Guests at the Daytime and Moonlit Festivals can help pick grapes for the harvest. Photo courtesy of Messina Hof Winery

Bryan’s Messina Hof Winery has a great way to celebrate harvest season, whether you’re an early bird or a night owl. The winery hosts both Daytime and Moonlit Harvest Festivals for select weekends in July and August. The family-friendly festivals offer the opportunity to pick and stomp grapes, along with various other activities depending on the weekend, like cellar tours and murder mystery dinners. If you attend the daytime festival, there’s a lunch buffet that comes with a tasting of the locally made wines, as well as a food and wine pairing class. The moonlit festival begins with the Blessing of the Vines and includes a delicious dinner buffet.

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