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 does use grapes from other vineyards, but we only use grapes grown in Texas. This is how we can verify that all our wines at 100% Texas.

Q: Is your wine organic? Biodynamic?

A: Messina Hof wines are not organic or biodynamic.

Q: Where can I find the wine near me?

A: You can find Messina Hof wine near you at restaurants, retailers, and our three Messina locations. They can link to both retailers and restaurants in Texas.

Q: Can I have the wine shipped to me?

A: Messina Hof can ship to 39 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 DTC for some states. We do work with VinoShipper, our third-party partner, for some shipping. Visit our shipping page to learn more.

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

A: Messina Hof shipping costs are as follows:

  • FREE ground shipping on 1 or more cases
  • 10% OFF 12 or more bottles
  • 15% discount on 24 or more bottles

Any VIP Club discounts will apply. Discounts are not stackable.

Q: What’s Paulo?

A: This premier line of Messina Hof wines showcases next-level flavor profiles crafted by our founder, Paul Vincent Bonarrigo.

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

  • Curbside Daily 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • On-Premises Wednesday 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • On-Premises Thursday – Saturday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • On-Premises 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

  • On-Premises Tuesday – Thursday 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • On-Premises Friday and Saturday 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Sunday Members Only 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Hill Country

  • Curbside Daily 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • On-Premises Tuesday – Sunday 12:00 PM – 6:00 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. 243 | 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.

Q: How do I make a reservation?

A: To make a reservation at the Vintage House Restaurant in Bryan, TX, call CALL (979) 599-7339

Q: Do you do winery tours?

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

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

Q: What are your precautions for COVID-19?

A: Messina Hof is practicing all protocols for safe operations as dictated by the State of Texas. This includes operating all indoor facilities at only 50% capacity, enforcing the mask regulations, and encouraging social distancing. We will continue to follow any and all COVID-related directions given by our state leadership. To learn more about the state-mandated protocols, visit the Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas.

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% on all wine purchases including bottles, glasses, and tastings in our retail and online store.
  • An additional 5% discount after completing your first year of Membership
  • Quarterly Newsletters to include tasting notes, Vineyard Cuisine recipes, and upcoming events
  • Access to newly released, limited-production and Wine Club Exclusive wines
  • Invitations to Wine Club Member-only events
  • $15 Flat Rate Shipping including all Quarterly Club Shipments and online orders. Free shipping on 12 bottles or more!
  • Complimentary glass of wine if you pick up your quarterly shipment at a Messina Hof location (cannot be combined with pick-up parties)
  • Special online promotions for Wine Club Members only
  • Quarterly Pick-Up Parties (all locations)
  • Member Social on Sundays
    • Receive 3 complimentary tastings or 1 glass at any time during business hours
    • Enjoy half-off wine by the glass from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Q: How often will I get a wine shipment?

A: Your wine will be shipped to you quarterly – every three months from the date you signed up for Wine Club.

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

A: Once you sign up for one selection, you will be notified before your next shipment to determine if you want to change for your next selection.

Q: Can I add on to my order?

A: You cannot add to your Wine Club order. You can make an additional order on the site.

Q: Are there additional discounts for additional bottles?

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

  • $15 flat-rate shipping for 3-11 bottles
  • FREE ground shipping on 1 or more cases
  • 10% OFF 12 or more bottles
  • 15% discount on 24 or more bottles

Q: Can I pause my shipment?

A: To pause your shipment, please call (979) 778-9463 Option 7 from Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm, or email vip@messinahof.com.

Q: How do I cancel my shipment?

A: To cancel your shipment, please call (979) 778-9463 Option 7 from Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm, or email vip@messinahof.com.

VIP

Q: What does it mean to be a VIP?

A: We created the VIP Club so Messina Hof fans could be a part of something truly unique and exclusive. Not only are VIP Members part of the Family, but they are true ambassadors for 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: bottles, wine by the glass, flights, and tastings at all locations, including the Vintage House Restaurant
  • 20% off Gift Shop and Gourmet Food
  • 10% off Accommodations at (The Villa B&B and Manor Haus B&B)
  • 10% off Specialty Dinners or Ticketed Events
  • 10% off Food Menu Items at all locations, including The Vintage House Restaurant

BENEFITS

  • Private Tour and Tasting for 20 People (*New Member Gift)
  • Exclusive VIP Receptions
  • Monthly VIP Newsletter
  • First Choice on New Release Wines
  • 2 Red Berets (New Member Gift)
  • Access to VIP Sunday Social (Every Sunday, complimentary glass of wine any time during business hours and half off glasses from 3-6pm)
  • Access to Member Only Wines
  • Preferred Pricing on Special Contracted Events (contact event@messinahof.com for more details)

After you’ve been a VIP member for a year, you can join the Gold or Platinum level!

Q: What events take place for VIPs?

A: VIP Club members will be invited to members-only events throughout the year, and each of them will be focused on a specific aspect of winery life. You will also have access to members-only receptions and ticket discounts for our larger events.

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 three Messia Hof wineries: Bryan, Fredericksburg, and Grapevine. 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 43 consecutive years.

Q: How do I buy tickets for Harvest Festival?

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

Q: How do I sign up for the Wine & Roses Festival 5K?

A: To sign up for the Wine & Roses Festival 5K, visit our registration page.

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 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.