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Messina Hof Winery

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Address: 4545 Old Reliance Rd, Bryan, TX 77808-8995
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+1 979-778-9463
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10:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 19:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Founded on the cornerstones of family, tradition and romance, Messina Hof...

Founded on the cornerstones of family, tradition and romance, Messina Hof Winery & Resort has held its place as a Brazos Valley staple since its founding in 1977. It is the estate winery where the Messina Hof winemaking team crafts our world-class wines. Messina Hof had humble beginnings as founders, Paul Vincent and Merrill Bonarrigo ran the lab, tastings, etc right out of their living room. Our current Tasting Room, also known as the Guest Center, was the rebuilt home that wa originally the Ursuline Academy, which was an all girls school. The original brick from the home was used to build the Tasting Room that guests can still see today.

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Messina Hof is a special place for an evening outing with friends or a day trip with family. They have year-round community geared special events such as, Waggles & Wine (bring... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
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Huntsville, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the Messina Hof Winery with a large group. The Tasting Room Manager was wonderful with his tour BUT the restaurant was a disaster. It took over an hour to get served, food came out cold or not cooked correctly and then had to be sent back. WOULD NEVER GO AGAIN.

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Thank Margie C
MessinaHof, General Manager at Messina Hof Winery, responded to this review

Margie, I apologize for the issues you had in the Vintage House Restaurant on your recent visit. The service to our guests is important to us and the issues you had with food temperature and wait time are unacceptable. If it is convenient for you I would like to speak with your about your visit. Could you contact me at... More 

Huntsville, Texas
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Messina Hof is a special place for an evening outing with friends or a day trip with family. They have year-round community geared special events such as, Waggles & Wine (bring your dog!), Wine & Roses with a 5k run, local vendors & stomping of the grapes competitions. There is chocolate night, cooking classes and even hosting themed mystery dinner... More 

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Thank 128kodak
USA
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297 reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Our visit was with a group. Doug provided us with orientation to the winery, the tour and the tasting. He is very knowledgeable. Lunch in the restaurant was from a pre-selected manu. Portions were large. Unfortunately, due to the group size, some hot food arrived at the table on the cooler side. The fries were great; the soup was tasty.... More 

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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Winery tour and tasting was fun, and well worth the time and money. Loved the various wines, and demonstrations of tasting techniques.

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Bryan, Texas
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

We often take family and friends here when they come to visit. Have been on the tour several times. Tour Guide named Doug is the best one we've had, even better than Napa. Incredibly knowledgeable and fun. Wines are pretty good too. Great place to take visitors and sit outside when the weather is nice and enjoy a bottle at... More 

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maxe1lab
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289 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The winery has a small wine bar. It has a small crowded area for wine tasting and selling merchandise. I joined the club, because I enjoy their wine. I went to my first "wine pickup party" last month. It was not a party. It was just a gathering in a warehouse with a few finger foods and wines that were... More 

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MessinaHof, Public Relations Manager at Messina Hof Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback regarding our Wine Club Pick Up Party. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your experience. Our goal is to provide the best experience possible and this feedback is helpful. We pick the wines for tasting based off the main clubs (red, whites and mix). The wines rotate and sometimes a sweet wine isn't included in the... More 

Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We visited here as part of the Bluebonnet Wine Tour. This was one of the few wineries we would return to on its own. After our chocolate and wine pairing we also took a Winery tour and it was great! We enjoyed the wines, scenery, and food pairings!

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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

We just returned home from yet another perfectly wonderful visit to Messina Hof Winery in Bryan. As always the staff in the Wine Tasting Room and the Wine Bar were friendly, hospitable and knowledgeable. And, of course, the wines were superb. Our stay in the impeccably well-run Villa B&B was comfortable, quiet and romantic. As usual, we were treated like... More 

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went to Messina hof for our anniversary.. it was a perfect weekend getaway. We reached there Saturday afternoon and a wine tasting session with Justin. He was amazing. He gave detailed explanations regarding the wine list and was very patient with our questions. They had an amazing collection of wine. The villas are cozy and comfortable... More 

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Bryan, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

The winery has a very nice setting -- lovely walking trails and outside seating overlooking a pond. The have a fabulous bar area. I've not tried the resteraunt though I have eaten their food at a wedding reception and it was wonderful. Definitely go on a tour of the vineyard if you get the opportunity.

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