From 9am to 4pm
OSU Fruit Research Station and Woodland Park Vineyards will host a field day on wine grape production and wine making. The event is free.
Call the Kerr Center at 918.647.9123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, 'wine grape field day', by July 21 to reserve lunch. Held rain or shine, Bring your own lawn chair. For more information: www.kerrcenter.com
Oklahoma Wine News
The Victorville California Daily Press has posted a nice article on Oklahoma wines in the Wine Lines column written by Bob Johnson.
Some surprisingly good wine is being made in Oklahoma, where the land historically has been used for cattle grazing and such agricultural products as cotton, wheat and peanuts — but certainly not wine grapes.
Modern technology has changed that, however, and in certain pockets where appropriate soils and climate converge, a wine industry is blossoming.
Let's visit seven of the pioneering, promising estates...Bob Johnson June 2005
You will have to read Bob's article to find out which Oklahoma wineries he chose to highlight.
Wine Lines Article - Oklahoma home to a blossoming wine industry
Grand Wine Country, a coalition of NE Oklahoma wineries, will have its 'Grand Wine Country Open House and Passport Party' on July 9, 2005.
Each winery (Summerside Winery, >Cabin Creek Winery and Oak Hills Winery) will have live Music, food, tours, and lots of fun for all. Get you passport stamped at all three wineries and you may win a gift basket of wine and wine glasses!
Oklahoma Wine News - Your Source for Local Wine Event News!
Calliope house is a celtic band from Norman, Oklahoma. You can find out more about Calliope House by visiting their website: http://www.calliopehouse.us/
The concert is a part of the Moonfeathers Winery Moonlight Concert Series. Come to the winery on Saturday June 25 2005 and enjoy their sweet Celtic melodies and hauntingly beautiful music.
The new Oak Hills Winery in Chelsea will be having Dixieland artist Roger Hale and the Green Country Trio playing from 5-8:30pm Sat June 25th, and 5pm to 8:30pm July 9th. Admission is free
Also performing at Oak Hills Winery will be Cripple Creek July 16th from 2:30-6pm and August 20th from 2:30-6pm. Admission is free
Oak Hills Winery & Vineyards
September 10, 2005 - Tres Suenos fourth Mystery Dinner Theatre!
Dinner begins at 6:30 with the play beginning at 7:00. Dinner meal provided by Zios Italian Restaurant. Comedy murder mystery performed by Whodunit Dining Room. This hilarious comedy is a hillbilly satire called Eenie-Meenie-Murder-Moe.
Call 277-7089 for reservations. $24.95 includes meal, drink, and play! Wine may be purchased separately. Check out Whodunit's website for more info: www.whodunit.net
Tres Suenos Winery Events Page
Saturday July 2, 2005 at Tidal School Vineyards
Jazz legend Chet Baker will be honored by musicians from his native state on Saturday July 2, 2005 in a 'Chet Baker Tribute Concert' to benefit The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame. The benefit event will be held at The Tidal School Winery in Drumright, Oklahoma located 5 miles from Baker’s hometown of Yale.
The event is scheduled from 10am to 8 pm with musicians from a variety of genres playing in honor of the Oklahoma jazz great. Both indoor (air conditioned) and outdoor venues will run continuous entertainment. In the banquet room of the winery, it will be all-jazz all-day with a variety of acts scheduled to perform. Outside in the vineyard, Rock, Country, Blues, and Jazz bands will play all day until sunset.
Tickets are only $20 (advance purchase) or $25 (at the gate). Seating is limited with additional BYO lawn chair seating available. Buy Your Tickets Online Today!
The Tidal School Winery will feature its wine selection for purchase by the bottle or 'tasting' throughout the event.
Summit would like to feature Oklahoma Wines at this event as a way of promoting our state. If this is something your winery might be interested in drop me a comment and I will email you her contact info.
Oklahoma Wine News
Red, White & Blue Celebration in Big Cabin, Okahoma
7 Blue Jazz at 6pm on Sunday July 3rd
Bring a Picnic, grab some friends & relax with your favorite Cabin Creek Wine
Seating is limited so call to reserve your table.
Phone: (918) 783-5218
Hope to see you there!
Canadian River Winery, near Norman, Oklahoma, is conducting a course or those dreaming about becoming winemakers. This course will be a general introduction to the winemaking process. This two day event will cover everything from picking grapes to tasting wine.
The two-day course is only $75 and seating is limited so hurry and reserve your place online today. Oklahoma Grape Growers and Wine Makers Association receives a donation from each ticket sold.
Introduction to Winemaking Aug. 6 & 7, 2005 - Only $75
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- 7-8 Grape Picking
- 8-8:30 Break (Juice, Coffee)
- 9:00-12:00 Enology Basics
- 12-1:30 Lunch
- 1:30-3:00 Must Analysis
- 3:00-4:00 Wine Tasting
- 9:00-12:00 Enology & Wine Production
- 12:00-1:30 Lunch
- 1:30-3:00 Market Trends & Wine Styles
- 3:00-4:00 Wine Judging
It sounds like a very valuable event for event anyone wanting to get a rapid start in the wine game. If you attend, please comment and let us know what you think about winemaker education in Oklahoma.
This October the newly christened and restored Oklahoma River will host an exciting new rowing event designed to combine the strategy and endurance of head racing with the adrenaline-fueled intensity of sprint racing. Last year's inaugural event attracted over 10,000 spectators and competitors from across the nation. The Regatta features a 2.5 mile Head of the Oklahoma head race and the Centennial Cup 500 meter dash.
With all of the festivities going on I wonder if any Oklahoma wineries will be attending?
Regatta '05 will add a day to the festivities with expanded masters and juniors races and special guests soon to be announced. The regatta will also feature the Bridge Party which will feature live music, food, and a grandstand for spectacular viewing for the entire regatta.
2005 Oklahoma Regatta
On Saturday, two state wineries were on site to compete for $1000.00 cash prize people's choice award. There was also a people's choice artwork award and a cooking competition on Main Street Guymon, with the Ross Christopher band from Kansas City. Indian Creek Village winery from Ringwood, Oklahoma, took first out of the wineries, while Bryon Test won the art category. Rockin' Ramone Ramey Cozart won the best food with his Cajun brisket made with Louisiana swamp water. A very close second was tied between Ted and Darla Summers and Henry Bergeron of Henry's Jewelers. -- Guymon Daily News
Congratulations to Indian Creek Winery and to the town of Guymon for a successful event.
2005 Sunflower Festival Was a Success - Guymon Daily Herald Online
Expect Jazz every weekend this June from Summerside Vineyards in Vinita.
You’ll hear the music of many of the great Jazz artists of the 20th Century including Miles, Davis, Frank Sinatra Jr., Cole Porter and Charlie Parker.
Check out these It's da VINE jazz weekends, you're sure to have a great time with great wine and jazz.
June Weekend Concert Lineup at Summerside Vineyards:
Jazz Pazazz Trio Saturday, June 11 Noon until 3pm
Dues Paid Sunday, June 12 Noon until 3pm
Vernon Howard Quartet Saturday, June 18 Noon until 4pm
Father's Day "Taste of Summer" Brunch Sunday, June 19 -
Concert brunch starting at noon. Jazz entertainment with Tommy Crook!$20 per person
Chris Hyde and Allison Tuttle Saturday, June 25 Noon until 3pm
Gayle Williamson & Soundz-Good Featuring Annie Ellicott Sunday, June 26 Noon until 3pm
Call 888-508-9463 for reservations as seating is limited.
The website for Moonfeathers Winery, Guthrie, Oklahoma, has been updated to include information on their summer concert series and their new five day-a-week schedule.
Stop by and see their new website at: http://www.moonfeatherswinery.com/index.shtml
I have to apologize to OWN readers for neglecting the local wine events lately. Dianne and I took the Faithful Son on a family vacation last week. Since i'm out of wine events to tell you about, I'll bore you with our vacation details. Hey, it could be worse...if you were family you would have to sit through the whole slide show.
Dianne and I are recently converted to the wonderful outdoor sport of Paddling.
Be it canoe or kayak, we like nothing better than sliding across the water on 'our own steam'. How can something this much fun actually be good exercise? To introduce Faithful Son to this healthful and enjoyable sport, we planned a float trip via canoe on a small part of The Buffalo River in Arkansas.
The Buffalo River is a beautiful river of crystal clear waters surrounded by high limestone bluffs of purple and orange. In 1972, it was designated by Congress as America's first National River, on the 100 year anniversary of the birth of Yellowstone as our first National Park. It is also just across the border from Oklahoma, only a few hours from Tulsa. The Buffalo is the last major undammed river in Arkansas and is wonderfully pristine, yet well complimented with canoe and kayak outfitters. Float it soon!
Here's a link to a good river map: Buffalo River Map
Sadly, I'm afraid the Buffalo River float trip failed to convert Faithful Son from XBox to paddle junkie as it rained steadily for the majority of our float. Dianne and I were paddling away on the river, so we found the rain to be a cool and refreshing crowd control device, but Dylan darn near froze in the middle of the canoe! Oh well, better luck next time, eh?
Paddling the Illinois River
Of course, no discussion of floating Okies would be complete without mentioning the introduction to paddling given to almost every Oklahoma boy...the Illinois River. We floated it twice this weekend via Falcon Floats and All American Floats. Both outfitters are right on the river, but the take out point for Falcon Floats is a little tough to find due to some fallen timber. In fact, we paddled right past it!
The folks at the next take out (All American) were real nice and helpful and had such a well marked take out point, we took another short float via their Sit-On-Top Kayaks. It was our first time on any kind of kayak and we found them to be great fun. They are supposed to be faster than canoes, but since Dianne and I tandem canoe, the one man kayaks didn't seem much faster. We were passing loads of canoes and rafts, but that isn't unusual. We are certainly eager to try out a tandem kayak next time.