Iowa Quality Wine Consortium (IQ) Program 

The Iowa Wine Growers Association, in partnership with the Midwest Grape & Wine Industry Institute (MGWII), established the Iowa Quality WIne Consortium, or IQ Program, in order for local wineries to be more competitive in the worldwide wine market place. The IQ Program is a consumer focused effort to increase the quality and reputation of wine so that consumers can choose Iowa wines with confidence. Wines that have been submitted to the IQ Program go through rigorous sensory analysis and chemical testing to ensure that they are of high quality for the distinct styles representing the Iowa growing region.

Benefits of IQWC membership:

  • Make your certified wines stand out in the competitive marketplace

  • Provide reassurance to customers so they will buy and serve your wine with confidence

  • Includes submission of 5 wines each membership year and the privilege to submit additional labels

  • Receive valuable feedback on all of your submitted wines

  • Receive 50% off most Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute (MGWII) laboratory services

  • Receive early notification of MGWII workshops and events

  • Send two members of your organization to MGWII tasting proficiency training for free! (space available)

  • Promote building the reputation and distinct styles that represent the Iowa growing region

  • Be a part of the success in building a strong, sustainable grape and wine industry in Iowa

  • Show your commitment to producing Iowa Quality Wine!