History

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Oklahoma Vineyard, Winery & Meadery

Coming Soon to Tuttle, Oklahoma

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Summerside Vineyards was founded by Gary and Marsha Butler in 1999 as a bed and breakfast and was located on Grand Lake before moving in 2003 to a location on Historic Rt 66 in Vinita, Oklahoma where it remained for over a decade.  In the Fall of 2013, Summerside was purchased by Lisa and Billy Griffin after the Butler’s retired from the business.   Lisa’s dream and vision of owning a winery has continued Summerside’s success as she prepares a brand new location in Tuttle, OK to house Summerside Winery.  Summerside will become a sister label of the new Tuttle location called Coal Creek Vineyard & Winery.

Summerside Vineyards, Winery & Meadery officially started in 2000, and in 2002 became a licensed Oklahoma winery and in 2008 started producing mead (wine made from honey).

Summerside Vineyards started with a four acre vineyard located in Ketchum, OK, near the banks of Grand Lake O’ the Cherokee. Two estates grapes were grown there: Cynthiana, a Native American red grape; and the Vignoles, a French-American hybrid white varietal. Our estate Chambourcin Grape was grown at the Rt 66 Vineyard at the location of our tasting room, gift shop, and cellar.  Once the Butler’s retired and sold the vineyard, Summerside continued to obtain grapes from Oklahoma and Arkansas growers to maintain Summerside wine’s high quality taste and reputation.