Texas Wines

Cabernet Sauvignon Harvest–Saturday

Saturday, August 30, 2014 starting at 7 am, 21724 Hill Road.  Join us for the last harvest this year–cabernet sauvignon.  Vineyard is just up the hill from I-35, exit 279. We recommend sunscreen, bug spray and a big hat. If you have a favorite pair of pruners then bring them, but we’ll have plenty for […]


Sangiovese Harvest Saturday

Sangiovese Harvest Saturday

Sangiovese Harvest is this Saturday, August 23rd at 7 AM in our vineyard at 21724 Hill Road, Salado, TX. Vineyard is very close to I-35, exit 279. Everyone is welcome to join us! We recommend sunscreen, bug spray and a big hat. If you have a favorite pair of pruners then bring them, but we’ll have plenty for […]


Almost Halfway through Harvest Season

Almost Halfway through Harvest Season

Chardonnay is nearly done fermenting, closely followed by Tempranillo, Merlot and Malbec.  On Saturday, August 16 in the afternoon, we’ll be processing grapes from Bravo Texan’s vineyard.  Throughout the weekend, I expect we’ll be pressing the tempranillo, merlot and malbec.  Should be a busy time for us! Did you get your chance to pick grapes […]


Test for Ripeness #3

Test for Ripeness #3

There are many factors I take into consideration when determining when to harvest.  I like to evaluate the grapevines, the grape clusters, the seeds and then evaluate the color, smell and taste of the grape juice.  Then I have to take into account the weather before and during proposed harvest, labor available and set the […]


When is Harvest 2014

When is Harvest 2014

I am getting anxious for harvest!  The yeast is on order and I am ready to start soon, but when!?! Tested Chardonnay yesterday and got pH 3.45, Brix 19.5, tastes like a pink lady apple! So here goes the tentative plan… I’m expecting activities to kick off on Saturday, August 2nd. Right now I’m expecting […]


Diamond Back 2012

Time to bottle more wine!   Throughout May 2014, we expect to be bottling every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.  We will be bottling the Diamond Back from 2012 & 2013.  This is made from 100% blend of grapes from our vineyard on Hill Road.  Our Salado grown cabernet sauvignon, merlot and sangiovese.  These grapes were […]


recovering from wine festival

I’m so worn out, I can barely manage capitalization! The 2014 Texas Wine & Rogue Art Fest was a smashing success and we’re already working on our plans for next year. In the meantime, enjoy the coverage from KWTX! go to http://www.kwtx.com/video?videoid=2810193 or maybe this will work:


2014 Texas Wine & Rogue Art Fest

2014 Texas Wine & Rogue Art Fest

March 29, 12-5 pm & March 30, 12-4 pm 6th Annual TX Wine & Rogue Art Fest! Join us for a wonderful afternoon of wine tasting and art! Featuring 17 wineries,a tremendous viewing of artists and their works from around Texas, and, of course, delectable foods. Free admission! $10 at the door buys six tasting tickets & a souvenir […]


Bottling is goin’ on right here!

Bottling is goin' on right here!

We’ve been bottling lately!  Now the bottles need to rest a bit.  I don’t know why bottle-shock happens, but it does.  When wines are first bottled, the taste disappears.  A few weeks later, the taste returns and then it is ready to sell.  I’ve never seen bottle-shock as dramatic as it was portrayed in the […]


October 2013 Malolactic Fermentation Completion Test

On Thursday, October 17, 2013, we ran malolactic testing on our 2013 wines.  We were unable to find our capillary tubes, so our dots are too big and a bit sloppy.  For some reason, our control acids do not show.  I think you can still see though, that it appears that the malolactic bacteria have […]


TX Winery Passport is Here!

TX Winery Passport is Here!

The Texas Wine and Grape Growers Board of Directors proudly announces the launch of the TX Wine Passport Smartphone Mobile App, a tool to promote the Texas wine and grape industry and drive consumers into Texas wineries. The TX Wine Passport Mobile App is a project started two years ago to when marketing funds were […]


Evening of Yoga & Wine

Thursday, October 17, 6:45 pm or earlier Yoga class is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Refresh. Revive. Renew. Come early and start the evening by savoring a cool refreshing glass of locally produced wine, then partake in a great yoga class featuring wine-inspired Yoga poses for all levels created by our local cosmic […]


Evening of Yoga & Wine

Tuesday, September 10, 6:45 pm or earlier Yoga class is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Refresh. Revive. Renew. Come early and start the evening by savoring a cool refreshing glass of locally produced wine, then partake in a great yoga class featuring wine-inspired Yoga poses for all levels created by our local cosmic […]


Stop by for Punch Down

Stop by for Punch Down

I think this is the best time of year at the winery–FERMENTATION!  Every few hours we punch down the cap to mix up the wine and ensure that the yeast gets access to all the good bits of grapes.    It’s a great workout for my arms, shoulders, & back, but I’m happy to “share” […]


Evening of Yoga and Wine

Evening of Yoga and Wine

Tuesday, August 13, 6:45 pm or earlier Yoga class is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Refresh. Revive. Renew.  Come early and start the evening by savoring a cool refreshing glass of locally produced wine, then partake in a great yoga class featuring  wine-inspired Yoga poses for all levels created by our local cosmic […]


Evening of Yoga & Wine

Tuesday, July 9, 6:45 pm or earlier Yoga class is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Refresh. Revive. Renew.  Come early and start the evening by savoring a cool refreshing glass of locally produced wine, then partake in a great yoga class featuring  wine-inspired Yoga poses for all levels created by our local cosmic […]


Evening of Wine & Yoga

Tuesday, June 18, 6:30 pm or earlier $15 per person or $25 per couple Refresh. Revive. Renew. Come early and start the evening by savoring a with a cool refreshing glass of locally produced wine, then join Tiffany Schreiner at 6:30 6:30 pm– Join us for an evening of uplifting relaxation for your body, mind, and […]


Please Pull the Plug on HB 2537

Call to Action! As previously reported, the Board of Directors of the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association is opposed to HB 2537 as it was substituted and passed out of the Senate Business and Commerce Committee for the following reasons: It protects segments of the industry from competition rather than regulating a public health, […]


Please help stop HB 2537

The Bad News: I want to thank all of you who took a few moments to call and send emails voicing your opposition to the laws to limit and or stop wine shipping. Although we were able to briefly postpone this, Senator Carona, Whitmire and other Senators voted for the changes and moved it out […]


TWGGA Legislative Action Day,

TWGGA Legislative Action Day,

Dino & I visited the state capitol as part of the 2013 Texas Wine & Grape Grower Association’s  LEGISLATIVE ACTION DAY – March 19, 2013.  We stopped by to visit with the staff of our representative to the house of representatives, Jimmie Don Aycock.  Then in the evening we poured Salado Winery wines at the capitol […]


Just returned from the annual TWGGA conference

I just got back from the annual TWGGA conference and I must say I was amazed at how much the Texas wine industry is growing!  This info graphic by Kris Chislett sums up a few dazzling facts and demonstrates the tremendous growth.  You can find Kris’s take on the whole thing here. My take?  Well, […]


Buy Barrels from Salado Wine Seller!

We are getting ready to buy used wine barrels from California, want some?  We sell used barrels for $125/each.  You can pay a deposit to reserve a barrel, or you can fill out our form and we’ll contact you when the barrels arrive. UPDATE May 21, 2013: we apologize, but the latest barrel deal fell […]


New Release–2012 Chardonnay

First release of the vintage 2012! We’re so excited about our first batch of chardonnay from our own vineyard that we’ve rushed it into the bottle to make it available to you.  This is unfiltered, so it looks a bit cloudy, but we think you’ll enjoy it.  We’ll have it open for tasting during “Uncorked” […]


New Release–Diamond Back

It’s finally here!  These grapes were harvested AUG 2009.  It is a blend of grapes from Central Texas including our 2009 Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. Vanilla notes and hints of raisins.

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