Fall 2018 Iowa Wine Trail Weekend Wine & Food Event


Saturday, November 3 (10a-6p)

Sunday, November 4 (10a-5p)



The Iowa Wine Trail is rolling out the red carpet for our first ever “Hollywood and Vines” wine and food event on the weekend of November 3-4.  We love the movies and each one of our eleven wineries has selected a film as their inspiration for a wonderful wine-food pairing! 


2018 Fall IWT Movie Choices


Brick Arch: Love, Actually

Eagles Landing: The Grinch

Empty Nest: Home Alone

Farm House

Park Farm: White Christmas

PromiseLand: National Lampoon Christmas Vacation

Tabor: Christmas Carole


Wide River

Winneshiek: The Nightmare Before Christmas



At each winery wine lovers will be able to enjoy specially prepared (and Hollywood film inspired) foods paired with award winning, locally crafted wines. Plan to sample the food and wine at each of the Iowa Wine trail wineries.

More Fun: We encourage you to dress up as one of your favorite characters (from the above listed movies) for a chance to win free tickets to a future event. (note: maximum of 4 tickets to be given away).

Tickets are now on sale!

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We have updated ticketing so please carefully read the information below:


·         Purchase tickets via PayPal (click on Events tab, and then on “Purchase Tickets” tab). Please note there is a $3 PayPal transaction fee; however, you can avoid this fee by purchasing your tickets directly at your favorite Iowa Wine Trail winery.

·         Large groups (e.g., bus groups and tours should contact us prior to booking).

·         Print receipt and bring to event.

·         At first winery, present receipt and you will receive: a) tickets, b) glasses, and c) wrist band. 


It’s that easy!


EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – Buy Early and Save!

Purchase 3 tickets before October 24, 2018 (by 7pm) and get the 4th one FREE! After October 24th tickets will be $35 each up until the day of the event. Tickets will be priced at $40 each on the day of the event.



Ticket prices are $35 each in advance (purchased before October 30, 2018) or $40 the day of the event.

Free Designated Driver tickets are available upon request.


ONLINE TICKET OFFICE CLOSES: October 31 (at 7pm) – after that tickets will be available to purchase at Iowa Wine Trail member wineries.


Tickets can be purchased at participating winery tasting rooms, online by clicking on the Purchase Tickets tab or by calling 563-557-3727.



·         Choose your own route,

·         Take your time,

·         Explore - Taste - Enjoy the Iowa Wine Trail.

·         Remember: You need not visit every winery on the trail to get a chance to win a $25 certificate. Simply complete your ticket postcard and leave it at the last winery you visit.


NOTE: We encourage our weekend visitors to secure overnight accommodations early because space is limited and hotels fill quickly.


2017 Event Menu.

Brick Arch Winery: Iowa Ratatouille, French Pork Stew (Three Little Pigs), with candied bacon with bleu cheese paired with Sunset Bridge, our new port making its very first appearance during the IWT event.

Eagles Landing Winery: Marinara Meatballs, Caprese Skewers, and Cannoli Dip

Empty Nest Winery: BBQ Pork on a stick, Smokin Spanish Rice, and Family Recipe Apple Cake w/ iced apple glaze

Engelbrecht Family Winery: French Onion Soup, Boeuf Bourguignon, Crusty French Bread, and Mousse au chocolate

Park Farm Winery: Shrimp and pasta with white sauce paired with Picket Fence or Sunday Afternoon, Lt. Dan Ice Cream Float-- vanilla ice cream with Lt. Blenders Strawberry or Peach poured over it, and Chocolate paired with Marechal Foch or Ruby Slipper

PromiseLand Winery: Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches, Punxsutawney Shells & Cheese, and Hershey Chocolate Brownies

Tabor Wines: New York Pizza, The Sharks Black Bean Soup, The Jets Double Chocolate Port Ice Cream, and Puerto Rican Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce

TYCOGA Vineyard and Winery: Iceberg lettuce salad, Roast beef, and Eclairs

Wide River Winery: Cesar Salad, Daisy Buchanan's Sausage Gratin, and Chocolate Torte

Winneshiek Wildberry Winery: Bacon Wrapped Chorizo Dates, Brie, apple, honey, and naan bread pizza with Indian Spices; and Lemon Blueberry Scones

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Passport Program

 Our passport program allows visitors to earn a wine glass once they have visited and received stamps from each of the member wineries.

No purchase is necessary and completed passports may be turned in at any time.

The passport is incorporated into our brochure and is available at any of the participating wineries and can be stamped any day other than the day of an Iowa Wine Trail Event.

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