OPEN Eclipse Monday 12-6

Happy Eclipse!

We will be open on Monday, April 8!  Stop by and toast the eclipse along with the winemaker!

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.

Closed Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023

We are normally open everyday, 12-6 pm,  362 days a year.  We close on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Thursday and Christmas Day.  We are sorry if that causes you an inconvenience, but the #Winerycat needs a day off now and then.

#Winerycat sitting near Easter egg

#Winerycat poses with her matching Easter Egg

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.

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 Stroll

Salado Stroll 2017

The event kicks off on Thursday, November 30th at 6:00 p.m. with the Christmas Parade.

The Salado Christmas Stroll is noted for shopping all day and into the night for all the people on your Christmas List where you will find the unique and one-of-a-kind items only Salado can offer. Food and drink at local establishments and from various vendors will provide varied and delicious offerings. Music can be found in the Village and in many establishments with strolling carolers and instrumentalists. The stores are open late on Friday and Saturday.

Tour of Homes – December 1-3, 2017

Grape Stomp and Harvest Dinner 2017

stomp those grapes!

Please join us for our 2nd annual Grape Stomp and Harvest Dinner! We will have a grape stomp competition, live music and food from Hecho en Queso. We expect this event to sell out, so don’t wait to buy your tickets, or you may end up hungry and disappointed.

There is no admission fee to attend the grape stomp and dinner. In honor of our 12th anniversary, our favorite wines will be on sale for $12. Tickets are for grape stompers and eaters.

We’ll be serving our locally made wines by the glass and bottle. Dinner will be served by Hecho en Queso. Grapes for stomping are provided by Brookshire Brothers grocery store

Our grape stomp will be the perfect opportunity to make your Instagram followers super jealous. Teams of two people will compete every 15 minutes. 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!

$1/ticket will be donated to the Heart of The Vine Relief Fund, which distributes gift cards to victims of the California wine country wildfires.
Tickets are non-refundable. Even if it rains, snows, sleets or whatever the great state of Texas comes up with for weather. This event will be outdoors and and 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!

Sorry, “wine tasting” will not be available during this event, just wine by the glass or bottle.

Grape Stomp Rules
1. Fans of all ages are welcomed to the harvest festival, but grape stompers must be 21 or over.
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…NO HANDS!
4. Stompers must stomp in an upright position only and may hold on to 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 most enthusiasm or best costume.
7. Any team not participating in a manner consistent with fair play and good sportsmanship is subject to disqualification without refund.
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
*prices will increase Nov 10 — buy now and save $$

kids ONLY – $6 – (on NOV 10 will increase to $7)
Under 12? This ticket includes one quesadilla kids’ plate or one kids’ nacho plate, plus a juice box, soda, or bottled water

dinner ONLY – $12 (on NOV 10 will increase to $14)under 21 but not a kid? designated driver? this ticket includes dinner plus a juice box, soda or bottled water

WINE & dinner PLEASE! – $17 (on NOV 10 will increase to $19) The “ummm, I’ll just watch….” This ticket includes the choice of one dinner plate and one glass of wine. 21 and over, only.

SMASH THOSE GRAPES PACKAGE – $44 (on NOV 10 will increase to $49)Ticket holder is entitled to one dinner plate, one go at stomping, and one glass of wine. When you purchase your ticket, let us know the name of your partner and anyone you’d like to compete with so we can pair you together! 21 and over, only.


Tickets are available on eventbrite or cut ‘n paste https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grape-stomp-and-harvest-dinner-2017-tickets-38964481814?aff=website

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 [email protected].  Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/salado-chocolate-wine-weekend-2017-tickets-37242270634


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