of fun. From two steppin’ to ballroom, guests will enjoy dance music from different genres as well as a dance demonstration. A four course dinner will be served in the Gallery. Enjoy fine cuisine, get your groove on, and relish in the beautiful views of Messina Hof’s vineyards. 

$75 per person, plus tax & gratuity

Friday, August 17 7:00pm

Mix, Jazz & Dazzle at The Lounge at Messina Hof

Dress-up in your favorite cocktail dress or suit and enjoy live music while sipping on Messina Hof wines and tasting delectable appetizers and desserts.

$60 per person, plus tax & gratuity   

Saturday, August 18 6:30pm

Harvest Gala

Celebrate the end of Harvest – dress in black tie attire and enjoy feeling like a celebrity as you pose for pictures on the red carpet. View the latest trends for Fall 2012 while savoring a four-course meal coupled with wines from the Messina Hof winery. Guests will even experience tasting wine from a 9 liter bottle of Messina Hof wine! 

$125 per person, plus tax & gratuity

For more information, visit www.messinahof.com or call (979) 736-9463.