September 19, 2017

Cedar Ridge Clear Label Wins Awards

 Cedar Ridge Vineyards, a family-owned winery and distillery located between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, Iowa, is no stranger to the lime light. Cedar Ridge received 20 awards for their wines in 2012 and more than 12 wine label design awards since 2008 at the Mid-American Wine Competition. In particular, their estate-grown Marechal Foch wine won two Silver medals for both wine label typography … [Read more...]

Iowa Restaurants Supporting Iowa Wine

Across the Midwest, many restaurants are enthusiastic about locally sourced food. But many are reluctant to embrace local wines. In Iowa, a gaggle of restaurants are bucking the trend by serving and spreading the word about quality Iowa wine.Country Junction Restaurant in Dyersville has been a supporter of local wines for many years. “We started doing the Iowa wines probably about ten years … [Read more...]

Iowa Wine: On The Farm and Now In The City

Like many Midwestern states, Iowa has recently experienced a dramatic increase in the number of wineries from 53 in 2006 to 76 today. Not only has the number of wineries increased, but the types of wineries have become more diverse. Iowa has also become a leader in making wine from University of Minnesota cold climate grapes. In this article, we look at three wineries that represent the different … [Read more...]