Category: Iowa

Wine Competition Winners in the Midwest 0

Wine Competition Winners in the Midwest

Listed below are the top award winners for the major Midwestern Wine Competitions. The Cold Climate Wine Competition in Minnesota winners can be accessed by clicking the link below.  It’s heartening to see so...

2015 Midwest Winery Rankings 0

2015 Midwest Winery Rankings

The Midwest wine industry continues to grow. The number of wineries in the 11 state area Midwest Wine Press covers rebounded strongly during 2014 after barely growing at all during 2013. During 2014, the...

Cassie Bott New IWGA President 0

Cassie Bott New IWGA President

Cassie Bott of Fireside Winery in Marengo has been elected as president and Mike Vincent of Wooden Wheel Vineyard in Keota as vice president of the Iowa Wine Growers Association Board of Directors. New...

Iowa’s Fireside Winery to Purchase Ackerman Winery 0

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....

Tim Hanni’s Awards for Wines Consumers Like 0

Tim Hanni’s Awards for Wines Consumers Like

During February 2012, Midwest Wine Press wrote a story about Tim Hanni’s presentation at the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association Conference: Midwest Wines Should Embrace Sweetness . Hanni is a leading international authority on...

Cold “Wreaking Havoc” on Regional Wine Industry 3

Cold “Wreaking Havoc” on Regional Wine Industry

The O’Keefes of Northern Michigan -Edward and son Eddie- have been farming grapes on the Old Mission Peninsula since 1974.  So when the O’Keefes express concern about the cold damage of the past two...

Lori Paulsen New Exec Dir at NWGGA 0

Lori Paulsen New Exec Dir at NWGGA

The Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association (NWGGA) is pleased to announce that Lori Paulsen has recently taken over the Executive Director position for the 90 member non-profit association representing Nebraska wineries, vineyards and...