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Tasting Time at Iowa Wineries

Tasting Time

by Mary Gottschalk

photo courtesy Tabor Home Winery

It’s hard to travel far in Iowa these days without running across a vineyard offering food and wine events. Iowa vineyards have become year-round entertainment, with one or more events every week in November and into December.

Tassel Ridge Winery (Leighton) hosts a three-course meal paired with the 2011 Iowa Nouveau. Eagles Landing (Marquette) showcases its mulled wines for the holiday season. The wineries along the Iowa Wine Trail (eastern Iowa) collaborate in a two-day food and wine tour, including a prize drawing for those who visit all nine vineyards on the tasting route.

For a list of wine events, dates, times, and places during November and December, visit


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