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Bottling Big Bully 2015

only 1000 more bottles to go!

We bottled the 2015 Big Bully the other day!  1367 bottles of wine in about 9 hours (including a stop for lunch!).  Not exactly a record breaker, but we were happy to finish in one day.  We bottle from the 300 gallon tank which is directly behind my head in this picture.

We used a new set up, based on the enolmatic, but this time with two filler spouts, a new vacuum pump and using a 5 gallon carboy for the overflow tank.  We love our enolmatic, but it is wearing out after several years of good use.  In this picture I am standing next to the manual corker.  Yes, we corked every single bottle by hand!

This wine needs to age, in the bottle for a couple months.  We expect to release it fall 2017.  The grapes are from 3 Texans Vineyard.  The wine is 73% malbec and 27% tempranillo.

To show you how we do it, I made a video:

2017 Rootstock Wine Festival

Rootstock: Join us for second annual TEXAS ONLY wine festival in Waco, TX at Indian Springs Park.  We value all things Texas, and inspire to grow Texans’ wine knowledge. This is a one day event featuring over 18 Texas wineries. Come taste your way across our state and connect with new wineries.

We’ll be there!  Won’t you join us?  Tickets are available at


TX Wine & Rogue Art Festival 2017 – Now Pre-Selling Tickets!

This is the 9th year for this festival, but it is the first time we will be pre-selling tickets!  When you arrive at the festival, you will go to our “Will Call” line to check in. We will check your ID and issue you your tasting glass, tasting tickets, and festival guide. 

Purchase tickets here.

Join us for a wonderful afternoon of wine tasting and art! Featuring 20 wineries, a tremendous viewing of artists and their works from around Texas, and, of course, delectable foods.

Wine tasting is from 12-5 on Saturday, March 25 and 12-4 on Sunday, March 26

We will host three food trucks this year, “Hecho en Queso“, “Fire Street Pizza“: and our residential taco truck, “Sylvia’s Tacos”. We will have vendors selling cheese, salsas, desserts and all sorts of goodies.  You’ll also find food at restaurants throughout town. For a list, check out

Will the wine be for sale? YES, bring money! We take cash, AMEX, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. We do not accept checks at the festival.

For lists of artists and vendors, schedule of activities and more, check out and our facebook event page.


Are children allowed?

Yes! There will be plenty of walking, so strollers for young’uns is advised.

Can I bring my dog?

Sure! Please keep the dogs on a leash though. Last year we had a parrot as well. No cats though – Winery Cat, our resident feline, would get jealous.

What’s the refund policy?

Tickets are refundable up to 24 hours before event. Email the organizer at

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

It is free and open for anyone to walk around the festival.  You must be 21 to taste wine and you MUST show a valid ID. If you buy tickets online and then show up with no ID to prove you’re 21, we will not provide a tasting glass or tickets. Please remember your ID!

Easter Ostrich Egg Decorating

Join us for the ultimate girls day! We’ll decorate ostrich eggs for Easter while enjoying wine and quality time spent being crafty!

Join us and receive a cleaned ostrich egg, decorations, paint, egg dye, and a free glass of wine from Salado Winery. Feel free to look up designs on Pinterest before you come and bring some of your own decorations if you’d like. Classes will be lead by our favorite entrepreneur and small business coach, the owner of Bangarang Consulting.

Tickets sales have not yet begun, but sign up for the WAITLIST here to be notified when tickets are available for sale! Tickets will be $45.

Holiday Hours

We’ll be open every day throughout the holidays (12-6 daily) except the following days..

Christmas Eve – Saturday, December 24
Open 12-4 pm

Christmas Day – Sunday, December 25

We’ll be open regular hours New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day

Salado Christmas Stroll

December 2-4, 2016
December 9-11, 2016

The Christmas season is finally here!

Here at Salado Winery, we will have a wagon ride available 5-9 pm Friday and Saturday evening, December 9-11.

The Salado Christmas Stroll is noted for shopping all day and into the night for all the people on your Christmas List where you will find the unique and one-of-a-kind items only Salado can offer. Food and drink at local establishments and from various vendors will provide varied and delicious offerings for any hungry tummy. Music can be found in the Village and in many establishments with strolling carolers and instrumentalists. Three easily locatable “Entertainment Hot Spots” will be placed along Main Street featuring daily back to back entertainment for your listening pleasure.

United Estates of Texas Wine Festival

One of our favorite wine festivals is coming up! Join us Saturday, October 15th from 12-3pm when we’ll be pouring our signature wines at The Vineyard at Florence. Your $20 ticket will include a souvenir wine glass, ten tasting tickets, and a festival tote bag. See you there!

Buy your tickets online here.

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

From the website…


2nd Monday Book Club–July 2016

mebofreyouMonday, July 11th, 7-9 pm–Please join us! We will discuss the book “Me Before You” by Jojo Moyes. Feel free to bring a snack or sweet to share. Wine will be available to purchase ($6/glass). Open to anyone who is interested. If you cannot come, join the Facebook group to learn about upcoming books at

And yes!  you can run out and watch the movie if you don’t have time to read the book 🙂

2nd Monday Book Club

June bookgroup

June bookgroup

Monday, June 13th, 7-9 pm–Please join us! We will discuss the book “What Alice Forgot” by Liane Moriarty. Feel free to bring an snack or sweet to share. Wine will be available to purchase ($6/glass). Open to anyone who is interested. If you cannot come, join the facebook group to learn about upcoming books at