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Valentine’s Week Giveaway: Bernhardt Winery Tasting for 20

Texas Winery Wedding
Location: Bernhardt Winery | Photo: C. Baron Photography

In honor of Valentine’s Day, and the week of romance surrounding it, we’ve got a special giveaway for y’all, and we think you’re gonna drink it up, darlings!! We’ve partnered with Bernhardt Winery, located in the picture-perfect Texas Hill Country, to put together an awesome prize for one Houston to-be-wed couple…and 18 of their lucky friends and family members. What’s that, you say? A prize for TWENTY PEOPLE?? Yup, you heard right. Read on for entry deets (it’s super easy to enter)! Click here to read the rest of this post »

Venues We Love: Messina Hof Winery

There was a time when a Houston gal would have to make her way to California wine country (fiancé, friends and family in tow) if she fancied a vineyard wedding. Not so anymore—not when she’s got 100 acres of wine country splendor right here in her own backyard.

We’re talking about Messina Hof—the toast of Bryan, Texas, and a wine- and food-loving couple’s dream location for the celebration of a lifetime. A little Italian, a little German, and very proudly Texan (the winery and its wines have won countless local and national honors, including “One of the USA’s Finest Winery Experiences” from “Bon Appetit” magazine), this combination working vineyard, restaurant, tasting bar and villa is a standout in a region of really amazing places to tie the knot.

Texas Vineyard Wedding

Picture this: saying your vows at sunset on a verdant private estate, beneath a flower-bedecked gazebo beside a sparkling spring-fed lake—then celebrating with sumptuous food and, of course, divine wines, overlooking 42 acres of vineyards aglow in the moonlight, whilst dancing the night away, surrounded by the people you love most.

And Messina Hof’s awesome for bachelor/bachelorette bashes, engagement parties, bridal showers and rehearsal dinners, too. What, we ask, is NOT to love? And if you haven’t yet entered out Messina Hof Private Wine Tasting for 20, well, what, we ask, is stopping you??