Salado Lighted Christmas Parade
KICK OFF PARADE FOR THE 2021 SALADO CHRISTMAS STROLL!
6:00 PM START TIME, Thursday, December 2nd
Parade Route Starts ROYAL & MAIN (Corner of Sugar Shack and Stagecoach Inn) 371 South Main Street and ENDS at SALADO CIVIC CENTER ( 671 North Main Street)
Parade will run SOUTH TO NORTH along Main Street. Lighted sidewalks are available for the entire parade route. Bring chairs and smiles! All seats are good seats!
Parking will be available at First Baptist Church, Brookshires Shopping Center and along side streets.
We will be in the parade driving a decorated golf cart. Look for us!
Thanksgiving Hours 2021
We are closed Thanksgiving Day, November 25th, but we are open all the other days 12-6pm.
Monday, November 22, 2021 OPEN 12-6
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 OPEN 12-6
Wendesday, November 24, 2021 OPEN 12-6
Thursday, November 25, 2021, closed, Happy Thanksgivining!
Friday, November 26, 2021 OPEN 12-6
Saturday, November 27, 2021 OPEN 12-6
Sunday, November 28, 2021 OPEN 12-6
Check out our “Black Friday” Special: 12 bottles of BIG BULLY for $99!
Latest COVID update @ Salado Winery
JAN 6, 2021 — We are no longer allowed to offer on-premise consumption. That means no wine drinking inside or outside the winery.
GOOD NEWS though, we can sell you all the bottles of wine you like. Take it home and enjoy our wines safely and socially distant. 🍷.
We remain open daily 12-6 for “to-go”, Y’all in in our hearts and on our minds. Please stay safe and healthy!😀
October 15, 2020 update
Tastings and “on-premise consumption” now available 🙂
Reservations are recommended, but not required.
Reservations will be given priority since we are limited to 50% capacity,
plus its way we can contact you if we get shut down again unexpectedly!
Groups must be 6 people or less
6′ social distancing is required between groups
Masks are required
and I’m sure it goes without saying, but please stay home if you’re sick, thank-you!
Open daily 12-6
Live Above Salado Winery
The Winery upstairs apartment is available now, and we have it reserved for you! That’s right folks, you can live above Salado Winery and smell the fermentation! This 1250 square foot apartment, refurbished in 2015 when it was filled it with brand new appliances, new counters, new sinks and fixtures. Check out the beautiful view of the sunset from your giant private deck. This apartment has one very large master suite, cute office/guest alcove, and a bonus room. There’s ample storage space and built-ins and you only have to go down the stairs to sample local wine.
Water, sewer and garbage are included with the rent and our winery wi-fi is generally available. The apartment is on the second floor, so you will have to climb stairs, but there is a washer and dryer included so no trips to the laundromat.
Oh, and the location! Next door is the Salado Sculpture park. Walk another block to the grocery store, library, post office and the famous Village of Salado shops filled with antiques, art and of course, don’t forget the yummy restaurants nearby.
Remember to ask us about wine discounts and the best parking spot for the annual TX Wine and Rogue Art Fest. We are located at 841 N. Main Street and can be reached at our business phone # 254.947.8011 if you would like to come by and take a look.
No dogs. No smoking. Deposit $1000. This apartment is listed on FB, apartments.com, zillow.com & craigslist. Finally, we hear there are pretty nice downstairs neighbors. 🙂
Closed Easter Sunday 2019
Sorry, we will be closed on April 21, 2019 for some much needed rest.
Happy Easter to you and yours!
Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival 2018
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
- Fans of all ages are welcomed to the harvest festival.
- 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.
- All stomping must be done with bare feet.
- Stompers may hold on to their team member for support.
- Only juice will be measured. Any grapes and pulp will be strained out by the judges.
- In the event of a tie, the officials will choose the team who displayed the least abandon.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
Salado Winery Hard Cider–Tigre Volant
Sometime around the beginning of 2018, I got the idea to try making hard cider. First we tried a couple test batches in January and February, then in March, the day after the Texas Wine & Rogue Art Fest, we fermented our first batch of commercial hard cider. “Hard” as in alcoholic, not the kid stuff. The first batch was sold to Barrow Brewing and now we have fermented 7 different batches over the last 3 months.
We make our cider at 6% alcohol, so that makes it stronger than the average beer but much lighter than wine. Most of our wines are at 12% alcohol, so definitely this is less alcohol, which is great for summer when everyone is THIRSTY! I like cider to be tart (think green apple jolly rancher candy) but no one else likes it my way, so we make sure it has a sweet finish.
The cool thing for me as a winemaker is how much opportunity this has given me to work on my winemaker skills. Coaxing the fermentation of so many batches in such a short period of time has taught me a lot. I typically only do fermentation once a year when the grapes are harvested, but this has been fun and the winery is smelling fantastic.
Thirsty now? It is available on tap at Barrow Brewing and starting this weekend we will have it on tap here as well! By the end of summer we plan to be selling it in growlers and maybe by the holidays we can wrangle that fizzy stuff into a bottle. Come by and give it a try, we’re open daily 12-6.