Tagged: Iowa wine

Iowa Wine Production Flattens in 2012 0

Iowa Wine Production Flattens in 2012

Wine production in Iowa has leveled off according to a report by Iowa State University (ISU).  After growing rapidly since 2000, the amount of native wine sold in Iowa declined slightly from the previous...

Iowa Restaurants Supporting Iowa Wine 1

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...

Chinese Wine Buyers Tour Iowa 0

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...

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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...

Drought Tipping Point: Vines Risk Long Term Damage 0

Drought Tipping Point: Vines Risk Long Term Damage

As the drought continues to worsen and temperatures across the Midwest exceed 100 degrees, viticulture experts warn that grape growers could face long-term vine damage. If there is no significant rain in the coming days,...

Iowa Tourism Running Wine Ads in Chicago, KC and Mnpls. 0

Iowa Tourism Running Wine Ads in Chicago, KC and Mnpls.

The Iowa Tourism Office is running ads featuring Iowa wine in Chicago, Kansas City and Minneapolis, according to Coleen Murphy, Partnerships Manager at the Iowa Tourism Office.   The ads are appearing in national...

First Wineries Receive Iowa Quality Seals 0

First Wineries Receive Iowa Quality Seals

As reported in MWP during October 2011,  Iowa has developed a Iowa Vintners Quality Alliance (IVQA) program modeled after the Canadian Vintners Quality Alliance which emphasizes terroir.   The IVQA is managed by Murli...