In 1918 Henry Francis Kappus, great grandfather of Bret Kappus, purchased 447 acres of land west of Oklahoma City from the homesteader who claimed it in the Land Run of 1889. The property, known as River View Ranch, is where the next generation, Lawrence Kappus, started making wine in the 1930's. River View Ranch is still owned by the Kappus family today and hosts many of the old barns and the cellar where Grandpa Lawrence made wine.

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