After a lifetime of practice as an ob-gyn and 10 years as an amateur winemaker, Gary Strebel’s vinting hobby hit a bump in the road: His fermenting creations were taking up too much space in the kitchen, and his wife, Sherry, was tired of the mess. After a lengthy licensing process, Gary moved his operation into the barn, first taking his wines to the public in 2007. The now-renovated hundred-year-old barn currently serves as both a winery and gift shop, which frees the Strebels’ kitchen space for the family and frees visitors from having to wedge themselves between the refrigerator and the dishwasher. In addition to its overflowing wine racks, the gift shop also fills its rustic bounds with paraphernalia such as glasses, billfolds, jewelry, scarves and purses, and Cowboy and Sooner memorabilia.
With Western-themed labels and names such as Dustbowl chardonnay and Roadrunner syrah, the wines at Put a Cork in it announce their regional flavors on the bottle and on tasters' tongues. The selection of locally produced wines varies throughout the year, much like the selection of snowflakes on a movie set, although it typically includes about 12 blends and single-varietal bottlings for visitors to sample or purchase. Featuring dry, unctuous reds as well as fruity whites, the winery doesn't overlook any taste buds or sweet teeth.
The staff strives to maintain a relaxed environment by leading informal, yet informative, tastings for small or large groups.
The Rusty Nail Winery is a premier tourist destination in southern Oklahoma. Tourists and locals alike can sip, taste, relax, select the perfect bottle of wine to take home, explore our unique gift shop, or sample tasty foods from our Bistro.
Canadian River Vineyards and Winery lies along Route 77, extending toward the banks of the Canadian River in rolling rows of vines and picturesque fields. The setting incites the urge to celebrate, and the owners often do so. They host elegant weddings and parties, as well as less formal events such as movies in the vineyard, game night, and bonfires. Amongst all the shindigs they throw, the Annual Grape Stomp Festival regularly proves the most popular. Of course, people visit just as often to tour the scenic grounds and taste the wine, which comes in varieties such as Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, and Oklahoma Riesling.
The owners of Tidal School Winery and Vineyard chose a fitting venue for educating the public about their selection of European-style and Oklahoma sweet wines—an 8,000-square-foot historic schoolhouse. Originally built in the 1920s to educate John D. Rockefeller’s workforce, the building now houses a banquet hall and tasting room where visitors can swirl, sip, and see who can spit take the farthest with the vineyard’s wines. Further entertaining the senses, the winery hosts monthly musical events that are free to the public and spotlight Oklahoma-based bands.
A hearth oven frames brightly in the kitchen of every Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar, roasting gourmet flatbreads to perfection. Cooks pile the house-made crusts with premium toppings before slipping them in, creating signature offerings like the creamy lobster thermidor or the Pietro, which pairs goat cheese and prosciutto with sweeter components such as black mission figs. Flatbreads aren't the only specialty, though?the kitchen also turns out fire-roasted chicken wings, baked? pastas, and entrees such as slow-braised osso bucco. An eclectic selection of beers and more than 30 wines bring out the flavors of the menu.
Gourmet Flatbreads for Every Palate
Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar is known for its signature flatbreads, which feature an array of bold, flavorful ingredients. Below, a few highlights.
|The Ginsu||The Chicken Tikka||The Tuffo|
|Toppings such as maguro tuna, ginger, and wasabi cream sauce lend a distinctly Asian flavor to the Ginsu.||Creamy coconut and masala sauce are among the ingredients that give the chicken tikka its sumptuous flavor.||Applewood-smoked duck bacon, black mission figs, and other gourmet toppings make the Tuffo a must-try for foodies.|