History

The Rusty Nail Winery is located in an exquisitely restored building.  Originally constructed in 1906, this former hardware store inspired the name of The Rusty Nail.  Located in Sulphur, the building itself is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a perfect venue for reunions and private events. 

The Rusty Nail produces privately labeled wine on premises.  Each wine has a uniquely designed label named after a shoe, which features a rusty nail as the heel.  Examples include: Peep Toe, The Little Black Pump, Cinderella's Slipper and Dorothy's Ruby Red.  Our wine labels are loved by our customers making our wines very popular gifts.  We're always coming up with creative new wines and labels so check back with us often!

Reservations are suggested for groups larger than ten.  Please call ahead to plan your visit to the Rusty Nail.  Our phone number is (580) 622-VINO or you can email us.

 The Rusty Nail Winery is a women-owned and family-operated business established by Sulphur natives Leah Lucio, Debbie Alexander and Melissa Alexander Lee.  These two sisters and their mom like to have fun and love their wine!  We welcome you to stop by to raise a glass with friends and enjoy a personalized wine tasting on your next visit to Southern Oklahoma! 


Debbie Alexander, Co-Owner

Debbie is a Registered Nurse by day and a wine-maker by night.  She and her husband can be found at the winery daily making wine and making customers happy.  Debbie is the proud grandmother to eight grandchildren, loves to garden, and is an avid reader.  She's also very crafty which is probably where Leah and Melissa get their "creative genes".  Some of Debbie’s creations; wine bottle wind chimes, candles, soaps and wine bottle lamps can be found for sale in the Rusty Nail Winery Gift Shop



 
 
Leah Lucio, Co-Owner
Leah and her husband Richard live in the DFW area.  She was the driving force behind the founding of the Rusty Nail, and it was her creativity and passion for wine that made The Rusty Nail a reality.  Leah cultivated her love for wine while living in Heidelberg, Germany and traveling around Europe.  Leah is the mother to two beautiful daughters, Marena and Isabella, a strikingly handsome son Ryan, and a new grandson, Liam.


 
Melissa Alexander Lee, Co-Owner
Melissa lives in Boston, Massachusetts and works as a Senior IT Consultant, in addition to being the Marketing Manager for the Rusty Nail Winery.  As Marketing Manager, she manages the winery advertising, promotions, public relations, website, social media and special events.  Melissa loves spending time with her daughter, running, volunteering with Junior League and Chi Omega, and traveling.  She's been known to pack a bag at the drop of a hat and has been to over 60 countries.  She's also passionate about photography and you can find her travel photography on display and for sale in the Rusty Nail Winery gift shop.
 
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