TTB Compliance Workshop for Wineries Nov 17

TTB Compliance Workshop
Hosted by Chapel Creek Winery at Redlands Community College

Date: Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (with lunch break on your own)
Location: Redlands Community College

Record maintenance and report preparation with our own regional TTB Investigator’s Beverly Thomas and Evaristo Maestas. New application information will also be covered.

Workshop Cost: $50
Make checks payable to: Chapel Creek Winery

Seating is limited; please RSVP via email before Nov. 1, 2007 to:

Checks must be received no later than Nov. 9, 2007. Registration at the door is not allowed. For further information please call (405) 422-1420.

Lots of Oklahoma wineries have been contacted by the TTB recently to clarify the rules and regulations concerning advertising limitations on Oklahoma wines. It is my understanding that the TTB was created to replace the old ATF after drawing it into the Department of Homeland Security.


GHQ Jazz Trio Play Drumright Winery This Saturday

Cool Jazz in Drumright Starting October 27, 2007

GHQ Jazz Trio (Bruce Guthrie, Jack Hannah, Kenny Quinn) perform the jazz of the 'west coast cool' tradition made internationally famous by Oklahoman Chet Baker. Songs by Cole Porter, Henry Mancini and many others are played during their presentation.Hannah and Quinn both performed with Baker and Guthrie is the director of the Chet Baker Foundation based in Tulsa.

Other Live Music Dates:
- Saturday, Nov 10th
- Saturday, Nov 17th
- Saturday, Nov 24th
- Saturday, Dec 15th

Check back at the Tidal School Vineyards website often as event dates may change and band listing constantly updated. Call 1-866-258-1903 for more information.

Vintage Hayride at Cabin Creek Winery Nov 3, 2007

Join Cabin Creek Winery on Saturday November 3rd, 2007 from 3pm until 7pm for an old fashion Hayride with a twist.

Enjoy Oklahoma wine, chili, hayride, mulled wine and s'mores.
Tickets are $15.00 per person.



OGGWMA Fall Meeting Open to Public Oct 28, 2007


This meeting is a non voting meeting and is open to all interested parties. It does not matter if you are a member of OGGWMA.

We will be discussing changes in the by-laws that include dues, alignment of the three districts, meeting and voting requirements along with other enjoyable topics. Also, we will have an update on the legislative process and plan from the McSpadden Group and an update on the plans for a wine festival from Persuasive Strategies.

Together We Stand!!! Divided We Fall!!!

The meeting will be held at OSU-OKC. It will be in the south conference room of the Student Center. The meeting will begin at 2pm on Sunday October 28, 2007.

If you have any questions please feel free to call Tom Knotts cell 405/306-9492


Ladies Night Out at Tidal School Vineyards Nov 3

Ladies Night Out November 3rd.

This great favorite of the Ladies of Tidal School Vineyards will feature live entertainment, massages ($10 extra), a chocolate fountain (included in the price), FREE GIVEAWAYS, food from Dinner By Six, Willie Nelson's personal favorite chef when he and his crew is traveling in Oklahoma.
Vendors, entertainment, food and free door prizes, all for $24.95 per person or add a massage for $10 more! Buy online today or call 1-866-258-1903


Sustainable Agriculture Grants Available

Cypress and Stone
Originally uploaded by FreeWine
The Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture is again soliciting grant proposals from agricultural producers across Oklahoma interested in conducting research or demonstration projects.

Grants can be funded for up to $3,500 for a two-year project and up to $7,500 for a three-year project.

This is the tenth year of the successful and popular program.

“Agriculture has changed and will continue to change,” said Alan Ware, program director. “Producers will need to think ‘outside the box’ of current conventional production and marketing systems in order to develop successful and innovative strategies for the future.”

The goal of the program is to advance the use of sustainable farming/ranching practices by Oklahoma producers. Educational programs should be a key component of any proposal submitted. All research and demonstration projects should have measurable outcomes.

To apply for this grant, a farmer/rancher should request an information packet from the Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture at 918.647.9123, or download it from http://www.kerrcenter.com/HTML/opg.html.

To streamline the application, the grant process is divided into two sections: preproposal and full proposal. A preproposal is a two or three page summary of the proposed project.

This allows producers to write down an idea for consideration without spending long hours completing a full proposal.

Preproposals must be received at the Kerr Center by October 31, 2007.

Selected preproposals will be asked to complete a full proposal application. Full proposals will be due on December 14, 2007. Award notification will be made by January 16, 2008.

The project must fit into one of eight priority areas: soil conservation, water quality, waste management, pest control, locally adapted crops and livestock, biodiversity, energy conservation, and increased profitability/reduced risk.

A qualified independent technical committee reviews all preproposals. Farmers are encouraged to link up with extension personnel, other state and federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, and/or other farmers or specialists to assist with executing and analyzing their projects.


Wine, Cheese, and Polo Festival Oct 20

2007 Tatanka Ranch Wine, Cheese, & Polo Festival
October 20 • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Stroud, OK

Featuring the Lincoln County Wineries & an OSU/OU Polo Special Exhibition Match

Advanced purchase automatically enters you into a drawing for an all inclusive weekend for two at Tatanka Ranch and a brunch at Territory Cellars Winery!

Enjoy: Wine Tasting from Oklahoma Wineries, Oklahoma Cheeses, Artisans, Delicious Foods

Free wine glasses to the first 2,000 people
$10 advance tickets or $15 gate admission
Tickets are available at IBC Bank
Call (918) 368-2251 for more information or visit www.thetatankaranch.com



Stargazing at Lavender Hill Winery October 27th

Stargazing & Jazz under the Harvest Moon
Saturday, October 27th
7pm - 10:30pm
$15.00 per person

Bring out the wine & telescopes! You won't want to miss an evening filled with the sounds of the Frank Brown Jazz Trio, while stargazing on this hillside vineyard overlooking the Tulsa city skyline and enjoying wine tasting and some scrumptious hors d'oeurves!

Please call Lavender Hill Winery for reservations - 918-482-2336 or e-mail lavenderhillfarmwinery@lavenderhillfarmwinery.com

In other Oklahoma wine industry news...I would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2007 Okie Blogger Awards and especially those of you who voted The Oklahoma Wine News Blog to be the Best Commercial Blog of 2007. It is always an honor to be recognized by your peers, and winning this award for the last three years running has touched my heart.

Thanks for your kind support!

Stop by Mike's blog to see the whole list of the 2007 Okie Blog Award winners.

I promise you will discover some great Oklahoma blogs!


Luau at Tidal School Winery October 13

Little But Lovely Sahoma Lake
Originally uploaded by FreeWine
Saturday October 13th, 2007 / 5pm - 8pm


A roasted WHOLE HOG, smoked ribs, smoked sausage, Hawaiian Rice, Chicken & Pineapple Skewers, Assorted Fruits and Passion Flower Tea--plus whatever BIG ROB of Big Rob's Barbeque wants to throw in!!!

A LIMBO contest with prizes!

All of this for ONLY $29.95. This will be an outside event -- if you missed the last one, make sure to be at this one!! This will be the last big outside event of the season and is NOT to be missed. Reserved your table now.

Buy online today or call 1-866-258-1903


Grand Wine Country Fall Wine Festival Oct 13

Join Grand Wine Country vineyards and wineries for their 2nd annual Fall Wine Festival. Saturday Oct 13th, 2007 from 11am-7pm.
  • Music by the TU Jazz Trio
  • Great food from Monkey Island Resturants
  • Pony rides by Royal Horse Ranch

Of course, wine wasting and sales will be offered by: Cabin Creek, Coyote Run, Oak Hills and Summerside Wineries.