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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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Mt Holly, NJ
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86 reviews 86 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

The winery has excellent wines and terrific personnel. The winery is easy to get to from Fredericksburg, close to Austin and San Antonio; well worth the drive!

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Austin, Texas
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155 reviews 155 reviews
38 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

$12.50 for a tour and tasting. Great group experience. Some of my guests were tired and retired to the bar area for nibbles and wine. The other half trooped along to the vineyards and barrel room followed by a tasting in the gift shop back room. Quaint atmosphere. Interesting and entertaining tour and demo. Plenty of room to sit. Tasting... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Messina Hof is a fine family run winery where I tried several of their gems. The pinot noir and cab were my favorites. The GHW/Bush Merlot had a nice nose and good taste.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Customer service is good, wines are good. We are waiting to try to bed and breakfast combo. The hubby and I do love their wine tho :-)

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Houston, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

They have some really excellent wines available for tasting in the hospitality room. Skipped the formal tour because it is overpriced at $12.50 per person and includes 4 tastings ($10 value) but big part of tour is promoting their bed and breakfast. Overall our stop was enjoyable. Skipped the restaurant due to limited time.

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Central Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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