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Fall Guide: Start wining

Nine wineries offer great oenophile experiences in or near the metro area.

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Put A Cork In It Winery
115 E. California Ave.
putacorkinitwinery.com
405-605-6656

While Put a Cork In It is lacking the unique experience a pastoral vineyard offers, the winery in downtown OKC features a variety of Oklahoma wines and the convenience of nearby attractions. Visitors can make use of the winery’s event space or enjoy a glass or two before exploring the city.

Native Spirits Winery
10500 E. Lindsey St., Norman
nativespiritswinery.com
405-329-9942

Family-owned Native Spirits Winery uses grapes from around the world to make its over 20 varieties of wine right in Norman. On Friday nights, visitors can sip wine while they enjoy music by local musicians. Native Spirits also offers a wine club that includes 8-16 bottles per year and access to discounts and special wine release events.

Clauren Ridge Vineyard & Winery
6000 W. Waterloo Road, Edmond
claurenridge.com
405-412-8630

Picturesque Clauren Ridge Vineyard & Winery is located outside Edmond, and its extensive grounds include vineyards, a wine bar and patio and a wedding venue. It hosts themed wine cave dinners and recently rolled out a line of canned wine in anticipation of Oklahoma’s new liquor laws.

Tres Sueños Vineyard & Winery
19691 E. Charter Oak Road, Luther
tressuenos.com
405-277-7089

This rustic vineyard and winery in Luther hosts wine festivals and grape stomps and is a popular wedding destination. Visitors and wedding guests can even sleep close to the vines that grow the grapes in the vineyard’s wine at Tres Sueños’ bed and breakfast.

Coal Creek Vineyard
210 N. Sara Road, Tuttle
coalcreekvineyard.com
405-381-9463

Tuttle’s winery and vineyard features a tasting room where oenophiles can enjoy wines from both labels located on the property: Coal Creek and Summerside Vineyards & Winery. It also features a patio where it holds a stead stream of events and a gift shop with wine paraphernalia and products made in Oklahoma.

Canadian River Winery
7050 Slaughterville Road, Lexington
canadianriverwinery.net
405-872-5565
Guests at this winery located in Lexington can visit the tasting room and sample exclusive selections and sip from a glass of the winery’s famous Chocolate Drop flavor or its other varieties. Canadian River Vineyards & Winery also features a patio and regularly holds events such as festivals; classes to make cheese, soap and spa products; holiday fun; etc.

StableRidge Vineyards
1916 W. Highway 66, Stroud
stableridgevineyards.com
918-968-2568

Possibly the only winery to come into existence due to two tornadoes, StableRidge located on historic Route 66 features a tasting room, a conference cottage and tours. Visitors can even purchase special labels to personalize gift bottles of the vineyard’s 13 varieties of wine and commemorate special events.

Sparks Winery
351310 E. 970 Road, Sparks
sparksvineyard.com
918-866-2529

Wine lovers willing to venture outside the metro can enjoy Sparks Vineyard & Winery’s 13 flavors in a scenic setting an hour from Oklahoma City. The vineyard offers tours, a tasting room and events but cautions guests to call ahead so they don’t drive through miles of rural roads only to arrive and find the winery closed.

Seminole Nation Vineyard & Winery
612 E. Wrangler Blvd., Seminole
seminolenationwinery.com
405-638-1632

This vineyard owned by the Seminole Nation is located in Seminole’s historic Grisso Mansion, an impressive house that features fountains, a reflecting pool and a conservatory. The growing vineyard is focused on sustainable practices, and plans include 52 acres of vines. The operation is unique because its Native status allows the winery to distribute wine directly to stores and restaurants.

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