Monday, March 28, 2011

Salado Wine Festival

I made two unexpected discoveries this weekend.  First discovery was the The Salado Texas Wine & Rouge Art Festival.  Salado has grown in popularity among those who like rustic Texas kitsch and bead making.  In addition, there are some fine antique shops.  Salado has also developed a reputation for wine tasting... fermented grapes help make cast-plastic garden rabbits irresistible.  Joking aside, the Wine Festival was simple and successful.  Twenty vineyards participated.  For $10 you get a wine glass and tickets to taste six wines.  The second discovery was that Texas vineyards are putting out some excellent wines.  My favorite was the McPherson Viognier.