April Declared Iowa Wine Month by Governor Branstad

April has been declared Iowa Wine Month by Governor Branstad. Some interesting facts are behind this recognition of the Iowa Wine Industry. Today, there are 100 native Iowa wineries and about 300 vineyards covering 1,200 acres in Iowa. Iowa wines now account for about 6% of total

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It contains articles on pairing wine with mixed grill, mechanical grape harvesting, vineyard visits in our Grapemobile, wines and Wine-A-Ritas for tailgating, Tassel Ridge dipping oils for easy entertaining, and our November and December events schedule. If you are not receiving your own copy of Simply Extraordinary®, you

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Visit Grandfather’s Barn at the Iowa State Fair

Grandfather’s Barn will be hosting “The Wine Experience,” an educational exhibit about Iowa’s growing wine industry. Don’t forget to look for the Iowa State Fair Red Wine. Front and back wine labels of Iowa State Fair Red Wine. These unique wine labels are a great collectors item.

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Chef Frank’s Pizza Receives Rave Reviews

Chef Frank has been cooking pizza in our wood fired pizza oven for about a year now and the pizzas just continue to improve. Last week, a couple born in Italy but living in rural Iowa, came in to enjoy our pizzas.  They thought Frank’s pizza was

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