Events at Salado Winery

Cancelled: Texas Wine & Rogue Art Fest 2020

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 refunded.

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.

Yours Truly,

June Ritterbusch & Sheldon Vickers

Salado Winery Company

841 N. Main Street

PO Box 820

Salado, TX 76571

picture of wine bottle trees and the words "Texas Wine and Rogue Art Fest"

Stagecoach Wine Trail

Texas Stagecoach Wine Trail is January 24-26, 2020
Visit 10 wineries in central Texas for only $29.95.
Tickets

Christmas Stroll 2019

OPEN until 9 pm Dec 6th – we’ll be hosting Hecho en Queso food truck
OPEN until 7 pm Dec 7th, 13th, and 14th
more details at Salado Stroll page

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.

Gobble Gobble Wine Pairing

Experience Thanksgiving Wine Pairings at Salado Winery on November 22 5:00pm-7:00pm

$19.95/5 tastes/5 bites

Boston University Alumni Meet Up!

Hey alumni of Boston University! Join us for a chance to meet other CRB alumni here in central TX. I will put out some crackers and cheese, and wine will be available for sale. November 17 2:00-4:00pm

Art Opening Reception–Jason Deckman Nov. 10 3pm-5pm

picture of Jason Deckman walking on sand with camera on back

**Free Admission Event**

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.

Texas Stagecoach Wine Trail Election Weekend

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.

FAQ’s

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!

Tickets will be sold via eventbrite. Invite your friends through facebook 🙂

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So remember:

10 Participating wineries: google map here 2 hours 45 minutes driving time
3 tastes each
November 1-3
check-in each winery to qualify for prize
bring ID

Art Opening Reception for Stephen King

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.


Grape Stomp 2019

Tickets available on eventbrite

Please join us for our fourth annual Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival!  We will have a grape stomp competition,  an I Love Lucy Look-a-Like judging.  The afternoon will be filled with entertainment and crazy fun! We expect this event to sell out…so don’t wait to buy your tickets, or you may end up squeaky clean and disappointed.

Proceeds from the event go to support the growth of Salado Montessori, a non-profit Primary for kiddos ages 3-6.  Salado Montessori aims to inspire a love of learning in each child and follow the child’s interests throughout their pre-school years.

Happy Pizza will be onsite slinging artisanal pizzas from their wood-fired brick oven.  They make their dough daily, using a sourdough started from Barrow Brewing Company’s house yeast strain.  

Salado Winery Company will be serving our locally made wines by the glass and bottle. (food options will be updated here)

There is no admission fee to attend. Our pre-sale ticket packages ensure your preferred stomping time as well as make sure we reserve your souvenir t-shirt.

Our grape stomp will be the ideal opportunity to make your Instagram followers super jealous. Teams of two will compete every 15 minutes in rounds of 4-5 teams. 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!

Pay attention, every year the packages are a little different.  If you want to compete, the Smash Those Grapes Package is the one for you!

“Would your business benefit from being an event sponsor? Let us know!”

Tickets are refundable up to 7 days before the event. After that, you may transfer your ticket to a friend – make sure you email the ticket to your friend.  The show will go on 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 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.
  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.
  4. Stompers may hold on to their 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.  If you break something, you’ve bought it.
  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 by $5 at the door — buy now and save $$

KIDS TICKET – $14.95
Under 21?  This ticket includes one personal pizza and one juice box, soda or water.  Over 21 can buy this too 🙂

DIONYSUS OBSERVER – $24.95
The “ummm, I’ll just watch….” This ticket comes with one personal pizza, a souvenir glass, and one glass of wine. 21 and over, only.

SMASH THOSE GRAPES PACKAGE – $49.95

Ticket holder is entitled to one go at stomping, a souvenir wine glass, one glass of wine, a t-shirt for your foot prints, a photo op in the grapes and a personal pizza.  When you purchase your ticket, let us know the name of anyone you’d like to compete with so we can pair you together! If competitor is under 21, no wine!.

This event is organized by Salado Winery Company + Salado Montessori.  This event is part of the “Salado Chocolate and Wine Weekend 2019” for tickets and more information contact Salado Tourism or download the VisitSalado app from your favorite app store.

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Tickets will go on sale July 2019

Please join us for our fourth annual Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival!  We will have a grape stomp competition,  an I Love Lucy Look-a-Like judging.  The afternoon will be filled with entertainment and crazy fun! We expect this event to sell out…so don’t wait to buy your tickets, or you may end up squeaky clean and disappointed.

Proceeds from the event go to support the growth of Salado Montessori, a non-profit Primary for kiddos ages 3-6.  Salado Montessori aims to inspire a love of learning in each child and follow the child’s interests throughout their pre-school years.

Happy Pizza will be onsite slinging artisanal pizzas from their wood-fired brick oven.  They make their dough daily, using a sourdough started from Barrow Brewing Company’s house yeast strain.  

Salado Winery Company will be serving our locally made wines by the glass and bottle. (food options will be updated here)

There is no admission fee to attend. Our pre-sale ticket packages ensure your preferred stomping time as well as make sure we reserve your souvenir t-shirt.

Our grape stomp will be the ideal opportunity to make your Instagram followers super jealous. Teams of two will compete every 15 minutes in rounds of 4-5 teams. 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!

Pay attention, every year the packages are a little different.  If you want to compete, the Smash Those Grapes Package is the one for you!

“Would your business benefit from being an event sponsor? Let us know!”

Tickets are refundable up to 7 days before the event. After that, you may transfer your ticket to a friend – make sure you email the ticket to your friend.  The show will go on 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 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.
  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.
  4. Stompers may hold on to their 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.  If you break something, you’ve bought it.
  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 by $5 at the door — buy now and save $$

KIDS TICKET – $14.95
Under 21?  This ticket includes one personal pizza and one juice box, soda or water.  Over 21 can buy this too 🙂

DIONYSUS OBSERVER – $24.95
The “ummm, I’ll just watch….” This ticket comes with one personal pizza, a souvenir glass, and one glass of wine. 21 and over, only.

SMASH THOSE GRAPES PACKAGE – $49.95

Ticket holder is entitled to one go at stomping, a souvenir wine glass, one glass of wine, a t-shirt for your foot prints, a photo op in the grapes and a personal pizza.  When you purchase your ticket, let us know the name of anyone you’d like to compete with so we can pair you together! If competitor is under 21, no wine!.

This event is organized by Salado Winery Company + Salado Montessori.  This event is part of the “Salado Chocolate and Wine Weekend 2019” for tickets and more information contact Salado Tourism or download the VisitSalado app from your favorite app store.

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Tickets will go on sale July 2019



Please join us for our fourth annual Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival!  We will have a grape stomp competition,  an I Love Lucy Look-a-Like judging.  The afternoon will be filled with entertainment and crazy fun! We expect this event to sell out…so don’t wait to buy your tickets, or you may end up squeaky clean and disappointed.

Proceeds from the event go to support the growth of Salado Montessori, a non-profit Primary for kiddos ages 3-6.  Salado Montessori aims to inspire a love of learning in each child and follow the child’s interests throughout their pre-school years.

Happy Pizza will be onsite slinging artisanal pizzas from their wood-fired brick oven.  They make their dough daily, using a sourdough started from Barrow Brewing Company’s house yeast strain.  

Salado Winery Company will be serving our locally made wines by the glass and bottle. (food options will be updated here)

There is no admission fee to attend. Our pre-sale ticket packages ensure your preferred stomping time as well as make sure we reserve your souvenir t-shirt.

Our grape stomp will be the ideal opportunity to make your Instagram followers super jealous. Teams of two will compete every 15 minutes in rounds of 4-5 teams. 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!

Pay attention, every year the packages are a little different.  If you want to compete, the Smash Those Grapes Package is the one for you!

“Would your business benefit from being an event sponsor? Let us know!”

Tickets are refundable up to 7 days before the event. After that, you may transfer your ticket to a friend – make sure you email the ticket to your friend.  The show will go on 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 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.
  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.
  4. Stompers may hold on to their 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.  If you break something, you’ve bought it.
  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 by $5 at the door — buy now and save $$

KIDS TICKET – $14.95
Under 21?  This ticket includes one personal pizza and one juice box, soda or water.  Over 21 can buy this too 🙂

DIONYSUS OBSERVER – $24.95
The “ummm, I’ll just watch….” This ticket comes with one personal pizza, a souvenir glass, and one glass of wine. 21 and over, only.

SMASH THOSE GRAPES PACKAGE – $49.95

Ticket holder is entitled to one go at stomping, a souvenir wine glass, one glass of wine, a t-shirt for your foot prints, a photo op in the grapes and a personal pizza.  When you purchase your ticket, let us know the name of anyone you’d like to compete with so we can pair you together! If competitor is under 21, no wine!.

This event is organized by Salado Winery Company + Salado Montessori.  This event is part of the “Salado Chocolate and Wine Weekend 2019” for tickets and more information contact Salado Tourism or download the VisitSalado app from your favorite app store.

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Tickets will go on sale July 2019


two women smashing grapes in a barrel
stomp those grapes!

Easter Ostrich Egg Decorating 2019

Please join us for the ultimate Easter keepsake and Salado wine tradition!

Buy your tickets today to decorate ostrich eggs at the Salado Winery for Easter. These ostrich eggs are keepsakes and people tend to come up with some fun conversations over wine. It’s pretty awesome.

When you join us, you’ll receive a cleaned ostrich egg. The large eggs must be prepared ahead of time by scrubbing them with vinegar and a toothbrush. June is a real diva about the whole thing, which is why we have to charge you so much. Ticket also includes decorations, paint, egg dye, and naturally, a glass of wine included from Salado Winery Company & Salado Wine Seller. You will be able to take your wine glass home as a keepsake, as well.

Three times available:

Sunday, April 14, 12-2 pm
Sunday, April 14, 2:30-4:30 pm
Thursday, April 18, 6:30-8:30 pm

Cost is $45 per person. There will be wine since it is a winery, so it’s up to each parent as to whether it is “kid-friendly”, but certainly there may be a kid there and prices are not discounted for kids. Unfortunately the ostrich egg farmer didn’t sell us discounted eggs for your awesome artist kid.

PLEASE brainstorm before you come. Look up your favorite designs on Pinterest or think about a milestone of that year. Bring some of your own decorations, if you’d like. Classes will be lead by our favorite art instructor, Angela Patrick.

Must be 21 to consume alcohol. Please bring your government issued ID to prove your age.

Tickets are now on sale on eventbrite. Invite your friends on our facebook event.

group of women and the ostrich eggs they decorated
get your tickets before they sell out!