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Embark on a journey to one of the Heartland’s newest tourist destinations featuring fine wine, great food, and cultural events!


Six wineries currently dot the wine trail stretching from Minden to Thurman and back to Crescent.  All of the wineries along the trail offer tastings (often poured by the winemakers themselves), local art works, and retail wine sales. Many offer sales of wine by the glass and food items to be enjoyed on their decks or in their tasting rooms.


The Western Iowa Wine Trail wineries are producing award-winning wines from “cold climate” grape varieties and locally produced fruits. The winemakers are always ready to visit about their unique wines and love to show off their wineries and vineyards. You’ll find that the wine and hospitality at our small wineries is excellent!  


As you’re traveling our wine trail, enjoy the region’s designated scenic byways and their awesome hilltop views amidst Western Iowa’s Loess Hills.  We look forward to seeing you soon on the Western Iowa Wine Trail!   

Wine Trail Events

If you are returning to the Western Iowa Wine Trail...Welcome Back!  If you are new, here is how our event works:   


1)  Take a look at the Wine Trail Map and determine the route that works best for you.  You choose your starting winery and determine if you would like to complete the Wine Trail in 1 day or 2.   


2)  Purchase your passport:  use the Paypal button on this website; OR call ahead to your starting winery and reserve your passport with a credit card; OR purchase passports the day of the event at any of the six wineries.   


3)  Then the FUN begins, as you travel along the wine trail and experience each wineries offerings of food, paired with a select Iowa wine.  Take time to sample other wines along with the ambiance that each unique winery offers!!   


Remember that outside food and alcohol is prohibited at Western Iowa Wine Trail Events.  

Wineries

Breezy Hills Vineyard 31735 Tamarak Road, Minden Iowa 51553   

Loess Hills Vineyard & Winery 1120 Old Lincoln Hwy, Crescent Iowa 51526   

Prairie Crossing Vineyard & Winery 31506 Pioneer Trail, Treynor Iowa 51575   

Sugar Clay Winery & Vineyard 1446 240th Ave, Thurman Iowa 51654   Vine Street Cellars 17 N Vine St, Glenwood Iowa 51534   

Bodega Victoriana 60397 Kidd Rd, Glenwood Iowa 51534