WHERE: Salado Winery & Salado Wine Seller, 841 N. Main Street, Salado, TX 76571
WHEN: Texas Wine & Rogue Art Fest is 12-5 p.m. Saturday, 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, April 2-3, 2016
See festival website at www.saladowinefestival.com, or read on…
SALADO, TX – Enjoy wine, food, art, and the outdoors during the weekend of Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3. You’ll find the charming Village of Salado filled with folks sipping wine, browsing art and nibbling on the best food at the 8th annual Texas Wine and Rogue Art Fest, the biggest wine festival between Austin and Grapevine.
The 2016 festival will include 21 wineries and vineyards pouring nearly 100 different Texas wines, alongside 30 booths featuring art, delectable foods, and handmade goods. The festival will feature wineries from all across the state, including Florence, Waco, Fredericksburg, Marble Falls, Hye, Pittsburgh and Lubbock. Wines vary from dry Mouvèdre Rosés and Texas favorites Tempranillo and Malbec to sweet peach wine and muscato.
If you’re hungry, the festival is hosting several food trucks, including Fire Street Pizza, recent winner of the Temple Battle of the Food Trucks, In Hog Heaven who specializes in whimsically named pork sandwiches, El Paisa #2, a local Salado favorite taco truck, and Southern Belle Ice House snow cones who sell both treats for the kids and wine-flavored snow cones for adults. Foodies will also enjoy experiencing Texas-based food from Sweet B’s Candy, Spicewood Food Company, Chef Flaco’s Salsa, Haute Goat Creamer, and iJerky Guy. The full list of participants is available at www.saladowinefestival.com.
“I wanted to attract a different type of artist, so I named it ‘Rogue’ as in the artists are going rogue,” June Ritterbusch, owner and winemaker, explains, “We are always searching for unusual artists and this year we have found some. These Texas wineries are rogue entrepreneurs as well, and I think all the wine and art folks are going to create a great experience.”
The festival will be held on the grounds of Salado Winery & Salado Wine Seller at 841 N. Main St., Salado, rain or shine. Families are welcome! There will be plenty of kid-friendly space to run around, including our cellar door sandbox! Well-behaved pets on leashes are allowed. Admission is free and $10 buys 6 wine tasting tickets and souvenir glass, with additional tasting tickets available to purchase.