In 2011, a group of winemakers came together to create the Oklahoma Grape Industry Council (OGIC). The goal of OGIC was to improve the industry using education and government relationships.
Over the years, OGIC has worked with OSU and Redlands Community College to develop educational and research opportunities. The organization has also been influential in modernizing the state’s laws, including supporting State Question 792, which allowed grocery stores to sell wine.
The organization continues its work, supporting agritourism, educating people, and advocating for hobbyists, viticulturists, and vintners. Discover more about the history of grapes in Oklahoma, or join OGIC today.