The wine and artist-rich Village of Salado, Texas is hosting its Second Annual Salado Swirl on Saturday, July 13, 2013. With live entertainment, dancing and a wine trail throughout the town, this one day event promises guests tasty local cuisine and wine tasting from 13 Texas wineries.
Located in Central Texas about 50 miles north of Austin, the Village boasts a growing arts and cultural community in addition to its three local wineries. Salado was once home to esteemed political writer and Presidential adviser Liz Carpenter and Texas historian and longtime columnist for The Dallas Morning News A.C. Greene, as well as Texas’ first woman governor Miriam “Ma” Ferguson (serving as both 29th and 32nd governor). Salado counts Sam Houston and General George Custer among its famous historical visitors.
Nearly 200 guests enjoyed last year’s festivities, says Debbie Charbonneau, Salado Tourism Director. With the event expanded to 13 wineries, she expects that number to double.
Wineries participating this year include Salado Creek Winery, Salado Wine Seller, Fiesta Vineyards, Rising Star Vineyards, Messina Hof, Georgetown Winery, Dancing Bee Winery, The Vineyard at Florence, Red Caboose, Inwood Estates, Flat Creek, Grape Creek and Paris Vineyards.
Ticket holders receive Passports, a goody bag, and “Salado Swirl” signature glass upon arrival at the Visitor Center prior to the event. The passport includes a map showing the location of each trail stop. And guests can start and end at any location they choose.
Passport holders are encouraged to dress comfortably and wear walking shoes to traverse the mile long Wine Trail. For those who prefer to ride, a trolley will be running from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.