LISBON– The Iowa Wine Trail invites you to “Around the World with Iowa Wines.” The 17th semi-annual special weekend event will be held on Nov. 3 and 4 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. each day. Each winery will serve food samples paired with the excellent Iowa made wines of the Upper Mississippi River Valley Viticulture Area. The wineries are gearing up to provide unique and creative “Around the World” food samples that bring out the best in their individual, unique wine styles.
To fully enjoy the wine trail experience of the Upper Mississippi River Valley Viticulture Area, it is best to take two days traversing the trail and visiting all nine wineries: Sutliff Cider Company near Lisbon, Brick Arch Winery in West Branch, Daly Creek Winery in Anamosa, Tabor Home Vineyards and Winery near Baldwin, Park Farm Winery near Bankston , Eagles Landing Winery in Marquette, Wide River Winery near Clinton, Winneshiek Wildberry Winery near Decorah and Engelbrecht Family Winery near Fredericksburg. Arrange now with one of the bed and breakfast partner sites listed on the website at www.iowawinetrail.com . Ask about any special weekend packages that they may offer.
Tickets are $30 each. If you purchase three tickets before Oct. 22, you will receive a fourth ticket free (four tickets for $90). Tickets purchased after Oct. 22, but before the day of the event will be $30/ticket. Tickets will be available the day of the event for $40/ticket. Free designated driver tickets are available for food sampling only. Tickets can be purchased in the tasting rooms at any of the participating wineries or on line at www.iowawinetrail.com . Phone orders can be placed through Park Farm Winery at 563-557-3727. Purchase early as ticket sales will be limited to 350.
This is your best opportunity to stock up on your favorite Iowa Wine Trail wines for yourself or that special someone on your gift-giving list. Also, with each purchased ticket you will receive your very own Iowa Wine Trail etched wine glass with a beaded charm attached for use at each winery you visit.