Here in Iowa, we have a long history of growing grapes! Did you know that Iowa was the sixth leading producer of grapes in the country in 1919? Over the years, we’ve worked hard to learn about and develop our cold climate grapes and how we can produce some great tasting wines! We’re proud of […]
We will be kicking off March as Iowa Wine Month on March 5, when Governor Terry Branstad will make an official proclamation! Iowa Wine Month is designed to celebrate all things Iowa Wine! We’ll be highlighting wineries throughout the month of March, along with events that will be taking place and helping the public find […]
The Iowa Wine Growers Association, in partnership with VESTA, is pleased to present a one-day, customer service training workshop featuring Elizabeth Slater of In Short Marketing. Elizabeth travels the country and is recognized throughout North America as an authority on marketing wines, wineries and wine regions to consumers. The workshop will provide attendees with real-world […]
On Thursday, December 11, The Midwest Grape & Wine Industry Institute at Iowa State University hosted Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, IDALS staff, Iowa Wine Growers Association and ISU staff. We enjoyed meeting Secretary Northey and talking with him about the impact that our industry makes on Iowa Agriculture. It was a productive meeting and an excellent […]
The Cold Climate Conference hosted by the Minnesota Grape Growers Association will be February 5-7, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis, MN. The three day conference is dedicated to cold climate grape growing and wine making and features viticulture, enology and business tracks. This year, IWGA members will receive a discount if they […]
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Saturday, November 8 is National Wine Tourism Day! Across the country, folks will be celebrating their favorite local wine and wineries! Did you know that over 350,000 wine related tourists spend over $41 million each year as they travel around our state visiting wineries? That’s a lot of money for our local communities and the […]