Iowa March 31, 2019
This Beautiful Trail Will Take You To The 8 Best Wineries In Iowa
If you’re looking to find the best wineries in Iowa, head out on the Loess Hills Wine Trail and visit each of the charming vineyards on the way. These beautiful farms and shops will help you pick out the perfect bottles while also showing you an underrated part of the Hawkeye State.
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Follow this map to explore the wineries of the Loess Hills!
1. Old Town Vineyard, Ida Grove
Old Town Vineyards is a quaint spot in Ida Grove. You'll find award winning wines made right here on the farm, and in the spring and summertime, they host live entertainment during evening tastings.
2. Danish Countryside Vines and Wines, Exira
The Danish Countryside Vineyard shows off some of the region's cultural heritage. Visit to learn about the history of the communities in the Loess Hills region and how the land here is perfect for planting and growing vines.
3. Breezy Hills Vineyard, Minden
Breezy Hills is a sprawling countryside winery that makes delicious reds and whites. Tour the farm and pick up a few bottles to to take home to enjoy during your summertime cookouts.
4. Prairie Crossing Winery, Treynor
Prairie Crossing is a gorgeous vineyard, and it's the perfect place to visit on a nice spring day. Taste their homemade wines and enjoy a cheese platter while you relax out in the gazebo, overlooking the pretty farm vines.
5. Bodega Victoriana, Glenwood
Bodega Victoriana is one of Iowa's most famous wedding venues, but you can visit this popular vineyard to tour the property and taste the wines. Each wine is carefully crafted to compliment a variety of flavors and foods, and the knowledgeable staff here will help you choose the right one.
6. Vine Street Cellars, Glenwood
Downtown Glenwood is home to a cute little winery that's part of this Loess Hills Wine Trail, too! Stop by Vine Street Cellars to enjoy their events and entertainment, and pick up the perfect bottle for dinner tonight.
7. Sugar Clay Winery, Thurman
It's hard to explain how beautiful the Sugar Clay Winery is in person, so you'll just have to visit. With hiking trails, scenic views, and even overnight accomodations, you may never want to leave!
8. Wabash Winery, Shenandoah
The Wabash Winery is the last stop on the Loess Hills Wine Trail. Pick up a bottle here to compliment a picnic lunch or dinner, because you'll be inspired to get outside after seeing the beauty of the region.
Get more information about the Loess Hills District Wine Trail from
Travel Iowa, here. You can make the trip in one day, but to fully enjoy each vineyard, plan to stay overnight before continuing down the trail. For more ideas of what to do on a Loess Hills weekend, read The 12 Different Parts Of Iowa You Should Explore In 2019.