Iowa’s Fireside Winery to Purchase Ackerman Winery
Fireside Winery in Marengo, Iowa announced that is purchasing Ackerman Winery, Iowa’s oldest operating winery, which is located in the Amana Colonies. Harry and Louisa Ackerman started the winery in their basement in 1956. Later, Les and Linda Ackerman took over Ackerman and produce mainly fruit and labrusca wines. Fireside said they believe that Ackerman’s fruit wines will complement their own estate grown cold hardy grape wines.