During the late 1800s, Oklahoma had many vineyards where grapes for wine were grown. Prohibition almost killed the industry in the state, and then the Dust Bowl and Depression followed, which practically brought wine production to a halt. Oklahoma was a dry state until 1959, which made making wine very unprofitable, but vineyards continued to cultivate grapes. Since the 1990s, the interest in Oklahoma wine has brought new life to the vineyards. Here are some of the most notable wineries you can visit in the state.
Come to Girls Gone Wine for a wine tasting session or make an appointment to make your own batch of wine with your friends. Shop in the gift shop or take a tour of the production area.
Sparks has earned multiple awards since its establishment in 2000. It’s continually growing and changing to meet the new demands of the Oklahoma wine industry. The Deep Fork Red is named after the Deep Fork River and said to be the most asked-for sweet red in the state.
The Chocolate Drop wine won double gold in the Indy International Wine Competition, and the winery has won awards in every competition that they’ve entered. Daily tours are available with free wine tasting for up to six wines from their collection.
If you’re taking a trip along Route 66, you’ll want to make sure you check out this premier winery, according to TravelOK. The tasting room is housed in a refurbished Catholic Church. The Peachy P wine is absolutely divine. Pick a bottle up to enjoy summer any time of year.
The owners of Fish Tales combined their love of fly fishing and wine into a business that produces muscadine and other wines unique to the region. It’s open for tastings Wednesday through Friday.
Plymouth Valley Cellars features an aromatic Gewurztraminer and other Oklahoma wines grown and bottled on-site. The vineyard was established in 2000 and has been recognized for its approach to agritourism.