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Messina Hof Winery

4545 Old Reliance Rd, Bryan, TX 77808
(979) 778-9463
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Bryan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries
Traveler Description: This winery was established in 1977 by the owner's Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo. The 100-acre estate, of which 42 host the vineyard, is nestled in... more »
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Central Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We are local folks (College Station) who love most M.H. wines--especially, their table reds and port. And, yes, we've done the tour--it was fine. But, the pinot grigio...well, GAG ME WITH A CORKSCREW! So raw and dry, may have to pour the rest down the sink (first time ever). Hereafter, will buy the $4 special at Wal-Mart.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

While recently visiting friends in Katy Texas we took a Sunday day trip to this fine winery in Bryan Texas. From first stepping foot into their impressive store/wine tasting room to the winery tour to a walking tour of the grounds to enjoying a glass of wine in their wine bar, the entire experience was lovely and quite memorable. The... More

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Georgetown, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

If you’re looking for a romantic European theme in your Texas winery visits, you have to stop at Messina Hof Winery. With a blend of Italian and German styles to the buildings’ architecture, you’ll feel like you’ve found that restful respite from the hectic Houston work week. With a blend of two family heritages, Sicilian and German, they have brought... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We came at an off time--12 on a Monday. The staff was friendly and we could sample as many wines as we wanted (paying for each of course). The wines were well priced and there was a large selection. The staff was very knowledgable about the different wines. I hear the restaurant is very good but it is closed Mondays... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We ate lunch at the restaurant on a Saturday. I got the Caesar salad. Husband got the burger. His burger was very big, cooked to his liking and very good. My salad was good. Passed on adding meat. They serve complimentary bread and dipping oil. It was so good, we had to make ourselves stop before we filled up on... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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30 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Nothing out of the ordinary for a wine tasting and tour. Enjoy port wine. White wines were kinda bland. Staff was friendly. Pricing reasonable.

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Waco, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We arrived as a group of 6. Never having been there before I took a lead from another in our group. We declined the tour of the winery due to one our group being somewhat handicapped and didn't bring her wheelchair. We stayed in main building and sampled some wine. One can sample 3 wines for a small fee. The... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

For two reasons I had low expectations going to Messina Hof, but other travelers we had spoken too were so complimentary, I felt it was worth the try. Wine is a subjective, personal thing I know, but my experience with most Texas wines is not too good: I usually find the whites too light or sweet, and the reds too... More

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La Porte
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The information about the history of wine making in Texas was interesting. The trip outside to see the vines and then inside for the vats was quick but informative. The wine tasting in the souvenir glass was great. We also visited the lobby of the bed and breakfast and heard about the history of the decor. My group ate at... More

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We were not expecting much from a winery in the middle of Texas, but were very pleasantly surprised! The property is beautiful, with the Villa interesting in that it feels as though you are in Europe somewhere as it has gorgeous European furnishings and decorations. We did the Winery tour which was very informative, and the wine tasting was superb.... More

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Scott S, General Manager at Messina Hof Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments. We are very glad you found our winery and had such a pleasant experience. Come back and see us soon. Check our website for our many events through the year, like our Port, Bourbon and Cigar dinner for Father's Day weekend, or our month long series of events for Harvest in August! You can... More

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