Events at Salado Winery

Salado Holiday Parade

Best small town holiday parade! This picture is #wineryboy and #winerymom in December 2016

SALADO Holiday PARADE

Thursday, November 30, 6 pm

Main Street, Salado, TX

Join us for the cutest small town parade ever!

Chocolate & Wine Weekend in Salado 2017

Salado invites you to its annual “Chocolate & Wine Weekend.” For those who believe the four basic food groups consist of white chocolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate and truffles… the “Chocolate & Wine Weekend” is the event not to be missed. The event will take place throughout the Village of Salado. It’s seven great events in one fun-filled weekend!

The three-day chocolate weekend promises to satisfy all the senses with chocolate, wine tastings, music, a gourmet chocolate lunch, chocolate trail throughout the village and Saturday night “Chocolate & Music.”

Friday evening, September 22nd “Evening of Chocolate & Wine” from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Salado Winery Company. Premier Salado wines will be paired with decadent chocolates. 21 & over. Reservations must be made in advance, as this event sells out. Seating is limited to 50 people. This is a ticketed event for $44.95 per person and tickets can be purchased through EventBrite.com or at the door if they haven’t sold out online.

Saturday, September 23rd – 3 Course Lunch at Alexander’s Distillery from noon – 3:00PM. Smoked Chicken Stuffed Jalapenos with Oaxaca Mole Sauce. Ancho Cocoa Rubbed Brisket with Dark Chocolate BBQ Sauce served with Refried Beans, Cilantro Rice and Grilled Flour Tortillas. Chambord Chocolate Mousse Martini with Fresh Berries. Tickets are $25.00 and must be purchased online.

The event continues Saturday, when you take part in our “Chocolate & Wine Trail” from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM throughout the Village of Salado. Use your Passport and follow the signs to guide you and ride the trolley to follow around this “trail of sweet chocolate dreams” featuring multiple stops around the Village. Some stops feature wine and other stops featuer a fun chocolate experience. When you arrive in Salado, your first stop will be the Visitor Center to check in and receive your “Chocolate & Wine Trail Passport” and complimentary wine glass. It is very important that you pick up your Passport, wine glass, and wine tickets before the event starts. Your Passport is your entry into each of the locations. 21 & over. Tickets are $29.95 per person and must be purchased in advance at EventBrite.com. Dress Code: Dress comfortable. Our downtown area is a mile long so you will probably want to wear comfortable shoes if you plan on walking to each location. There is plenty of parking along the downtown area for those who are driving instead of walking.

Enjoy “Death By Chocolate Contest” presented by the Friends of the Salado Public Library. This will be held at the Salado Public Library, Saturday from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Enter your favorite chocolate recipe and you might win! Entries available at the library. For more information please call 254-947-9191.

End your day dining at The Range at the Barton House for a special “Chocolate and Music” dinner featuring wine from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Guests should arrive and be seated by 7pm for a prompt start at 7pm. The four-course menu is sure to please every palate beginning with the first course of cauliflower puree, chocolate nibs and white chocolate crema. The second course features frissee, cocoa smoked beef tenderloin, manchego and butter toasted hazelnut vinaigrette. The third course consists of grilled quail mole, roasted garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. The final course of sweet endings includes options of cinnamon chocolate espresso cheesecake and tart cherry sauce. This is a ticketed event, limited to 32 guests at $59.00 per guest. Tickets must be purchased in advance at EventBrite.com.

On Sunday, September 24th, before you make your way home after this unique event, make plans to enjoy a fabulous Brunch at Alexander’s Distillery. 10:30am – 2pm. Charcuterie Platter. Peking Duck Carpaccio with Cocoa Nibs. Ancho Cocoa Rubbed Barbecue Brisket Hash with Eggs. Chambord Chocolate Mousse. $25 per guest. Purchase tickets online.

For information or assistance on where to stay or planning your weekend, contact the Chamber and Tourism Bureau at 254-947-5040 or email chamber@salado.com.  Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/salado-chocolate-wine-weekend-2017-tickets-37242270634

 

Harker Heights

harker heights wine fest

Picture from 2015 Harker Hieights Food, Brew and Wine Fest

We are looking forward to the Harker Heights Food, Wine & Brew Fest!  Saturday, September 9, 2017, 2-10 pm

THE FESTIVAL OFFERS A PROMENADE OF BEVERAGES AND CULINARY DELIGHTS TO BE SAMPLED AND PURCHASED BY THE VISITORS FROM HARKER HEIGHTS, KILLEEN, FORT HOOD, TEMPLE, AUSTIN, COPPERAS COVE, WACO, GEORGETOWN AND BEYOND, WHILE LISTENING TO HOT SUMMER SOUNDS BEING PLAYED FROM THE SHADY HILLTOP OVERLOOKING THE VENUE.

for tickets and more go to:  http://www.hhfoodandwine.com/

12th Annual Chardonnay Harvest, Saturday, July 22

Come pick grapes with us at the vineyard at 21724 Hill Road, Salado, TX! You can even eat some straight from the vine! Harvest is family friendly. Wear comfortable, cool clothing and tennis shoes. You’ll want to bring a hat, sunscreen, water, and bug spray. We’ll provide everything else you need. We will start bright and early at 7am and go until all the grapes are picked….#Wineryboy has been picking grapes since he was 1!

Hecho en Queso will be at the vineyard offering breakfast tacos for sale.

After harvest in the morning, you can join us at the winery to watch grape processing. The grapes will be de-stemmed and crushed using machines then prepared for fermentation. By late afternoon we will add the yeast and alcohol formation begins!

Invite your friends and follow the chardonnay harvest on facebook

Salado Swirl 2017

get your tickets before they sell out!

Salado Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau invites you to its annual “Salado Swirl” held throughout the Village of Salado.

New this year – complete the entire trail and you will be entered for a chance to win a cruise for 2. Complements of Journey’s Travel Associates.

Tickets and more information are available at the link below.
Saturday, July 08, 2017,  2:00pm – 6:00pm
Location:  Salado, TX
Tickets:   www.eventbrite.com/e/salado-swirl-2017-tickets-34376417791

Salado Christmas Parade

Thursday, December 1st,  5pm
The Christmas Parade kicks off on the Salado Christmas Stroll and will be held on Thursday, December 1 at 5:00 p.m. Scores of floats, bands, groups and assorted hometown creations will process down Main Street starting near Royal Street on the south side of the Village. To the delight of children of all ages, the highlight of the parade will be an appearance by jolly old St. Nick himself—Santa’s in the Village!
A few pictures of our floats from the past few years…

5th Annual Salado Yard and Garden Tour

The 5th Annual Salado Yard and Garden Tour will be October 8 from 10 am to 4 pm. We’ll be pouring our wines at the Salado Sculpture Garden Reception from 4:30 – 6:30 pm.

The event will showcase the broad range of manicured and native landscapes and gardens that are the hallmark of the Village. The tour is self-paced and will feature eleven inspirational private and public properties with unique landscaping features, beautiful gardens, original sculpture and whimsical art, and more. Attendees will be able to discuss features and maintenance care with the homeowners of each property. Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists will serve as docents to provide additional information.

Tour tickets are $15 per person. They are now available for sale on line at www.keepsaladobeautiful.com. They may also be purchased in advance at the Salado Chamber of Commerce located at 813 N. Main Street. All proceeds from the tour go toward the Salado Sculpture Garden Improvement Project.

Chocolate & Wine Weekend 2016

WineChocChocolate & Wine Weekend, September 16th, 17th, and 18th – three days of activities and events sure to please even the most passionate of chocolate lovers! Chocolate and wine will be paired, a Chocolate Trail can be followed and a “Death by Chocolate” contest is in the works. All the events will take place throughout the Village of Salado and the participant may pick and choose what they want to purchase.

Friday, September 16th Adults Only-21 & Over-“Evening of Chocolate & Wine” from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Salado Winery at 841 N. Main. Premier Salado wines will be paired with decadent chocolates. Tickets are $44.95 per person with a 50 person limit.

Saturday, September 17th Family Friendly – “Get your Hands Dirty with Chocolate” – Calling all kids for this hands on event from 9:00 p.m. till 10:00 a.m. at Sir Wigglesworth’s Homemade Fudge Factory co-located with Mud Pies Pottery. Titia, owner and fudge-making expert shows you how to really dig in and create some exotic concoctions that only a chocolate lover can appreciate! Tickets are $14.95 per person with a 10 person limit.

Adults Only – 21 & Over – “Big Kid’s Fun” from 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. -Titia, owner of Sir Wigglesworth’s Homemade Fudge Factory and
Mud Pies Pottery is the creative host for this event designed for the adult chocolate lover interacting and participating to invent chocolates infused with various alcohol flavors. Tickets are $22.95 per person with a 10 person limit.

Adults Only – 21 & Over – “Chocolate & Wine Trail” from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. all around the Village. Use your Passport and follow the
signs to guide you and ride the trolley to follow around this “trail of sweet chocolate dreams” featuring multiple stops around the
Village. Some stops feature chocolate and wine and others a fun chocolate experience. Tickets are $29.95 per person and must be
purchased in advance.

Family Friendly – “Death By Chocolate Desert Contest” from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. held at the Salado Public Library and hosted by The
Friends of the Salado Public Library. Pre-enter your favorite chocolate recipe for a chance to win prizes, then come to the library to check out the competition and vote on your favorites. Free Event. For further information call the Library at 254-947-9191.

Adults/Family: Lunch at Alexander’s Distillery at noon. Lunch options: Bison Slider – buffalo meat, goat cheese, bacon, and a balsamic and baker’s chocolate reduction. Crab Cake Slider – Chesapeake Bay crab cake with Old Bay aioli, romaine lettuce, and tomato. Shaved filet mignon, pepper, onions. All are paired with Burgundy wine. Tickets are $25.00 and must be purchased online.

Adults/Family – “Dinner at The Range at the Barton House – Evening – End your day at The Range at the Barton House for a special dining experience prepared by The Range team featuring Salado’s wineries and a menu pleasing to every palette. $59 per person with
a 32 person limit.

Sunday, September 18th Adults/Family – “Chocolate & Champagne Brunch” One seating at 11:00 a.m. at Alexander’s at Inn on the Creek. Indulge in a Chocolate & Champagne Brunch to finish off your chocolate ecstasy weekend! $49.95 per person with a 30 person limit.

more information and links to tickets at http://salado.com/calendar

Harker Heights Food, Wine & Beer Fest 2016

harker heights wine fest

Picture from 2015 Harker Hieights Food, Brew and Wine Fest

Saturday,  September 10, 2016, 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Harker Heights Community Park
1501 East FM 2410
Harker Heights, TX 76548

We will be next door in Harker Heights pouring our wonderful wines at the Harker Heights Community Park.  For tickets and more information, check out http://www.hhfoodandwine.com/

From the website…

THE FESTIVAL OFFERS A PROMENADE OF BEVERAGES AND CULINARY DELIGHTS TO BE SAMPLED AND PURCHASED BY THE VISITORS FROM HARKER HEIGHTS, KILLEEN, FORT HOOD, TEMPLE, AUSTIN, COPPERAS COVE, WACO, GEORGETOWN AND BEYOND, WHILE LISTENING TO HOT SUMMER SOUNDS BEING PLAYED FROM THE SHADY HILLTOP OVERLOOKING THE VENUE.

Salado Swirl 2016

join the fun!

join the fun!

Friday, July  8th from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. the Salado Chamber of Commerce/Tourism Bureau will host its annual Salado Swirl. Experience and enjoy the wine offerings as you see, sniff, swirl, sniff, sip and savor! Stops will have wine and food offerings that are pleasing to all culinary palettes. Trolley transportation is available between stops.

Tickets are $29.95 per person and you must be 21 or over to participate. Passports are provided and must be presented at Swirl locations. Tickets are limited and must be purchased online.

Looking for a place to stay afterwards?  Salado lodging, great eats, and more are listed at www.salado.com

Friday, July 08, 2016
Phone: (254) 947-5040