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Think About a Grape Harvest Getaway!

Grape harvest at Messina Hof Winery & Resort

Now is the time to begin your search for a winery that allows wine lovers to experience a grape harvest. Some wineries around the country offer an opportunity for wine enthusiasts to participate in harvesting grapes. These wineries are happy to provide the experience for little cost. Activities may also include stomping grapes, music and food. Our experiences have taken place at grape harvests in Maryland and Texas. All were fun experiences. While searching for wineries that offer a grape harvest experience, keep in mind that other wineries prefer to have only their own employees harvesting grapes. Please do not enter any vineyard without  permission.

Of the wineries we have visited for harvest, Messina Hof Winery & Resort in Bryan, Texas provides the most detailed experience. In 2017 the winery is hosting their 40th Annual Grape Harvest. This event takes place over several weeks. This year the first harvest event is in the evening from 7:30 to 10pm on July 28. On Friday, the Moonlit Harvest  begins with a Blessing of the Vines followed by harvesting the grapes and then grape stomping. The general admission ticket this year is $59.95 plus the tax and gratuity. This ticket will include  the general admission, a harvest shirt and a dinner buffet.

Additional 2017 Harvest Days at Messina Hof include July 29, August 5, August 12, and August 19 . These days include orientation, harvest, the Big Kahuna Contest, grape stomping, tour and wine tasting, lunch and a food & wine pairing class. Ticket prices vary depending on the activities in which you wish to participate. Prices begin at $35 plus tax and the high end is $75 plus tax and gratuity which includes the wine and food pairing.

If you don’t get to Messina Hof’s Bryan location, consider attending Messina Hof’s location in Fredericksburg, Texas. The Fredericksburg location has a harvest festival scheduled for August 25 and August 26.  Tickets are available online.

To discover a winery that offers wine enthusiasts a grape harvest event, check with your favorite winery. Otherwise do an internet search for wineries that offer this delightful experience.

If you are not sure what to expect, read our blogs that we wrote about our experiences when harvesting grapes. Check out this blog about a harvest festival we attended at Messina Hof.

We also have a reviews of Messina Hof at their Bryan, Texas location and the Fredericksburg location. If you will be traveling and need lodging, both locations have lodging available. Check out this article about the Villa at the Bryan winery. An article about the lodging at Fredericksburg is here.


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