4/28/2007

Plymouth Valley Cellars Attends Enid Homebuilders Show

Among the more than 300 vendors at the 2007 Enid Homebuilders Association Home Show was Dennis Flaming, who brought samples of the wines produced by his winery, Plymouth Valley Cellars. Since fall 2006, the Plymouth Valley Cellars winery has been producing varieties of wines using grapes grown in Flaming’s vineyard south of Fairview, Oklahoma.

The Enid Homebuilders Association Home Show will be open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday April 28th and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday April 29th, 2007. To learn more about the Fairiew, Oklahoma winery check out a recent article in The Enid News or visit their winery website.


Plymouth Valley Cellars’ Oklahoma Gewertzetraminer uses sweet spring grapes and has a complex, multi-layered and robust flavor, Flaming said. He described the Oklahoma Riesling as a medium-bodied wine with a very fruity flavor featuring
tastes of apple, pear and melon. - Cass Rain, The Enid News.

Plymouth Valley Cellars currently offers a wide assortment of Oklahoma wines including: Oklahoma Riesling, Oklahoma Gew├╝rztraminer, Oklahoma Cabernet Sauvignon, Oklahoma Zinfandel, Cabernet Doux, Flaming Ice, and Kiwi Strawberry.


4/24/2007

Third Annual Vintage Ball in OKC June 14

All Oklahoma Wineries are invited to join in the third annual Vintage Ball at Omniplex on June 14, 2007 from 7pm – 10pm.

Guests will be entertained by Prairie Land String Band, the food will be provided by Deep Fork Group Chefs. Guests will vote for their favorite food and wine of the evening. We have had over 300 in attendance at our event in the past. There is no cost to wineries wishing to participate. Tickets $50

For details, contact Jeton Woody at 405-942-8500 ext 121. The event benefits the programs and services of Areawide Aging Agency a nonprofit corporation serving the senior citizens of central Oklahoma since 1973.

www.areawideaging.org

Are Blogs A Winery's Best Friend?

Business Asset February 2007 cover shot
Speaking of local business success...my wife Dianne and I were profiled online for the February Issue of Business Asset. Stop by their site and see how Nuyaka Creek Winery uses blogging to promote Oklahoma wines and wineries.
If you read past the cover you can see a great little picture of our family and learn more about Dianne's web presence business: VineByDesign. You will also see some excellent articles for small business owners.
VinebyDesign represents just one of the thousands of side businesses that are growing... due to the recent growth of the Oklahoma wine industry.

Oklahoma Wine Wins Gold in New York

Two thousand one hundred and twenty six wines, 382 wineries, 12 countries and 40 national and international judges were in New York for The Fingerlakes International Wine Competition in late March. One hundred and forty one gold medals were awarded.

Some of the biggest names in wine were on the list and then there was Stableridge Winery, Stroud, Oklahoma with two gold medals. They took home gold with their signature wines Jeremiah's Red and Chenin Blanc.

Jeremiah's Red also won an silver at the, recent, Dallas Morning News International Wine Competition; no gold medals were awarded in the category.

4/12/2007

Tidal Idol in Drumright April 28

Tidal Idol Returns To The Winery!

Saturday, April 28 from 7:00 PM until 9:30 PM marks the return of "Tidal Idol: to the winery in Drumright.

Just like last year's debut event, this fun evening will feature amazing talent competing for cash prizes and the annual title of "Tidal Idol". This year we anticipate the return of our 'celebrity' judges "Randy, Paula, and Simon". This evening is a great time for participants and audience alike. Tickets are just $10.00 for the audience and $10.00 for participants and includes a free wine tasting and light hors-d'oeuvres'. Order Online at: www.tidalschool.com You can also reserve by calling toll free 866 258 1903.

Grape Ranch Bud Break Party April 21


Grape Ranch Sign
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Free Crawfish and Barbecue at Grape Ranch
April 21 from 2pm to 11pm South of I-40, Okemah Exit.

It's that time of year again Bud Break with a special Disco treat after dark. Have Fun, Stay the Night, Camping Available. Free BBQ, Crawfish, Bocce and Live Music.

The Grape Ranch offers live music every Saturday & Sunday. Check out their website for upcoming singers and songwriters. www.GrapeRanch.com

If you have never visited the Grape Ranch, you should make the trip soon. In my opinion, every Oklahoma winery has something to offer...something at which they excel. Grape Ranch excels at outdoor live music events. Attend one before it gets too hot outside, heck they even offer free camping on site!

4/10/2007

Grand Wine Country Fall Festival Oct 13


Dripping Springs Trees
Originally uploaded by FreeWine.
Royal Horse Ranch, Monkey Island, Grand Lake
11am-7pm on Oct 13, 2007

WINE, ART, MUSIC by Olivia Duhon and the University of Tulsa Jazz Trio, and the best FOOD the Island has to offer!!!

It’s going to be a GRAND day at the Lake!
The wineries of Summerside, Cabin Creek, Coyote Run and Oak Hills will be pouring their best wines.

Cost: $10 (the Grand Wine Country logo wine glass is yours to keep)

Visit GrandWineCountry.com

4/03/2007

A Night in Old Orleans April 14


Sunset on the Kiamichi
Originally uploaded by FreeWine.
5-Star Chef Lanney from Lake Charles, Louisiana begins his one of a kind cooking demonstration at 4:00 PM on Saturday, April 14. This is a show in itself as those who have seen it can testify. Watch live and in person as this renowned professional chef prepares an outlandish seafood feast!

At 6:00 PM begin feasting on an array of wonderful seafood and Cajun side dishes.

At 7:00 PM jazz singer Earl Clark, who has just released his latest CD, will be live and onstage.

Depending on the weather, this event will be held either outside or inside. As a result, seating is very limited and advance reservations are required.
Order tickets online at www.tidalschool.com.