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Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Vinita Vineyard Harvest Party And Discover Oklahoma

Summerside Winery & Vineyards, Featured on Discover Oklahoma, Holds Harvest Party

Oklahoma tourism show, Discover Oklahoma, visited Summerside Vineyards & Winery located at the Vinita I-44 Exit and Historic Route 66. They filmed some footage of the winery in June and filmed the Ketchum vineyard in July.

The footage will be highlighted Saturday, July 31st at 6:30 pm on KOTV-6 in Tulsa, KWTV-9 in Oklahoma City, and KSWO-7 in Lawton. Friends from the Grand Lake and Vinita area played roles as background guests during the shoot. Tune in and find out why Summerside Vineyards & Winery won the Grand Lake Association's 2003 Crystal Pelican Award for Outstanding Attraction.

For a closer look at the action, you can join Summerside Vineyards & Winery in celebrating harvest and crush at their Vineyard Harvest Parties on July 31st and August 28th.

A prize will be awarded to the person who picks the largest cluster of grapes. After a couple of hours the group will return to the winery for a little pampering while enjoying a Champagne brunch.

Summerside Vineyards owners, the Butlers, promise that participants will be jaded, sated, take home some blisters, and meet some interesting folks. They say you will sleep well that evening and never look at a bottle of wine quite the same way again.

Summerside Vineyards and Winery - Bed & Breakfast, Deli and Wine Tasting at our Vineyard off Route 66 in Vinita, Oklahoma

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

New Website for Indian Creek Village Winery

The nice folks at Indian Creek Village Winery have a new web site online. Stop by and take a look sometime!

Indian Creek Village Winery

Monday, July 12, 2004

Taste Oklahoma at Historic Route 66 Wineries

Romantic Oklahoma Day Trip
Oklahoma is lucky to host some of the best remaining bits of historic Route 66. In Oklahoma, you can travel almost all of old Route 66 without getting on the interstate system. Some sections parallel the interstate system, other sections wander totally away into the countryside.

Let me urge you to take some time soon to take a cruise on America's Mother Road. With the recent growth of Oklahoma wineries, Route 66 is becoming a tasty choice for Oklahoma day trips!

Whether you start your Route 66 cruise near Central Oklahoma or at it's Northeastern Oklahoma tip, you can end begin and end your trip at the tasting room of an Oklahoma winery that offers top notch B&B style lodging right on site.

Summerside Vineyards & Inn is right on Route 66 near Vinita, in Northeastern Oklahoma. Enjoy tasting nine different Oklahoma wines in the beautiful area near Grand Lake O' the Cherokees. Plus Cabin Creek Vineyards is very close nearby.

StableRidge Vineyards has their new tasting room in a restored 1902 Catholic Church right on Route 66 near Stroud, Oklahoma. Right next to the tasting room is a guesthouse that sleeps up to four. It is charming and it is just a stone's throw from a famous Route 66 landmark, the Rock Cafe. Plus, Tres Suenos Vineyards and Winery is now too far away in Luther, Oklahoma.

Route 66, with its unusual mix of art deco and modern architectural styles, was born right here in Oklahoma. A Tulsa businessman named Cyrus Avery spearheaded the national committee that created the US Highway System in 1926. The new highway ran right past his own filling station and restaurant. This began a tradition of small family businesses that made their living from catching the eye of Route 66 travelers. That tradition can still be witnessed today by everyone who takes this great Oklahoma daytrip!