Messina Hof Winery celebrates the end of this years grape harvest with the Harvest Grand Finale Vintner Dinner. For weeks now, both workers and volunteers have been picking and stomping grapes to create the 2008 Messina Hof ports. You may not have been able to peel yourself away from your air-conditioned living room to help, but you can still participate in the festivities by attending this six-course dinner to close out the season. Chef Joseph Kramers delectable offerings include stuffed clams, Tuscan lamb loin, pan-roasted halibut and Danish blue cheesecake. Each course is paired with a carefully selected Italian wine, serving up the sumptuousness with a little education on the side. 6:30 p.m. Messina Hof Winery, 4545 Old Reliance Road, Bryan. For information, call 800-736-9463 or visit www.messinahof.com. $125.
Sat., Aug. 16, 6:30 p.m., 2008