Events at Salado Winery

Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival 2018

Grape Stomp 2018 is Sep 22

Saturday, September 22, 2018 4 pm – 8 pm

Tickets are here

Please join us for our third annual Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival!  We will have a grape stomp competition, Wear Your Whites contest (bridal gowns and white suites,etc), and an I Love Lucy Look-a-Like judging.  The afternoon will be filled with entertainment and a hog roast from Cen-Tex Chefs Collaborative!  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 new 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.

The Cen-Tex Chefs Collaborative will be on site selling delicious hog roast and handcrafted sides and sauces.  Our wines will pair perfectly with the fine swine available.  We’ll be serving our locally made wines by the glass and bottle.

There is no admission fee to attend. Our pre-sale ticket packages ensure you will 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, this year the packages are different.  We are now offering our Dionysus Package, which gains you the right to pose in the giant vat of crushed grapes and then make your own wine-footprint t-shirts.  If you want to to compete, the Smash Those Grapes Package is the one for you!

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  (ticket URL )

*prices will increase by $5 at the door — buy now and save $$

KIDS TICKET – $14.95
Under 21?  This ticket includes one t-shirt, a photo op in the grapes and one juice box, soda or water.

DIONYSUS OBSERVER – $24.95
The “ummm, I’ll just watch….” This ticket includes a t-shirt for your footprints, a photo op in the grapes, and one glass of wine. 21 and over, only.

SMASH THOSE GRAPES PACKAGE – $44.95

Ticket holder is entitled to one go at stomping, one glass of wine, a t-shirt for your foot prints and a photo op in the grapes.  When you purchase your ticket, let us know the name of anyone you’d like to compete with so we can pair you together! 21 and over, only.

This event is organized by Salado Winery Company + Salado Montessori.  This event is part of the “Salado Chocolate and Wine Weekend 2018” for tickets and more information contact (INSERT URL for chocolate and wine event HERE)


Interested in being a vendor?  Follow this link: https://saladowinery.wufoo.com/forms/z1mizw2u0fxaiee/

We are looking for artisan toys, foods and home remedies, Montessori-in-the-home items, jewelry & art vendors who reflect the spirit of Montessori education. For we anticipate 120 Grape Stompers, 200 spectators and 15-20 vendors. We hope to exhibit high-quality, educational or unusual items that are not commercially available. We especially welcome wood toys, Montessori in the home materials such as kids aprons, organic foods and home remedies, handmade home items such as baskets and boxes, unique jewelry and so on.  We will only accept handmade items. We are not interested in t-shirts or accessories made in factories, no matter how cool they are.
PRICING
A 10′ x 10′ spot on the grass is $100. You can bring your own tent/canopy or not. Electricity is available for $10. A table and chair are available to rent for $10.
Festival t-shirts are available for $15.
IMPORTANT DATES
8/21/2018 – Final deadline to pay & submit forms.
8/22/2018 – Grape Stomping from 4-8, all booths set up & vendors ready to sell at 2.
Load in: September 22 from 9AM – 2PM. No vehicle traffic allowed during the Grape Stomp.
APPLICATION
To be considered as a vendor, please follow the link below and fill out the application. We will review your submission, and accept/deny your application. Once accepted we will email you a bill. In order to be included in our map and on our t-shirt, you must submit the completed form and payment by September 21, 2018.
Please upload a photo representative of what you sell. It may be used in our promotions.

We reserve the right to reject vendors, especially if we feel the proposed vendor does not fit with our theme, or there are already too many vendors in the same category. We want our vendors to be successful and want our festival attendees to have a varied experience!
The form will automatically take you to a payment dialogue. Vendor fees are refundable until September 15, 2018.
If you get stuck and can’t get the form submitted, print as .pdf and email to Darla at tdtnews.com or mail to Salado Montessori 10880 FM 1670, Salado, TX 76571

Chardonnay + Sangiovese Harvest 2018

Saturday, July 28, 7:00 am

21724 Hill Road, Salado (I-35 exit 275, head east on Hill Road, look for vineyard on the right)

Make your Instagram friends super jealous! Come pick grapes with us at the vineyard at 21724 Hill Road, Salado, TX! 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. We’ll provide everything else you need. We will start bright and early at 7am and go until all the grapes are picked.

Hecho en Queso will be at the vineyard offereing breakfast tacos for sale.

After harvest in the morning, you can join us at the winery to watch grape processing. Our grapes will be de-stemmed and crushed using a machine then pressed and prepared for fermentation.

This will be the first half of the 2018 harvest at our vineyard.  The cabernet sauvignon + merlot harvest will be scheduled in August.

 

Macarons + Salado Winery = sweet spring fun!

Friday, April 27th from 7pm-8pm

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Y’all are invited to join in on this yummy goodness!

Macarons by Maison de Macarons paired with wines made by Salado Winery.

First, show up and check in by 7 pm

Second, sit back and enjoy the presentation by the macaron baker and the wine maker, both local gals who live in Central Texas and share a passion for all things French.

Third, nibble and sip your way through the pairings

Ahhh! those little pretty desserts. Did you know they are naturally gluten free? What a coincidence, so is wine! As if anyone ever needed an excuse to enjoy their Friday evening? Come on now, stop thinking about it. If you wait too long, someone else might buy your ticket….see you soon! A bientot!

Tickets- Eventbrite


following the wine and macaron tasting, stay and enjoy a glass of wine with your friends, or explore Salado RAW or Salado’s 4th Friday

 

Salado Holiday Parade

Best small town holiday parade! This picture is #wineryboy and #winerymom in December 2016

SALADO Holiday PARADE

Thursday, November 30, 6 pm

Main Street, Salado, TX

Join us for the cutest small town parade ever!

Chocolate & Wine Weekend in Salado 2017

Salado invites you to its annual “Chocolate & Wine Weekend.” For those who believe the four basic food groups consist of white chocolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate and truffles… the “Chocolate & Wine Weekend” is the event not to be missed. The event will take place throughout the Village of Salado. It’s seven great events in one fun-filled weekend!

The three-day chocolate weekend promises to satisfy all the senses with chocolate, wine tastings, music, a gourmet chocolate lunch, chocolate trail throughout the village and Saturday night “Chocolate & Music.”

Friday evening, September 22nd “Evening of Chocolate & Wine” from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Salado Winery Company. Premier Salado wines will be paired with decadent chocolates. 21 & over. Reservations must be made in advance, as this event sells out. Seating is limited to 50 people. This is a ticketed event for $44.95 per person and tickets can be purchased through EventBrite.com or at the door if they haven’t sold out online.

Saturday, September 23rd – 3 Course Lunch at Alexander’s Distillery from noon – 3:00PM. Smoked Chicken Stuffed Jalapenos with Oaxaca Mole Sauce. Ancho Cocoa Rubbed Brisket with Dark Chocolate BBQ Sauce served with Refried Beans, Cilantro Rice and Grilled Flour Tortillas. Chambord Chocolate Mousse Martini with Fresh Berries. Tickets are $25.00 and must be purchased online.

The event continues Saturday, when you take part in our “Chocolate & Wine Trail” from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM throughout the Village of Salado. Use your Passport and follow the signs to guide you and ride the trolley to follow around this “trail of sweet chocolate dreams” featuring multiple stops around the Village. Some stops feature wine and other stops featuer a fun chocolate experience. When you arrive in Salado, your first stop will be the Visitor Center to check in and receive your “Chocolate & Wine Trail Passport” and complimentary wine glass. It is very important that you pick up your Passport, wine glass, and wine tickets before the event starts. Your Passport is your entry into each of the locations. 21 & over. Tickets are $29.95 per person and must be purchased in advance at EventBrite.com. Dress Code: Dress comfortable. Our downtown area is a mile long so you will probably want to wear comfortable shoes if you plan on walking to each location. There is plenty of parking along the downtown area for those who are driving instead of walking.

Enjoy “Death By Chocolate Contest” presented by the Friends of the Salado Public Library. This will be held at the Salado Public Library, Saturday from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Enter your favorite chocolate recipe and you might win! Entries available at the library. For more information please call 254-947-9191.

End your day dining at The Range at the Barton House for a special “Chocolate and Music” dinner featuring wine from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Guests should arrive and be seated by 7pm for a prompt start at 7pm. The four-course menu is sure to please every palate beginning with the first course of cauliflower puree, chocolate nibs and white chocolate crema. The second course features frissee, cocoa smoked beef tenderloin, manchego and butter toasted hazelnut vinaigrette. The third course consists of grilled quail mole, roasted garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. The final course of sweet endings includes options of cinnamon chocolate espresso cheesecake and tart cherry sauce. This is a ticketed event, limited to 32 guests at $59.00 per guest. Tickets must be purchased in advance at EventBrite.com.

On Sunday, September 24th, before you make your way home after this unique event, make plans to enjoy a fabulous Brunch at Alexander’s Distillery. 10:30am – 2pm. Charcuterie Platter. Peking Duck Carpaccio with Cocoa Nibs. Ancho Cocoa Rubbed Barbecue Brisket Hash with Eggs. Chambord Chocolate Mousse. $25 per guest. Purchase tickets online.

For information or assistance on where to stay or planning your weekend, contact the Chamber and Tourism Bureau at 254-947-5040 or email chamber@salado.com.  Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/salado-chocolate-wine-weekend-2017-tickets-37242270634

 

Harker Heights

harker heights wine fest

Picture from 2015 Harker Hieights Food, Brew and Wine Fest

We are looking forward to the Harker Heights Food, Wine & Brew Fest!  Saturday, September 9, 2017, 2-10 pm

THE FESTIVAL OFFERS A PROMENADE OF BEVERAGES AND CULINARY DELIGHTS TO BE SAMPLED AND PURCHASED BY THE VISITORS FROM HARKER HEIGHTS, KILLEEN, FORT HOOD, TEMPLE, AUSTIN, COPPERAS COVE, WACO, GEORGETOWN AND BEYOND, WHILE LISTENING TO HOT SUMMER SOUNDS BEING PLAYED FROM THE SHADY HILLTOP OVERLOOKING THE VENUE.

for tickets and more go to:  http://www.hhfoodandwine.com/

12th Annual Chardonnay Harvest, Saturday, July 22

Come pick grapes with us at the vineyard at 21724 Hill Road, Salado, TX! 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. We’ll provide everything else you need. We will start bright and early at 7am and go until all the grapes are picked….#Wineryboy has been picking grapes since he was 1!

Hecho en Queso will be at the vineyard offering breakfast tacos for sale.

After harvest in the morning, you can join us at the winery to watch grape processing. The grapes will be de-stemmed and crushed using machines then prepared for fermentation. By late afternoon we will add the yeast and alcohol formation begins!

Invite your friends and follow the chardonnay harvest on facebook

Salado Swirl 2017

get your tickets before they sell out!

Salado Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau invites you to its annual “Salado Swirl” held throughout the Village of Salado.

New this year – complete the entire trail and you will be entered for a chance to win a cruise for 2. Complements of Journey’s Travel Associates.

Tickets and more information are available at the link below.
Saturday, July 08, 2017,  2:00pm – 6:00pm
Location:  Salado, TX
Tickets:   www.eventbrite.com/e/salado-swirl-2017-tickets-34376417791

Salado Christmas Parade

Thursday, December 1st,  5pm
The Christmas Parade kicks off on the Salado Christmas Stroll and will be held on Thursday, December 1 at 5:00 p.m. Scores of floats, bands, groups and assorted hometown creations will process down Main Street starting near Royal Street on the south side of the Village. To the delight of children of all ages, the highlight of the parade will be an appearance by jolly old St. Nick himself—Santa’s in the Village!
A few pictures of our floats from the past few years…

5th Annual Salado Yard and Garden Tour

The 5th Annual Salado Yard and Garden Tour will be October 8 from 10 am to 4 pm. We’ll be pouring our wines at the Salado Sculpture Garden Reception from 4:30 – 6:30 pm.

The event will showcase the broad range of manicured and native landscapes and gardens that are the hallmark of the Village. The tour is self-paced and will feature eleven inspirational private and public properties with unique landscaping features, beautiful gardens, original sculpture and whimsical art, and more. Attendees will be able to discuss features and maintenance care with the homeowners of each property. Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists will serve as docents to provide additional information.

Tour tickets are $15 per person. They are now available for sale on line at www.keepsaladobeautiful.com. They may also be purchased in advance at the Salado Chamber of Commerce located at 813 N. Main Street. All proceeds from the tour go toward the Salado Sculpture Garden Improvement Project.