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3 Days Texas Culinary Vacation

Cooking Vacations in Texas

Book this holiday to enjoy a relaxing weekend at Messina Hof Winery and Resort in Bryan, Texas. Every month, Messina Hof hosts a cooking party, a demonstration focusing on a specific cuisine or technique. If you're a beginner, you can take advantage of the beginner lessons, and if you're already quite the chef, you'll appreciate the huge selection of information on spices, cuts of meat, tools and more.


  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Enjoy a Messina Hof winery tour
  • Lessons on spices, cuts of meat, tools and more
  • Lesson on how to prepare classic cuisine such as meatloaf and casseroles
  • Enjoy an evening wine and cheese reception
  • Champagne breakfast in the morning
  • 2 nights accommodation


1 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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The villa bed and breakfast has been named “Best Romantic Getaway” in Texas and is the only four-diamond resort in the Brazos Valley. The resort provides guests with romance, seclusion and world-class elegance. The villa has 11 suites available year-round.

Surrounded by timeless European heirlooms and antique conversation pieces, The villa has preserved yesteryears’ nostalgia for guests who truly want to experience old-world wine country. Private patios, balconies, over-sized whirlpool tubs and Wi-Fi access add modern-day comforts to your stay.

The suites are as follows:


Queen Anne in art-deco style, this elegant room features burl rosewood. Bath includes tub with shower and marble vanity. View of the forest and the pond from the balcony. Queen size bed.


Furnished with an elaborately ornate king size brass bed and black marbled top Queen Anne asides, this room is truly perfect to Camelot standards. Stained glass accents. Bath includes tub with shower and marble vanity. Patio with forest view. King size bed.


Mediterranean room furnished in oak with bronze accents, wrought iron with amber glass, themed tapestries and a ship-shaped chandelier. Bath includes an extra large tub with a shower and marble vanity. Patio with forest view. King size bed.


Bronzed and inlaid oak accents this room with original family furnishings from Hof, Germany. Bath includes tub with shower and marble vanity. Balcony with forest view. King size bed.

Lancelot and Guinevere

Gothic room furnished with a 17th-century hand-carved bed complete with sideboard and cupboard. This elegant Gothic suite also features a large whirlpool tub, separate shower and a stained glass window. Queen size bed.


In tribute to the winemaker, this room features walnut Italian furnishings carved with sun and acanthus. Bath includes extra large tub with shower and marble vanity. Balcony with forest view. King size bed.

Napoleon and Josephine

The splendor of France furnishes this bay room with gilded bed and sideboard. Luxurious bath includes whirlpool tub with separate shower antique-beveled glass heart windows, cherry and brass table, hand-tinted French prints. Queen size bed.


This lone-star suite has a blend of Texas Southwest and Mediterranean romance. Huge walk-in shower. Separate living area. King size bed.

Thomas Jefferson

The grandfather of American wines is celebrated in this masculine room. Bath includes an extra large tub, separate shower and marble vanity. This room features an etched door, balcony and panoramic view of the vineyard. Queen Size Bed Heavily carved with Presidential Eagles.


Light and airy, this room features hand-stenciled French pine furnishings with marble washstand. Etched door. Bath includes an extra large tub, separate shower and marble vanity. Balcony with a front view. Queen size bed.


  • Upon arrival at the villa, you will receive a wine and cheese reception in the evening
  • In the morning, wake up to a complimentary champagne breakfast
  • After breakfast, depending on your plans for the day, you can take advantage of a free winery tour of the Messina Hof winery
  • The cooking party starts on Sunday at 13:00, during which you will have the chance to learn new recipes, improve your cooking skills, and even have a chance to register to win awesome culinary door prizes


This holiday takes place in Bryan, Texas.



  • Cooking classes
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Shopping
  • Wine tasting / tour


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Café nearby
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Mini bar
  • Restaurant


  • Dry cleaning
  • Hair dryer
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Parking lot
  • Toiletries
  • Wedding
  • Wireless internet


This event is guaranteed to take you back in time to grandma's house as a child, to remember those cuisine classics such as meatloaf and casseroles.

Things to do (optional)

  • Enjoy a massage
  • Sample delicious cuisine
  • Sample the famous Messina Hof chocolate-dipped strawberries
  • Take an extended wine tour
  • Taste authentic regional wines

What's included

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Champagne breakfast
  • Cooking event
  • Wine and cheese evening reception
  • Winery tour

What's not included

  • Additional meals and beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Transportation
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Driving directions from Houston

From I-610 W, take Hwy 290 W for 45 miles to Hwy 6 N/Exit 13B. Stay on Hwy 6 for 46 miles to Bryan/College Station. Take the exit toward MLK/Old Reliance Road and turn right. Travel for two miles, seeing a sign along the way to Messina Hof.

Driving directions from Austin

From I-35 N, take Hwy 290 E for 40 miles to Hwy 21 E, exit Caldwell. Stay on Hwy 21 E for 61 miles, then head south on Hwy 6 in Bryan, exiting at MLK/Old Reliance Road. Turn left at the light and travel for two miles, seeing a sign along the way to Messina Hof.

Arrival by airplane

The nearest airports are Austin–Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) and George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston (IAH)

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