Oklahoma Wine with California Roots
If we are going to make wine, we are going to make the finest wine we possibly can, was our founding philosophy when starting the Farfalla Winery. That’s why we traveled extensively, finding the best grapes available in America. We feel a special kinship with the California grapes. Their fine quality and flavor are superior to most areas in the world. Hence our relationship with a family owned vineyard in Lodi, California.
It’s a perfect metaphor for our company, as we find our own lives being changed as we grow and expand.
The latest technology in winemaking has been incorporated into our processes. With careful selection of our grapes and a meticulous approach to our winemaking method, first-light was to some very intriguing and flavorful wines. Over the years we have refined our selection to a smaller variety of the highest quality Oklahoma wine available.
We love having our friends and family stop by and share a glass of wine with us. That is the real passion we have – seeing people having fun, transporting themselves to a kinder, more loving environment, sharing our joys and lightening our lives’ pathways. We hope our wine delights you and warms your heart and hearth. Come by our winery and enjoy our Oklahoma hospitality.
Yukon without a doubt has a long and rich history and a part of that includes Progress beer. The Kroutils (Ray’s maternal family) were deeply involved in Yukon’s history and invested in its future in many ways, one of which was by creating the Progress Brewery. Regardless of how much Progress we make as a city and state, it is important to remember where we come from and the roots planted to get us where we are today.
After a humble beginning in a barn less than 2 blocks from today’s Farfalla Wine and just after Prohibition was lifted, John Kroutil, along with G.F. Streich, opened up the Progress Brewery at 501 N. Douglass in Oklahoma City. The six-story brew house had a capacity of producing 100,000 barrels of Progress Beer a day at its peak. It employed 1,000 people at one time, during the Depression. The beer was a regional beer, meaning it was an Oklahoma beer for Oklahomans.
The picture to the left was taken from a meeting of regional brewers at the Progress Brewery in OKC. The first man, with the hat, may have been the brewmaster at Progress. His name was Cliff. The second man is Walter Hiss of Chicago, then John F. Kroutil out front middle, and Mark Dykema, Progress executive secretary/treasurer, on the far right.
The picture to the right was taken in the taproom and features John Kroutil (far right) along with Mark Dykema and Elmer Streich to Kroutil’s right. To the far left may be the first Progress brewmaster Otto Deter.
Those who tried the brew all agreed it was of excellent quality. The business was later sold to the Lone Star Brewery and the building, which is still standing, is now used as NewView Oklahoma, a facility for helping people with vision loss or blindness.
Pictures of Progress Brewery courtesy of Mary D. Streich.
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505 Poplar Avenue
Yukon, OK 73099
Black Cherry Red
We are a family owned winery located in Yukon, Oklahoma. As long time residents of Canadian County, we love to share our passion for wine with our neighbors. Step into our Tasting Room to say hello, have a sample and take home a bottle or twelve. Whether you are an old pro or a first timer, you will enjoy the insights and welcoming atmosphere.
Currently our Tasting Room is open most weekends through the end of December 2022 with the exception of being closed the weekend of November 26-27 and we invite you to join us at Czech Christmas Market on December 3rd just a few blocks from the winery. Normal Hours are: Saturday 12-5 & Sunday 1-5. Please check our Calendar located under “The Winery” tab for current list of open dates. Reservations are not required during scheduled open weekends.
We invite you to browse our selection of Sipping Essentials. Pepper Creek Farms MIO gourmet pepper jellies, bread dipping spice blends, dip mixes are wonderful! We also carry flavorful Wine-A-Rita mixes and Koozie Sets, Crown Mulling Spices, Farfalla souvenirs and other wine accessories. *Crackerology Appetizer Kits are now available at Farfalla! Everything is included in each kit to easily create beautiful appetizers in minutes. Perfect for snacking while spending time at the winery or to grab and go. Also great to pair with a bottle of Farfalla as a gift for someone special! We also have packaged Summer Sausage, cheese, cheese spreads, olive tapenade & crackers from Joycelyn Co. to enjoy at the winery or purchase to take home! *You are also welcome to bring food items with you to enjoy while sipping at Farfalla and/or have warm food delivered by a third party. Many local restaurants are affiliated with 3rd party delivery services and some offer their own delivery. Please be sure to tell them to deliver to the Winery Entrance located on 6th Street.
If you would like to book a private event please contact us for scheduling. You may also call or text Michellé at 405-388-1607.
*Weekday/Weekend Pickup by Appointment is also available. To order and schedule pick up in advance please call/text 405-388-1607.
If you are searching for liquor stores, grocers and locations to purchase and/or enjoy Farfalla, please see our list of places that Farfalla may be in stock – located in the WINES tab – under the Availability section – at the bottom of the page.