Wine Tasting in Iowa


One Private Wine Tasting for Four or Eight at Rocky Waters Winery (50% Off)

Rocky Waters Winery

Hanover Illinois

During private wine tastings, winemakers serve seven samples and answer visitors' questions

$24 $12

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Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four at John Ernest Vineyard & Winery (Up to 45% Off)

John Ernest Vineyard & Winery

Tama

Tasting packages include one glass of wine and a souvenir glass for each taster, and a take-home bottle of wine per pair

$31 $18

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Wineglasses and Bottle of Wine at Grape Escape Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Grape Escape Winery

Pleasantville

Guests savor sips of wine concocted from 100% Iowa grown grapes, then take home logo-emblazoned glasses and a bottle to share

$26 $13

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Wine-Tasting for Four or Eight with Take-Home Bottles of Wine and Wineglasses at Dale Valley Vineyard (50% Off)

Dale Valley Vineyard

Stuart

In a renovated 19th-century schoolhouse, visitors sample eclectic red and white wines crafted from locally grown ingredients

$32 $16

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Wine Tasting Package for Two or Four at Annelise Winery (Up to 46% Off)

Annelise Winery

Annelise Winery

Guests at a scenic family winery can sample premium selections before taking a bottle and souvenir glass home with them

$34 $20

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$18 for a Wine Tasting for Four with Souvenir Glasses at Penoach Vineyard & Winery ($37 Value)

Penoach Vineyard & Winery

Adel

Wine tasters uncork a bottle of one of Penoach’s wines, such as Farmhouse White or Windmill Red, sipped from a souvenir glass

$37 $18

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Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four at La Vida Loca Winery (Up to 45% Off)

La Vida Loca Winery

La Vida Loca Winery

Sample sweet, semisweet, or dry wine at family-owned winery, then take home a bottle and wineglasses

$32 $19

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Jasper's modern winery squeezes the life out of central Iowan grapes to create a delicious lineup of colorful wines. The 60-minute VIP tasting gives groups of four or double-four a tour of the winery's chambers and splashes tongues with tastes of all 11 vintages, which include the crisp and citrusy Edelweiss white and the Norton dry red, whose smells of baked fruit awaken connoisseurs to flavors of currant and blackberry with slight hints of cinnamon and mint.
2400 George Flagg Pkwy
Des Moines,
IA
US
Visit White Star Ale House for some true American comfort food. Low-fat options are missing from the menu, so guests can leave their diets at home. Ready for a drink to unwind? At White Star Ale House, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar. The whole family can enjoy a meal at White Star Ale House with its kid-friendly fare. Time to cheers to another week in the can at White Star Ale House. Gather up your group of friends and head to White Star Ale House, a local restaurant that has room for large groups. Musical groups perform live at White Star Ale House, so tables can perk up with some tunes. Between the music and the crowds, White Star Ale House's noise levels can be intense. Reserve your table ahead of time if you're heading over to the restaurant on a Friday and Saturday — it can get quite crowded during the weekend. It doesn't get much more laid-back than White Star Ale House, so dress for comfort when you come. You find quick street parking or take advantage of valet services near White Star Ale House. Make use of the luxurious bike racks at White Star Ale House. Prices at White Star Ale House are moderate — most diners plunk down about $30 per meal. Major credit cards — including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted.
305 2nd Ave SE
Cedar Rapids,
IA
US
Only after studying wine literature, discussing options with distributors, and attending tastings do Frank and Abby Bowman decide which reds and whites will join their already massive stock of approximately 200 wine varietals. Their temperature-controlled wine cellar stores nearly 1,500 bottles, which the Bowmans—Linn Street Cafe's owners since 1996—uncork at daily meals, wine tastings, and multi-course wine-pairing dinners. Along with wine pours, their 70-seat restaurant houses contemporary American dishes crafted from sustainable seafood, local farmers' produce, and meats hand-plucked from Iowan gardens. The elegant meals continue to win raves from critics and outlets such as CityVoter, which awarded Linn Street Cafe a finalist position in its 2011 Best Romantic Restaurant competition.
121 North Linn Street
Iowa City,
IA
US
For four generations, the Larson family has farmed the verdant parcel of land where Snus Hill Winery now sits, carrying on and improving upon the traditions of their Swedish immigrant ancestors who settled there back in 1878. From their American and French?style grapes, they've crafted a wide variety of award-winning wines, some of which are lovingly named for their beloved cats??and all of which wear the face of a feline on the label. Red, white, ros?, and even dessert and specialty wines create a well-rounded portfolio of varietals, from the bone-dry cabernet sauvignon the Whisker White, with notes of pineapple, mango, and graceful indifference.
2183 320th St
Madrid,
IA
US
Stone Cliff Winery sits in the fertile hills of eastern Iowa, near Dubuque. It's where the winery's owner, Nan Smith, grew up, and the place where she and her husband decided to buy a farm and raise their daughters. But their original thoughts of conventional farming turned to winemaking; so in 1996, they planted their first 2,000 grapevines on the property, and the winery has been thriving ever since. Today, the Smiths and their team craft wines ranging from classic cabernet sauvignon to a fruity apple-cranberry wine. Customers can even adorn the bottles with personalized labels to commemorate a special occasion. And patrons don't have to climb Dubuque's hills to sample the winery's vintages?they can visit the tasting room in the historical Star brewery building, on the banks of the Mississippi River.
600 Star Brewery Drive
Dubuque,
IA
US
Choose your own cut of steak at West Des Moines' Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. Come prepared to feast at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar — with no low-fat options, any diets will need to be put aside for the moment. The bar at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is great for big groups, and guests favor its private room for important events. Just around the workday bend are Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar's happy hour food and drink bargains. Free wifi is on hand here as well. Sit outside when the weather is fine — Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day. Crowds tend to pack the place on weekends, so call ahead to reserve a table. Enjoy the vibe here with a business casual dress code. You can also have Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar cater your next event. You can also grab your grub to go. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar offers free parking just steps away from the door. Fancy snacks do come at a higher price, but wow are they delicious. The dinner menu is a crowd pleaser at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
150 S Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines,
IA
US
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