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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

 

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 Re-INVIGORATED!

STOP by Salado, TX and check out all the new energy!

Have you been by Salado lately, if not, then you definitely need to come by and check out the NEW IMPROVED version we’re sporting!

First off, the construction is finished!  Yay!!  Now it is super easy to get to our winery.  On top of that, the new highway looks great.  You know how nice new construction always looks?  This project has really come together.  One of the biggest highlights is that there is a stagecoach mural and it is right near the winery.

stagecoach mural on I-35

 

Speaking of “stagecoach” the biggest news in town is that the Stagecoach Inn Restaurant is open!  The food is fabulous, the decor is beautiful and the service cannot be beat.  It is a wonderful blend of classics and modern, both on the menu and throughout the building.  I recommend you make a reservation, but even if you aren’t hungry, stop by the bar to have a drink and soak up the ambiance.  Click here for some pictures from our dinner.

Stagecoach Inn Restaurant is OPEN

And if you’re looking for something new and different, check out the cool new e-bikes at LoneStar eBikes.  Howling Wolff moved a few doors down into a gorgeous new location and LoneStar e-bikes moved into Howling Wolff’s old spot.

So lot’s of changes, new businesses and shiny re-builds.  To keep up with the fun things in Salado, we recommend you followKeep Salado Salty. They love to promote all of Salado’s goodness.  And don’t forget our favorites:  Salado Glassworks, Barrow Brewing & Classics on Main.  Have a great summer!

Salado Glassworks

Public Art Reconnaissance & Salado Fermentation Sampling

#ArtAttackSalado!

I.
Situation: Ignorance is the enemy of public arts. We have created this exercise in order for YOU to help US inform the Citizens of Central Texas and beyond of the fantastic public art available in the Village of Salado. “Artists in Action” Bob Ragan and Matthew Johnson, will be on site at each Camp working on current projects. Feel free to chat with the artists and learn more about their craft.

The Village of Salado is located at 30°57′19″N 97°32′05″W along the Balcones Fault Line which causes surface waters to erupt in this limestone-rich area of Texas. Maintain caution along water crossings. Native wildlife include armadillos, squirrels, and an abundance of deer. The local population is considered friendly, but we warn you not to engage them on the topic of deer overpopulation.

II.

Your mission is to recon each public art installation, document it photographically and share the experience on your social media platform(s) of choice using #artattacksalado. When you arrive at your end point, you will show the pictures in order to earn your second round of rations.

III.

Execution: All 10 points of interest are shown on map on opposite side. At each public art location, photograph a “selfie” to prove you documented it. Don’t be a Blue Falcon, help each other find the points of interest. Want to go above and beyond? Aim High? Get a selfie with all 10 of the sculptures listed on the OPORD and be entered for a chance to win the ultimate bag of swag from Salado Winery and Barrow Brewing.

IV.

Logistical support: Adult tickets will include 4 samples of beer along with an MRE inspired snack from the Pig & Pickle and 4 samples of wine paired with a chow hall inspired snack. Kid tickets are meant for the little ones and will include a juice box and a cookie.

V.

Command/Signal: OPSEC isn’t an issue with this Recon! Use hashtag #artattacksalado to post photos on social media.

Romantic Salado Winery Carriage Ride

Your carriage awaits! Imagine the romance of celebrating with your sweetheart at Salado Winery Company.  Saturday, February 11th, you and your partner will each enjoy a glass of your choice of wine made at Salado Winery while you ride in a romantic horse-drawn carriage down Main Street, Salado in celebration of Valentine’s Day.

$47.95 per couple includes a personal tour of the winery, two glasses of wine, and one carriage ride up and down Main Street. Carriage ride is provided by Clydesdale Carriage Company. You only need one ticket per couple.

Please arrive 15 minutes in advance of your booked time so that we can take you and your date on your personal tour and serve your glasses of wine. The carriage cannot wait for late lovers as it will be booked continuously throughout the afternoon.

In the event of light rain or fog, the carriage has a roof to keep the riders dry. Naturally, you and your partner must be 21 to consume wine, please bring IDs.

Holiday Week Hours

OPEN Monday, Dec 26, 12-6 pm

OPEN Tuesday, Dec 27, 12-6 pm

OPEN Wednesday, Dec 28, 12-6 pm

OPEN Thursday, Dec 29, 12-6 pm

OPEN Friday, Dec 30, 12-6 pm

OPEN Saturday, Dec 31, 12-6 pm, New Year’s Eve

OPEN Sunday, Jan 1, 12-6 pm, New Year’s Day

OPEN Monday, Jan 2, 12-6 pm

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…

First Annual Harvest Festival & Grape Stomp

Saturday, November 12, 5 pm – 9 pm

Please join us for our inaugural grape stomp and harvest festival! We will have a grape stomp competition, live music and pizza from Fire Street Pizza! We expect this event to sell out…so don’t wait to buy your tickets, or you may end up hungry and disappointed.

Personal pizzas will be made on location by Fire Street Pizza, a family-owned pizza trailer serving scratch-made, handcrafted, traditional wood-fired deliciousness.They’ll be making pizzas crafted specifically to pair with our wines. We’ll be serving our locally made wines by the glass and bottle.

Our grape stomp will be the perfect opportunity to make your Instagram followers super jealous. Teams of two will compete every 15 minutes. During your team’s turn, one person will stomp for two minutes and then the second person will stomp for two minutes. The team of two who produces the most juice wins bragging rights!

There is no admission fee to attend. In honor of our 11th anniversary, our signature wines will be on sale for $11.

Tickets are non-refundable. Even if it rains, snows, sleets or whatever the great state of Texas comes up with for weather.  This event will be outdoors and everything but the grape stomp will be under a tent.

Kids are welcome and Winerycat insists that dogs must be on a leash.

NO outside alcohol may be brought in.  That means you cannot bring beer, wine, distilled spirits or moonshine. Please no sneaking in alcohol…this is not your high school prom, thank you!


Grape Stomp Rules

  1. Fans of all ages are welcomed to the harvest festival, but grape stompers must be 21 or over.
  2. Stomping will commence when the Stomp Master blows the whistle and all teams must stop stomping and collecting at the closing whistle. Any team who starts early or delays stopping will receive a penalty.
  3. All stomping must be done with bare feet…NO HANDS!
  4. Stompers must stomp in an upright position only and may hold on to team member for support.
  5. Only juice will be measured, any grapes and pulp will be strained out by the judges.
  6. In the event of a tie, the officials will choose the team who displayed the least abandon.
  7.  Any team not participating in a manner consistent with fair play and good sportsmanship is subject to disqualification without refund.
  8. Your slot will be during the hour you sign up for. You must be on time. If you are not present when your team is called, then you forfeit your team’s grape stompin’ tickets.
  9. All participants must sign Liability Waiver.

Ticket Options 

****Prices WILL increase on NOV 10~~~Buy your tickets now!**********

PIZZA ONLY – $10
Under 21?  This ticket includes one personal pizza and a juice box or soda.  Over 21 can buy this too 🙂

WINE & PIZZA PLEASE! – $15
The “ummm, I’ll just watch….” This ticket includes one personal pizza and one glass of wine. 21 and over, only.

SMASH THOSE GRAPES PACKAGE – $45
Ticket holder is entitled to one personal pizza, one go at stomping, and one glass of wine. When you purchase your ticket, let us know the name of anyone you’d like to compete with so we can pair you together! 21 and over, only.

This event is organized by Salado Winery Company + Fire Street Pizza and sponsored by Brookshire Brothers

Buy your tickets HERE.

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.