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Address: 110 North Main Street, Salado, TX 76571
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+1 254-947-5247
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Our Salado site is home to our tasting room, our Texas cheese shop and our...

Our Salado site is home to our tasting room, our Texas cheese shop and our bistro and features wonderful vintage buildings, an incredible garden, and true Texas hospitality. We feature true Texas estate wines and Texas artisan cheeses and a great bistro menu seven days a week.

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Wines good

The server was very friendly and accommodating. The wines were good. Signage could have been more obvious because the building is small.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 June 2014
Marsha S
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Sugar Land, Texas
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Sugar Land, Texas
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

The server was very friendly and accommodating. The wines were good. Signage could have been more obvious because the building is small.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

The wines were not my favorite, but my biggest complaint would be the young gal behind the counter. She was neither friendly nor inviting. She couldn't get us out of there quick enough. When I asked what we were going to be tasting, she abruptly pointed to the written menu. I always believed that a friendly person behind the tasting... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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291 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

We love Texas wine, so we were excited to find this place. I know it's a matter of taste for wine, but this place just didn't do anything for us.

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Houston, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

Not one of our favorites. The wines just weren't to our personal liking. The visit wasn't worth the effort to get there (and find a parking place)

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Venice, Florida
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2013

We were travelling to Austin for the weekend and stopped at this winery on the way. We tried 3 wines for $5 (the other reviews say that they got to try 4 wines for $5 which I would have appreciated a lot more). My husband liked the dry wines and I liked the sweet wines. We also had a cheese... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2013

My grandma, wife, and I went based on the reviews on tripadvisor. We had a great time chatting with the woman working there. However, the wine was lacking. My wife and I had the sample of 4 for $5 while my grandma had the wine-a-rita for $5. These are definitely the best values for wine that is so-so. We also... More 

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Michael O, Owner at Rising Star Winery, responded to this review

One's expectations are an important part of the wine experience: in blind tastings Texas wines are rated as good as any in the world, but negative expectations can produce a mediocre experience. Our wines are very different - on purpose - we make Texas wines in a style that we think is distinctively Texan. Not Californian, not French. Come and... More 

Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2012

Enjoyed trying 4-wines (for $5) and purchasing a bottle on the way out. We didn't try the wine/cheese pairing but I'm sure it would be good (cheese from The Cheesery, next door) September is the chocolate/wine fest - we're going!

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Kaufman, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2012

Stoped here on a wine tour. Lovely place,friendly owner.great cheese shop.

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Dallas, Texas
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

The owner of the winery is one of those people who you can tell is SO passionate about what he does that you could sit and pick his brain for hours. The wine is delicious, the winery walls use recycled bard wood that is just beautiful. Our favorite winery in Salado.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012

The owners are more than accommodating and friendly! The winery is a place where you can chill with a glass of wine while you enjoy live music (well, there was live music the day we visited). It's a great place to go for a first date or hang out with a group of friends.

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