Messina Hof Winery’ will celebrate it’s 35th Annual Wines and Roses Festival, with the budding of the vines and blooming of the roses at the Messina Hof estate in Bryan, TX this Saturday, April 13, 2019. The festival will boast a robust offering of activations that guests can enjoy including wine tasting, local vendors and artisans, pairing classes, the infamous grape stomp competition and more:

  • Grape Stomp Competition – Each heat of teams will compete by filling bottles with the juice that they have stomped. At the end of each 2-minute heat, the winning team with the most juice in their bottle will continue to the next stomping bracket. Teams of 3-4 members can compete | [Registration is $50 per team of 3-4]
  • Texas Artist Wine Label Competition – The 29th Annual People’s Choice Wine Label Competition is the centerpiece for the Wine & Roses Festival. Each year, Texas artists compete for a chance to be featured on a Messina Hof wine bottle. All proceeds benefit the Arts Council.
  • Wine & Chocolate Pairing Class – Sign up for one of these decadent classes led by Karen Bonarrigo. Guests will try an assortment of gourmet chocolates while pairing them with Messina Hof’s award-winning wines.
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Guests may also enjoy brand new wine releases at the event. Admission to the festival is free with a few events that require a ticket purchase, which can be pre-purchased or included in one of their specialty packages here. Portion of the proceeds from Wine & Roses benefits the Brazos Valley Arts Council.

After the festival the Wine and Roses Half Marathon and 5k on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Runners and Spectators will enjoy a beautiful course through the vines of Messina Hof Winery & Resort. Participants will receive a custom shirt, race-bib, a commemorative wine glass, a breakfast buffet prepared by Messina Hof’s in-house chef and an unforgettable wine stopper medal. Runners can register here.

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