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Monday, July 28, 2008

Messina Hof Winery

Last Friday night, we headed up to College Station to visit the Messina Hof Winery for their annual Moonlight Harvest. It's been on our 101 List, and we were very excited to go to a winery so close to us.

They have vineyards all over the state, but their headquarters and winery is a little over an hour away from us. They have an incredible variety of both red and white wines, and you can find them served in many local restaurants.

I'll save all our adventure with the Harvest and the grape stomp for another post, and share mostly about the winery in general here. We were treated to a wonderful sunset that evening, and I loved the reflection of the yellow sky in these wine glasses.



I loved the fact that their wines had won "Best of Show" at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo's Wine Competition several years and the prize is a saddle.

The grounds of the property themselves were gorgeous. They grow a great deal of the herbs and spices used in the wines.

And of course, beautiful flowers to accompany the beautiful vineyards.

They have their own restaurant, store, wine bar, Bed & Breakfast, and area for special events like weddings.

I was fascinated with this beautiful wrought-iron work of intertwined grapes and leaves that was throughout the property.


They have been in business over 30 years and were one of the original wineries in Texas. Now there are hundreds of wineries around the state, and wine sales are a $1 Billion a year industry.

Aren't these some gorgeous grapes? If I remember correctly, the ones grown in in College Station are used in making one of their most famous wines, a port.


Perfect picture- my husband, fabulous iron-work and beautiful vineyards.


Next stop- time to harvest and stomp!
GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY: Another jam-packed weekend full of fun things I need to blog about.

2 comments:

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Looks like a fun trip! We have literally dozens of wineries around here but we've never gotten around to visiting one of them ...

Christy said...

What a great lil' trip!