Decided to go wine tasting on Saturday near Anadarko, Oklahoma with Melissa, Andrew, Kevin, and Carson. Wine was a significant portion of Oklahoma's agricultural economy during the twenties, but due to prohibition, it all but disappeared until it's reappearance in the eighties. First stop was the Woods and Waters Winery. In existence now for about 15 years, it is one of the larger wineries. They had an awesome dry riesling as well as a not so awesome jalopeno Fire Wine (unless you are a fan of jalopenos...).
Second stop was the Range Winery, a home operation. We arrived pretty late in the day and weren't sure what to expect, but when we knocked on the front door, we were greeted warmly and taking to the "tasting room" and given a nice tour of the property. The owner is currently in a long process of building a three level structure - a cellar in the side of the hill, as well as a tasting room and patio above. Also on the property were some Texas Longhorn, his other avenue for making a living.
After we were done there, made a quick stop at the top of a mountain for some good views of the Wichita Mountains.
Next up was the Easter Play at the Holy City of the Wichitas. This is the longest running passion play of its kind in the U.S. and lasted from about 8 until midnight, without any breaks. It started in the 1920s and attendance reached an all time high in 1939 with 225,000 visitors. There was probably only a few thousand this year though. The site is a permanent mini Jerusalem situated in the Wildlife Refuge in the Wichita Mountains.
Happy Easter Y'all!