Salado Creek Winery is located in Salado on the banks of Salado Creek. The winery was opened in December, 2009 by Jon and Dottie Moore. Jon Moore is the winemaker.
The winery unfortunately was pretty much washed away in the September 2010 floods as a result of the remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine, but they relocated and are doing a strong business in Salado.
You can sit at the tasting bar while you taste and there is a tasting fee for three wines. The bottles use corks and the tastings are poured from the bottle.
Salado Creek does use some grapes from out of state. They do own a three acre vineyard in Rockdale which produces Blanc du Bois and Lenoir grapes which they use to create their estate bottled Texas wine. They also use other Texas fruit to make their wines. Ice wine is sold which of course has to be from grapes grown out of state. To add to the list of Salado Creek Winery wines, the winery does sell some Georgetown Winery wine.
A gift shop is available to buy items like wine accessories. Cigars are also available at the winery. Gift baskets can be specially ordered using hand-woven Texas shaped baskets and packed with your choice of wines, logo wine glasses, chocolates, sausages, and cheeses.
A wine club is available which includes bottles of wine, logo wine glasses, and other benefits.
Live music is held on the weekends on their outside deck. Wine tasting classes are offered for groups of 10 or more people.
Salado Creek Winery is on the San Gabriel wine trail.
Our visit was May 2011