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    Join Messina Hof for an elegant evening of new wine releases, gourmet Vineyard Cuisine and more. This elegant evening event raises a toast to a successful Harvest Festival at Messina Hof Bryan. Enjoy this fine menu presented by The Vintage House Chef. Our Winemaker will introduce each wine and walk you through the pairings. Guests will also have the privilege of having “first-taste” of new releases. Also, Messina Hof will officially be announcing the winner of The Texas Artist Wine Label Competition that was voted on at the Wine & Roses Festival in April.

      Moonlight Harvest will kick off the 42nd Annual Harvest Festival featuring the Blessing of the Vines, followed by an evening of grape picking and stomping in the Messina Hof Estate Vineyard. Dinner will feature a fabulous vineyard cuisine buffet with a wide selection of complimentary wines for guests to enjoy. Each ticket includes grape picking & stomping, a Harvest t-shirt and the reserved dinner buffet.

        Sip a glass of Sparkling Wine as Messina Hof winemaker and CEO, Paul Bonarrigo leads you around the estate while hearing the history of the Bonarrigo Family and the winery. View antiques, machinery, awards and images that tell the story of our humble beginning to being the most awarded winery in Texas. You will be introduced to growing, fermenting, barrel-aging and blending our award-winning wines, and will taste wine directly from the tanks and barrels to better understand the process. And finally, you will be treated to an appetizer and 3-course meal paired with award-winning Messina Hof wine in our beautiful, candlelit Cellar Room.

          Bring the family out for a fun-filled day of picking and stomping the very grapes that go into making Messina Hof’s award-winning Port. Stay for the Hill Country Big Kahuna Contest, barrel tasting and special Harvest brunch. You’ll also receive a souvenir “Harvest Crew” t-shirt signed with you very own purple stomping feet. We can’t wait to share this winemaking experience with you. While you’re picking, be on the lookout for the most unique grape cluster and enter the “Big Kahuna” contest. Before the stomp, all entries will not only present their cluster to the audience but will also have to perform a special talent. Whether singing, dancing or showing off those professional wine tasting skills—each entry will perform their talent and the audience will determine the winner.

            Moonlight Harvest will kick off the 42nd Annual Harvest Festival featuring the Blessing of the Vines, followed by an evening of grape picking and stomping in the Messina Hof Estate Vineyard. Dinner will feature a fabulous vineyard cuisine buffet with a wide selection of complimentary wines for guests to enjoy. Each ticket includes grape picking & stomping, a Harvest t-shirt and the reserved dinner buffet.

              Join Twin Liquors for their special French Wine Social event to celebrate the February French Wine Sale! Receive 20% off when you purchase two or more bottles of French wine. During the free social, you’ll also be able to purchase tickets to UMLAUF’s Annual Garden Party at 30% off. Please send RSVPs to store7@twinliquors.com

                Happy Fall to all! We have missed you all and hope you are ready for our wine dinners to begin again.

                We are excited to host our first fall wine dinner with the legendary Napa winery, Girard. Enjoy 5 courses expertly prepared by Chef Shane Stark to compliment these spectacular wines.

                SEPTEMBER 24th
                MONDAY @ 6:30 pm

                GIRARD WINE DINNER MENU
                1st
                Hamachi Crudo
                pineapple | shiso | caviar cream
                Sauvignon Blanc

                2nd
                Rhode Island Wild Striped Bass
                roasted cauliflower | pickled muscadine grapes | almonds
                Chardonnay

                3rd
                Cheeks and Grits
                slow braised veal cheeks | hatch chile grits | baby turnip
                Zinfandel

                4th
                Roasted 44 Farms Beef Loin
                potato confit | cippolini onions | bordelaise
                Cabernet

                5th
                Warm Chocolate Cake
                blackberry | spiced pecan ice cream
                Petite Syrah

                $95 per seat (not inclusive of tax or gratuity). Limited seating.
                Please email julie@mongersaustin.com or call 512-215-8972 to reserve your seats.

                  Con’ Olio is hosting pop ups from local food artisans at all three Austin area locations on Mother’s Day. Bring mom along while you stroll and sample gourmet bites from some of Austin’s finest makers including Delysia Chocolates, Onion Creek Kitchens, Rancho Gordo’s Bottled sauces, Mia Chocolates, Tree Hive Maple Syrup & Honey and Hill Country Provision & Iron. Wine samples will be offered, and premade gift baskets will be available for purchase. Con’ Olio will also offer $25 gift cards for every $100 spent. If you can’t make it out, shop online at conolios.com.

                    Sustainable Food Center invites you to join us for our 11th Annual Farm to Plate benefit on Wednesday, May 9th from 7pm-9:30pm at Barr Mansion, with a VIP hour from 6pm-7pm.

                    Farm to Plate is a sip and stroll event featuring bites from some of Austin’s best chefs, as well as local beer, wine, cocktails, live music, and a silent auction. Farm to Plate takes place on the beautiful grounds of Barr Mansion, the nation’s first certified organic event venue, and food and drinks highlight seasonal, sustainably grown, locally sourced ingredients from area farmers.

                    All proceeds from Farm to Plate benefit our programs that increase access to healthy, affordable food for everyone in Central Texas. Join us in celebrating the bounty of spring in Central Texas – buy your tickets or table today!