Sommeliers recommend that you swirl a glass of wine and inhale its bouquet before throwing it in the face of your enemy. Enjoy pleasures that are worth the wait with this Groupon.
Choose from Two Options
- $8 for two glasses of wine and a small cheese plate (a $16 value)
- $14 for four glasses of wine and a large cheese plate (a $28 value)<p>
Alongside nibbles from a cheese plate, parties of two or four sip on native Iowa wines such as Good Neighbor, There for You, and Country Squire. The orchard is open from 5 p.m.–9 p.m. Fridays, 1 p.m.–8 p.m. Saturdays, and noon–5 p.m. Sundays.
Ditmars Orchard & Vineyard
The shifting seasons bring beauty and bounty to Ditmars Orchard & Vineyard, from the baby buds and bursting petals of spring to the branches heavy with peaches, apricots, cherries, and apples during summer and autumn. In 1994, the Ditmars family laid 300 trees into the ground as a family project, but slowly expanded their hobby into a full-time orchard, now cultivating almost 4,000 trees.
In the summer, fat juicy strawberries nestle in rows ready to be picked, and in fall, fields overflow with acres of bulbous orange pumpkins ready to become jack-o’-lanterns or a horseman’s fancy new hat. Amid fiery foliage and crisp autumn air, families adventure through the onsite corn maze and attend fun fall festivals that feature face painting and hayrides. Kids can clamber over tractor tires and whoosh down slides in the orchard’s large playground. Guests reenergize at the country kitchen, where lunch selections include fried apple pie, hot dogs, fresh apple cider donuts and other goodies, as well as native Iowa wines available by the bottle or glass.