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!

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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!

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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


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 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 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

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  Tickets at


Texas Wine & Rogue Art Fest 2016

logo_WEB2016horizontal8th Annual Wine Festival at Salado Winery & Salado Wine Seller

WHERE: Salado Winery & Salado Wine Seller, 841 N. Main Street, Salado, TX 76571

WHEN:   Texas Wine & Rogue Art Fest is 12-5 p.m. Saturday, 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, April 2-3, 2016

See festival website at, or read on…

SALADO, TX – Enjoy wine, food, art, and the outdoors during the weekend of Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3. You’ll find the charming Village of Salado filled with folks sipping wine, browsing art and nibbling on the best food at the 8th annual Texas Wine and Rogue Art Fest, the biggest wine festival between Austin and Grapevine.

The 2016 festival will include 21 wineries and vineyards pouring nearly 100 different Texas wines, alongside 30 booths featuring art, delectable foods, and handmade goods.  The festival will feature wineries from all across the state, including Florence, Waco,  Fredericksburg, Marble Falls, Hye, Pittsburgh and Lubbock.  Wines vary from dry Mouvèdre Rosés and Texas favorites Tempranillo and Malbec to sweet peach wine and muscato.

If you’re hungry, the festival is hosting several food trucks, including Fire Street Pizza, recent winner of the Temple Battle of the Food Trucks, In Hog Heaven who specializes in whimsically named pork sandwiches, El Paisa #2, a local Salado favorite taco truck, and Southern Belle Ice House snow cones who sell both treats for the kids and wine-flavored snow cones for adults. Foodies will also enjoy experiencing Texas-based food from Sweet B’s Candy, Spicewood Food Company, Chef Flaco’s Salsa, Haute Goat Creamer, and iJerky Guy. The full list of participants is available at

“I wanted to attract a different type of artist, so I named it ‘Rogue’ as in the artists are going rogue,” June Ritterbusch, owner and winemaker, explains, “We are always searching for unusual artists and this year we have found some. These Texas wineries are rogue entrepreneurs as well, and I think all the wine and art folks are going to create a great experience.”

The festival will be held on the grounds of Salado Winery & Salado Wine Seller at 841 N. Main St., Salado, rain or shine. Families are welcome! There will be plenty of kid-friendly space to run around, including our cellar door sandbox! Well-behaved pets on leashes are allowed.  Admission is free and $10 buys 6 wine tasting tickets and souvenir glass, with additional tasting tickets available to purchase.

Autumn Afternoons Wine Trail

Autumn Afternoon GraphicSaturday, October 24th, 12-6 and Sunday, October 25th, 12-6, 2015

Celebrate Texas Wine Month! Come visit six Central Texas wineries all in one weekend! Your Autumn Afternoon Wine Trail ticket will include 3 wine tastes and a small bite at each winery as well as a souvenir wine glass.

Dancing Bee Winery – Rogers, TX

Nolan Creek Winery – Belton, TX

Salado Winery Company – Salado, TX

The Vineyard at Florence – Florence, TX

Inwood Estates – Florence, TX

Pilot Knob Vineyard – Bertram, TX

You can start at any of 3 locations – Dancing Bee, The Vineyard at Florence, or Pilot Knob. Choose your ticket based on where you’d like to pick up your trail guide and wine glass. From there, you can choose the order you visit us. You can visit all six wineries in one day or split it between Saturday and Sunday.

The trail runs from 12pm – 6pm Saturday, October 24 and 12 pm – 6 pm Sunday, October 25. This is a self-guided tour. Please be safe and designate a driver! Tickets are on at or follow this button

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Are there ID requirements or an age limit to participate in the trail?

You must be 21 years old to purchase a ticket and taste wine. We will ID and you will show ID at each winery.  For everyone’s safety and enjoyment, we reserve the right to refuse service to those who have consumed enough alcohol.

Where can I pick up my trail guide and souvenir glass?

You can start your trail at one of 3 locations – they are the northernmost, southernmost, and most central locations – Dancing Bee, The Vineyard at Florence, or Pilot Knob. Purchase your ticket based on where you’d like to start. There are a limited number of tickets per starting location.

How long is the wine trail?

The trail is 56 miles from top to bottom.

Can I purchase tickets at the door?

No. Tickets are only available on Tickets will be available online through 12 pm on Sunday, October 25, 2015