New Years 2008 Wine Events in Stroud, Oklahoma

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at The Grape Junction
corner of Route 66 and Highway 99 in Stroud, OK.
The Grape Junction: 918-625-6662

From 8:oo p.m. – Fireworks & Ball Drop at Midnight.
Food, Beer and Wine by the glass live music and much more in the downtown Stroud, Oklahoma area.

New Year’s Day 2008 at Territory Cellars
½ mile North of Turner Turnpike on Highway 99, Stroud, OK

Black-eyed peas and Bowl Games starts at Noon!

Territory Cellars: 918-968-2575


Strebel Creek Vineyard Opens in OKC

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Gary and Sherry Strebel in Northwest Oklahoma City have opened a brand new Oklahoma winery. They have converted their 100-year old barn into a winery and they are open 3 days a week.

Like many new Oklahoma wineries, they are offering awide variety of wines. Their website lists 14 wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Zinfandel, Sangiovese, Syrah, Merlot, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Muscat, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, White Merlot, White Zinfandel, Reisling, Muscat Stop by and give them a try!

Strebel Creek Vineyard & Gift Shop is located at 11521 N MacArthur Boulevard, in north west Oklahoma City, about half way between Hefner Road and 122nd Street, on the west side of the street.

Strebel Creek Vineyard
11521 N MacArthur Boulevard
Phone (405) 720-7779
Website: http://www.StrebelCreek.com
Hours: Fri 1pm-6pm; Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 2pm-5pm

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Wine Chemistry Workshop January 18 and 19, 2008

Wine Chemistry Workshop Hosted by Redlands Community College

Redlands Community College will host the 3rd Annual VESTA Wine Chemistry Workshop featuring Dr. Barry Gump, January 18—19, 2008 in El Reno, Oklahoma.

This fully hands-on workshop will cover 12 different chemistry tests critical to quality wine production including YAN (Yeast Assimilable Nitrogen). Enrollment is limited so register early to assure yourself a place.

Cost: $60 per person
For registration contact Andrew Snyder via email
snydera@redlandscc.edu and mail check to:

Redlands Community College
Attn: Andrew Snyder (wine workshop)
1300 S. Country Club Rd.
El Reno, OK 73036

For more information visit VESTA’s website: http://www.vesta-usa.org/VIN_268_Workshop_RCC.htm

This Saturday at Tidal School Winery in Drumright

Saturday Dec 22nd, 2007 - Lauren Lee and Liberty Road

Lauren Lee and Liberty Road are excited to bring a new style of acoustic music to the Oklahoma music scene. Their style is pure, edgy, and expressive and will take you to another place and time where traditional music meets new roots.

The power is back on, so come on out Tidal School Vineyards in Drumright for some music, fun and great Oklahoma wines!


Oklahoma Winemakers and Grape Growers Classes

The new Spring 2008 Class Schedule for winemakers and grape growers is now online.

Redlands Community College in El Reno, Oklahoma offers Oklahoma's only two-year degrees in viticulture and enology. Their Enology (winemaking science) Lab boasts the only Discrete Flow Analyzer in the Midwest! Their Educational Research Vineyard includes 20 varieties of vinifera, two varieties of French-American hybrids, and three different trellis systems.

VIN 1113 Principles of Viticulture I
Jan 12/13 / Feb 16/17 / Mar 29/30

VIN 2231 Soil, Irrigation and Nutrition
Feb 2/3

ENO 1112
Principles of Enology I
Jan 19/20 / Feb 23/24

VIN 1121 Global
Mar 8/9

ENO 1121 Sensory Evaluation
Feb 8/9

Full details are available on OGGWMA's Education Page.


Hot Girl on Girl Legal Action in Oklahoma

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The three women who sell wine under the business name 'Girls Gone Wine' in Broken Bow, Oklahoma are in a legal battle. The 'Girls Gone Wild' video makers are threatening legal action if the winery keeps using the name.

The women filed a lawsuit in federal court in Muskogee, so that the issue could be resolved in Oklahoma rather than California, where Mantra is based. 'Girls Gone Wild' founder Joe Francis recently spent a few mights in our state and is currently awaiting trial on a tax-evasion charge.

The women operate their "Girls Gone Wine" winery in far southeastern Oklahoma. If you stop by, I'm sure they will be glad to show their stuff! http://www.thegirlsgonewine.com

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Tidal School Winery in Drumright Closed

All weekend Tidal School Winery events have been canceled due to Oklahoma's historic power outage.

As of the time of this posting, there was no power or water so please call before stopping by to visit. Considering the conditions around Oklahoma this weekend, you should probably call before visiting any rural locations!

Shop online for electrical generators.


Customer Appreciation Meal at Nuyaka Winery Dec 20

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A Letter from Nuyaka Creek Winery

Hello Folks,

The Christmas and New Years holidays are fast approaching us. The Jones Family has been blessed with many of our customers traveling out to the winery to purchase cases of our Oklahoma wines to give as gifts.

When purchasing at our special case price, Nuyaka Creek Wines make an inexpensive gift for those special people that you want to remember. Local wine is always a tasteful choice as a token of appreciation for services or as a gift to the hostess of a holiday party.

We will be hosting an open house on Thursday, December 20th at the winery from Noon until 6:00 PM.

We hope many of you can come out and enjoy our Christmas present to you of good food and hospitality in appreciation of your patronage all year.

We will be serving up Country Ham basted in our own Petite Pecan wine and Pineapple glaze. We will have other dishes prepared with some of our wines. There will be lots of free food and door prizes. Rate our recipes and bring some of your own to be included in a future Nuyaka Creek Winery Cookbook.

You will have the opportunity to see our new building in process. Our dream of an underground winemaking facility and a new tasting room are blossoming and will be ready for occupation early in 2008. The tasting room will be on top of the cellar and the view of area wildlife and foliage will be spectacular.

One of the reasons an earthsheltered structure was important to us is Climate Control. With energy costs so high and our desire to conserve, we felt building underground gave us the temperature control naturally with minimal backup needed. The gravity flow potential for the wine processing is another aspect that appealed to our energy conserving concept.

Come check out our work and catch up on some holiday shopping… by tasting a wide range of great wines! Our latest batch of Oklahoma Merlot is out of the cellar and ready for your review.

We will be open our regular hours including both Saturday and Sunday between now and Christmas. We will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We wish all of you and yours the very best Christmas and the very best New Year ever.


Pete and Dianne Jones
Nuyaka Creek Winery

------------- Petite Pecan Brownies Recipe ----------------

6 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks)
2 3/4 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
3 tablespoons Nuyaka Creek Petite Pecan wine

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Butter and lightly flour a 9 x 13 x 2 inch baking pan. (If you are using a glass dish place it on a cookie sheet while baking) Melt chocolate and butter over low heat, double boiler or microwave, watch and stir often to avoid scorching. When melted set aside to cool.

In a mixing bowl, put the eggs, pecan wine, salt and sugar and beat well using an electric mixer until blended, then add the flour, stirring until well blended. Stir in the pecans.

Spread evenly in the prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes. When done the center should be a little moist, so don't overbake. Remove from oven and let cool a couple of hours before cutting into squares.

Dianne J. Jones

Cabernet Sauvignon Grape Vine One Gallon