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is re-establishing its once thriving wine industry. In the 1920s, winemaking played a significant role in the state’s economy, before the dust bowl and Prohibition killed it. In the early 1990s, the industry was struggling. Fortunately, interest in diversifying the state’s agriculture, favorable changes to state laws, and recent recognition of distinct state microclimates combined to help restore a viable wine industry. The industry benefits from a strong grape growers' association repesenting the wineries on a wide range of topics, including recent conversations with state legislature regarding the negative effects of 2,4-D spray on agricultural crops, particularly grape vines. Oklahoma now has close to 40 wineries and a steadily growing number of acres under vine. Most of its vineyard activity is in the northeast, where two of its wineries fall just outside of the Ozark Mountain AVA. In the northwest, a small cluster of wineries thrives in higher elevations around Enid. A single winery grows exclusively Read more »

Varietals Produced in Oklahoma View all

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

Popular Wineries in Oklahoma View all

  • Indian Creek Village

    Nestled in the Cross Timbers between Ringwood and Cleo Springs, the Indian Creek Village Winery p...

  • Tidal School Vineyards & Winery

    Built in the 1920's during Oklahoma's original oil boom, by John D. Rockefeller's oil company and...

  • Whispering Vines Vineyards & Winery

    The climate in Oklahoma allows growth of high quality grapes. At Whispering Vines, our family a...

  • Oak Hill Winery

    At Oak Hills Winery and Vineyards, we believe that the wine one drinks should be as high in quali...

  • Festivus Wines

    To celebrate this holiday in the manner befitting this time-honored tradition, we have created a ...

  • Stableridge Vineyard & Winery

    Opened in 2004, Stableridge's tasting room is located in an 1898 Catholic Church. The '08 harves...

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  •  Hello all!I am proud to be a wine lover, but an amateur at best. To ... ... is out of the question too (Oklahoma laws, need I say more). I wish to know what makes this wine special compared to other wines, and if it is worth the trouble of locating and purchasing. -Jordan  &nbs Read More

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  • Skirt Alert Sauvignon Blanc 2011


    A medium-bodied white wine with notable acidity and hints of green pepper and citrus. Skirt Alert Sauvignon Blanc is food-friendly and terrific for appetizers such as artichoke dip, veggie dishes or dips, garlic or Italian seasonings in creamy sauces, fragrant salads - like Greek, Caesar or Garden, Thai food, fish (sushi), poultry and the list g... Read More

    Wine review by megara1101

  • Pahrump Winery Symphony Blanc NV


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  • Cimarron Cellars Oklahoma Gold NV


    The wine was very sweet with little bitterness. Color was very good and aroma ... ... independent vineyard in Oklahoma has made a very good wine. It is well worth the stop to taste this on Read More

    Wine review by CPCSpartacus

  • Vintner's Select Vignoles 2007


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  • Crown Valley Winery Casper White 2005


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  • On the May 29th and 30th, 2009, the 3 Rotary clubs in Norman, Oklahoma will host the 7th Annual Le Tour De Vin. This event is a weekend of winetasting, food sampling, music, and silent and live auctions. Proceeds from the event benefit the Mary Abbott Childrens's House, an organization that assists childhood victims of abuse and neglect, and oth... Read More

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  • Those of us with wine websites get the zaniest e-mail requests. Usually the ... they are back in the US (in Oklahoma or northern Florida or some other hopeless barren wasteland when it comes to wine selection). However, there are also many people who write to ask about some bottle that they found in their garage, attic, basement, grandmother'... Read More

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