Next Thursday evening, Wine Walk in the Depot District will be returning to downtown Ardmore, and everyone is invited to enjoy the cooler autumn temperatures while browsing local merchants, listening to street musicians and sampling Oklahoma-made wines.  Ardmore Main Street Authority General Manager Jeff DiMiceli said registration stations will set up at the east and west end of Main Street, and once guests check in, they’ll be free to explore what the Depot District has to offer.
“When people check in, they’ll receive their wrist bands, a Wine Walk tasting glass, and a map that shows participating businesses and tasting stations,” DiMiceli said. “Then they are free to start visiting the stores, and for every store they go in they will receive one coupon that’s good for one pour of wine.”
From there guests can then take their coupon to one of the wine tasting stations that will be set up along Main Street. The tasting stations will offer a variety of wines — from sweet to dry — from two different Oklahoma wineries, Native Spirits Winery from Norman and Canadian River Winery from Lexington. Those who find a wine they particularly enjoy will be able to purchase a bottle during the walk.
“We should end up with about 17 or 18 different businesses participating, so the more stores people visit the more coupons they’ll get,” DiMiceli said. “We really want everyone to see all of our different businesses and find out what they have to offer.”
In addition to the wine tasting and shopping opportunities, street musicians will also be playing soft, acoustic music near the tasting stations.
Wine Walk in the Depot District will be taking place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11. Advanced tickets are $25 and available at eventbrite.com or guests can buy tickets the day of the event for $30.