About Messina Hof Grapevine Winery
In 2014, Messina Hof Grapevine Winery at the Wallis Hotel opened its doors in downtown Grapevine on historic Main Street. Grapevine has been named the headquarters of the Texas Wine Industry, and Messina Hof has a long history with this popular Texas wine destination. This location is Messina Hof’s first urban winery and also features multiple tasting areas with 40 different wines, tastings & premium flights, wine on tap by the glass or growler, gourmet food items & accessories, and multiple event spaces.
About the Wallis Hotel
The original Wallis Hotel was built in 1891 by Johnny Wallis for his sister, Susan. The Wallis Hotel often accommodated traveling salesmen and other agricultural business leaders. The Wallis family ran the hotel until 1926, and it was eventually torn down in the 1930s. Today, a replica of the hotel rests on Main Street and is where Messina Hof Grapevine calls home. Many have often stopped to take a picture with the, ''Sidewalk Judge'', who sits on the park bench outside the hotel and monitors everyone's comings and goings. A salute to Grapevine's old-timers who could determine if a stranger who had come to town was in trouble or down on his luck.