Getting together with friends and sipping on some rosé is always a solid way to have a good time. There's just something about day-drinking wine that seems classier than any other kind of alcoholic beverage. Texans have lots of options for a boozy day out because the Great State is home to many vineyards. There's even one near Houston that's having a free wine fest this May, complete with a grape stomp!
Messina Hof Winery in Bryan, TX, is having its annual Wine & Roses Festival on May 1 through 3. The weekend-long fest is meant to ring in spring, the blooming of the roses, and vine buds!
On May 1, the winery will have its spring wine release and May 2 is the big festival day with all of the vendors and tastings. If you want to stick around until the 3rd, that's when Messina Hof is going to have their 5k through the vineyards.
General Admission is free and you can browse all of the vendors and listen to live music for hours. If you want to wine taste, they have different tasting packages.
The first package, starting at $25, comes with a tasting glass, t-shirt, and 15 festival tickets which can be used at different vendors and food and wine tents.
Ticket options range all the way to $90 and are a real splurge if you are a huge wine lover and want to get the best possible experience.
This Ultimate Package comes with lots of stuff including 40 fest tickets, a glass, a t-shirt, a pass to the Italian Feast, a gift, and a food and wine pairing!
The grape stomp competition is a great way to get competitive with your favorite pals and teams of 2 to 4 can register to compete at $50 per team.
For some odd reason, nothing will make you feel like more of a sophisticated wine connoisseur than stomping on grapes with your bare feet!
There aren't many places in Texas where you can do such a hands-on experience, so head on over if you're ready for a day like no other.
Drinking rosé is the perfect way to ring in the spring and the blooming of the roses. The fest will have lots of wine, vendors, and even a 5k through the vines and is a great way to spend a long weekend out with your loved ones in the Texas countryside.
Wine & Roses Festival At Messina Hof
Price: Free to $90
When: May 1 through May 3, 2020
Address: 4545 Old Reliance Rd., Bryan, TX
Why You Need To Go: Spending a whole weekend drinking wine and being out in the pretty vineyards is the perfect way to ring in spring!