Come pick grapes with us at the vineyard at 21724 Hill Road, Salado! OR just pose like you are picking grapes! Harvest as much or as little as you enjoy. 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. Since it is 2020, wear your favorite face-mask and spread out in the vineyard. We’ll provide everything else you need. We will start bright and early at sunrise but most folks come about 7am or later and go until all the grapes are picked, usually about 10 or 11 am.
After harvest in the morning. Our grapes will be de-stemmed and crushed and prepared for fermentation at the winery.
Sorry, but no alcohol can be consumed on premise due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please plan to take your food + sangria home to enjoy!
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We are sorry to announce that we are cancelling the 2020
Texas Wine & Rogue Art Fest on March 28 -29, 2020. We are grateful for your many years of support
and have sincerely given this difficult decision considerable thought. Our forecast is that many folks in Texas will
decide to forgo large public gatherings in the next few weeks. Our
goal every year is to produce a quality event for both attendees and
vendors. Given the ever present weather
risk coupled with headwinds from progress in improving the village and the known
unknowns of contemporary current events, we felt compelled to cancel.
To our vendors, wineries and partners, we don’t want to ask for
your time, effort and money if we feel we cannot deliver on a buying
audience. All vendor fees have been
Our next big scheduled event will be a grape stomp on
October 17. We hope that you will add
that to your calendar.
This event has consistently drawn 3000-5000 people to the
Wine Festival and the Village of Salado throughout the weekend in the previous
11 years. We have poured as many as
29,000 tastings which is equal to about 1200 bottles. The economic impacts include not only the
sales tax on the wine sold, but also the other businesses of Salado including
restaurants, unique shops and hotels.
We hope and pray that this moment passes quickly and we
promise that when it does we will are going to throw one heck of a great party! Thank-you for your understanding, folks like
you are the reason we stay in business.
June Ritterbusch & Sheldon Vickers
841 N. Main
PO Box 820
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Bring the entire family and make lasting memories at Salado’s Largest event of the year! Come and enjoy many festivities such as Carriage Rides, Live Nativity, A Christmas Carol at the Local Amphitheater, Visit Santa and write letters to him, Carolers, Food Vendors and more. Many of the Shops all along Main St. will be open for late night shopping up to 10pm on Friday and Saturday, generally regular business hours on Sunday. Please check with individual shops for specific times.
Jason Deckman is a photographer who loves to explore all things Texas – which provides a wide-ranging and eclectic choice of subject matter. He plays with perspective, camera movement, and long exposures to turn everyday landscapes into otherworldly views. He is a combat veteran and a transplanted Texan: He likes to say that the US Army brought him to Texas, but his wife kept him here.
Turn off the cable news pundits and celebrate election weekend by exploring the wineries of central Texas!
As a holder of a Stagecoach Wine Trail ticket you will have the opportunity to taste 3 complimentary wines at 10 central Texas wineries. Business hours vary among wineries so please verify their business hours as you plan your route.
You may check in at one of many wineries in order to receive your Texas Stagecoach Wine Trail commemorative glass. You choose which winery to start at when you purchase your ticket You gotta stick with this choice because wineglasses don’t move through the interwebs and they are prepositioned the week prior to the event!
Follow our event on our facebook event page. We will be posting special offers from area lodging facilities, dining establishments and recommended tour companies.
At each winery, there will be plenty of opportunities to purchase additional wine tastings, and buy cool souvenirs, so bring your wallet. You must present your tickets to receive your tastings at each winery. Your tickets can be shown from your smartphone via email or using the Eventbrite app. Also, you need valid photo ID if you plan to consume alcohol.
Stay tuned…the committee is working out the details for a contest. Last trail event a wine basket was awarded to a lucky participant who had checked in at each winery using #TxStagecoachWineTrail & #TxWine
If you have a group larger than 8, you MUST contact the wineries before your visit to let them know you are coming and when you will be arriving at least 24 hours in advance
And ….ABSOLUTELY NO alcoholic beverages allowed unless it is the wine that we sold you.
Are children allowed? Yes, but they must be accompanied and supervised!
Can I bring my dog? Sure! Please keep the dogs on a leash though, some wineries have cats!
What’s the refund policy? Tickets are refundable up to 7 days before the event starts. Wineries are not responsible for lost or stolen tickets. Tickets cannot be exchanged for another event, but you may transfer your tickets to someone else.
Can I change my glass pick up location? If tickets are still available then they are transferable through Eventbrite. Once the available tickets show 0 then that means there are no more glasses at that location to be picked up.
What about transportation? This is designed to be a self-guided tour. Please use designated drivers. Check our Facebook event page for local transportation companies.
Are wine glasses included at each winery? No, you should use your commemorative trail glass. If you break or lose the glass, then each winery has glassware to use in order to provide your tasting. Please do not take their glasses without permission.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? 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, wine or refunds. Please remember your ID!
You’re invited to an art opening reception for Stephen King, abstract artist residing in Central Texas. His bold colorful art was chosen for Salado Winery just in time for summer.
Artist Reception will be Sunday, May 19, 2-5 pm. Details are here.
Mr. King’s art will remain on display through August 2019.
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