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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 »

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  • Merlot

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Zinfandel

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

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  • Welcome Ed,  there's a duplicate Canada reference in your post.  ... ... are the odds of that, in Oklahoma!  I and several others are in Canada, so it's not lost on us.  Curious to know, as EMark said, what wines did you try and do they grow many grape varietie Read More

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  • Very interesting, Ed.  Welcome to the Snooth Forum.  It may not ... ... a lot of expertise, here, on Oklahoma wines.  Tell us more.  What kind of wines are made by the two makers that you mentione Read More

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  • Hello I'm Ed and I live in the Oklahoma City metro area.  I have discovered many local wines within an hours drive around me.  My favorite (s) Farfalla Wines in Yukon Oklahoma and Canadian River winery just 30 miles south of me. Read More

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  • This may not be of interest to non-U.S. residents but today I stumbled onto ... ... glad I don't live in Oklahoma or Pennsylvania.  It might be heresy to admit it here, but I do buy wine in supermarkets fairly often.  I don't really BYOB at restaurants very often, but I just do not understand why a state would not allow it.  (Oh.  Yes I do.  T... Read More

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  • Can anyone tell me where I can purchase cinzano brachetto d'acgui in oklahoma?   Read More

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  • The Rotary Clubs of Norman, Oklahoma will hold the 11th Annual LE TOUR DE VIN on June 7th and 8th, 2013.  This is a "Celebration of Wine and Food" tasting over 200 wines, 14 restaurants, live and silent auctions. and a wine pull.  More information can be found on the website, letourdevin.com.  Reservations can be made online also.  The Saturday ... Read More

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  • Tidal School Vineyards Red Blend Impressao NV


    Good, a bit of a 'bite' to it. Read More

    Wine review by Lady Dragonsinger

  • Tidal School Vineyards White Zinfandel NV


    Very mild, was more like drinking fruit punch Read More

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  • Tidal School Vineyards Oklahoma Sunset


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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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