GEORGE BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY
& MESSINA HOF WINERY TOUR
VIEW ARCHIVES AND ARTIFACTS FROM OUR 41ST PRESIDENT AND EXPLORE A 19TH CENTURY WINERY
8 hours (no lunch)
9 hours (with lunch)
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The National Archives & Records Administration's tenth presidential library is a tribute to Houston resident George Herbert Walker Bush. Featuring the primary sources documenting President Bush's long public career, your group will tour this historic collection. Mr. Bush's most famous posts, including Ambassador to the United Nations, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Liaison to the People's Republic of China, Director of the CIA, Congressman, Vice President and President of the United States, are all covered here. Guests will experience the world influences and unique challenges that developed our former President's life and political career.
After the tour of the Museum and Library, the group will visit the Messina Hof Winery for lunch, a tour and wine tasting.
MESSINA HOF WINERY
This lovely one-of-a-kind, 19th century Texas winery is located on a 100-acre estate just outside Bryan, Texas. Named after Messina, Italy and Hof, Germany, the ancestral homeland of the respective owners, Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo, Messina Hof is the product of over 200 years of European winemaking experience. A family tradition, passed down from eldest son to eldest son, every bottle of wine produced at Messina Hof holds the pride of generations. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why Messina Hof continues to produce so many nationally acclaimed, award-winning wines year after year.
If you have ever wondered how grapes are processed into wine or why rose bushes are planted at the end of each row of grapevines, you'll find out as you tour a portion of the 40-acre vineyards. You'll also learn the proper way to "slurp" and "cluck." After this fascinating winery tour, your group will have the opportunity to sample several wines in the tasting room.
Traditions at the winery extend beyond the Bonarrigo family. The exquisite Guest Center is also steeped in history. Originally built as a convent, the area of the Center known as the Vintage House will be the setting for a delectable lunch.