Wine & Roses Festival | Bryan, Texas

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Saturday, APRIL 13, 2019

Located at the Messina Hof Estate in Bryan, Texas, the Wine and Roses Festival weekend celebrates the 35th anniversary of the budding of the vines and the blooming of the roses. Festivities begin on Friday, April 12 with our Spring Wine Release, the first wine release event of the year! On Saturday, April 13, guests are invited to enjoy wine tasting, local vendors and artisans, pairing classes, and our famous grape stomp competition at the Wine and Roses Festival. The weekend wraps up on Sunday, April 14 with a run through the vines during the 5K and Half Marathon.

A portion of the proceeds from Wine & Roses benefits the Brazos Valley Arts Council.

PRE-PURCHASE AND SAVE!

Packages will NOT be available the day of the festival. Admission to the festival is free with the exception of a few events that require tickets which can be pre-purchased or included in one of our specialty packages.

::GENERAL ADMISSION | FREE

  • Includes general admission into the festival with live music and access to vendors
  • Does not include tasting glass or tickets, these items will be available for purchase separately
  • Recommended for children and adults under the age of 21, children under 12 are free
  • If you wish to participate in tastings, a tasting glass will be required, see our Wine & Roses Tasting Package to get you started!

::ULTIMATE PACKAGE | $90 | SOLD OUT

  • Includes general admission to the festival with live music and access to vendors
  • 40 Festival Tickets (Can be used throughout the festival including Wine Tents, Food Tents, and in Gift Shop.)
  • 1 Tasting Glass
  • 1 Wine & Roses Festival Shirt
  • 1 pass to the Chocolate & Wine Experience *New self-guided food and wine pairing experience from 3PM - 6PM*
  • 1 Commemorative Gift
  • 1 pass to the Italian Feast

::TASTING PACKAGE | $25

  • Includes general admission to the festival with live music and access to vendors
  • 15 Festival Tickets (Can be used throughout the festival including Wine Tents, Food Tents, and in Gift Shop.)
  • 1 Tasting Glass
  • 1 Wine & Roses Festival Shirt

::CHOCOLATE LOVER'S PACKAGE | $45

  • Includes general admission to the festival with live music and access to vendors
  • 30 Festival Tickets (Can be used throughout the festival including Wine Tents, Food Tents, and in Gift Shop.)
  • 1 Tasting Glass
  • 1 pass to the Chocolate & Wine Experience *New self-guided food and wine pairing experience from 3PM - 6PM!*
  • 1 Wine & Roses Festival Shirt

::GRAPE STOMP COMPETITION REGISTRATION | $50 per team | SOLD OUT

  • Teams of 2 to 4 members can compete | $50 per team
  • Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams!
  • Wear comfortable stomping clothes! Fun team names and jerseys encouraged!
  • When registering, please give your team name.
  • Fee does not include tasting glasses or festival tickets
  • Benefiting the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley
  • Does not include a tasting glass. Tasting glasses are required to taste wine.

::EXTRA TICKETS | $15

  • Pre-purchase 20 festival tickets for only $15 (Can be used throughout the festival including Wine Tents, Food Tents, and in Gift Shop.)
  • Tickets will be $1 each at the festival
  • Does not include a tasting glass. Tasting glasses are required to taste wine.

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PRE-PURCHASE AND SAVE!
Packages will NOT be available the day of the festival.

WINE AND ROSES FESTIVAL TIMELINE

11AM Shuttles Begin to Pick Up Guests | Rudder High School

11AM Festival Begins

11AM - 5PM Wine Label Artist Competition Voting | Cellar Room

11AM - 1PM VIP Reception | The Gallery CLOSED EVENT

11AM - 6PM Vendor Shopping

11AM - 8PM Wine Tastings

12PM - 6PM Winery Tours | The Vineyard
*every hour on the hour!

1:30PM - 3:30PM Grape Stomping Competition | Rose Garden

2PM - 3PM VIP Wine and Chocolate Experience CLOSED EVENT

3PM - 6PM Wine and Chocolate Experience Self-Guided | Estate Wine Cellar

3:45PM Grape Stomp Award Ceremony | Rose Garden

4PM - 6:45PM The Brookwoods | Rose Garden

4PM - 7PM Italian Feast | The Gallery

6:45PM – 7:30PM DJ Tom plays | Rose Garden

8PM Festival Over

9PM Last Shuttle Leaves | Main Gate

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WINE TASTING | All day!

Enjoy Messina Hof wines across the estate. There will be red wine and white wine tents located outside along with wine slushies, canned wines, and wine on tap. You can also experience wine on tap in the Wine Bar and premium wines located in our Tasting Room. Each tasting will require a tasting glass, see our ticket packages for more information. Don't forget to get your passport stamped at each tent! Complete your passport and spin our prize wheel for a special souvenir to take home!


TEXAS ARTIST WINE LABEL COMPETITION VOTING | All day!

Vote for your favorite artist! 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. Voting is only open throughout the festival, so don’t leave without placing a ballot for your favorite finalist. All proceeds benefit The Arts Council of the Brazos Valley.

Want to enter the competition? Details can be found at www.messinahof.com/artistcompetition.


SELF-GUIDED WINE & CHOCOLATE EXPERIENCE | 3:00PM - 6:00PM *NEW!*

We heard your feedback last year and we’ve made some changes! Experience wine and chocolate pairings your way during this unique, self-guided tasting experience! Taste through an assortment of gourmet chocolates perfectly paired with our award-winning wines - all at your own pace! If you have questions about the pairings, our expert staff will be available with answers. Tickets sell out fast so be sure to purchase yours as soon as tickets are on sale! (Sparkling Grape Juice will be available for those under 21)


GRAPE STOMP COMPETITION | 1:30PM - 3:30PM

This exciting Grape Stomp Championship will take place during Wine & Roses Festival. 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 2-4 members can compete [Registration is $50 per team of 2-4]
  • Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams!
  • Wear comfortable stomping clothes!
  • Fun team names and jerseys encouraged!
  • When registering, please give your team name.
  • Fee does not include tasting glass.

LIVE MUSIC FROM THE BROOKWOODS | 4:00PM - 6:45PM

Born in the 1960s by three teen musicians from Cresskill, New Jersey, the doo-wop band, The Brookwoods are reuniting for another exciting performance at Wine and Roses Festival!


ITALIAN FEAST | 4:00PM - 7:00PM

Enjoy a family-style Italian Feast with dishes carefully crafted by the Chefs on the Vintage House Restaurant. The Italian Feast also includes a glass of wine perfectly paired to compliment your meal. The Italian Feast is only available through the Ultimate Package with limited seating availability. Menu coming soon!


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PRE-PURCHASE AND SAVE!
Packages will NOT be available the day of the festival.

SPRING WINE RELEASE
A CULINARY EXPERIENCE
FRIDAY, APRIL 12TH

Kick off Messina Hof’s Wine and Roses Festival Weekend at Spring Release, the first wine release event of the year! Enjoy an evening of wine, Vineyard Cuisine™, Texas art, live music and dancing. Experience exclusive access to newly released varietals and vintages while enjoying 5 expertly paired dishes crafted by our Chefs, Chris Shepley and Glenn Huggins. Unique from our other wine release dinners, guests will have the opportunity to taste at their own pace by visiting stations located throughout the event. After dinner, dance the night away with live music from The Brookwoods, view artwork from Messina Hof’s 2019 Texas Wine Label Competition and bid in a silent auction benefiting the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley. Spring Release will take place outdoors next to the scenic views of Messina Hof’s rose garden. Garden party attire is recommended.


MENU

FIRST COURSE
Blue Crab and Corn Fritter
Texas Blue crab blended with charred corn, red bell pepper, and sliced scallions, deep fried and presented with a lemon avocado puree, pickled red onion, and arugula tossed in a Pinot Grigio vinaigrette.

SECOND COURSE
Lobster Risotto
Champagne poached lobster tail simmered with estate herbs, arborio rice, seafood stock and parmesan cheese. Topped with fresh sorrel and shaved parmesan cheese.

THIRD COURSE
Heirloom Tomato Salad
Peppered local heirloom tomato paired with cucumber marinated in Lepard Chenin Blanc, chargrilled estate spring onions and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and dusted with smoked sea salt.

FOURTH COURSE
Roasted Halibut
Roasted Halibut served with a shredded carrot and water crest salad and topped with a Merlot and red bell pepper coulis and estate brussels sprout puree.

FIFTH COURSE
Sparkling Almond Sabayon
Frozen Sparkling Almond sabayon served with a chocolate crème anglaise, fresh strawberries and estate mint.



For more information call: (979) 778-9463 ext. 234
or email:
event@messinahof.com

5K AND HALF MARATHON
SUNDAY, APRIL 14TH

The Messina Hof Wine and Roses Half Marathon is a 13.1-mile, first class event displaying the beautiful country scenery held by Bryan, Texas.

Run an unforgettable event that includes a beautiful course through the vines of Messina Hof Winery & Resort, state-of-the-art timing and results, custom tri-blend shirt, custom race-bib, a commemorative wine glass, a breakfast buffet created by the finest Messina Hof chef, and an unforgettable wine stopper medal when you cross the finish line.

The Messina Hof Wine & Roses Half Marathon will be on April 14th in Bryan, Texas at Messina Hof Winery & Resort. Runners and spectators alike will enjoy the sites of the premiere Texas winery especially during the 35th annual Wine and Roses Festival. During the festival enjoy local artisans, wine tastings, and the grape stomp competition!

Click the button below for more information and to register!


https://raceroster.com/events/2019/20892/wine-roses-5k-half-marathon

For more information, email: randi@irunproductions.com

Click here for race volunteer information!


RACE START TIMES
Half Marathon: 7:00am
5K: 7:20am

PACKET PICK-UP
Friday, April 12th: 4pm-7pm
Saturday, April 13th: 11am-6pm
Please note on Saturday you will need to park at Rudder High School and take a provided bus to the winery to get your packet and also enjoy the Wine & Roses Festival.Race Day packet pick-up available for $10 fee. Available only for those that specifically request to do so. You will be allowed to pick-up packets for friends or family only if you have a copy of their confirmation page or photo ID.

PARKING
Race Day parking will be at Rudder High School and there will be shuttles running from 5:00am-6:45am and then 8:15am-11:30am. Keep in mind there will be Gear Check on-site at Messina Hof Estate Winery & Resort.


HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES - COLLEGE STATION

To make reservations, click here or call 979-846-8700 and use group code WRF. | Rate: $189 | Cut off March 22, 2019


HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES - BRYAN

To make reservations, click here or call 979-703-4774 and use group code WRF. | Rate: $169 | Cut off March 22, 2019


LA QUINTA INN COLLEGE STATION

To make reservations, call the Group Reservations Department at 1-866-527-1498 and identify yourself as a member of the 35th Annual Wine and Roses Event, Reservation Block Confirmation Number 05391924. | Rate: $91.45 | Cut off March 23, 2019


HOME2 SUITES BY HILTON

To make reservations, click here or call 979-703-8288 and ask to be booked in the Wine and Roses group. | Rate: $189 | Cut off March 25, 2019


THE VILLA BED AND BREAKFAST

The Villa Bed and Breakfast at Messina Hof is fully booked for the Wine and Roses weekend. Click here to learn more.


TEXAS A&M HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER

To make reservations, click here. | Rate: $350 | March 14, 2019


FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON

To make reservations, call 979-693-1741 and refer to the 35th Annual Wine and Roses Festival. | Rate: $109 | Cut off March 13, 2019


Vendor applications are now open for Wine & Roses 2019

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Email teri.ryan@messinahof.com or Call (979) 778-9463 ext. 234


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  • Is this festival rain or shine?

Wine & Roses will take place rain or shine. Refunds will not be given in the event of inclement weather.

  • What should I wear to Wine & Roses?

Wine & Roses is an outdoor festival so dress casual and comfortable. Also, be sure to wear plenty of sunscreen.

  • How much does it costs to attend Wine & Roses Festival?

General admission to Wine & Roses Festival is free. All tasting booths and activities require a set amount of tickets which can be purchased in advanced or the day of at the main ticket tent. Festival tickets are $1 each.

  • How many people can be on a Grape Stomp team?

Each team can consist of 2-4 Members. To register and pay $50 fee, call 979-778-9463 ext 234 or register online on Cellar Pass.

  • Are children and adults under 21 allowed to attend?

Yes, there will be activities that can be enjoyed by all. Children 12 and under are free all day. Soda, water, and sparkling grape juice will be available. Please make sure all children are accompanied by an adult.

  • Are beer or liquor available?

Messina Hof is a bonded winery, so there will be no beer or liquor available for purchase or consumption and no outside drinks will be permitted.

  • How do I become a vendor or a sponsor?

To be part of this annual festival, call (979) 778-9463 ext. 234 or email event@messinahof.com. Download the vendor application here.

  • Do you take credit cards?

Yes, Messina Hof accepts all major credit cards.

  • Am I allowed to bring my own lawn chairs/picnic blankets?

Yes, there will be areas available for your own chairs and blankets.

  • How do I get to the festival?

Messina Hof will have limited $5 premium parking on property. Free shuttles will also be available from Rudder High School. Local taxi services and ride-shares are encouraged.

  • Is this event at other Messina Hof locations?

No, Wine & Roses Festival will be held at the Messina Hof Bryan location.


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PRE-PURCHASE AND SAVE!
Packages will NOT be available the day of the festival.