BRYAN, Texas and FREDERICKSBURG, Texas, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Messina Hof Wine Cellars, Inc (www.messinahof.com) invites the public into a summer series of grape harvest activities every weekend July 12th-August 10th, 2013 culminating in a grand finale of live music by local artists.
This is the thirty-sixth year of harvest festivities for Bryan and the first occasion for a harvest at the company's Hill Country estate. While the grape-gathering events are traditional in nature, live music and philanthropy will have a new place for the Fredericksburg festival, occurring Aug 10th only. For this celebration, company founders and co-owners Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo plan a $10,000.00 check presentation for the Texas Culinary and Wine Center Association (www.texascenterforwineandculinaryarts.com). A portion of the day's ticket proceeds will also be donated to the TCWCA.
In Bryan, guests experience first-hand access to grape picking and foot-stomping of grapes as well as other amenities to include t-shirts to personalize with grape-stained footprints, harvest feast lunches, food and wine pairing seminars and specialty dinners. Fredericksburg guests may also pick and stomp grapes, enjoy wine with lunch and experience exclusive live music into the evening.
Day-long and half-day packages may be purchased by calling 979.778.9463 ext 234 (Bryan) or 830.990.4653 (Fredericksburg) or by visiting: www.messinahof.com/harvest2013 (Bryan location only.)
The harvest of grapes signifies a new vintage and another opportunity for Texas to display its bountiful, award-winning crops. In 2013, Messina Hof vineyards produced the largest crop to date in Bryan. This spring, Messina Hof was named, "Top All-Around Winery" by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition, recipient of the most gold medals at the Dallas Morning News and TEXSOM Competition and titled, "Best of Herd" at the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Founded on family values, romance and tradition, Messina Hof Winery and Resort was established in 1977 by Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo. Today, son Paul Bonarrigo VII and wife Karen lead Messina Hof with the same principles of hospitality and tradition that are at the core of the company. In 2011, the family expanded their winemaking tradition by establishing the Messina Hof Hill Country Winery in Fredericksburg, Texas.
Messina Hof Winery and Resort in Bryan rests on a 100-acre property, sharing the grounds with diverse property amenities. The Vintage House Restaurant operates on the principle of vineyard cuisine, using Messina Hof wine to influence each culinary dish. Designer Events executes year-round premier event coordination and ceremony planning. The Villa Bed and Breakfast holds a "Four Diamond Rating" by AAA and the resort is titled, "Best Romantic Getaway" by the Official Best Of organization. The Wine Bar is considered, "Best Wine by the Glass" in the Brazos Valley and is the sole wine-on-tap source in the local area.
Kidron B Vestal
Marketing and PR Manager
Messina Hof Wine Cellars, Inc
979-778-9463 ext 230
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