8 Iowa Breweries and Wineries Near Council Bluffs (Within 1 Hour!)
During the 1930’s Iowa was ranked 6th in grape and wine production. Now there are almost 1,500 acres of grapes and 100+ wineries across the state! I recently shared 6 Iowa Beer Trails and 6 Wine Trails to help you plan your next adult day trip. If you don’t feel like wine hopping or driving from brewery to brewery I’ve got another great list for you! Below you will find 8 Iowa breweries and wineries near Council Bluffs that you can get to within 1 hour!
8 Iowa Breweries and Wineries Near Council Bluffs
#1 Bodega Victorian Winery
All of the wines at the Bodega Victorian Winery in Glenwood are made with grapes grown in the Loess Hills. The largest vineyard in western Iowa you can gaze at a 1-acre pond and century-old barn while you sip. The tasting room opens at noon Wednesday-Sunday where they serve wines and tapas.
Learn more: https://bodegavictoriana.com/
#2 Breezy Hills Vineyard
The first vineyard and winery in western Iowa was Breezy Hills Vineyard in Minden. Whether you visit for an event or stop by the tasting room Tuesday-Sunday you’ll find award-winning wines and a beautiful view.
Learn more: http://bwella.com/bwella/
#3 CIB Brewery
Wine and BBQ is the combination you’ll find at CIB Brewery in Carson. Open Thursday-Saturday starting at 5PM you’ll find a focus on sours and American Wild ales at this small-batch artisanal nano-brewery.
#4 Keg Creek Brewing Co.
Another place to visit in Glenwood is Keg Creek Brewing Co.! Enjoy craft beers in the tasting room that’s open Wednesday-Sunday or take in a beer festival or tap invasion event. This summer, Keg Creek Brewing is expanding their taproom and hopes to have it open in June 2018. There will be a walk-in cooler with 20 on-tap beers and would fit 80-100 guests!
Learn more: https://kegcreekbrewing.com/
#5 Loess Hills Vineyard & Winery
Sample some of the Midwest’s finest wines at Loess Hills Vineyard & Winery in Crescent. The tasting room opens at noon Thursday-Sunday where you’ll find local wines made with a hands-on process.
Learn more: http://www.loesshillsvineyardandwinery.com/
#6 Prarie Crossing Vineyard & Winery
Sitting on top of the rolling hills of western Iowa is Prarie Crossing Vineyard & Winery in Treynor. Find wines made in Iowa with grapes grown in Iowa inside the tasting room that is open Wednesday-Sunday.
Learn more: http://www.prairiecrossingwine.com/
#7 Sugar Clay Winery & Vineyards
Located in Thurman, Sugar Clay Winery & Vineyards offers handcrafted wines you can sip on the shaded deck leading to a 6-acre vineyard. The tasting room opens at 10AM Thursday-Saturday and 1PM on Sundays. Check out their events like Winestock and Sangria Sunday for added fun!
Learn more: http://www.sugarclaywinery.com/
#8 Vine Street Cellars
Vine Street Cellars in Glenwood pours wines made with locally grown grapes that are processed and bottled on site. The tasting room is open Tuesday-Sunday at varying hours and they also have an outdoor patio where you can enjoy your wine or several Iowa brewed beers.
Learn more: http://vinestreetcellars.com/
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