Frequently Asked Questions

Messina Hof is the most award-winning winery in Texas. We’ve answered some of the most common questions asked by our friends, family, and customers to help you understand what makes us so special.

About The Wine

Q: What does 100% Texas mean?

A: It means that 100% of the grapes used to make Messina Hof wine come from Texas vineyards. We only use grapes that have been grown in Texas, and we do not import grapes from other states or countries.

Q: What’s the TWGGA label on the bottles?

A: TWGGA stands for Texas Wine & Grape Growers Association. It is an organization dedicated to the promotion of Texas grapes and wines, and Messina Hof is a proud member.

Q: Do you use grapes from other vineyards? Other states?

A: Messina Hof is able to offer a broad spectrum of grape varieties by harvesting from a range of quality vineyards across the state.

Q: Is your wine organic? Biodynamic?

A: Messina Hof wines are not organic or biodynamic.

Q: Where can I find Messina Hof wine?

A: Messina Hof can be found in most wine retailers in Texas and surrounding states or featured on many local restaurant wine menus. Our vast collection can be found on our online store, which not only offers wine, gourmet foods, and accessories but also great specials such as free shipping on all case purchases.

Q: Can I have the wine shipped to me?

A: Messina Hof can ship to 41 of 50 states across the U.S. Learn more at our shipping page.

Q: Are there any shipping restrictions?

A: Some shipping restrictions exist, as Messina Hof doesn’t have individual licenses for Direct-to-Consumer shipping to some states. We do work with VinoShipper, our third-party partner, for shipping to several states. Visit our shipping page to learn more.

Q: What does it cost to ship Messina Hof wine to my house?

A: Messina Hof’s shipping costs are as follows:

  • FREE FedEx ground shipping on 12+ bottles (not available in Alaska or Hawaii)
  • 10% discount on 12+ bottles
  • 15% discount on 24+ bottles

Member discounts will apply and do not stack.

Q: What’s Paulo?

A: Paulo is Messina Hof’s premium tier of wine, and every varietal crafted is classic, rich, and distinctive. The Winemakers hand-select the premium grapes that will go into these wines, showcasing the best of each vintage. The name Paulo comes from the “Paul Bonarrigo” Italian lineage.

Q: What are Bonarrigo Family Wines?

A: The Bonarrigo Family Wine collection is the newest part of our Heritage Series. This brand is dedicated to honoring “The Family” – the matriarchs, winemaking history, generational journeys, food, wine, and fellowship that we hold dear at Messina Hof. The flavors profiles of these wines encompass everything one would see in an Italian household.

About The Locations

Q: Can people under 21 join?

A: People under 21 can visit any of our locations and facilities so long as they are under the constant supervision of a parent or guardian over the age of 21.

Q: What are your hours of operation?

A: Our available hours vary by location:

Bryan

Estate Tasting Room

  • Monday – Tuesday: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday – Saturday: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Vintage House Restaurant

  • Thursday – Saturday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Sunday 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Grapevine

  • Monday – Thursday: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Friday – Saturday: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Sunday Members Only 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Hill Country

  • Tuesday – Sunday: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Harvest Green

  • Tuesday
    12:00 – 4:00 PM *Wine Bar & Retail Only*
    4:00 – 9:00 PM *Limited Menu*
  • Wednesday – Thursday:
    12:00 – 4:00 PM *Wine Bar & Retail Only*
    4:00 – 9:00 PM *Dinner Menu*
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Q: Can I host a private event at your tasting room?

A: You can book a private event at many of the Messina Hof facilities. Call us at (979) 778-9463 ext. 234 | Option 4 or email us at event@messinahof.com to learn more.

Q: Is there dining?

A: Messina Hof offers elegant dining options at our Vintage House Restaurant in Bryan, TX and at Messina Hof Harvest Green Winery & Kitchen in Richmond, TX.

Q: How do I make a reservation?

  • To make a reservation at the Vintage House Restaurant in Bryan, TX, call (979) 599-7339, or make a reservation on OpenTable here.
  • To make a reservation at Messina Hof Harvest Green Winery & Kitchen call (346) 292-9463,  or make a reservation on OpenTable here.

Q: Do you offer winery tours?

A: You can take a tour of all four Messina Hof wineries: Bryan, Fredericksburg, Grapevine, and Harvest Green.

Q: How do I book a winery tour?

A: Booking a winery tour differs by location.

Q: Do you have on-site lodging?

A: Both our Bryan and Fredericksburg locations offer on-site lodging.

  • Bryan: The Villa B&B
  • Fredericksburg: Manor Haus B&B

Q: How do I book a lodging reservation?

A: Each location has a unique method for booking:

The Villa in Bryan

The Manor Haus in Fredericksburg

Wine Club

Q: How do I join the wine club?

A: To join the Messina Hof Wine Club, visit our Wine Club page and click the “Join” button by the package that interests you most.

Q: What are the benefits of joining the Messina Hof Wine Club?

A: The benefits include:

  • 20% off wine purchases including bottles, wine by the glass, and flights (all locations)
  • Additional 5% off after one year of membership
  • 10% off retail items – this includes gift shop items and gourmet foods
  • Quarterly newsletters, tasting notes, and Vineyard Cuisine recipes
  • First access to New Release Wines
  • $15 shipping on all FedEx Ground orders, including quarterly Club shipments
  • Invitation to attend quarterly pick-up parties, featuring tastings and light appetizers
  • If unable to attend a pick-up party, receive a complimentary glass of wine when you pick up your quarterly shipment (complimentary glasses do not stack; excludes library wines)
  • Special online promotions for members only
  • Sunday Social (every Sunday, complimentary glass of wine any time during business hours and half off glasses from 3-6p; complimentary glasses do not stack, excludes library wines)
  • Complimentary glass of wine on your birthday (members must show a valid ID, and can redeem within one week of actual birth date; complimentary glasses do not stack; excludes library wines)

 

Q: How often will I get a wine shipment?

A: Wine Club allocations are received quarterly – February, May, September, and December.

Q: Do I get to select the wines I want each time?

A: Quarterly wine selections are expertly chosen by our Winemaker and are not customizable.

Q: Can I add on to my order?

A: If you are a shipping member, you are welcome to add-on to your quarterly allocation. And remember, a case or more ships for free! Pick-up orders are not customizable.

Q: Are there additional discounts for additional bottles?

A: Messina Hof offers the following member discounts on wine shipping:

  • $15 FedEx ground shipping on 3-11 bottles
  • FREE FedEx ground shipping on 12+ bottles (not available in Alaska or Hawaii)
  • 10% discount on 12+ bottles
  • 15% discount on 24+ bottles

Q: Can I pause my shipment?

A:  To pause your shipment, please call (346) 292-9463, Option 3, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, or email vip@messinahof.com.

Q: How do I cancel my shipment?

A: To cancel your shipment, please email vip@messinahof.com.

VIP

Q: What does it mean to be a VIP?

A: The Messina Hof VIP Club was established so that those who love our story and our wines could be a part of something truly unique and exclusive. Our VIP Members are not only part of the Family, but true ambassadors for all that embodies Messina Hof and Texas wine.

Q: What are the benefits of being a VIP?

A:

Members of the Messina Hof VIP Club receive a wide range of benefits and discounts, including:

Discounts

  • 20% off wine purchases including bottles, wine by the glass, flights, and tastings (all locations)
  • Additional 5% off wine purchases if you are a Wine Club Member
  • 20% off gift shop items, accessories and gourmet food
  • 10% off accommodations at The Villa B&B or Manor Haus B&B
  • 10% off specialty dinners or ticketed events
  • 10% off food menu items (all locations)

Benefits

  • New member gifts
    • Private tour and tasting for up to 20 people (certificate does not expire as long as membership is current)
    • Two red berets
  • Monthly VIP newsletter
  • Exclusive VIP receptions (all locations)
  • Priority Access to new release wines
  • Preferred pricing on special contracted events (contact event@messinahof.com for more details)
  • Access to VIP Sunday Social
    • On Sundays, receive 3 complimentary tastes or 1 glass at any time during business hours. From 3 to 6 p.m., enjoy half-off wine by the glass. Complimentary glasses do not stack if you hold multiple memberships.

Q: What events take place for VIPs?

A: There is always an opportunity to socialize with fellow VIPs at many winery events. Messina Hof hosts a variety of annual special events including murder mystery dinners, elegant wine release dinners, and celebratory festivals. Along with access to member-only receptions, our VIPs receive discounts on these special events at all four of our locations.

Events

Q: I booked a ticket for an upcoming event but need to cancel. How do I cancel?

A: To cancel your registration, please contact the respective location where the event will be held:

Q: Do you offer winery tours?

A: We offer winery tours at all four Messia Hof wineries: Bryan, Fredericksburg, Grapevine, and Harvest Green. Booking information differs by location.

Q: Do you offer private winery tours?

A: Messina Hof does provide options for private events, including winery tours. For more information, contact our Private Event staff:

Q: Do you offer group discounts?

A: We can offer group discounts for events, depending on the type, size, style, and location of the event. Please contact the Private Event staff for detailed information:

Q: What is Harvest Festival?

A: Harvest Festival is the marquee event of the Messina Hof year. Honoring the historic harvest tradition of grape picking and stomping, we invite our family to have a hand in Messina Hof’s history. It is a multi-week extravaganza that we’ve put on for 45 consecutive years.

Q: How do I buy tickets for Harvest Festival?

A: To buy tickets for Harvest Festival, visit our ticket portal.

Q: Can I bring my child to any Messina Hof event?

A: While many of our events are family-friendly, many of them are often focused around experiencing and discussing the intricacies of Messina Hof wines. Thus, children not of legal drinking age are not allowed at some events. Please visit the relevant event page to learn more about who can and cannot attend.

Weddings

Q: What are the options for weddings?

A: Romance is one of Messina Hof’s cornerstones, and it comes to life with each wedding held at any one of our venues. No matter the size, shape, or scope of the plans for your Big Day, Messina Hof will tailor a custom wedding package for you. Contact the event planner at the location that most interests you to learn more about how we can help you create your dream wedding.