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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.

 

Salado Winery Hard Cider–Tigre Volant

Tigre Volant,our hard cider fermenting in a stainless steel tank

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.

Salado Winery Hard Cider label

Mother’s Day Blooms at Salado Winery Public · Hosted by Alice’s Table and Salado Winery Company & Salado Wine Seller

Saturday May 12th from 1pm-3pm

 

Join us at Salado Winery for an afternoon of floral fun for Mother’s Day! Learn how to craft a gorgeous spring centerpiece as you dip back on a glass of local wine, included with your ticket!

Purchased tickets but something came up? You can transfer your ticket to another class as long as you contact us at least 48 hours before the event. Please note we do not offer refunds.

Tickets

What To Expect

The flower arranging can take anywhere from one to two hours, depending on the complexity and format of the arrangement. Alice’s Table provides aprons for you to wear for the duration of the event. Working with flowers can be messy, so make sure to wear something you won’t mind getting a little dirty.

What Should I Bring?

You don’t need to bring anything out of the ordinary with you – we provide the flowers, vases, and tools you will need to create your arrangement.

About the Venue

Located in historic downtown Salado, all of Salado Winery’s wines are locally grown and locally made with grapes sourced around the state of Texas.

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

 

December 2017 hours

winter sunrise over Salado Winery

December 1-2, we’ll be open 12-9 pm

December 8-9, we’ll be open 12-9 pm

Each Friday and Saturday night during Salado Stroll weekends, holiday carolers will serenade the late evening shoppers along Main Street. Many shops will host a variety of live entertainment all day and evening. Children will be enchanted with the live nativity scene, sponsored by the First Baptist Church  Vendors, lights and a festive mood abound.

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS HOURS

Sunday, December 24, 12-4 pm

Monday, December 25, closed for Christmas

December 26 – January 3, open 12-6 pm,

Bring your family & friends by for a tasting and a tour!

Live Above Salado Winery

 

2nd floor APARTMENT FOR RENT!

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 is 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.

Small pets may be negotiable, deposit $900.  This apartment is listed on FB, apartments.com, zillow.com & craigslist.  Finally, we hear there are pretty nice downstairs neighbors. 🙂

private entrance from outside

Private entrance from downstairs porch.

outside deck

Upstairs private deck with built-in bench. Two sets of French doors for nice evenings!

view from deck--watch the sunset!

View from deck–watch the sunset!

 

Awesome evening light.

 

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Built-ins for days.

bathroom sink detail

Bathroom sink close-up.

 

bathroom has storage along with giant walk in closet

bathroom has storage along with giant walk in closet

 

washer and dryer

Washer and dryer.

 

kitchen overview (dishwasher included but not visible)

Kitchen with tons of built-ins. Stainless steel dishwasher included but not visible.

brand new stove & oven

Brand NEW stove & oven.

 

 

View from kitchen toward master suite and entrance.

NEW fridge!

fridge with ice maker!

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Alcove – use it for an office, kids’ room, or guest room!

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Huge master suite.

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Bonus room.

This is Winerycat, she hangs out on the porch and greets winedrinkers. She'll greet you too!

This is Winery Cat. She hangs out on the porch and greets wine drinkers. She’ll greet you too!

Apartment for Rent above Salado Winery!

The upstairs apartment is now available!  That’s right folks, you can live above Salado Winery and smell the fermentation!  We have  a wonderful 1,250 square foot apartment available immediately.  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 pantry. There’s ample storage space, including attic storage, and built-ins throughout.

Water is 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.

Don’t forget 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 254.947.8011 if you would like to come by and take a look.  $1100/month

We hear there are pretty nice downstairs neighbors too! 🙂

Harvest 2016–UPDATED!

Here are the 2016 chardonnay and sangiovese pickin' people

Here are the 2016 chardonnay and sangiovese pickin’ people

The harvest season is already half over and our plans have changed some.  The chardonnay and the sangiovese was harvested July 30th.  The merlot harvest has been pushed back to August 13 and the Cabernet Sauvignon might be ready before Thanksgiving!

Here is the plan as of August 1, 2016.

How to Get There
The vineyard is at 21724 Hill Road, Salado, TX, 76571. Exit 279 off I-35 and we’re just a quarter-mile up Hill Road on the East side of I-35. The vineyard is on the right side of Hill Road. You’ll see the vines from the road!

What to Bring
We will start bright and early at 7 am and go until all the grapes are picked, usually before noon. Wear comfortable, cool clothing. You’ll want to bring a hat, sunscreen, bug spray, and lots of water to start with. We’ll provide everything else you need, including more cold water. If you have a favorite pair of pruners feel free to bring them, but we’ll have plenty for you. We recommend tennis shoes because sometimes there is stinging nettle or a hidden ant mound but you can wear sandals if you like.  Sometimes folks like to wear light cotton gloves to protect their manicure or help prevent wasp stings, but there are no thorns on grape vines. Harvest is family friendly, so feel free to bring the kiddos…Dino has been picking grapes since he was 1!

The After Party
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 the chardonnay will be pressed and red grapes will be prepared for fermentation.

RSVP
If you’re coming, text your RSVP to 254.466.5813 or RSVP on the Facebook event pages (links below), and we’ll let you know if the plan changes.  Otherwise, see you there!

pickingHarvest Day 2
Saturday, August 13 from 7 am – 10 am
Merlot (probably) grapes

Sign up online here so we know how many people to expect and invite your friends!

 

 

processing grapesHarvest Days 3
DATE TBD
Cabernet Sauvignon 

Check out our Facebook page for details on our last two grape varietals to be picked! It will likely be Saturday, August 20th or 27th.

OPEN July 4th!

yes, we're OPEN!

yes, we’re OPEN!

We are OPEN, 12-6, Monday, July 4th, 2016 and all the other days as well.

Hope to see you at the winery, but if not, have a happy and safe holiday and Happy 4th of July!