Visit an Oklahoma Winery for Valentines Day

With Valentines Day right around the corner, there are a ton of new Oklahoma winery events to check out. Check the 'Upcoming Oklahoma Wine Events' Section on the right-hand column of our main Oklahoma Wine News page for links to V-Day events at Tidal School Vineyards, Greenfield Vineyards, Summerside Winery and StableRidge Winery. Here's just one:

Friday, February 9, 2007 / 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Prime Rib dinner with the cool jazz styling of the incomparable Earl Clark at Tidal School Vineyards in Drumright. Many of you have followed the jazz career of Earl Clark. If you haven't heard Earl perform, don't miss this romantic date-night with your best valentine! Free wine glass with every ticket purchase, take home a memento of a wonderful evening.

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Oklahoma Grape Grower Symposium March 16-17, 2007

The Lincoln County Grape Growers Association would like to extend an invitation for you to attend at our First Annual Oklahoma Grape Grower Symposium to be held in Chandler, Oklahoma on March 16th & 17th of 2007.

The purpose of the Symposium is to:

  • Educate growers on sources of suppliers

  • Provide education, financial planning and assistance

  • Introduce vine stock

  • Present marketing ideas

  • Promote grower and winery relations

  • Feature well-known speakers

  • Encourage networking amongst grape growers and grape growers’ groups

The event is being organized by the Lincoln County Grape Growers Association, which is the largest grape growers group in Oklahoma. The Lincoln County area is home to numerous vineyards and wineries, making this area the most concentrated of the entire state. There are currently over 41 licensed wineries in the state – an increase of almost 33% compared to last year’s 31 licensed wineries. Several more vineyards and wineries are in the process of establishment or are coming in to production level.

Many growers are currently 'under the radar' and are increasing at an exponential rate. Viticulture is the fastest growing sector of Agriculture in Oklahoma and has not even begun to peak.

This year is the first year of what is to become Oklahoma’s largest hopefully statewide educational event focused solely on growing grapes held annually, sure to gain momentum with each passing year.

We hope that you will support this event.
To reserve a booth space or if you need more information,
please contact Exhibit Chairperson: Raquel Tilghman
Email: rtilghman@americanplant.com

Canadian River Vineyards Pruning Event CANCELED

The pruning demonstration and hands-on instruction originally scheduled for Feb 3, 2007 at Canadian River Vineyards has been CANCELED. Don't fret though...The Lincoln County Grape Growers Association has something bigger planned for March 16th & 17th of 2007. See our next Oklahoma Wine News posting for details.


2007 OGGWMA Annual Meeting Rescheduled

Due to unsafe road conditions on the original date, the OGGWMA Annual Meeting has been rescheduled to February 2-4, 2007.

All room reservations made for the original conference dates were canceled as per hotel policy.

Individuals must call again to make lodging reservations for Feb. 2-4, 2007 OGGWMA Conference.

The Crowne Plaza telephone number is 405.848.4811. Ask for the Oklahoma Grape Growers and Wine Makers rate.


Learn to Prune Oklahoma Wine Grapes

Oklahoma Grape Pruning Class
Feb. 3, 2007 / 9am

This class includes pruning demonstration and hands-on instruction, please bring hand pruners. Canadian River Winery is 15 minutes south of Norman, Oklahoma on State Highway 77.

Admission is only $25 call the Canadian River Winery to reserve your place today (405) 872-5565.

Cabernet Sauvignon Grapes for Planting
Cabernet Sauvignon

February is the traditional time for grape vine pruning in Oklahoma. Local vineyard owners make great teachers!

2007 OGGWMA Annual Meeting POSTPONED

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Due to the current weather conditions and the forecast for more inclement weather, the OGGWMA annual meeting, originally scheduled for this weekend (Jan 19-21, 2007), is officially postponed.

Here are two, key announcements for everyone:

1. There are two options for rescheduling the annual conference.
Friday evening, February 2 through Sunday morning February 4.
Sunday evening, February 11 through Tuesday morning, February 13.

President Gary Butler of Summerside Vineyards has asked the membership and registrants be polled on the dates. See OGGWMA website for details.

2. Hotel rooms:

All reservations associated with the OGGWMA conference at the Crowne Plaza have been canceled by our office.

Hotel policy dictates every person must call and re-register for rooms. The rate is still $79.

Deadline for hotel registration to obtain the $79 rate is Friday, January 26.

Several factors went into the decision to postpone...

Visit the Oklahoma Grape Growers and Winemakers website for complete details.


Live Blues at Tidal School Jan 20, 2007

Barbeque & Blues!
Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007 / 6 PM to 9 PM

Blue Combo plays live at the winery in Drumright for this limited seating dinner concert event! Enjoy great Oklahoma barbeque and great live music while tasting some great new wines from your favorite Oklahoma winery!

Tickets are $19.95 and advances reservations are required, so order online today!

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