The Oklahoma Grape Industry Council (OGIC) is trying to get a handle on the number of vineyards in the state with all the related details.  Why do they want to know?  One reason is to help you sell your grapes to a winery, by pairing those with grapes to those who need grapes.  Another is to have hard numbers to help market the industry to the public and to political figures.  They want to grow the industry and with your assistance they can move in that direction.  So, if you own a vineyard please provide that information to OGIC.  The contact information is below:

Jimmy Johns

smokingrapes@icu.net

(405) 942-3333 or (405) 436-1629  

Here are some things they would like to know — is your vineyard commercial or hobby?  How many acres do you have?  How many vines?  Which varieties?  Tonnage? And any other details you think would be useful.

This is extremely important information to the grape and wine industry of Oklahoma.  You can help move it in a positive direction by responding to this call for information.  I will also put out a call in my newsletter and email, so if you receive this message multiple times, my apologies, but hopefully it will serve as a reminder.

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