Harvest Celebrations Throughout Oklahoma

It is Wine Grape Harvest Season in Oklahoma!

It seems like every Oklahoma winery is having a party, grape stomping or other event in the next month or so. For folks interested in learning more about the emerging Oklahoma wine industry, Spring and Fall are the busy times. While Spring is the busy season for wine grape vine sellers and planters, Fall is the season for grape picking, Harvest parties and The Crush.

The Crush is the time of year when the grapes are picked and processed. Grapes for the so-called 'finer' wines are not literally and dramatically crushed, but are broken open to allow their juice to run out.

Saturday, Aug. 28, and Saturday Sept 4, watch as the grape harvest is brought to Tidal School winery for CRUSH! The grapes will arrive about noon on each day and you can see the Oklahoma Grape Harvest processed as the fruit begins its journey to become wine. While you are there get a free photo of yourself stomping grapes! For more information visit Tidal School Vineyards website: www.tidalschool.com or Call toll free 866 258 1903.

Join Summerside Vineyards & Winery in celebrating their Cynthiana harvest and crush at their 2004 Harvest Party on August 28th. Live the glamorous life of an Oklahoma grape picker for just one day! Start at 8am with a Continental Breakfast, Cynthiana Grape Picking, Stomping, Summerside Route 66 Red Wine souvenir t-shirt, ending with a wonderful Brunch for only $20 per person! This is a reservation only event and space is limited. For reservations call: (918) 256-3000, (888) 508-WINE, or visit their website at: www.summersidevineyards.com

Nuyaka Creek Winery be having their harvest celebration (no work, just a party!) on Sept. 18. They have a new Red and White wine to debut (a chianti and a Sauvignon Blanc), as well as hosting an OU Sooners watch party (sure beats picking grapes).
Moothfeathers winery is hosting a concert Aug. 21 and Stone Bluff will host their harvest event Sept 24 and 25, just north of Haskell, Oklahoma.

So, put on your party shoes Oklahoma...and celebrate the wine grape harvest!

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