Winemaking and Luxury Lodging Combined

StableRidge and Tatanka Ranch Wine Weekend Get-Away
January 30,2009 - February 27,2009 - March 20,2009

Kick back and relax at Tatanka Ranch for the weekend while Stableridge
enhances your knowledge of wine. This is a great opportunity for couples considering trying their hand at winemaking or just looking for a romantic weekend adventure.

More details on the StableRidge and Tatanka Ranch Wine Weekend Get-Away here.


Oklahoma Wine and Chili This Weekend

Oklahoma ArtWalk & Chili Festival in Eufaula
Spicy Fun Near Lake Eufaula!

Beginning at 1pm on Friday October 24-25, 2008 the Eufaula Arts Council hosts a 2-day ArtWalk located along the pre-statehood Main Street... while the Eufaula Chamber of Commerce hosts the 3rd Annual State Chili Cook-off at the new Jellystone Park Resort at Eufaula Cove. Taste the wines of Eufaula's own Sailing Horse Winery while you are there!

Visit http://www.sailinghorse.com/ to learn more about their events and wines.


2008 Wine, Cheese and Polo Festival Oct. 25

Enjoy Oklahoma wines from: Greenfield Vineyard & Winery, StableRidge Vineyard, Territory Cellars, The Grape Junction, and The Wine Village. It all happens Saturday Oct 25, 2008 from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM at Tatanka Ranch in Stroud, Oklahoma.

Event Attractions:

  • Wine Tasting $1 per ounce

  • Artisans

  • Cheese Vendors and Tastings

  • Exceptional Fare

  • OSU Polo Club Exhibition Match Against The University of Texas

  • Live Music

  • Carriage Rides

  • Unique Oklahoma Vendors

Call Tatanka Ranch at 918-368-2251 for questions.
Tickets sold at select IBC banks.
Tickets also sold online at LocalWineEvents.com
$10 advanced ticket, $12 online, $15 at the gate
Free Wine Glasses to the first 500


Gourmet Cheese Store


Tom Wark on Oklahoma State Question 743

Looking for some more detailed analysis of the upcoming Oklahoma State Question 743, to allow Sooner State winemakers to self-distribute?

Tom Wark writes an excellent wine industry blog that I have been reading for years. He is a passionate voice demanding American lawmakers to live up to the Free Trade philosophy they claim these days. If you have never read Tom's Daily Wine Blog Fermentation, his recent blog posting on Oklahoma State Question 743 is a great introduction!

The fact of the matter is that both political parties are busily looking to craft so-called free trade deals to benefit their corporate cronies. Hopefully, over time we can elect a new generation of leaders willing to support free trade here at home before looking for more exotic offshore partnerships.

Oklahoma State Question 743 is step in the right direction, if it can make it through the courts. However, until Oklahoma wineries have access to the same 'infinite shelf space' of the internet that other state's wineries enjoy, the Oklahoma wine industry will be trapped in its infancy. Worse, the Oklahoma wine lover's will continue to provide a 'captive audience' to any wholesaler willing to pay for an exclusive market.


October Wine Events - Guthrie and Grand Lake

Guthrie Art and Wine Festival, Saturday, Oct. 4 & 5, 2008

Saturday 1am until 6:30pm; Sunday, noon-6 p.m.,
Oklahoma Avenue. Information: 405-260-2345.

Please join Cabin Creek Winery at the Grand Wine Country Fall Festival for their Final Wine Tasting.

Saturday October 1t, 2008 from 11am until 5 pm at Monkey Island, Grand Lake.

Taste great Oklahoma Wines from: Blue Coyote, Cabin Creek, Oak Hills Winery and Summerside wineries.

http://www.grandwinecountry.com/ for more info.


Oklahoma WineFest Nov 14 and 15, 2008

The 2008 Oklahoma WineFest will be the largest wine festival ever held in our state, featuring wines from 25 Oklahoma wineries.

'Denim and Diamonds' WineFest Reception
Friday, November 14, 2008 from 7pm until 10 pm

A tasting to benefit The Muscular Dystrophy AssociationOur “Partner in the Harvest”
Sample savory dishes from local restaurants, paired with great Oklahoma Wines. Live music, silent auction items, and other unique activities will keep you entertained, as they spotlight the Muscular Dystrophy Association and OklahomaWines.org.

2008 Oklahoma WineFest
Saturday, November 15, 11am-8 pm
Indoor/Outdoor Event – Rain or Shine

25 state wineries will gather to offer tasting, gift items, and good ole’ Oklahoma hospitality to festival goers. Get a great start on your holiday shopping with an eclectic collection of 50 Penn Place shops and galleries, vendor booths, winery gift shops, food and wine baskets, wine cellar equipment and more.

Wine workshops are planned, entertainment on two stages and great food in OKC at 50 Penn Place.

Wine workshops are 45 minutes each, and will be offered more than once on Saturday, beginning at 10:00 a.m. You must purchase both a festival and workshop ticket to attend – reservations are recommended.

  • Wine Tasting – with sommelier, Ian Clarke, of Red PrimeSteak Restaurant

  • Amateur Wine Making – with David Martin of Deer Creek Vineyard

  • How to Build a Wine Cellar – with Jonathan Kuhlman, Wine Cellar Innovations

  • Food and Wine Pairing – Instructor to be announced

  • Wine Collecting – Instructor to be announced

  • How to Grow Grapes in Oklahoma – with Andrew Snyder of Redlands Community College

To request booth space or more information email: OklahomaWineFest@sbcglobal.net or call 405-525-2138.