Events at Salado Winery

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.

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.