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Messina Hof Winery

4545 Old Reliance Rd, Bryan, TX 77808
(979) 778-9463
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Ranked #1 of 15 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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Fort Worth, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

McKinney, Texas, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

It was Sunday after my daughter's graduation and we just wanted to spend some relaxing time together so we headed to Messina Hof not knowing what to expect. We wandered into the visitor center/store and noticed an interesting area off to the side, It was a wine bar. There were maybe 6 other people sitting around chatting when we noticed... More

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

Thank you for your comments about your visit with us. You discovered one of our best secrets - our outdoor deck overlooking the lake. We have a fire pit for the cooler evenings, cute turtles to feed and of course, wine and cheese service from our Wine Bar. We are so glad you had such a peaceful wonderful time. We... More

Tucson, Arizona
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82 reviews 82 reviews
20 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We love wineries and how owners and winemakers create their own particular mark on the industry. This is a lovely setting with great ports. We try to keep to the wines that the winery does best. In this case, ports! The Tawny Port was exquisite followed closely by the Reserve Private Reserve Papa Paulo Port. The latter is better with... More

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

Thank you for your wonderful comments. Our Ports are truly incredible and we are so glad you discovered our Tawny while you were here. We look forward to your return visit soon. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly if I can assist with your next trip to Messina Hof. Don't forget to check our website for our events... More

Bryan, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Messina Hof Winery produces some of the best award winning wine in Texas and even the USA. The winery also includes a first class restaurant and bed & breakfast. It is probably the third most important attraction to Bryan/College Station after Texas A&M and the Bush Library. Worth the trip for any wine lover.

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

Thank you for your incredible comments. It is a great privilege to be ranked as 3rd best attraction in the Brazos Valley. I am so glad you enjoy your time with us here at the winery and the many things we offer here. We appreciate your support and continued business and look forward to having you back soon. Thank you!... More

Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We went there for the Saturday before our 1st anniversary. It was way better than I expected. All the employees were great and very accommodating! All of them had extensive knowledge of the wines and the winery. We did their 11:30 tasting and although it was a bit rainey it was such a fun and incredible experience! Our tour guide... 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 so glad you joined us on such a rainy day and had such a great time with everyone here. We will have many more wines for you to try on your next visit - maybe at our Wine & Roses Festival April 26! We look forward to having you back with us... More

Dallas, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The wine tasting room is large and comfortable, there is even an outside patio with a small lake. Tastings are brought to your table after you make a selection from a menu, so it makes tastings easy since you can sit and enjoy. Also, had dinner in restaurant, which was very nice inside and food was very good.

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

Thank you for your wonderful comments. We are so glad you joined us and had the chance to experience several parts of our beautiful winery and resort. The wines are certainly the reason we are here, but when the weather is nice, there is much more to see and enjoy. Thank you for joining us in our restaurant as well.... More

Houston, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

The environment, the wine, food, the employees ... they all projected a fun and unique experience. We couldn't help but enjoy ourselves.

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

Thank you for your kind comments, Rocky. We are very glad you couldn't help but enjoy yourself here with our family. Please join us again real soon. Thank you! Scott Sloan General Manager More

Lake Jackson, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I see the Messina Hof label in the market all time so while in Bryan we decided to see where its made. This is not your tiny local grape smasher, it actually has vines, restaurant, tasting bar, overnight accommodations and good wine. So if you are taking the tour or just want to go to a good Texas winery, do... More

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. We are glad you found us and discovered what a full service resort we actually are. Come back during Harvest this summer and actually help us 'smash' our grapes. We look forward to having back with our family real soon. Thank you! Scott Sloan General Manager More

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