Oklahoma Wineries Harvest Grapes and Medals

Congratulations to Oak Hills Winery in Chelsea, Oklahoma and Deer Creek Vineyard in Edmond, two Oklahoma wineries who brought home medals from the 2008 Toast of Taos Southwest Wine Competition. You can read more about their wins in New Mexico on the Growing Grapes & Winery Escapes Blog.

Summerside Winery in Vinita, Oklahoma has a Harvest Party coming soon on Saturday, Aug.23, 2008 and their wine grape harvest will start in about two weeks. - see Summersidevineyards.com for event details and vineyard directions. Vinita, Oklahoma is right off I-44, so it is on the way to a number of our favorite Ozarks kayaking spots like the Spring River in Quapaw, Oklahoma, the White River in North Arkansas or the Kings River in Eureka Springs. Stop by and taste Summerside wines next time you are road tripping through the Ozarks.

Don't forget that Nuyaka Creek Winery is moving their 2008 Fall Harvest Celebration to the Bristow City Park this September 20, 2008. It should be quite change combining it with a Renaissance Festival in Bristow, Oklahoma!

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Harvest Grapes for Your Next Fund-Raiser

Oklahoma Grapes
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It’s almost harvest time at Stone Bluff Cellars and the winery is looking for individuals or groups to help pick grapes, according to Dee Selby, winery spokesman.

"This is a great opportunity for area non-profits or school booster clubs to earn money for their organization," Selby said. "In the past, we’ve relied solely on volunteers or area FFA groups, but the job is too big for that now. This way, we can still help give back to the community, and it allows individuals who just want to put in a day’s work the opportunity for some one-time earning."

Organizations or individuals that wish to take advantage of the fund-raising opportunity should call the winery at 918.482.5655 or email info@stonebluffcellars.com Additional information will be provided at that time.

The winery will need about 40 people for the white grape harvest in mid-August and about 75-80 people for the red grape harvest in mid-September, Selby said.

Each person picking will need to provide a photo ID (like a driver’s license) and a secondary proof of citizenship (birth certificate or social security card). The winery will give each picker a ticket for each full bin of grapes picked, and then pay $4 per bin to the organization or individual.

Dee Selby - Marketing
Stone Bluff Cellars


Territory Cellars Birthday Party July 12, 2008

Celebrate the 1st year of Territory Cellars and Joe’s 5? Birthday

Saturday, July 12, 2008 / 11am – 7pm

Joe’s day to grill his choice hotdogs, hot links, and polish sausages free for everyone! Come help them celebrate a great year.

Territory Cellars serves Lunch and Dinner every Thursday and Friday featuring: soups, salads, sandwiches, pasta, steaks, seafood and Chef Karl’s special deserts.

Call for reservations today! 918-968-2575 or 918-987-1800

Territory Cellars
1521 North Highway 99, Stroud Oklahoma
½ mile North of Turnpike 99


Wine Blues and Gumbo at Chandler Winery Aug 31

Bill 'Sauce Boss' Wharton

Since 1990, the Sauce Boss has fed over 148,000 people while playing his own swampy Florida blues. A Sauce Boss event transcends performance. It's a soul-shouting picnic of rock & roll brotherhood, involving everyone. And at the end of the show, everyone eats his famous gumbo.

The Winery at Greenfield Vineyard brings you the Sauce Boss for one night only on Sunday evening, August 31, 2008. Wine tasting begins at 7pm, and the show starts at Sunset. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, July 1st at 10am. Tickets are $29.95 per person and are available only by calling the winery at (405) 258-0525. This is an outdoor event, Visa and Mastercard accepted.

Come out and enjoy some wine, blues, and gumbo!

A class act, the Sauce Boss started PlanetGumbo.org where the Sauce Boss and his band donate performances (along with gumbo) to Homeless Shelters all over the US. Learn more about the Sauce Boss and find a sample of his music on his website at http://www.sauceboss.com/ .
Bill 'Sauce Boss' Wharton - Artist Biography