Estate Harvest Festival 2024

Join us the first four weekends in August for family-friendly fun at our Estate winery in Bryan, and the last weekend of August at Messina Hof Hill Country in Fredericksburg!

Each year, we are excited to celebrate the Messina Hof Annual Harvest Festival! This is our favorite opportunity to connect with our friends, family, and Texas wine lovers, so we invite you to have a hand in our history every weekend in August. Harvest Festival is a fun-filled time for the entire family as we honor the harvest tradition of picking and stomping the very grapes that go into making Messina Hof’s award-winning Ports. We offer a range of daytime and evening events, complete with their own unique attractions.

Immerse yourself in moonlight and wine as you pick and stomp the grapes that go into our award-winning Ports at our Estate vineyard.

You will receive a souvenir “Harvest Crew” t-shirt signed with your own purple footprints!

Enjoy our delicious Vineyard Cuisine buffet and great selections from our wine bar as you socialize and dine over the vineyard.

Friday, August 2nd


7:30PM-10PM

  • Dinner
  • Blessing of the Vines (Weekend One only!)
  • Grape Picking & Stomping
  • Dessert & Port Tasting

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Friday, August 16th


7:30PM-10PM

  • Dinner
  • Grape Picking & Stomping
  • Dessert & Port Tasting

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Friday, August 23rd


7:30PM-10PM

  • Dinner
  • Grape Picking & Stomping
  • Dessert & Port Tasting

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Bring your friends and family to our Estate vineyard for a fun-filled day of picking and stomping the grapes that go into creating Messina Hof’s well known award-winning Ports. You will receive a souvenir “Harvest Crew” t-shirt signed with your very own purple footprints.

Take the opportunity to upgrade your Harvest experience with a build-your-own-brunch-box at our brunch buffet and craft your own mimosa or sangria by purchasing the Harvest Plus Pass! After picking and stomping, go on a behind-the-scenes tour and tasting experience. Learn what goes into producing award-winning Texas wine from the winemaker and owners.

This festival only comes around once a year, so get your Harvest passes today!

Saturday, August 3rd


9:00AM-11:30AM

  • Grape Picking & Stomping
  • Winery Tour
  • Brunch*
    *Not all ticket levels include Brunch.

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Saturday, August 10th


9:00AM-11:30AM

  • Grape Picking & Stomping
  • Winery Tour
  • Brunch*
    *Not all ticket levels include Brunch.

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Saturday, August 17th


9:00AM-11:30AM

  • Grape Picking & Stomping
  • Winery Tour
  • Brunch*
    *Not all ticket levels include Brunch.

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Each Harvest Festival brings something new and exciting to experience at Messina Hof.

This year includes special tastings, unique menus, wine education, and more. See our list of fantastic events below.

Harvest Tours

Every Saturday & Sunday in August!

Experience a special Harvest tour & tasting of the Messina Hof Estate this August. Take an in-depth look at how our wines go from vine to glass. Get your hands a little dirty in a winemaking punch down experience. Learn proper tasting techniques using wines that come straight from the barrel! Be a part of the winemaking process and see how grapes transform into an award-winning bottle.

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Cellar Tour & Dinner

Saturday, August 3rd

Sip a glass of Sparkling wine as Messina Hof winemaker, Paul Bonarrigo leads you around the winery while hearing the history of the Bonarrigo Family and Messina Hof. You will be introduced to the entire winemaking process and have the opportunity to taste wine directly from the tanks and barrels!

After the tour, enjoy a 3-course dinner paired with award-winning Messina Hof wine in our candlelit Cellar Room.

Reservations required as space is limited. Be sure to purchase tickets, so you don’t miss out!

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Trailer Park Tragedy

Friday, August 9th

Well known in the community and by law enforcement agencies for its after-hours fights, double-crossings, and illegal happenings, this trailer park’s BBQ is a recipe for disaster. However, with free food and booze on the menu, the impolite, illiterate, and intoxicated residents are sure to be there – hair curlers and all!

This fun trailer park-themed murder mystery and wine dinner features 3 courses paired with wine. Costumes encouraged!

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Sizzle & Swirl

Saturday, August 10th

Rich flavor, fresh herbs, and Texas wine come together for a mouthwatering experience at this steak and wine pairing event.

Savor a unique steak in four delectable servings with perfectly paired award-winning wine.

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Papa Paulo Port Party

Saturday, August 17th

Enjoy a special evening with cocktails, light bites, barrel tasting, and an exclusive tasting of our 2021 Papa Paulo Port. These grapes were picked and stomped at the 2021 Harvest Festival by those near and far across the state of Texas. Now join us, three years later, to taste the wine the community had a hand in making!

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Cooking Party: Moroccan

Sunday, August 18th

Learn how to recreate the naturally flavorful cuisine of the Mediterranean with a side of expertly paired wines at our Cooking Party with the Chef!

Indulge in the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean. From the sun-soaked coasts of southern Europe to the aromatic spices of North Africa and the Middle East, each bite is a culinary journey bursting with excitement. Each guest will receive a cookbook with the recipes from the meal to take home and you have a chance to win an awesome door prize!

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Grand Finale Gala

Saturday, August 24th

This elegant evening raises a toast to a successful Harvest Festival at Messina Hof Estate Winery. Our Winemaker will introduce each wine and walk you through the exquisite food pairings provided by our Vintage House Chef. Guests will also have the privilege of having the “first-taste” of new release wines. We will officially unveil the winning artwork from our Texas Artist Wine Label Competition that was voted on at our Wine & Roses Festival earlier in the year.

This year’s theme is, “The Grape of it All”, featuring different shades of purple. Cocktail attire is encouraged.

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Hill Country Harvest Festival

August 30th – August 31st

Harvest season is upon us! We invite you to join our family as we celebrate Messina Hof Hill Country Winery’s 12th Annual Harvest Festival. We are excited to continue the tradition of grape picking and stomping paired with our award-winning Texas wines.

Learn more about our Hill Country harvest events!

Hill Country Harvest Festival