3rd Annual Flying Fez Wine Tasting

3rd Annual Flying Fez Wine Tasting Feb. 18, 2006

The Flying Fez at Bedouin Shrine is having it's 3rd annual Flying Fez Wine Tasting Festival on Feb. 18 2006 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm at Bedouin Shrine in Muskogee, Oklahoma 201 south 6 street.

Tickets are only $5.00 and parking is free.

Enjoy Wine Tasting from these fine Oklahoma wineries: Canadian River Vineyard and Winery, Grape Ranch, Moonfeathers Winery, Nuyaka Creek Winery, Redland Juice Company, Sparks Vineyard and Winery, and Tres Suenos Vineyard and Winery.

See you there!


2005 Okie Blog Awards Nomination

Okie Blogger Awards
Pop the Champagne!

The OklahomaWineNews Blog has been nominated for Best Commercial Blog in the 2005 Okie Blog Awards!

Just to be nominated is quite an honor, when you are competing against Okies. I'd like to thank my Mom, my Dad and all the little people who made this possible. Oh yeah... and a big shout-out to my Baby Mama.

Special thanks go out to the best Oklahoma Blog you can't vote for: Okiedoke - Vintage Okie opinion, for putting on the competition and whoever nominated Oklahoma Wine News. You rock!

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GreenField Vineyard Now Open Daily - Harvest Aug. 27

Greenfield Vineyard and Winery in Chandler, OK
Lots of Changes at Chandler, Oklahoma's Newest Winery

The good folks at Greenfield Vineyard have opened their winery up for daily tours. Stop by the Greenfield Vineyard website for specific hours and driving directions. Now is an exciting time to visit their vineyard as their are deep into harest time or 'The Crush', the most intense work cycle during the vintner's year.

If you are interested in joining the Greenfield Vineyard Crush, August 27, 2005 will be your last chance this year! Just in case you don't think a wine grape harvest is fun, check out the pictures from Greenfield's most recent harvest event on their website.

GreenField Vineyard and Winery


Guided Oklahoma Winery Tour Sept. 10, 2005

Cabin Creek Winery Tour from Wanda Tours
Saturday, September 10th, 2005

Entertainment by Cindy Cain

Includes: Wine Tasting, Vinyard Tour, Live Music & BBQ!

Transportation Itinerary:

Pick up in Tulsa at 12:00pm & in Claremore 12:30pm

Visit to Cabin Creek Winery 3pm - 7pm

Return at 8pm in Claremore & 8:45pm in Tulsa

Cost: $49.50 per person - Due - Sept. 1st
'Make your Reservations Now- Seating Limited

CALL: Wanda's Tours 341-4253 or email: wandastours@aol.com

Wanda has been conducting tours in Oklahoma and surrounding States for over fifteen years. Wanda's Tours organizes and produces a variety of great tours both in and out of the Sooner State.



Red Dirt Harvest Festival Sept. 9 - 10, 2005

Grape Ranch Red Dirt Harvest Festival Sept. 9 & 10

Head out to the Grape Ranch in Okemah for their Red Dirt Harvest Festival Sept. 9 & 10.

They will have three stages loaded with great live music from Oklahoma artists: Jason Boland, The Red Dirt Rangers, Stoney LaRue, the Mike McClure Band, Brandon Jenkins, Tom Skinner, the Burtschi Brothers, Hosty Duo and more!

Enjoy wine tasting, Bocce Ball, great food and more at this unique Sooner State event.

Tickets for both days in advance are $27.50 at RedDirtFestival.com or $40 at the gate on Friday or $20 at the gate on Saturday.

Camping is available!


Oklahoma Wines and Oklahoma Home Brews at LakeFest Oct.15

LakeFest 05 - October 15, 2005 at Lake Skiatook!

The Skiatook Lake Association and Crystal Bay Marina are sponsoring LAKEFEST 05.

It will be an afternoon and evening celebration of Oklahoma Wines and the Tulsa FOAM home brewers organization.

Three live bands will feature jazz, rock, and blues. Natura Vineyards and Nuyaka Creek Winery will feature their wines.

It starts October 15th 2005 at 2pm at Crystal Bay Marina point (6mi west of Skiatook,Ok on Highway 20) which overlooks 'the clearest lake in Oklahoma'.


First Winery in Edmond, Oklahoma - Now Online

Deer Creek Vineyard Wine Bottle
Deer Creek Vineyards has their website online!

Stop by and visit the new web site for Edmond's first winery to learn about their award winning wines. No news on tasting room days and times yet, so stay tuned.

Award Winning Oklahoma Vintner

Deer Creek Vineyard's winemaker, David Martin sent 15 entries into the 2005 WineMaker Magazine's International Amateur Wine Competition (there was no competition in 2004).

Although they were joined by a field of over 2200 wines, David's 15 submissions captured 9 medals, including 3 Gold medals, 2 Silver medals, and 4 Bronze medals.

Tell 'em Oklahoma Wine News sent ya!


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Things to Do While You Are in Vinita For The Crush

Grand Times and Grand Wines Near Grand Lake

With so many folks interested in the harvest time festivities at Summerside Winery September 3, 2005, I thought it would be good to mention what a great area it is to visit.

Vinita, like many towns on Route 66, offers a wealth of diverse tourist attractions. However, this is Grand Lake Country. With a 1300 mile shoreline, Grand Lake is one of the premier water fun areas of Oklahoma and it is also mere stone's throw from Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri.

We recently camped out at Pelican Landing, a resort nearby Summerside Winery. You can read all about it on our other blog: PaddleTales - Canoeing and Kayaking In And Around Oklahoma. You can also visit two other wineries close by Summerside, the Oak Hills Winery and Cabin Creek Winery.

We built the OklahomaRoadTrips.com website to log our fun enjoying watersports here in the Ozarks. Stop by and see our campsite reviews, river outfitters lists and other helpful info for vacationing around Oklahoma.

PaddleTales - Blog for OklahomaRoadTrips.com


Catch the Crush at Summerside Vineyards

Live the Glamorous Life of a Grape Picker for a Day!

Join Summerside Vineyards & Winery in celebrating harvest and crush at their harvest parties.

Enjoy Live Jazz and Blues by the fabulous Rebecca Ungerman, and jazz guitarists Terry Cooper and Frank Brown
Time: 8AM-2PM
Price: $45 (includes tax and gratuity)
(10% discount for VIP "Keeper of the Keys" Wine Club members)

Price includes continental breakfast, grape picking in the vineyard, a sumptuous Champagne Brunch, grape stomping, t-shirt, and another "It's da VINE" Jazz show!

Reservations required. Reserve Your Tickets Today
Phone: 888-508-9463
E-mail: wine@summersidevineyards.com

Natura Winery Harvest Party Aug 27, 2005

Natura Vineyards and Winery Annual Harvest Party!

Saturday, August 27th
Fun, Food, Music, and Grape Stomping Contest.
COST: $20.00 per person

Call Natura Winery for reservations at 918-756-9463


Moonfeathers WineFest Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005

Moonfeathers Wine Festival

Moonfeathers winery in Guthrie, Oklahoma will be having their annual summer festival on Saturday August 27th, from 11am - 6pm.

Canyon Rim, from last years concert series, will be playing and there will be plenty of vendors and fun.

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The One Village Festival in Downtown Tulsa Saturday, September 24

A Good Time for A Good Cause Saturday, Sept 24, 2005!

The One Village Festival and Pub Crawl will take place on Saturday, September 24 in downtown Tulsa's Blue Dome District.

Business owners in the District are teaming up with local musicians, artists, poets, dance troupes, and fair trade and fresh produce merchants in this fundraiser benefiting poor women and their families in Africa's Democratic Republic of Congo.

The daytime festival, which goes from noon until 6 pm will include children's activities, poetry readings, sale of arts, crafts, fresh produce and international fair trade items. Entertainment will be provided by local dance troupes representing a wide range of ethnic styles from many cultures.

The Pub Crawl will take place at Arnie's, 1974, Route 66 Roadhouse,Tsunami's and McNellie's beginning at 9 pm.

Tickets will be available for purchase either in advance for $10 at Arnie's, Groovy Threads or on the event's website, http://www.one-village-festival.com/ (coming soon). On the day of the event, ticket price goes up $13.00. The tickets provide access into each of the five venues for the evening. Patrons can also pay a single cover at the venue.

Proceeds from the One Village benefit will go to FINCA, a U.S. non-profit institution that since 1984 has served nearly 1 million families through 20,000 village banks in 23 countries on 4 continents. Organizers hope to raise the minimum of $5,000 needed to establish a new Congolese village bank,otherwise known as a micro-credit lending institution.

With the economic collapse and loss of life resulting from years of civil war, many Congolese women have been widowed and are unable to provide even a meager income to feed and house their families. A village bank can be a godsend for these women by providing them with loans of $50 to $500 without collateral and at interest rates that they can afford.

Performing bands so far include: Larkin, Cairde Na Gael, Tom Skinner's Science Project, Harmonious Monk, Local Hero, Sam and the Stylees, Rewake and Full Flava Kings. Because the bands are donating their talents free of charge, all proceeds will go to FINCA.

Nancy Moran, who helped organize the All-Tulsa Tsunami Hope and Healing Benefit Concert at the Cain's Ballroom earlier this year, saw the hearts of Tulsans open for people in south east Asia after the natural disaster there. Moran believes that they are still open but that sometimes people just have to be nudged a bit.

The enthusiasm for this project is growing because its goal makes sense to people, you can give a hungry person a loaf of bread to eat or you can give him or her the means to bake more. That's what village banks do.
The One Village organizers hope to make the fundraiser an annual one and will choose a different country to help each year. Supporters of the event include Blue Dome Property owner Michael Sager, Toy Drum, Tulsa Peace Fellowship, RESULTS and the dance troupes Ngoma Uzuri and Desert Wind.

Vendors may contact Moran at 857-1206.

The One Village Festival


GreenField Vineyard Grape Harvesting Event

Join Greenfield Vineyard For Harvest Time 2005!

The nice folks at Greenfield Vineyard are planning their wine grape harvest for each Saturday in August.

They will be picking their Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat Blanc and Chardonnay grapes in the first weekends. Toward the end of the month they will pick the Shiraz and Merlot grapes.

The fun starts at 7a.m. (after a cup of coffee, of course) and brunch will be served at around 10:30. Space is limited so sign-up now!

For information and reservations, please call Mike Greenfield (405) 258-3553 or e-mail: wine@greenfieldvineyard.com

GreenField Vineyard and Winery

Best of OKC 2005 Survey

The Oklahoma Gazette is Looking for the Best of Oklahoma City

Think you know what the best Oklahoma winery in the OKC area is?

The Oklahoma Gazette has been surveying Okies to find out their favorite venues for many things...including local wines. They will be publishing the winner of their Best of OKC Survey in their August 17 Results Issue and holding an appreciation party the same day.

Best of OKC 2005


Nuyaka Creek Winery Celebrates Bridge Reopening

Traffic is flowing once again on the Okmulgee county side of Nuyaka Creek Winery!

Since March of this year, Nuyaka Creek Winery visitors and staff have been forced to detour around a damaged bridge over the Deep Fork River in Okmulgee County. For more on the background check out this posting from the March archive: Cement Truck Damages Local River Crossing and Economy.

The residents of Nuyaka have had to suffer the loss of this key high water bridge on a number of occasions, but this time things might change for good. Not only did Okmulgee county fix the damaged bridge, they also took action to prevent a repeat. 18-wheelers will no longer be able to ignore the weight limitations on this pair of wooden bridges, as a steel barrier has been erected to prevent semi-trucks from crossing at all.

Stop by and have a look at the improvements, which were put in place just-in-time for the Annual Nuyaka Creek Winery Fall Wine Festival on Sept. 17, 2005.

Hope to see you all there!