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.

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.

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.


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:

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.
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.
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.
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 or mail to Salado Montessori 10880 FM 1670, Salado, TX 76571

Chocolate & Wine Weekend 2016

WineChocChocolate & Wine Weekend, September 16th, 17th, and 18th – three days of activities and events sure to please even the most passionate of chocolate lovers! Chocolate and wine will be paired, a Chocolate Trail can be followed and a “Death by Chocolate” contest is in the works. All the events will take place throughout the Village of Salado and the participant may pick and choose what they want to purchase.

Friday, September 16th Adults Only-21 & Over-“Evening of Chocolate & Wine” from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Salado Winery at 841 N. Main. Premier Salado wines will be paired with decadent chocolates. Tickets are $44.95 per person with a 50 person limit.

Saturday, September 17th Family Friendly – “Get your Hands Dirty with Chocolate” – Calling all kids for this hands on event from 9:00 p.m. till 10:00 a.m. at Sir Wigglesworth’s Homemade Fudge Factory co-located with Mud Pies Pottery. Titia, owner and fudge-making expert shows you how to really dig in and create some exotic concoctions that only a chocolate lover can appreciate! Tickets are $14.95 per person with a 10 person limit.

Adults Only – 21 & Over – “Big Kid’s Fun” from 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. -Titia, owner of Sir Wigglesworth’s Homemade Fudge Factory and
Mud Pies Pottery is the creative host for this event designed for the adult chocolate lover interacting and participating to invent chocolates infused with various alcohol flavors. Tickets are $22.95 per person with a 10 person limit.

Adults Only – 21 & Over – “Chocolate & Wine Trail” from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. all around the Village. 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 chocolate and wine and others a fun chocolate experience. Tickets are $29.95 per person and must be
purchased in advance.

Family Friendly – “Death By Chocolate Desert Contest” from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. held at the Salado Public Library and hosted by The
Friends of the Salado Public Library. Pre-enter your favorite chocolate recipe for a chance to win prizes, then come to the library to check out the competition and vote on your favorites. Free Event. For further information call the Library at 254-947-9191.

Adults/Family: Lunch at Alexander’s Distillery at noon. Lunch options: Bison Slider – buffalo meat, goat cheese, bacon, and a balsamic and baker’s chocolate reduction. Crab Cake Slider – Chesapeake Bay crab cake with Old Bay aioli, romaine lettuce, and tomato. Shaved filet mignon, pepper, onions. All are paired with Burgundy wine. Tickets are $25.00 and must be purchased online.

Adults/Family – “Dinner at The Range at the Barton House – Evening – End your day at The Range at the Barton House for a special dining experience prepared by The Range team featuring Salado’s wineries and a menu pleasing to every palette. $59 per person with
a 32 person limit.

Sunday, September 18th Adults/Family – “Chocolate & Champagne Brunch” One seating at 11:00 a.m. at Alexander’s at Inn on the Creek. Indulge in a Chocolate & Champagne Brunch to finish off your chocolate ecstasy weekend! $49.95 per person with a 30 person limit.

more information and links to tickets at

Salado Swirl 2016

join the fun!

join the fun!

Friday, July  8th from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. the Salado Chamber of Commerce/Tourism Bureau will host its annual Salado Swirl. Experience and enjoy the wine offerings as you see, sniff, swirl, sniff, sip and savor! Stops will have wine and food offerings that are pleasing to all culinary palettes. Trolley transportation is available between stops.

Tickets are $29.95 per person and you must be 21 or over to participate. Passports are provided and must be presented at Swirl locations. Tickets are limited and must be purchased online.

Looking for a place to stay afterwards?  Salado lodging, great eats, and more are listed at

Friday, July 08, 2016
Phone: (254) 947-5040

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.


get your tickets for taste of salado before they sell out

Artwork by Chelsea B. Allison

SATURDAY, February 27th, 2016, 6 to 9 pm

Please join us for an evening of tastes to savor from Salado’s finest B & Bs and Inns as well as our curated art auction featuring original pieces of art from Salado’s talented artist community.  Seating is limited so reserve your tickets early.Each ticket purchased includes one glass of wine from Salado Wine Seller, a taste from recipes created by each of Salado’s B & Bs and Inns, and a chance at a drawing.
Jack’s Barn. 535 Pace Park Road. Salado, TX 76571 – View Map


ORGANIZER Public Arts League of Salado

The Public Arts League of Salado was formed in 2002 with
the mission of promoting public arts and artists in the
following four ways:

  1. Identify objects and activities of current and historical distinction
  2. Provide information and education about the arts in Salado and elsewhere
  3. Obtain grants and moneys to fund public arts projects in and around Salado
  4. Ensure that Salado’s public arts are presented and maintained appropriately

Artwork by Chelsea B. Allison

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

Eventbrite - Autumn Afternoon Wine Trail


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

Harvest 2015 update

this is 153 gallons of chardonnay about to ferment!

this is 153 gallons of chardonnay about to ferment!

NO harvest on SUNDAY, AUG 9th

So many fabulous friends showed up on Saturday, AUG 8, that we picked all of the merlot and sangiovese. All that remains is the cabernet sauvignon and not sure yet when we will harvest it as it is not quite ripe.

Salado Swirl – July 11th

Salado Swirl 2015

Buy your tickets now for the 2015 Salado Swirl! This is an 11-stop wine trail throughout Salado with wine and snacks at each stop. Shops will be open late for this fun evening also!

Only 250 tickets are available, so purchase yours while you here:


Participating Texas wineries and Salado shops include:
Salado Creek Winery will be hosted at Salado Glassworks
Salado Wine Seller will be hosted at their location;
Fairhaven Vineyards will be hosted by 21main
Messina Hof Grapevine Winery will be hosted by Prellop Fine Art Gallery
The Vineyard at Florence will be hosted by Magnolias of Salado
Flat Creek Estate Winery and Vineyard will be hosted by Thomas Kincade Gallery;
Nolan Creek Winery will be hosted by The Howling Wolff
Grape Creek Vineyards will be hosted by Classics On Main
Texas Legato will be hosted by OoLaLa – Unique Gifts & Treasures
Periossos Vineyard will be hosted by Angelic Herbs
We will soon announce the winery hosted by Salado Mercantile with more to come!

21 and up only and we will ID at the door.

Thanksgiving Hours

We are thankful for the bountiful harvest of 2014, but most of all we are grateful for our friends, family, and patrons!

We are thankful for the bountiful harvest of 2014, but most of all we are grateful for our friends, family, and patrons!

Happy Thanksgiving! We will be closed on Thursday, November 27th in order to gorge ourselves on some turkey and sip some wine.

We will be open our normal hours all the other days.  So on Friday, November 28 go get yourself some cool Black Friday deals at the mall early in the morning then come have a glass of wine and tell us your war stories 12-6.  Then on Saturday, November 29 come visit the small businesses of Salado for “Small Business Saturday” and stop by to wet your whistle 12-7 and stay for a bit.  Sunday the 29 is a fine day to come visit as well, if you have any doubts then feel free to call me at (254) 947-8011 and I will be happy to give you an I-35 traffic report from my vantage, 12-6 pm.