October 16, 2017

Chinese Wine Buyers Tour Iowa

This week, a delegation of seven wine buyers from China toured Iowa vineyards and wineries. Among the locations that the Chinese visited were Tassel Ridge Winery,  Summerset Winery, Jasper Winery and North River Valley Vineyard. The USDA Foreign Ag Service Cochran Program, working with the State of Iowa, helped arrange and host the Chinese wine buyers."Iowa is a brand name in China," according … [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...]