Why This Scenic Little Iowa Town Could Soon Be The Next Napa Valley

According to the Iowa Wine Growers Association, Iowa is home to more than 100 wineries, and while that may pale in comparison to California’s Napa Valley, it’s still impressive for a state most people associate with cornfields. And while you will find many Iowa wineries in the center of the state, it’s along the eastern border where you will find the next Napa Valley. With scenic river views, plenty of small-town charm, and several wineries within driving distance, Dubuque, Iowa might just be the best wine destination in the Midwest.

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