Messina Hof Vineyard Bryan, Texas
What a wonderful weekend! My parents came down to keep the kids so Dr. Wife and I could get away for a little trip. In her infinite wisdom, Dr. Wife got us tickets to attend the grape harvest at the Messina Hof winery and vineyard in Bryan, Texas. After a brief introduction from the owners Paul and Merrill, we picked up our knives and headed for the fields. They grow Lenoir (aka Black Spanish) grapes at the Bryan vineyard, which is a small black grape with large hard seeds. While they might not be great for fresh eating, they apparently make award winning port wine. I'm not a fan of ports personally (too sweet for me). If you ask me, we were the best pickers there. Of course, we've got experience working outside and harvesting fruit, so it wasn't really a fair competition. Great trip, lots of fun.