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Texas Stagecoach Wine Trail Election Weekend

Turn off the cable news pundits and celebrate election weekend by exploring the wineries of central Texas!

As a holder of a Stagecoach Wine Trail ticket you will have the opportunity to taste 3 complimentary wines at 10 central Texas wineries. Business hours vary among wineries so please verify their business hours as you plan your route.

You may check in at one of many wineries in order to receive your Texas Stagecoach Wine Trail commemorative glass. You choose which winery to start at when you purchase your ticket You gotta stick with this choice because wineglasses don’t move through the interwebs and they are prepositioned the week prior to the event!

Follow our event on our facebook event page. We will be posting special offers from area lodging facilities, dining establishments and recommended tour companies.

At each winery, there will be plenty of opportunities to purchase additional wine tastings, and buy cool souvenirs, so bring your wallet. You must present your tickets to receive your tastings at each winery. Your tickets can be shown from your smartphone via email or using the Eventbrite app. Also, you need valid photo ID if you plan to consume alcohol.

Stay tuned…the committee is working out the details for a contest. Last trail event a wine basket was awarded to a lucky participant who had checked in at each winery using #TxStagecoachWineTrail & #TxWine

If you have a group larger than 8, you MUST contact the wineries before your visit to let them know you are coming and when you will be arriving at least 24 hours in advance

And ….ABSOLUTELY NO alcoholic beverages allowed unless it is the wine that we sold you.

FAQ’s

Are children allowed? Yes, but they must be accompanied and supervised!

Can I bring my dog? Sure! Please keep the dogs on a leash though, some wineries have cats!

What’s the refund policy? Tickets are refundable up to 7 days before the event starts. Wineries are not responsible for lost or stolen tickets. Tickets cannot be exchanged for another event, but you may transfer your tickets to someone else.

Can I change my glass pick up location? If tickets are still available then they are transferable through Eventbrite. Once the available tickets show 0 then that means there are no more glasses at that location to be picked up.

What about transportation? This is designed to be a self-guided tour. Please use designated drivers. Check our Facebook event page for local transportation companies.

Are wine glasses included at each winery? No, you should use your commemorative trail glass. If you break or lose the glass, then each winery has glassware to use in order to provide your tasting. Please do not take their glasses without permission.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? You must be 21 to taste wine and you MUST show a valid ID. If you buy tickets online and then show up with no ID to prove you’re 21, we will not provide a tasting glass, wine or refunds. Please remember your ID!

Tickets will be sold via eventbrite. Invite your friends through facebook 🙂

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So remember:

10 Participating wineries: google map here 2 hours 45 minutes driving time
3 tastes each
November 1-3
check-in each winery to qualify for prize
bring ID

Rootstock: A Texas Wine Festival

Join us for the fourth annual ROOTSTOCK: A TEXAS WINE FESTIVAL on April 13th, 2019 at Indian Spring Park, Waco from noon to 6pm.

We’ll be there pouring your favorite wines!

more information: https://www.rootstockwinefest.com/

Texas Stagecoach Wine Trail

Inaugural event for the Texas Stagecoach Wine Trail is January 24-28, 2019

Texas Stagecoach Wine Trail

Eventbrite - Texas Stagecoach Wine Trail January 2019

As a holder of a Texas Stagecoach Wine Trail ticket you will have the opportunity to taste 3 complimentary wines. Also, you will create a special photographic memory at each of 9 wineries in addition to a commemorative glass. This package deal has over a $95 value! Designated Drivers will participate in the special photographic memory as well.

You will have five days to visit the nine wineries and enjoy your tastings. If you check in to all 9 wineries on social media, using #TxStagecoachWineTrail & #TxWine you will be entered to win a gift basket. Business hours vary among wineries so please verify their business hours as you plan your route.

You may check in at one of many wineries in order to receive your Texas Stagecoach Wine Trail commemorative glass. You choose which winery to start at when you purchase your ticket You gotta stick with this choice because wineglasses don’t move through the interwebs and they are prepositioned the week prior to the event! Tickets will not be sold at the door, please buy them online.

Follow our event on our facebook event page (Stagecoach Wine Trail). We will be posting special offers from area lodging facilities, dining establishments and recommended tour companies. Also, when you purchase your Texas Stagecoach Wine Trail ticket, your confirmation will contain discount codes for area lodging facilities such as Stagecoach Inn in Salado, TX.

At each winery, there will be plenty of opportunities to purchase additional wine tastings, and buy cool souvenirs, so bring your wallet. You must present your tickets to receive your tastings at each winery. Your tickets can be shown from your smartphone via email or using the Eventbrite app. Also, you need valid photo ID if you plan to consume alcohol.

If you have a group larger than 8, you MUST contact the wineries before your visit to let them know you are coming and when you will be arriving at least 24 hours in advance

And ….ABSOLUTELY NO alcoholic beverages allowed unless it is the wine that we sold you.


FAQ’s

Are children allowed? Yes, but they must be accompanied and supervised!

Can I bring my dog? Sure! Please keep the dogs on a leash though, some wineries have cats!

What’s the refund policy? Tickets are refundable up to 7 days before the event starts. Wineries are not responsible for lost or stolen tickets. Tickets cannot be exchanged for another event, but you may transfer your tickets to someone else.

Can I change my glass pick up location? If tickets are still available then they are transferable through Eventbrite. Once the available tickets show 0 then that means there are no more glasses at that location to be picked up.

What about transportation? This is designed to be a self-guided tour. Please use designated drivers. Check our Facebook event page for local transportation companies.

Are wine glasses included at each winery? No, you should use your commerative trail glass. If you break or lose the glass, then each winery has glassware to use in order to provide your tasting. Please do not take their glasses without permission.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? You must be 21 to taste wine and you MUST show a valid ID. If you buy tickets online and then show up with no ID to prove you’re 21, we will not provide a tasting glass, wine or refunds. Please remember your ID!

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So remember

  • 9 Participating wineries: google map here 2 hours 45 minutes driving time
  • 3 tastes each
  • January 24-January 28
  • check-in each winery to qualify for prize
  • bring ID

3 Texans Vineyard | Country Spring Vineyard | Dancing Bee Winery | Kissing Tree Vineyards | Moose and Goose Winery | Red Caboose Winery Clifton | Salado Winery | Valley Mills Vineyards | Waco Winery

Texas Wine and Rogue Art Fest 2018

vendor applications now being accepted!

Saturday March 24th, 12-5 pm, 2018

Sunday March 25th, 12-4 pm, 2018

More information available at Texas Wine and Rogue Art Fest

Then invite your friends via our TX Wine & Rogue Art Fest event page  🙂

Advance ticket sales

Vendor Application

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/

Bottling Big Bully 2015

only 1000 more bottles to go!

We bottled the 2015 Big Bully the other day!  1367 bottles of wine in about 9 hours (including a stop for lunch!).  Not exactly a record breaker, but we were happy to finish in one day.  We bottle from the 300 gallon tank which is directly behind my head in this picture.

We used a new set up, based on the enolmatic, but this time with two filler spouts, a new vacuum pump and using a 5 gallon carboy for the overflow tank.  We love our enolmatic, but it is wearing out after several years of good use.  In this picture I am standing next to the manual corker.  Yes, we corked every single bottle by hand!

This wine needs to age, in the bottle for a couple months.  We expect to release it fall 2017.  The grapes are from 3 Texans Vineyard.  The wine is 73% malbec and 27% tempranillo.

To show you how we do it, I made a video:

2017 Rootstock Wine Festival

Rootstock: Join us for second annual TEXAS ONLY wine festival in Waco, TX at Indian Springs Park.  We value all things Texas, and inspire to grow Texans’ wine knowledge. This is a one day event featuring over 18 Texas wineries. Come taste your way across our state and connect with new wineries.

We’ll be there!  Won’t you join us?  Tickets are available at https://www.rootstockwinefest.com/tickets

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TX Wine & Rogue Art Festival 2017 – Now Pre-Selling Tickets!

This is the 9th year for this festival, but it is the first time we will be pre-selling tickets!  When you arrive at the festival, you will go to our “Will Call” line to check in. We will check your ID and issue you your tasting glass, tasting tickets, and festival guide. 

Purchase tickets here.


Join us for a wonderful afternoon of wine tasting and art! Featuring 20 wineries, a tremendous viewing of artists and their works from around Texas, and, of course, delectable foods.

Wine tasting is from 12-5 on Saturday, March 25 and 12-4 on Sunday, March 26

We will host three food trucks this year, “Hecho en Queso“, “Fire Street Pizza“: and our residential taco truck, “Sylvia’s Tacos”. We will have vendors selling cheese, salsas, desserts and all sorts of goodies.  You’ll also find food at restaurants throughout town. For a list, check out www.salado.com

Will the wine be for sale? YES, bring money! We take cash, AMEX, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. We do not accept checks at the festival.

For lists of artists and vendors, schedule of activities and more, check out www.saladowinefest.com and our facebook event page.


FAQ’s

Are children allowed?

Yes! There will be plenty of walking, so strollers for young’uns is advised.

Can I bring my dog?

Sure! Please keep the dogs on a leash though. Last year we had a parrot as well. No cats though – Winery Cat, our resident feline, would get jealous.

What’s the refund policy?

Tickets are refundable up to 24 hours before event. Email the organizer at june@saladowinery.com

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

It is free and open for anyone to walk around the festival.  You must be 21 to taste wine and you MUST show a valid ID. If you buy tickets online and then show up with no ID to prove you’re 21, we will not provide a tasting glass or tickets. Please remember your ID!

Easter Ostrich Egg Decorating

Join us for the ultimate girls day! We’ll decorate ostrich eggs for Easter while enjoying wine and quality time spent being crafty!

Join us and receive a cleaned ostrich egg, decorations, paint, egg dye, and a free glass of wine from Salado Winery. Feel free to look up designs on Pinterest before you come and bring some of your own decorations if you’d like. Classes will be lead by our favorite entrepreneur and small business coach, the owner of Bangarang Consulting.

Tickets sales have not yet begun, but sign up for the WAITLIST here to be notified when tickets are available for sale! Tickets will be $45.

Holiday Hours

We’ll be open every day throughout the holidays (12-6 daily) except the following days..

Christmas Eve – Saturday, December 24
Open 12-4 pm

Christmas Day – Sunday, December 25
Closed

We’ll be open regular hours New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day