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Stagecoach Wine Trail event January 2022

Stagecoach the Texas Wine Trail lobo
Join us January 21-31, 2022

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Embark on a memorable journey to the finest wineries in central Texas! Texas Stagecoach Wine Trail

Texas Stagecoach Wine Trail 

Along the way, you’ll drive routes that were operated by western stagecoaches for over sixty years. While the stagecoach was rendered obsolete in the 1880s, it survives as a rugged symbol of the West. This trail is more than just a group of wineries, it is a nod to the history of our region and the spirit of adventure we all share.

As a holder of a Texas Stagecoach Wine Trail ticket you will have the opportunity to taste complimentary wines at each winery on the Texas Stagecoach Wine Trail.   This package deal has over a $135 value! 

You will have ten days to visit the wineries and enjoy your tastings. Each winery is independently owned and operated. Be aware that they are not all open every one the10 days. Also, business hours vary among the wineries. Please consult their websites as you plan your journey. verify their business hours as you plan your route. You may start at any winery.

Follow our event on our facebook event page. Did we mention hours vary among the wineries so check the winery website ?

We’re trying something a little different this year. At your initial stop, you will receive a paper passport. You will use this passport to check in at each subsequent winery

At each winery, there will be plenty of opportunities to purchase additional wine 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.

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

Please stay home if you have any COVID-19 symptoms. Eventbrite fees are not refundable. Email us 24 hours prior to event start and we will give you a refund.

FAQ’s

Are children allowed? Yes, but they must be accompanied and supervised! Check winery websites for details.

Can I bring my dog? No, some wineries do not allow pets. Please check winery websites for details.

What’s the refund policy? Tickets are refundable up to 24 hours before the event starts (January 21, 2022). After January 21, tickets are non-refundable. We cannot refund Eventbrite fees. There are no refunds do to inclement weather or acts of nature. No refunds due to unexpected winery closures. No refunds because the winery was closed and you failed to check the website. Wineries are not responsible for lost or stolen tickets. This is scheduled for 10 days in order to give attendees ample opportunity to schedule their visits.

What about transportation? This is designed to be a self-guided tour. Please use designated drivers. Designated drivers who are driving but not drinking do not have to purchase a ticket. Check our Facebook event page for local transportation companies.

Are wine glasses included at each winery? Each winery has their own glassware to use in order to provide your tasting. Please do not take glasses without permission. There are no souvenir glasses.

Groups larger than 8, 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. Some wineries will NOT accept groups of more than 8 people.

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

google map with driving directions is available at

Participating wineries: google map. 2 hours 45 minutes driving time

  • January 21- 31, 2022
  • check winery website for hours, policies
  • bring ID and ticket

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

Holiday Hours 2021

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day,
but we’re open 12-6 all the other days!
December 24 OPEN 12-6 pm
December 26 OPEN 12-6
December 31 OPEN 12-6
January 1, 2022 OPEN 12-6
January 2, 2022 OPEN 12-6

winter picture of Salado Winery
sunlight may be short this time of year, but we are open and selling the texiest wine!

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!

picture of golf cart lit up for parade
Salado Winery entry in Christmas Parade 2019

Black Friday Special 2021

2021 Black Friday special extended through December 2021

Our special deal this year is 12 bottles of Big Bully for $99! (sales tax not included) This deal is available now until 2016 Big Bully stock runs out or December 31, 2021 or whichever comes 1st.

Harvest is Saturday AUG 21, 2021

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. If you prefer, wear […]

2021 TX Wine and Rogue Art Fest

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12th Annual Texas Wine & Rogue Art Fest is March 27-28, 2021

Join us for a wonderful afternoon of wine tasting and art! Admission is FREE. Wine tasting by reservation. Saturday AND Sunday

Like everything else, COVID-19 has changed up our festival considerably. The wine tasting will be by reservation only, but you are always welcome to buy wine by the bottle and enjoy with your friends.

No tasting tickets this year–please make reservation for wine tasting, or plan to purchase bottles to share with friends.

As always, we will be featuring several Texas wineries, a tremendous viewing of artists and their works from around Texas, and, of course, delectable foods.

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

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

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