Events at Salado Winery

Salado Winery wine tasting classes

Announcing our wine tasting classes!

taste chardonnay

taste chardonnay!

Do you love wine, but don’t know much about it? Look no further! We are hosting a few mini educational classes together starting April 20th at 6pm until 8 pm. In these classes we are picking one varietal to showcase. We’re starting off with one of our favorites; Chardonnay!

This mini tasting class is designed for those who are new to wine and are looking for a casual and fun atmosphere to expand their palate. We will be going over the characteristics of Chardonnay, Oak vs. Unoaked, and what makes this wine a classic.
Each $20 ticket includes a tasting of 5 wines, and a complimentary glass of your favorite. Crackers and cheese will be provided to cleanse the pallet in between tastings. We recommend having a small meal before attending, as food will not be provided. Must be 21 or older to attend. The link to our Eventbrite is attached below.

Stagecoach Wine Trail event January 2022

Stagecoach the Texas Wine Trail lobo
Join us January 21-31, 2022

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Embark on a memorable journey to the finest wineries in central Texas! Texas Stagecoach Wine Trail

Texas Stagecoach Wine Trail 

Along the way, you’ll drive routes that were operated by western stagecoaches for over sixty years. While the stagecoach was rendered obsolete in the 1880s, it survives as a rugged symbol of the West. This trail is more than just a group of wineries, it is a nod to the history of our region and the spirit of adventure we all share.

As a holder of a Texas Stagecoach Wine Trail ticket you will have the opportunity to taste complimentary wines at each winery on the Texas Stagecoach Wine Trail.   This package deal has over a $135 value! 

You will have ten days to visit the wineries and enjoy your tastings. Each winery is independently owned and operated. Be aware that they are not all open every one the10 days. Also, business hours vary among the wineries. Please consult their websites as you plan your journey. verify their business hours as you plan your route. You may start at any winery.

Follow our event on our facebook event page. Did we mention hours vary among the wineries so check the winery website ?

We’re trying something a little different this year. At your initial stop, you will receive a paper passport. You will use this passport to check in at each subsequent winery

At each winery, there will be plenty of opportunities to purchase additional wine 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.

And ….ABSOLUTELY NO alcoholic beverages allowed unless it is the wine that we sold you.

Please stay home if you have any COVID-19 symptoms. Eventbrite fees are not refundable. Email us 24 hours prior to event start and we will give you a refund.


Are children allowed? Yes, but they must be accompanied and supervised! Check winery websites for details.

Can I bring my dog? No, some wineries do not allow pets. Please check winery websites for details.

What’s the refund policy? Tickets are refundable up to 24 hours before the event starts (January 21, 2022). After January 21, tickets are non-refundable. We cannot refund Eventbrite fees. There are no refunds do to inclement weather or acts of nature. No refunds due to unexpected winery closures. No refunds because the winery was closed and you failed to check the website. Wineries are not responsible for lost or stolen tickets. This is scheduled for 10 days in order to give attendees ample opportunity to schedule their visits.

What about transportation? This is designed to be a self-guided tour. Please use designated drivers. Designated drivers who are driving but not drinking do not have to purchase a ticket. Check our Facebook event page for local transportation companies.

Are wine glasses included at each winery? Each winery has their own glassware to use in order to provide your tasting. Please do not take glasses without permission. There are no souvenir glasses.

Groups larger than 8, 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. Some wineries will NOT accept groups of more than 8 people.

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!


So remember

google map with driving directions is available at

Participating wineries: google map. 2 hours 45 minutes driving time

  • January 21- 31, 2022
  • check winery website for hours, policies
  • bring ID and ticket

3 Texans Vineyard | Axis Winery | Country Spring Vineyard | Dancing Bee Winery | Kissing Tree Vineyards | Moose and Goose Winery | Red Caboose Winery Clifton | Salado Winery | Valley Mills Vineyards | 

61st Annual Salado Stroll

THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS! for more infomation, go to

61st Annual Salado Stroll

The FIRST TWO WEEKENDS IN DECEMBER!  61st Annual Salado Christmas Stroll presented by the Salado Chamber of Commerce.

  • Late Night Shopping
  • Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
  • Pictures With Santa
  • Live Entertainment
  • Local Business Events Throughout Main Street
  • In honor of Stroll, we’ll be offering 12 bottles of Big Bully for $99
Late Night Shopping - Live Nativity -Santa - Christmas Carol - December 3-5 - December 10-12
61st Annual Salado Stroll

When is Harvest 2021?

As I mentioned before, the February freeze has greatly reduced the amount of chardonnay grapes (Night Flight)  and sangiovese (Rootin’ Tootin’). There will not be any public harvests for those grapes as there are not enough to pick.

The good news? The cabernet sauvignon (which is used in Diamond Back) is extra happy this year!  It is a little too early to guess exactly when it will be ready, but most likely we will pick it during a Saturday in August. PROBABLY August 21st? Check back here in August and see which Saturday it will be.

You can RSVP on eventbrite here or follow our facebook event.

Scheduling harvest is a very tough decision and there is much thought that goes into it. I wrote a blog post here about it.

veraison time!

2021 TX Wine and Rogue Art Fest

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12th Annual Texas Wine & Rogue Art Fest is March 27-28, 2021

Join us for a wonderful afternoon of wine tasting and art! Admission is FREE. Wine tasting by reservation. Saturday AND Sunday

Like everything else, COVID-19 has changed up our festival considerably. The wine tasting will be by reservation only, but you are always welcome to buy wine by the bottle and enjoy with your friends.

No tasting tickets this year–please make reservation for wine tasting, or plan to purchase bottles to share with friends.

As always, we will be featuring several Texas wineries, a tremendous viewing of artists and their works from around Texas, and, of course, delectable foods.

Harvest 2020

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.

RSVPs/Tickets are not required, but check out facebook page if there is unexpected weather or updates. or register at

join us to pick grapes

Cinco de Mayo with Hecho en Queso

! Hola ! Stop by Salado Winery Company & Salado Wine Seller on May 5, 2020 between 4-7 pm to purchase a growler of sangria to go and take-out. Hecho en Queso will be serving their Homemade Mexican Fusion food made to order. Let Brooke May do the cooking for you! Salado Winery Company & Salado Wine Seller will be selling fresh locally made fruit sangria to-go by the growler to make your fiesta complete 🙂

Sorry, but no alcohol can be consumed on premise due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please plan to take your food + sangria home to enjoy!

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.

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.