Across the nation, Water’s Edge Wineries exist for a single purpose—to bring the amazing world of wine to a wider audience, and to remove barriers that keep people from enjoying wine on a regular basis. The latest location of Water’s Edge Wineries, which opened in Cleveland County in early December—brings the first winery of its kind to Moore.
“We are so proud to bring something new and unique to Moore/Norman and south Oklahoma City,” explains Mara English, co-owner of Water’s Edge in Moore. Mara, along with husband Mike, said they're happy to have opened their new urban winery, where they offer a perfect location for both expert and novice wine drinkers to enjoy.
Located on the corner of SE 19th and South Broadway Avenue, Water’s Edge allows patrons to enjoy custom-made wines that are fermented, bottled and corked in Oklahoma City.
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“Water’s Edge Winery is a family-owned winery,” Mara explains. “The original location thrived in downtown Oklahoma City for eight years before the previous owner decided to retire. My husband and I purchased it from him, and we couldn’t be more excited to add a new chapter to the storied history of this popular winery.”
There are 12 Water’s Edge locations across the United States, and the Moore location is the newest. Water’s Edge began in California in 2012; they describe their locations as “micro-wineries” that bring the best of wine culture to communities across the United States.
All locations of Water’s Edge are unique because they do not grow or crush the grapes that create their signature and specialty wines. Instead, they outsource the grapes from a global network of vineyards and growers. Grapes are sourced from some of the finest grape-growing regions of the world, such as Italy, France, New Zealand, Chile, Germany and California, and the actual wine production is handled onsite.
“We source our grapes from the best vineyards located in the finest grape-growing regions around the world,” Mara explains. “Under the guidance of our head winemaker, Conner Meek, we handcraft each and every small batch of our wines locally. My favorite wine right now is the Almond Sparkle Sparkling Wine!”
Two of Water’s Edge's most popular signature wines are Scandalous, a popular sweet black cherry dessert Pinot Noir, and Big Daddy Red, a rich Cabernet Sauvignon.
“Those two wines are definitely ones I would recommend for guests to try, but I am sure everyone will find one that is their favorite,” Mara says.
Water’s Edge combines the best of traditional winemaking with a cutting-edge wine bar experience. All Water’s Edge Wineries offer a selection of delectable bistro-style appetizers and desserts, including charcuterie, Panini-style sandwiches, flatbread pizzas and artisan cheeses. In addition, the Moore winery will feature a variety of popcorn flavors made possible by Mike and Mara’s other business, Ace Party Supplies & Showtime Concessions in Moore.
Water’s Edge Winery offers high-quality wines, a relaxing atmosphere and a cultural experience. The Moore location features an industrial-chic atmosphere and a spacious lawn that Mike and Mara plan to utilize for special events and private parties.
“We plan on doing outside events, tasting parties, private and custom labels for special occasions, and so much more,” Mara adds.
Guests are invited to come to the Moore location to taste their selections of red wines, white wines and sangrias, as well as bottling parties and tours. Custom labeling is available for favorite blends or for personalized gifts, and Water’s Edge will offer an exclusive wine club. Wine club memberships begin at $35 per month, and offer access to private events, discounts on wine-related purchases, wine tastings and more.
“We were wine club members for about five years before we bought the franchise, and we would visit the downtown location a few times a week,” Mara says. “We can't wait to meet everyone and will offer wine club memberships specials. We invite you to come to our new location and experience all that we have to offer.”
Water’s Edge Winery is located at 2001 S. Broadway Ave, Suite C, in Moore. For more information, visit wew.mooreok.com or call 405.232.9463. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram at @wew_mooreok.