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Have a Cup of Cheer at an Oklahoma Winery

Nuyaka Creek Winery in Creek County, Oklahoma will have their “Black Friday” on Saturday December 19, 2009.

Come out and enjoy some complimentary light refreshments while you are tasting the made-in-Oklahoma wines.

All items in the gift shop will be reduced for some late Christmas shopping. You find a truly wonderful Oklahoma gift for $10.00 or even less, if you take advantage of Nuyaka Creek Winery's discounted case pricing.

Don't forget to print a copy of the new map:

Nuyaka Creek Winery Map

Planning your own wine tasting event?
Freehand Wine Glass Holders are now on sale at
Freehand Wine Glass Holder

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Oklahoma Winery Events for Halloween

A Knight Of Murder - Hallowine Mystery Dinner Party at Summerside Vineyards & Winery in Vinita, Oklahoma. Price: $30 per person

Vampire Prom Nite Murder Mystery at Whispering Vines Vineyard & Winery in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Price: $59.95

Halloween Night at the Stone Bluff Cellars Winery in Haskell, Oklahoma.

Bring your little ones to a scenic Oklahoma winery for some Halloween fun. Snag some cupcakes and cider for the kids and a more bitter brew for yourself. Don't forget to get your photo taken with the Wine Gnome - very spooky indeed.

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Get Outside and Taste Some Oklahoma Wines Oct 24

Two fun events this weekend offer opportunities to taste some Oklahoma wines.

One of my favorite wine events from Summer has been moved to October. The Drumright winefest is this Saturday. Since Nuyaka Creek Winery usually pours at this event, I am a bit biased. However, I have been a fan of Tulsa's guitar legend Mark Bruner for decades!

For the 7th year, Drumright is hosting their Annual Wine Festival from Noon untill 6pm at Whitlock Park in Drumright. This is one of the largest and BEST wine festivals in Oklahoma and a NOT TO BE MISSED event.

This year the festival will feature SIX wineries offering samples and wine for sale, food vendors (GOOD food) and several artists scattered throughout the park.

And, one of Tulsa's hottest and best known musical duos, Mark Bruner and Shelby Eicher, will be performing. And not just on stage -- but you have to come to the Festival to see what they have in store!

Tidal School Winery will have a booth offering samples of their award winning wines and new releases. There is a Trolley giving rides back and forth to the winery all afternoon.

Entry fees at Whitlock Park are $12 for Tasters and $5 for non tasters.

Enjoy local art, music and wines at the Fourth Annual Art Walk in Downtown Eufaula! The Art Walk features some of Oklahoma's most talented artists and musicians, experience the shops of Downtown Eufaula, browse the numerous exhibits and visit the wine garden October 24, 2009. Enjoy the street dance and wine garden on the friday night before!

Sailing Horse Winery and Black Sheep Winery will have several wines available to sample so be sure to bring your friends!

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2009 Oklahoma Wine Festival Sept 19

Join our family this weekend for a celebration of Oklahoma's fine wines during the Nuyaka Creek Winery Fall Harvest Festival! This Saturday, enjoy live music, fun foods, vineyard tours and more while tasting over a dozen Made-in-Oklahoma wines. Parking and entry is free, just pay $5 for a glass and taste all of our unique Sooner State wines.

Since Okmulgee County still has not begun to repair the Deep Fork River bridges, you have to drive to our winery via Creek County roads. Print out a copy of our winery map for detailed directions to our family vineyard.

EVENT: 2009 Nuyaka Creek Winery Harvest Festival
DATE: September 19, 2009 from Noon until 7:00 PM
ADMISSION: Buy one $5.00 souvenir wine glass and taste all of the wines
INFORMATION: Call the Nuyaka Mall at 918-756-8485

While you are here, ask Dad about wine grape plants for your home vineyard. He usually has a few vinifera grape vines and elderberry plants to sell to Oklahoma gardeners interested expanding into this rapidly growing agriculture market. It is all happening this Saturday at Nuyaka Creek Winery!

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Take Part in an Oklahoma Winery Grape Harvest

Harvest Party VIII 'Catch the Crush'
Saturday, September 12th, 2009 from 9am - 2pm.

Will you be the 'Big Kahuna' winner this year?

Join Summerside Vineyards & Winery for continental breakfast, meet and greet winery tour, picking party at the vineyard, a wonderful brunch, harvest grape stomping, Lucy Look-a-Like Contest, and live music by Kenny Babb.

Admission is $45.00 per person plus tax. Limited seating, reservations please call: 918-256-3000 or

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Wine'n on the Chisholm Trail October 3

Duncan Ambucs is proud to host the 2nd Annual Wine'n on the Chisholm Trail on Saturday, October 3, 2009 from noon to 10 p.m. at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, OK. The Fall Wine Festival features local Oklahoma wineries, live music, entertainment, food and area vendors. Admission to the festival is free. For adults over 21 participating in the wine tasting there is a charge for the souvenir wine tasting glass. At 7 p.m. an Italian dinner will be served. Reservations are required in advance for those attending the dinner.

The cost per person is $25 or reserve a table for six for $150. This includes the meal, beverage, and special entertainment. Please make your check or money order payable to Duncan Ambucs for the total number of reserve dinner tickets and send to: Duncan Ambucs, P.O. Box 1765, Duncan, OK 73534. All proceeds will be used for Ambuc projects and to purchase Amtrykes for handicapped individuals. So come out and enjoy Wine’n on the Chisholm Trail.



Tulsa Elks Lodge 2009 Wine Festival August 1

Join the Tulsa Oklahoma Elks Lodge folks for their 2009 Wine Festival this summer.

The event will be held on in Tulsa Saturday, August 1st, from Noon until 5pm at Kearney Hall. Taste great local wines from Oklahoma winemakers: Nuyaka Creek Winery, StableRidge Winery, Oak Hills Winery and more. Wines available for purchase as well! Comedy style show entertainment provided by Luigi Balletto - tickets $10.

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Art of Living Festival June 13

Saturday June 13, 2009 from 11am to 11pm in Tahlequah, OK

The Art of Living festival brings artists and live entertainment together with eateries, wineries and breweries to downtown Tahlequah in the event’s first gathering for the city of Tahlequah and Cherokee Nation.

Live Music in Norris Park
Oklahoma's own Sailing Horse Winery in Eufaula
Art Walk & Sale Through Historic Downtown Tahlequah

Wine tasting begins at 2pm at Norris Park.

There will be interactive craft demonstrations, including Cherokee marble-making and games, bow-making, pottery, basket-weaving, beadwork, Cherokee story-telling and stickball stick-making, among other activities. Admission is free to the public.

Brought to You by: Cherokee Nation Community Tourism & Cherokee Nation Enterprises Cultural Tourism.

While you are in Tahlequah, be sure and stop by the Illinois River for a float trip. We saw a beautiful bald Eagle on our last visit.



Muskogee Rotary Party In The Park June 6, 2009

Visit Muskogee's beautiful Honor Heights Park for the 2nd Annual Rotary Party In The Park at Honor Heights Park from 1:30 to 6:30pm June 6, 2009. Tickets available on site for $15 with complementary wine glass. There will be seven Oklahoma wineries there and three companies with cheeses and bread. Information: 918-680-1239. Enjoy some vintage Oklahoma wines right before the Symphony in the Park.

Afterwards, join the Muskogee Community for a picnic under the stars with a symphony and fireworks. At 7:00pm, the Muskogee Community Band and Singers are performing George and Ira Gershwin show tunes. Bring your blanket or chairs to sit on the lawn.

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Music and Wine Tasting in Drumright May 23

The folks at Tidal School Winery in Drumright are having free music, wine tastings and tours this Saturday, May 23, 2009 from 10am until 6 pm. Food will be available from Long's Smoked Meats.

Motown Sound, the popular Tulsa band with the sounds of the 50's and 60's, will be playing from 1pm until 4pm in the edge of the vineyard. There is no admission charge and the entertainment, tours and wine tastings are all free.

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Nuyaka Creek Winery Spring Festival May 16

The Nuyaka Creek Winery Spring Festival for 2009 is fast approaching. Saturday May 16, 2009 is the big day. If this is your first trip to Nuyaka Creek Winery, visit the website and print out a map.

There will be over a dozen vendors who will be bringing their specialty products for your perusal and our music and food is lined up. The wine tasting will be in our new tasting room and we have a new Blueberry wine for you to try out. We are looking forward to seeing many of you return who have enjoyed our festivals in the past and hope you tell all your acquaintances as well as your friends to come on out for a fun day. We are getting rid of all the rain this week. Hopefully, there will be sunny skies on May 16, 2009, so you can really enjoy a beautiful rural Oklahoma spring day!

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Downtown Edmond Annual Arts Festival May 1-3, 2009

Celebrating the Arts in Downtown Edmond this year will be an event that you will not want to miss. You will be able to visit over 100 artist, enjoy the mouthwatering food from 20 food vendors that will satisfy festival-goers cravings for onion blossoms, Indian tacos, catfish, German food, pizza, fried pies, funnel cakes, onion fried burgers, kettle corn, cool drinks and smoothies along with wine tasting from some of our Oklahoma wineries.

New this year will be live entertainment at its best in the Festival Market Place Plaza with Edgar Cruz headling a weekend of great performances. Appearing will be Stephanie Jackson , Dolce, The Stringents, Zu. Zu’s Petals, students from Charles Haskell, Cross Timbers and Encore from St. Mary’s Espispacal Church. Appearing for the first time will be the 145th Army Jazz Trio, Edmond Memorial & Cimarron Jazz and the Edmond Faculty Band. Also a treat for our festival visitors will be the show choir from Armstrong College and The Metro Fiddle Club to name a few.

The Children’s area will be held in the Festival Market Place for the 2nd year and will offer face painting, pony rides, a giant slide, moon walk and climbing rock wall. A new addition to the Children’s area are children’s specialty vendors located in the Festival Market Place gazebos.

Downtown Edmond’s 30th Annual Arts Festival is sponsoring Parents Helping Parents, a non-profit organization that reaches out to parents who believe their children may be using alcohol or drugs. PHP offers hope through education, resources and shared experience.

NO ANIMALS will be allowed at the 2009 Arts Festival due to insurance liability.

Downtown Edmond Streets will be closed from 2nd and Broadway North to Hurd. First Street will be closed west to the rail road tracks and east to the alley. Main Street will be closed both east and west to the alley. For a preview of our 30th Annual Arts Festival check out For further information you may call 249-9391.

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Festival of Fine Art, Wine and Food April 18

Tidal School Vineyards Presents its:
2009 Festival of Fine Art, Wine & Food

April 18, 2009 10am - 5pm

Tidal School Vineyards’ Annual Festival of Fine Art, Wine and Food promises to have something for every collector. The all outdoor show comes complete with live music and an assortment of great food and vendors for everyone!

Visit for more information and a list of participating artists and vendors.

Admission is free and bus parking is available.
For information or an application, call 866-258-1903.

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2009 Oklahoma Wine Events in Early March

Don't spend March sitting at home watching Basketball! Warm desert air is expected to expand into the Great Plains all week long. They say that this should raise Texas and Oklahoma temperatures into the mid 80's. Yeah, I remember the 80's!

Fun in Drumright

Drumright Oklahoma's Tidal School Winery has some great events lined up for March including live music from Earl Clark & friends on March 7th and the BBQ & Blues event on Saturday, March 14, 2009. See their website for more details.

Wine Ranch Weekend

On March 21st, 2009 Stableridge Winery from Stroud, Oklahoma will present classes on Wine Sensory and Analysis, Wine Pairings with food and creating your own signature wine while you kick back and relax at Tatanka Ranch ( More info in this PDF ) .

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Valentines Day Specials at Oklahoma Wineries

Come to Drumright, Oklahoma and enjoy FREE live music by Sun Dog from 2-4pm on February 14, 2009. Get 20% off all case wine sales and more bargains while you are there.

Visit their website for more information:

Summerside Vineyards in Vinita will be in Tulsa and OKC to celebrate the holiday.

Visit their booth at:

Woodland Hills Mall in Tulsa Wednesday-Saturday or at Penn Square in Oklahoma City this Thursday-Saturday.

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Valentine’s Day at Territory Cellars in Stroud

Enjoy live music, good food and wine for Valentine's Day at Territory Cellars in Stroud, Oklahoma on February 14, 2009.
Make your reservations for this great evening.

Cost is $90.00 per couple, call: 918-987-1800.



Vintage '09 in Oklahoma City Feb 12 CANCELED

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Vintage '09 in Oklahoma City Feb 12, 2009
February 12, 2009 -CANCELED

Taste and purchase wines from wineries across the state of Oklahoma. The event will be held two days before Valentine's Day in the downtown Oklahoma City Petroleum Club dining room, overlooking the city from the 34th floor of the Chase building.

Music will be performed by the Chris Hicks band and a local artist painting will be available for a silent auction. Proceeds from the event and the auction will go to benefit the Oklahoma City Arts Council. Price: $60.00

Oklahoma City Petroleum Club
100 N. Broadway
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone: 580-660-1488

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2009 Oklahoma Wine Makers Association Annual Meeting

Oklahoma Grape Growers & Wine Makers Association Annual Meeting
January 24 & 25, 2009 at Redlands Community College

We now have a new way to register and renew your OGGWMA membership!

Click here for more details on joining OGGWMA online and learn more about the Oklahoma Grape Growers & Wine Makers Association annual meeting schedules and events.

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Pryor Oklahoma Wine Fest May 2

The Lions Cup Wine Fest – Raising Glasses for Glasses
Saturday May 2, 2009 from Noon until 5:00pm

To raise money for eye glasses in the community (and county). The Pryor Oklahoma Lions Club will be featuring Oklahoma wineries: Blue Coyote, Oak Hills Winery, and Summerside Winery.

Each winery will provide their products available for tasting as well as for purchase. There will also be Jazz music, Italian food, Poster contest, etched wine glass marking the event, and art show. Cost: 20.00

St Martin Episcopal Church
612 Southeast 1st Street
Pryor, OK 74361
Phone: 918-825-7557

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Chocolate Festival in Muskogee January 31

Get ready for a fun winter event offering Oklahoma wines and gourmet chocolates, benefiting Habitat for Humanity. Attend the Home Sweet Home Chocolate Festival in Muskogee at at the Muskogee Civic Center from 7pm-10pm on January 31, 2009. For more information call: Karen Bradley at 918-687-1445.

Enjoy a gourmet chocolate sampling party along with other tasty foods from Muskogee area businesses, entertainment, as well as a silent auction.



Nuyaka Winery Open House December 19

You are invited to an Open House at Nuyaka Creek Winery on Friday December 19, 2008 from Noon until 6:00 PM.

We hope you will join our family for food and fellowship and the Grand Opening of our new building. Come for a Christmas Feast of our special glazed ham, cheesy potatoes, many other hot delectable hors d'oeuvres and munchies. Enjoy desserts like our petite pecan pies and a wide assortment of Oklahoma wines for tasting.

Take this opportunity to pick up your favorite wine for the holidays or do a little last minute holiday shopping in our new Gift Shop and Tasting room. Bring a Friend and celebrate our new facilities. Click here for a Map to Nuyaka Creek Winery.


Drawing for 10K Dollars at Mcalester Winery Dec. 18

"A Toast to the Winner" $10,000 Drawing, Dinner, and Wine
December 18, 2008 at Whispering Meadows winery in Mcalester, Oklahoma.

Whispering Meadows Vineyards and Winery
34 E. Choctaw Avenue
McAlester, OK 74501-5055

(918) 423-WINE



Live Music and Saturday Sale at Drumright Winery

Tidal School Vineyards is cleaning out closets and clearing out merchandise. Huge Saturday sales starting this weekend at the winery gift shop, December 6th - up to 40% off selected wine and merchandise!

FREE LIVE MUSIC - Saturday, December 6, 2008 from 2pm until 4pm and again on Dec. 20th.

Tidal School Vineyards
54560 West Highway 16
Drumright, OK 74030



Taste Oklahoma Wines in Claremore December 6

Christmas Wine Festival at the Nut House in Claremore
Dec. 6th, 2008 from 11am until 6pm.

Enjoy great food, music, vendors, and Sooner State wines from Oak Hills Winery, Sparks Winery, Blue Coyote, and Whispering Vines.

Admission is $10.00.
More info at 918-789-9463

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OKC Wine and Fondue Feast Nov 13

One of Oklahoma's great Route 66 wineries is taking their act to Oklahoma City. Stableridge Winery will present a wine tasting class at The Melting Pot on Sheridan Ave in OKC. Anita, a certified wine instructor, will showcase Stableridge wines. Thursday, November 13, 2008 from 6pm until 9pm.

The Melting Pot in OKC
4 E Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
(405) 235-1000
$75 per person. Plus tax and gratuity.

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Winemaking and Luxury Lodging Combined

StableRidge and Tatanka Ranch Wine Weekend Get-Away
January 30,2009 - February 27,2009 - March 20,2009

Kick back and relax at Tatanka Ranch for the weekend while Stableridge
enhances your knowledge of wine. This is a great opportunity for couples considering trying their hand at winemaking or just looking for a romantic weekend adventure.

More details on the StableRidge and Tatanka Ranch Wine Weekend Get-Away here.

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Oklahoma Wine and Chili This Weekend

Oklahoma ArtWalk & Chili Festival in Eufaula
Spicy Fun Near Lake Eufaula!

Beginning at 1pm on Friday October 24-25, 2008 the Eufaula Arts Council hosts a 2-day ArtWalk located along the pre-statehood Main Street... while the Eufaula Chamber of Commerce hosts the 3rd Annual State Chili Cook-off at the new Jellystone Park Resort at Eufaula Cove. Taste the wines of Eufaula's own Sailing Horse Winery while you are there!

Visit to learn more about their events and wines.



2008 Wine, Cheese and Polo Festival Oct. 25

Enjoy Oklahoma wines from: Greenfield Vineyard & Winery, StableRidge Vineyard, Territory Cellars, The Grape Junction, and The Wine Village. It all happens Saturday Oct 25, 2008 from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM at Tatanka Ranch in Stroud, Oklahoma.

Event Attractions:

  • Wine Tasting $1 per ounce

  • Artisans

  • Cheese Vendors and Tastings

  • Exceptional Fare

  • OSU Polo Club Exhibition Match Against The University of Texas

  • Live Music

  • Carriage Rides

  • Unique Oklahoma Vendors

Call Tatanka Ranch at 918-368-2251 for questions.
Tickets sold at select IBC banks.
Tickets also sold online at
$10 advanced ticket, $12 online, $15 at the gate
Free Wine Glasses to the first 500

Gourmet Cheese Store



October Wine Events - Guthrie and Grand Lake

Guthrie Art and Wine Festival, Saturday, Oct. 4 & 5, 2008

Saturday 1am until 6:30pm; Sunday, noon-6 p.m.,
Oklahoma Avenue. Information: 405-260-2345.

Please join Cabin Creek Winery at the Grand Wine Country Fall Festival for their Final Wine Tasting.

Saturday October 1t, 2008 from 11am until 5 pm at Monkey Island, Grand Lake.

Taste great Oklahoma Wines from: Blue Coyote, Cabin Creek, Oak Hills Winery and Summerside wineries. for more info.

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Oklahoma WineFest Nov 14 and 15, 2008

The 2008 Oklahoma WineFest will be the largest wine festival ever held in our state, featuring wines from 25 Oklahoma wineries.

'Denim and Diamonds' WineFest Reception
Friday, November 14, 2008 from 7pm until 10 pm

A tasting to benefit The Muscular Dystrophy AssociationOur “Partner in the Harvest”
Sample savory dishes from local restaurants, paired with great Oklahoma Wines. Live music, silent auction items, and other unique activities will keep you entertained, as they spotlight the Muscular Dystrophy Association and

2008 Oklahoma WineFest
Saturday, November 15, 11am-8 pm
Indoor/Outdoor Event – Rain or Shine

25 state wineries will gather to offer tasting, gift items, and good ole’ Oklahoma hospitality to festival goers. Get a great start on your holiday shopping with an eclectic collection of 50 Penn Place shops and galleries, vendor booths, winery gift shops, food and wine baskets, wine cellar equipment and more.

Wine workshops are planned, entertainment on two stages and great food in OKC at 50 Penn Place.

Wine workshops are 45 minutes each, and will be offered more than once on Saturday, beginning at 10:00 a.m. You must purchase both a festival and workshop ticket to attend – reservations are recommended.

  • Wine Tasting – with sommelier, Ian Clarke, of Red PrimeSteak Restaurant

  • Amateur Wine Making – with David Martin of Deer Creek Vineyard

  • How to Build a Wine Cellar – with Jonathan Kuhlman, Wine Cellar Innovations

  • Food and Wine Pairing – Instructor to be announced

  • Wine Collecting – Instructor to be announced

  • How to Grow Grapes in Oklahoma – with Andrew Snyder of Redlands Community College

To request booth space or more information email: or call 405-525-2138.

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Oklahoma Wines and More in Lexington, OK Saturday

While you are out at the Canadian River Winery 2008 Wine Festival this weekend, be sure to stop by the Open House at Redland Juice Company Plant at 108th Street and Bryant Road in Slaughterville, Oklahoma from 10am to 6pm on Saturday, September 27, 2008.

The Redland Juice Company is located in Lexington, Oklahoma. They specialize in wholesaling several non-alcoholic, pasteurized grape juices.

All of their grape juices are unique in their quality and fresh taste. The grape juices are sweetened by the natural sugars of the grapes from which they are made, and are 100% grape juice. No water has been added to the juice during its processing. Great stuff!



Arkansas Wine Festivals Sept 27, 2008

Oklahoma wine lovers can make the short drive to Altus, Arkansas to enjoy some excellent wine country fun this month.

45th annual Wiederkehr Village Weinfest, Wiederkehr Village, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 27. Tyrolean-style activities begin with tours of wine cellars, rides through the vineyards, arts and crafts, wine tasting, games, food and more. Admission: Free to grounds; $25 for banquet. (479) 468-9463.

Chateau aux Arc Wineaux Fest, Chateau aux Arc Winery, Altus, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 27. Live music, barbecue, new wine releases and toga contest. Admission: $10, includes wine tasting. (479) 468-4400.

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Luncheon and Fashion Show in Tulsa Sept 27

Luncheon & Fashion Show in Tulsa
September 27, 2008 from 11:45 am till 2 pm

Be a part of Tidal School Vineyards Fashion Show and luncheon and model fashions by Mary-Ruby Apparel at Kings Pointe, Tulsa.

$19.95 -- includes a wonderful luncheon of Cilantro pesto Roasted Pork Medallions with garlic sautéed asparagus and roasted root vegetables. This is served with a scallion roll and herb butter with a decedent blackberry wine cake for dessert.

Reserve Online at or Call 1-866-258-1903

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Drumright Wine Grape Harvest Event

The Third Annual 'A Walk In The Clouds' Harvest Champagne Brunch'!

Saturday, September 6th, 2008 from 9am - 12pm.

On a cool Saturday morning experience 'A Walk in the Clouds Harvest Champagne Brunch'.

Learn how to harvest, watch the crush and enjoy the good life complete with live music, beautiful champagne brunch and free samples of over a dozen Oklahoma wines! The Drumright, Oklahoma winery will harvest on Saturday September 6th 9:00 AM until noon.

- Grape Harvest Demonstration
- One Hour Grape Harvest of the Estate Cabernet Franc
- Watch the 'Crush" Where Grapes Begin to Become Wine!
- Hearty Full Champagne Breakfast Brunch
- Live Music
- Free Wine Tasting of Over a Dozen Wines
- Only $24.95 per person

Tickets are just $24.95 plus tax, per person Purchase your tickets online today or call 1-866-258-1903 for more information.

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Chisholm Trail Museum Wine Event Oct 4

I saw this event of the Oak Hills Winery events page.

Wine'N on the Chisholm Trail
Saturday October 4th, 2008 from 11am-11pm
Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum
1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway
Duncan OK 73533

Art, Bedre Chocolates, Oklahoma Wineries, Kids Zone, Music, Cheese and More!

Wine kit sales will go to purchase Amtrykes for handicapped children.

Riverlanes in TulsaDuncan offers two bowling alleys to enjoy while you are there, you can find great bowling gear here.

Wine'N on the Chisholm Trail is a fundraiser for Duncan Ambucs. Sales of wine kits will go to purchase Amtrykes for Handicapped children. For more info contact Gayle Kammerer 580-255-5829



Italian Renaissance & Wine Festival in Bristow Sept 20

The newest Renaissance Festival in Oklahoma will be held on September 20th, 2008 from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Journey back to the Mid - 1500’s, to the port city of Messina, Sicily, a port of call for trading ships from a multitude of foreign lands. Come, join the local gentry in raising your mug and toasting to summer's end, the start of the the grape harvest, and the fine wine those sweet fruits will make.

Make sure to try some Nuyaka Creek Wines while you are there!

Event: Messina Italian Renaissance & Wine Festival in Bristow, Oklahoma.
Location: Bristow City Park in Bristow, Oklahoma
Admission: FREE



Summerside Vineyards Harvest Party August 23

2008 Summerside Vineyards Harvest Party VII

"Catch the Crush" in Vinita Saturday August 23, 2008 from 9am – 2pm.

Join Summerside Vineyards & Winery for a Continental breakfast, vineyard tour and harvest, Wonderful brunch & live music $45.00 per person plus tax. Seating is limited, so sign up today.

For reservations please phone: 888-508-9463 or visit:

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Live Classical Guitar and Oklahoma Wines

Woods & Waters Winery near Anadarko, Oklahoma is hosting their first live music event at The Winery Bistro on Saturday Aug 9, 2008 from 12 noon to 4:00pm. Enjoy the pleasant sounds and classical guitar rhythms of Kris Forsyth.

Bistro Open 11am to 6pm Sat & Sun Only


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Oklahoma Wineries Harvest Grapes and Medals

Congratulations to Oak Hills Winery in Chelsea, Oklahoma and Deer Creek Vineyard in Edmond, two Oklahoma wineries who brought home medals from the 2008 Toast of Taos Southwest Wine Competition. You can read more about their wins in New Mexico on the Growing Grapes & Winery Escapes Blog.

Summerside Winery in Vinita, Oklahoma has a Harvest Party coming soon on Saturday, Aug.23, 2008 and their wine grape harvest will start in about two weeks. - see for event details and vineyard directions. Vinita, Oklahoma is right off I-44, so it is on the way to a number of our favorite Ozarks kayaking spots like the Spring River in Quapaw, Oklahoma, the White River in North Arkansas or the Kings River in Eureka Springs. Stop by and taste Summerside wines next time you are road tripping through the Ozarks.

Don't forget that Nuyaka Creek Winery is moving their 2008 Fall Harvest Celebration to the Bristow City Park this September 20, 2008. It should be quite change combining it with a Renaissance Festival in Bristow, Oklahoma!

Food and Wine Festivals and Events Around the World: Development, management and markets

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Territory Cellars Birthday Party July 12, 2008

Celebrate the 1st year of Territory Cellars and Joe’s 5? Birthday

Saturday, July 12, 2008 / 11am – 7pm

Joe’s day to grill his choice hotdogs, hot links, and polish sausages free for everyone! Come help them celebrate a great year.

Territory Cellars serves Lunch and Dinner every Thursday and Friday featuring: soups, salads, sandwiches, pasta, steaks, seafood and Chef Karl’s special deserts.

Call for reservations today! 918-968-2575 or 918-987-1800

Territory Cellars
1521 North Highway 99, Stroud Oklahoma
½ mile North of Turnpike 99



Wine Blues and Gumbo at Chandler Winery Aug 31

Bill 'Sauce Boss' Wharton

Since 1990, the Sauce Boss has fed over 148,000 people while playing his own swampy Florida blues. A Sauce Boss event transcends performance. It's a soul-shouting picnic of rock & roll brotherhood, involving everyone. And at the end of the show, everyone eats his famous gumbo.

The Winery at Greenfield Vineyard brings you the Sauce Boss for one night only on Sunday evening, August 31, 2008. Wine tasting begins at 7pm, and the show starts at Sunset. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, July 1st at 10am. Tickets are $29.95 per person and are available only by calling the winery at (405) 258-0525. This is an outdoor event, Visa and Mastercard accepted.

Come out and enjoy some wine, blues, and gumbo!

A class act, the Sauce Boss started where the Sauce Boss and his band donate performances (along with gumbo) to Homeless Shelters all over the US. Learn more about the Sauce Boss and find a sample of his music on his website at .
Bill 'Sauce Boss' Wharton - Artist Biography

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Lauren Stidham and Mike McClure - Live in Drumright

Free Live Music This Saturday at Tidal School Vineyards

Lauren Stidham and Mike McClure of 'Motown Sound' will be playing at Tidal School Winery in Drumright on Saturday from 2 PM to 4 PM.

This is a free event.



Wine Events at Stone Bluff Cellars

Stone Bluff Cellars Presents an Evening of Music with Scott & Leigh Ann Matthews

Saturday, June 28, 2008
Free Concert - 5:30-7:30 p.m.
$12.50 Appetizer Sampler
Tasting Room open until 8 p.m.
Call 918.482.5655 to reserve your Appetizer Sampler

Scott & Leigh Ann Matthews of Muskogee will return to Stone Bluff Cellars to perform an easy listening blend of folk, soft rock, and country music on Saturday, June 28, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Chef Mikael Harp has created an appetizer sampler for the evening that includes Hot Artichoke Parmesan Cheese Dip, Assorted Fruits & Veggies, Hard Salami, and Assorted Pita Chips & Snack Crackers.

Independence Day Vine & Dine with Joesf Glaude
Friday, July 4, 2008
$37.50 per person, plus tax
6 to 9 p.m.
Call 918.482.5655 to RSVP (Required)


Taste Oklahoma Wines at These Big Events

StableRidge Vineyards has announced they will be attending several wine events this year. Stop by anyone of these fine events and take a taste of the award-winning wines of StableRidge Vineyards, located on Route 66 in Stroud, Oklahoma.

Art of Barbeque - Tulsa
BBQ, Music & More
Friday July 11th / 6pm - 11pm
Saturday, July 12th /11am - 4pm

2008 Oklahoma City State Fair
September 11th - September 21st

2008 Tulsa State Fair
September 25th - October 5th

Art on Main in Jenks, OK
Saturday, October 11th

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2008 Eat Local - Bite of Tulsa June 19

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The Eat Local - Bite of Tulsa Event
Thursday, June 19th, 2008 from 5-9 p.m.

Where: Tulsa Historical Society, 2445 S. Peoria Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Tickets: $20 - Buy Online

Enjoy local wines and food prepared by Tulsa’s finest chefs and wineries while supporting a great cause. This event brings it all together; chef, farmer, producer and consumer. Last year’s event was a smashing success and this year promises to be even bigger and better!

The Eat Local Bite of Tulsa is a festive fundraising event that spotlights local food and Oklahoma wines with a silent auction and raffle. The proceeds of this event directly assist Sustainable Tulsa and its partners in helping to make Tulsa a greener city. Your donations are tax deductible.

Like the Oklahoma Food Coop, Sustainable Tulsa is a grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to responsible economic growth, environmental stewardship, and quality of life for all. Another great Oklahoma group for locavores!

Sustainability Definition: To meet the needs of the present without comprimising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

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Two Big Wine Events in Drumright Oklahoma

This Weekend is Alumni Weekend at the Drumright Winery
May 24th, 2008 / 12pm - 5pm

Alumni Weekend at Tidal School continues to get better and better! Top Dog Catering featuring gourmet hot dogs...even a vegan one, will once again offer New York style dogs, Coney Island Chili dogs and a special California Dog with Avocado! Big Rob is rolling out the barbeque with rib dinners and will also have grilled steak and grilled chicken breast sandwiches. 'A Catered Affair' will offer smoked turkey legs and smoked sausage on a stick.

'Jeff, the Pampered Chef Guy' is bringing all the latest in spices and mixes for the gourmet cook as well as the latest in kitchen gadgets. Vonna's Very Fine Creations always has some jewelry for everyone and Stems and Stones will feature decorated glassware for the discriminating tastes.

And Sun Dog will be playing music from the 50's and 60's, from 1 til 4 pm.

Wine tastings, tours and admission are all FREE. Best of all -- you don't have to be an alumni to join in the fun. We hope to see you May 24th from 12 noon til 5 pm.


Coming June 7th -- Tuscan Night in the Vineyard

A strolling violinist, a warm evening with light breezes, truly good food paired with excellent wine --- what do you have? Tuscan Night in the Vineyard! You have asked us for this and we are finally able to do it. We plan this event for June 7th from 6 til 9 pm.

Your meal will begin with appetizers of bruschetta topped with fresh tomatoes and a seahorse (an oyster wrapped with a shrimp wrapped with a strip of bacon topped with mozzarella cheese and baked) followed by a salad -- fresh, crisp vegetables in a light dressing (with Italian bread of course)

Your Choice of Entrees:

- Veal Piccata

- Sherry Mushroom Chicken (a chicken breast done in a slow simmered sauce of sherry and fresh mushrooms & seasonings)

- Grilled Swordfish topped with fresh Mango Salsa

All entrees served with pasta and grilled lightly seasoned, fresh vegetables. Dessert is a Hershey Chocolate Cobbler -- with whipped topping and dusted with powdered sugar.

All courses will be served with wines chosen by the President of Tidal.
All of this for only $49.95!

This will be a smaller event than Tidal School Winery normally does, so early reservations are encouraged. Call Tidal School's toll free number or reserve your tickets online at: Tidal School Winery Events Tickets.



2008 Nuyaka Creek Winefest May 17

Nuyaka Creek Winery Sign
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Join our celebration of fine Oklahoma wines during the Nuyaka Creek Winery 2008 Spring WineFest! More than just a showcase for great wine, the festival offers a fun filled day in the country, live music and the chance to visit with other Oklahoma folks interested in building a great wine industry for our state. Dad even breaks out some wine grape vines to sell most years!

Last Fall we had a terrific line up of many different Oklahoma wines to taste, this Spring should be even better!

DATE: May 17th, 2008 Noon until 7:30 PM
ADMISSION: Buy one $5.00 souvenir wine glass and taste all of the wines.
INFORMATION: Call the Nuyaka Mall at 918-756-8485 or visit the Winefest website.

Remember: Nuyaka Creek's wines are labeled 'Bristow, Ok', but the winery is actually located in the woods...quite a ways East of town.

PRINT THE MAP from the Nuyaka Creek Winery website.

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Cinco de Mayo Fun Run May 2 in Tulsa

Eufaula Oklahoma's Sailing Horse Winery has announced that they will be traveling around the state pouring their fine Oklahoma wines at a number of events this May. Here are a few you may want to check out:

May 2nd, 2008 Fun Run At Tulsa's Veterans Park

  • 1 Mile Fun Run at 6:30pm
  • 5K Race at 7:00pm
  • Race day registration: 5:30pm

Enjoy live music, free Mexican Food, tasty beverages, Oklahoma wine tasting, great post-race prize drawing and more! Bring the entire family for this fun-filled evening!

2008 Bucket Run Regatta
May 16th, 2008 from 6pm until ?
Gators at Lake Eufaula Cove

McAlester's Annual Italian Festival
May 17th-18th, 2008
McAlester Expo center

Visit the Sailing Horse Winery website: for more info as well as news and Oklahoma wine tasting events.

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2008 Drumright Wine Festival June 14

Don't Miss The Annual Drumright Wine Festival on Saturday June14th, 2008 from 2pm - 8pm.

Enjoy great live music, local artists, gourmet food, and vineyard tours while tasting some of Oklahoma's finest wines from multiple Oklahoma wineries. This tends to be one of the top outdoor wine events in Oklahoma, so start making plans to attend this fun event.



Colony Cove Event Canceled

The Colony Cove Wine Event previously scheduled for June 21, 2008 in Grove, Oklahoma has been cancelled.



Bud Break at Grape Ranch This Weekend

The Grape Ranch in Okemah is hosting their Fourth Annual Bud Break Festival April 19, 2008.

Upcoming Live Music Scheduled at Grape Ranch:

4-19-2008 "Bud Break" Party

1pm-4pm Franklin Twins
4pm-7pm Clifton Johnson
7pm-10pm Ms. Behavin

4-20-2008 Susan Herndon

4-26-2008 Clifton Johnson

4-27-2008 Don Morris and Monica Taylor


Bartlesville Spring Wine Festival 2008

Saturday April 26th 11am to 6 pm at the LaQuinta Inn

At the 2008 Bartlesville Spring Wine Festival you can taste Oklahoma wines from: Blue Coyote Winery, Cabin Creek, Oak Hills AND Summerside Winery. Cost: $10.00 per person and Designated Drivers will be admitted at NO Charge.

All of these wineries are located a short drive from Bartlesville in NE Oklahoma and they are all family owned Oklahoma Wineries. Bring all your friends and a designated driver. Wines for sampling and purchase: Live music by Kristin Cameron & Cody Walker, great foods to enhance your wine tasting experience will be for sale by one of Bartlesville's favorite restaraunts.

Your hosts will be the Grand Wine Country wineries and the Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce.



Chocolate Festival with Oklahoma Wines Sat. April 5

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Urby -- the Amazing Chocolate Festival
Sat. April 5, 2008 at the Cherokee Resort from 7-10 pm.

Ready for an an evening of pure indulgence? Nuyaka Creek Winery will be pouring a couple wines at The Amazing Chocolate Festival.
Tickets can be purchased at or at the door.
$25.00 per person.

Other participating restaurants and beverage companies include: Anne's Bakery, El Rey, Tsunami, Lucky's, Godiva, Nouveau Chocolates, KoKoa, Whole Foods, Choc Brewing, Lemp Brewing, Oakhills Winery, Cabin Creek Winery and many more.

Door Prizes are trips to Las Vegas, chocolate gift baskets, gym memberships, a night at the Hotel Ambassador and much more. Dessert samplings from Tulsa's finest eateries. A chocolate and dessert competition, a dessert drink competition and a beer, wine, and spirits pairing. Urban Tulsa is putting it on and all proceeds benefit the Tulsa Girls Art School Project.

Make plans right away to attend Tulsa Weekly's Urby and the Amazing Chocolate Festival.

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Singing Contest at Tidal School Winery April 26

Third Annual Tidal Idol
April 26th, 2008 / 6pm - 9pm

Brush up on your singing skill and win $$$!!

Back again with all the excitement that only 'Idol' can generate - the Third Annual Tidal Idol that is!! First place winner will receive $100; second place $50; third place $25 and the People's Choice receives a bottle of wine!

Hors d'oeuvres are furnished by Robert's Catering. The admission price is only $10

This event, by reservation only, promises to be a sell out --- another fun evening at Tidal School Winery!!

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Local Wineries at Cherry Street Farmers Market

Oklahoma Wineries Sign-up Now!

Cherry Street Farmers’ Market & Cherry Street Farmers' Market at Brookside are now accepting applications for vendors at both the Saturday (Cherry Street) and Wednesday (Brookside) Farmers’ Markets in Tulsa. We have received confirmation from the ABLE Commission that wineries may now sell as regular vendors at farmers’ markets (not just at special events).

Our 2008 Market Guidelines state, in part, that 'Products must be 100% Oklahoma-grown or raised and a grower must grow at least 70% of their products. They are authorized to purchase 30% of their total volume of goods sold per market day of their products from an Oklahoma U-pick farm.'

Vendors who feel they may qualify may request the full set of Market Guidelines by emailing: Questions may be directed to that address as well.

The Cherry Street Farmers’ Market is an established market beginning its 11th year of operation.

The Saturday Market season is April 12 – October 4.

The Wednesday Market is open May 7 – October 22. A vendor may choose to sell weekly or just occasionally.

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Rebirth of the Small Family Farm: A Handbook for Starting a Successful Organic Farm Based on the Community Supported Agriculture Concept

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Taste Sailing Horse Wines in Tulsa Mar 15-16

Libby's Tulsa - Grand Opening Fair!

When: March 15-16 (Sat/Sun, 10am-7pm)

Where: 1341 E. 41st (41st & Peoria, next to Wild Oats), Tulsa Brookside district

Rick's wife, Deborah Gibbens announces the expansion her Libby's ladies apparel business into the Tulsa market. Her new Tulsa boutique will be located next door to Wild Oats (aka Whole Foods) at the NE corner of south 41st and Peoria in the trendy Brookside area. The Brookside district boasts a number of well established boutiques, night spots and healthy lifestyle stores (read more). Libby's new presence will complement a Brookside with a flamboyant fashion influence. Libby's in Brookside will open its doors on March 15-16 showcasing Spring fashions (click here to see some examples).

Of course, Sailing Horse Winery will be on hand March 15th-16th to conduct wine tastings at Libby's Spring Grand Opening Fair. (coinciding with various Spring Break schedules, this fair will continue each weekend throughout March)

April events:
19th & 26th (Sat) 8-noon, 'Buy fresh, buy Local' at Muskogee Farmers Market, Muskogee Convention Center pavillion (on Okmulgee)

May events:
17th-18th (Sat/Sun) Italian Festival, McAlester Expo Center
17th-18th (Sat/Sun) 2nd Annual Bucket Run Sailing Regatta, Lake Eufaula (View from Gator's and Evergreen Marina)



2nd Annual Art In the Vineyard April 19

2008 Tidal School Winery Arts Event

April 19th, 2008 / 10am - 5pm

A festival of fine art, fine wine and fine food -- and this year,
fine music. If you missed this one last year, you are in for a
treat this year. This is a great show featuring Oklahoma artists
with something for everyone--paintings, drawings, etchings,
carvings, bronzes, jewelry. Food vendors, strategically located so
no one gets hungry while strolling through the art, will have a
variety of foods to please every palate. This is a great way to
spend Saturday. Show hours are 10 am until 5 pm.

Again this year, a portion of the proceeds from the show will be
benefiting the Little Rascals Animal Aide Foundation in Drumright,
. There will also be animals available for adoption that
day. This is a Free Event!

Reserve Your Tickets Today!



2008 Colony Cove Wine Festival June 21

Enjoy Grand Lake and Oklahoma wines at the Colony Cove Wine Festival. Located in Ketchum Cove between Colony Cove and Hammerhead Marina.

Oklahoma Wineries, Food and Fun at this wine event on June 21, 2008 from 10am to 4pm. $10.00 per person.

On the grounds between Colony Cove and Hammerhead Marina
35005 Colony Cove Circle
Vinita, Okla 74301



Oklahoma Grape Vineyard Sale and Training

The Davis-Ham Vineyard is for sale you can see some pictures on the Lincoln County Grape Growers Site at:

Other Oklahoma Wine Industry News Events:

Free ABLE Workshop
Friday, March 28, 2008 at Redlands Community College
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Topics: Licensing, licensing renewal, price posting,
legal issues, inspections, audits

Please email number of attendees to:
Andrew Snyder (

Free Wine Grape Pruning Instruction

Summserside Vineyards in Vinita, Oklahoma
Saturday, March 8 2008
Call for more information: 888-508-9463 (WINE)

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The Gardens Restaurant Opens in Stillwater

Woodland Park Vineyards Presents: The Gardens Restaurant
Grand Opening March 4, 2008

The Gardens at Woodland Park Vineyards and Winery is nestled among Vineyards and Woodlands at the Red Barn Tasting Room.

Enjoy fresh produce from our own gardens and local Farm Markets. Freshly baked breads, vegetables and fruits are highlights of our dishes. Our menu of Quiches, Soups, Salads, and fresh baked Breads reflect classic cuisine's of Italy and American Heirloom dishes. Join us for Lunch or an afternoon respite. Serving wines and specialty teas to accompany your meal.

Open Wed-Sat 11am to 6pm,
Sun 2pm to 5pm

For more information, please visit our website:
or call 405 743 2442.


BBQ and Blues at Tidal School Winery March 8

Earl Clark at Tidal School Winery
Saturday March 8th, 2008 / 6pm - 9pm

With the great Earl Clark and his band providing non-stop musical
entertainment for the evening, this is always a great time at the
winery! Plus, Tidal School just bottled three new all-Oklahoma wines!

This year Big Rob's BBQ will be providing four different meats
including ribs, pulled pork, bbq chicken and smoked sausage. To
compliment this array of smoked meats, guests will also enjoy
southwest corn, coleslaw, twice baked potatoes (yum!), and peach
cobbler. Come early for your free tour and tastings and then sit
back and relax with your favorite wine and fabulous food. Or get up
and dance the night away - either way, this is a great way to spend
a cold March evening in Oklahoma. Maybe even the best!

Book your tickets early - this event has sold out in the past.

Ticket price: $29.95
Reserve Your Tickets Today!



Be Mine, Wine and All That Jazz Feb 9

2008 Valentine Dinner at Summerside Winery

Be Mine, Wine & All That Jazz - Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008
6:30 Reception
7:00 Dinner Seating

Entertainment provided by Jazz Vocalist Pam Van Dyke and Friends $60 per person all inclusive. View the menu at:

Summerside Winery
I-44 and exit 289 Vinita
Reservations at 888-508-9463



2008 Oklahoma Grape Growers and Wine Makers Association Leaders

This year's OGGWMA Annual Conference has resulted in some major leadership changes and well as changes to the Oklahoma Grape Growers and Wine Makers Association By-Laws.

The new OGGWMA Board includes:

President - Andrew Snyder
Vice-President - David Martin
Secretary - Susan Boehrer
Treasurer - Becky Brinkley
Western Region Director - Rusty Allard
Central Region Director - George Ingles
Eastern Region Director - Bob McBratney
Past President - Gary Butler

Stop by the Oklahoma Grape Growers & Wine Makers Association website and check out all of the new changes for 2008. The news is pretty interesting, heck I even picked up this cool Oklahoma grape growing tip from them:

As you prune this season think about saving the cane at each end of the cordons as late as you can. If a late freeze heads our way pruning the end cane can perhaps delay bud break a day or two. - OGGMWA

There are some changes to the dues and membership setup to check out. Regulatory reform proposals concerning direct sales and shipping will be voted on by our state officials again this year. Oklahoma wineries that were not able to send anyone to the annual meeting can find more information online here.

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New Tulsa Winery Open for Tasting

If you visit the Oklahoma Wine News Blog Home Page, you should know that we keep the biggest list of Oklahoma Winery Websites on the net. We link to EVERY Oklahoma winery website we can find (at no charge) and that list is growing fast!

The lastest entry to our Oklahoma winery list is Whispering Vines Vineyards & Winery in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Their winery is located just Southwest of downtown Tulsa and currently produces more than 10 different award-winning Oklahoma wines. This is a great time of year to get out and visit some wineries, the vineyard tours may be a little chilly, but the tasting rooms are always comfortable! Stop by Whispering Vines and say 'Hello' for us!

Current Tasting Room Schedule for Whispering Vines Winery

Mon- Fri: 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturdays: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sundays: By Appointment

Another interesting thing about Tulsa's new winery is their "Adopt a Plant Membership Program". For the first time in Oklahoma, you can enjoy your own
vineyard experience by joining Whispering Vines’ Adopt a Plant Program. Details on their website:

Fun Wine T-Shirts

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Coyote Run Winery Open in Adair, Oklahoma

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Brand New Oklahoma Winery

There is a brand new Oklahoma winery in Adair, Oklahoma called Coyote Run Winery.

They opened the first weekend of Nov. 2007. Their tasting room is open Sat. 11-5 and Sunday 12-5. If you can't make it to Adair, maybe you can catch them pouring wine at one of the following Oklahoma wine events. Leave a comment on the blog here if you love their Oklahoma-made Jalapeno Wine!

January 26, 2008 Tulsa Historical society 7-10pm.

February 23 2008, Muskogee, Oklahoma at 201 S. 6th. 11am - 8pm. For more info go to



New Drumright Winery Events for 2008

Landslide Plays at Live at Tidal School Winery!

Saturday Jan. 19th 2008 / 2-4pm

This local acoustic duo consists of Tonia Greening, a songstress whose talents were formerly heard on tour with Cheap Trick, and Tulsa’s own acoustic master Darin Gerald, a classically trained guitarist who brings mellow harmonies to create the perfect balance.

Two Special Events for Your Valentine

Tidal School Winery in Drumright, Oklahoma!
Tickets for both Valentines events are $29.99.

Valentines & Jazz - Friday Feb. 8th, 2008 / 6 - 9pm

Bring your sweetheart to a relaxing and romantic evening of jazz, wine and food in Tidal School Winery's elegant banquet room. First, you can visit the tasting room to taste and choose your favorite wine. Then, enjoy a delicious dinner with your choice of beef, shrimp or chicken shish-kabobs, grilled asparagus, roasted new potatoes, salad, tabouli and homemade strawberry valentine tarts with whipped topping for dessert.

All the while you’ll be lulled by the soothing sounds of Score. They are making a demand repeat performance – everyone always enjoys their light jazz style.

Valentines & Soft Rock - Saturday Feb. 9th, 2008 / 6 - 9pm

Dance the night away to the soft rock sounds of Sun Dog. Sun Dog has played several times at our winery and is a crowd favorite! The outstanding menu of your choice of beef, shrimp or chicken shish-kabobs, grilled asparagus, roasted new potatoes, salad, tabouli and homemade strawberry valentine tarts with whipped topping for dessert is complimented by award-winning Oklahoma wines. All you have to do is choose your favorite! Great local wine, great music, great food – add your loved ones & friends for the perfect evening!

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Two Greenfield Vineyard Valentine Dinners

Take your Valentine to see the Chandler Oklahoma area countryside and a great new oklahoma winery! Bring them to the Winery at Greenfield Vineyard for dinner and romance. The evening comes complete with great food, intimate atmosphere, live music, and a generous wine tasting.

Dinner includes salad, choice of hand-carved Prime Rib or Roasted Chicken, with all the trimmings and decadent dessert. If that’s not irresistible enough, how about after dinner dancing to live love songs performed by talent you have to hear to believe! Did I mention the delicious Oklahoma estate wines?

Greenfield Vineyard is taking reservations now for two dates; Saturday, February 9th or Saturday, February 16th. Wine tasting starts at 6, dinner is served at 7 with music and dancing until 10. Melt your Valentines’ heart with this complete Valentines celebration for only $79.95 per couple.

Call today to reserve your special evening; space is limited so don’t delay!

Call 405.258.0525 with your Visa or MasterCard #, date (Feb 9th or 16th) and your meal choice (Prime Rib or Chicken).



Lavender Hill Farm Winery Events

Sunday Brunch at Lavender Hill Farm Winery

Sunday, January 20, 2008 at 1pm $15.00 per person

Make reservation by Friday, January 18th


Lavender Hill Farm Winery Valentine Dinner
SPECIAL Gourmet Catered Dinner with Wine Tasting included!

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

$25.00 per person

Call the winery for reservation at (918) 482-2336
or email:



5th Annual Flying Fez Wine Tasting Festival

The Bedouin Shrine Flying Fez Unit is proud to announce the 5th Annual Flying Fez Wine Tasting Festival . This year's festival will be held Saturday February 23rd , 2008 from 11am-7pm at the Bedouin Shrine Temple located at 201 S. 6th St in Muskogee, OK . Admission is $10.00 per person .

5th Annual Flying Fez Wine Tasting
Festival Date: Feb 23, 2008 (Sat)
Time: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

10 Oklahoma wineries will be attending this year including: Cabin Creek , Coyote Run , Lavender Hill , Oak Hills , Sailing Horse , Stone Bluff , Summerside , Sparks , Whispering Meadows and Whispering Vines . Each winery will have their products available for tasting as well as for purchase . The festival also offers live music by Mike Dunn and friends , Italian food by Napolis Italian Rastaurant as well as two spring fashion shows sponsored by Dillard's and Coburn's Tuxedos .

This is one of the largest wine festivals in the state and has the largest collection of Oklahoma wineries ever offered. Proceeds go to the Bedouin Shrine Flying Fez unit and are not tax deductable .

For more information: Official Flying Fez Wine Festival Site at:

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New Years 2008 Wine Events in Stroud, Oklahoma

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at The Grape Junction
corner of Route 66 and Highway 99 in Stroud, OK.
The Grape Junction: 918-625-6662

From 8:oo p.m. – Fireworks & Ball Drop at Midnight.
Food, Beer and Wine by the glass live music and much more in the downtown Stroud, Oklahoma area.

New Year’s Day 2008 at Territory Cellars
½ mile North of Turner Turnpike on Highway 99, Stroud, OK

Black-eyed peas and Bowl Games starts at Noon!

Territory Cellars: 918-968-2575



This Saturday at Tidal School Winery in Drumright

Saturday Dec 22nd, 2007 - Lauren Lee and Liberty Road

Lauren Lee and Liberty Road are excited to bring a new style of acoustic music to the Oklahoma music scene. Their style is pure, edgy, and expressive and will take you to another place and time where traditional music meets new roots.

The power is back on, so come on out Tidal School Vineyards in Drumright for some music, fun and great Oklahoma wines!



Oklahoma Winemakers and Grape Growers Classes

The new Spring 2008 Class Schedule for winemakers and grape growers is now online.

Redlands Community College in El Reno, Oklahoma offers Oklahoma's only two-year degrees in viticulture and enology. Their Enology (winemaking science) Lab boasts the only Discrete Flow Analyzer in the Midwest! Their Educational Research Vineyard includes 20 varieties of vinifera, two varieties of French-American hybrids, and three different trellis systems.

VIN 1113 Principles of Viticulture I
Jan 12/13 / Feb 16/17 / Mar 29/30

VIN 2231 Soil, Irrigation and Nutrition
Feb 2/3

ENO 1112
Principles of Enology I
Jan 19/20 / Feb 23/24

VIN 1121 Global
Mar 8/9

ENO 1121 Sensory Evaluation
Feb 8/9

Full details are available on OGGWMA's Education Page.

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Tidal School Winery in Drumright Closed

All weekend Tidal School Winery events have been canceled due to Oklahoma's historic power outage.

As of the time of this posting, there was no power or water so please call before stopping by to visit. Considering the conditions around Oklahoma this weekend, you should probably call before visiting any rural locations!

Shop online for electrical generators.

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Customer Appreciation Meal at Nuyaka Winery Dec 20

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A Letter from Nuyaka Creek Winery

Hello Folks,

The Christmas and New Years holidays are fast approaching us. The Jones Family has been blessed with many of our customers traveling out to the winery to purchase cases of our Oklahoma wines to give as gifts.

When purchasing at our special case price, Nuyaka Creek Wines make an inexpensive gift for those special people that you want to remember. Local wine is always a tasteful choice as a token of appreciation for services or as a gift to the hostess of a holiday party.

We will be hosting an open house on Thursday, December 20th at the winery from Noon until 6:00 PM.

We hope many of you can come out and enjoy our Christmas present to you of good food and hospitality in appreciation of your patronage all year.

We will be serving up Country Ham basted in our own Petite Pecan wine and Pineapple glaze. We will have other dishes prepared with some of our wines. There will be lots of free food and door prizes. Rate our recipes and bring some of your own to be included in a future Nuyaka Creek Winery Cookbook.

You will have the opportunity to see our new building in process. Our dream of an underground winemaking facility and a new tasting room are blossoming and will be ready for occupation early in 2008. The tasting room will be on top of the cellar and the view of area wildlife and foliage will be spectacular.

One of the reasons an earthsheltered structure was important to us is Climate Control. With energy costs so high and our desire to conserve, we felt building underground gave us the temperature control naturally with minimal backup needed. The gravity flow potential for the wine processing is another aspect that appealed to our energy conserving concept.

Come check out our work and catch up on some holiday shopping… by tasting a wide range of great wines! Our latest batch of Oklahoma Merlot is out of the cellar and ready for your review.

We will be open our regular hours including both Saturday and Sunday between now and Christmas. We will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We wish all of you and yours the very best Christmas and the very best New Year ever.


Pete and Dianne Jones
Nuyaka Creek Winery

------------- Petite Pecan Brownies Recipe ----------------

6 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks)
2 3/4 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
3 tablespoons Nuyaka Creek Petite Pecan wine

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Butter and lightly flour a 9 x 13 x 2 inch baking pan. (If you are using a glass dish place it on a cookie sheet while baking) Melt chocolate and butter over low heat, double boiler or microwave, watch and stir often to avoid scorching. When melted set aside to cool.

In a mixing bowl, put the eggs, pecan wine, salt and sugar and beat well using an electric mixer until blended, then add the flour, stirring until well blended. Stir in the pecans.

Spread evenly in the prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes. When done the center should be a little moist, so don't overbake. Remove from oven and let cool a couple of hours before cutting into squares.

Dianne J. Jones

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Oklahoma Wineries Host Open House Events

Canadian River Winery Christmas Open House Saturday December 8, 2007
from 11am to 6pm

Parsons Vineyard and Winery is having an Open House Dec. 8, 2007 from 1 pm till 5:30pm.

The popular Holiday Rosé is available again for a limited time only at Greenfield Vineyard.

The folks at StableRidge Winery in Stroud have their Holiday Gift House open again. Stop by and shop their unique gallery of Christmas gifts.



Wine and Watercolors Event in Stroud Nov 29

Paint-In At The Wine Village
Nov 29, 2007
(Thu) @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: The Wine Village in Stroud, Oklahoma

A group of Artists specializing in watercolors will be demonstrating their craft on site at The Wine Village art gallery. These artists are members of Oklahoma Watercolor Association and are presenting their work in this year’s OWA Centennial Travel Show.

You can bring your own paint brushes to paint-in with them. Or you can just watch. Or you can volunteer as live models for the artists. Wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres will be offered. Family and art students are welcome and admission is free.

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Claremore Christmas Wine Festival 2007

Christmas Wine Festival
Dec. 8th from 11am - 8pm
At the Nut House in Claremore off Route 66
26677 S. Hwy 66

Wineries will include: Oak Hills, Sparks, Whispering Vines, and Coyote Run.

Live music, food, Made-In-Oklahoma vendors.

Fee is $10.00 per person.

For more information call: (918) 789-9463
or email:



Oklahoma Wine Tasting and Shopping in Eufaula

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Rick and Debi Gibbens of Sailing Horse Winery in Eufaula, Oklahoma invite you to visit the Festival of FLAMBOYANT WOMEN., complete with complementary wine tastings at Libby's in Eufaula, Oklahoma.

Of course Libby’s is packed with the perfect clothes and accessories for the FLAMBOYANT WOMAN. Combine wine tasting with shopping for elegant seasonal apparel and gifts. At these weekly FLAMBOYANT WOMEN Festivals, complimentary wine tastings will be a courtesy of Sailing Horse vineyards.

Discover your inner Flamboyance at Libby’s every Saturday from Thanksgiving through December with these additional Flamboyant highlights:

Saturday, November 24th celebrate the season at fun-filled Libby’s shopping, while enjoying Baklava and wine.

Saturday, December 1st Barbara Williams from the Main Salon will sooth your hands with a paraffin dip and hand massage, our treat. Sample Sailing Horse wines, then continue power shopping at Libby’s.

Saturday, December 8th Selina Jayne-Dornan, Hollywood’s makeup artist to the stars and the owner of the Elegance Spa and Salon will perform mini-makeovers with her superior products. You will be flamboyant and ready for a high quality photo shoot with the artist and photographer Clarence Goosen (Click here to learn more) . You can view your shots immediately and order reasonable photo packages to include in your Christmas cards. Celebrate how great you look with a taste of Sailing Horse wine and beautiful new outfit!

More events at:

Grape vines make grift holiday gifts!
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Christmas Event at Canadian River Winery Dec 8

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Christmas Open House at Canadian River Winery
December 8, 2007 / 11am – 6pm

Bring in the holiday season with your friends at Canadian River Winery! Food – Music - Wine Tasting - Families Welcome

Call for more information: (405) 872-5565

Oklahoma wineries make a great choices for day trips this time of year. You can get out in the country, enjoy the changing Fall colors and even pick up some local vino for Thanksgiving meals and other holiday activities.