If you like Gewürztraminer, then you’d love: Edelweiss Sounds Like: (Adel-vise) Looks Like: White, round, medium sized berry. Smells Like: Candied-fruit aroma reminiscent of fresh strawberries or Jolly Ranchers candy. Tastes Like: Fruity flavors most often citrus, peach and green apple. Some refer to the flavor profile as “foxy”. Used As: Produces sweet, aromatic, white wines. Cold Hardiness: Cold hardy to -30°F.

Wines produced from this grape are available at these wineries.

  • Eagles Landing Winery
  • Empty Nest Winery
  • Engelbrecht Family Winery
  • Tycoga Winery
  • Winneshiek Wildberry Winery

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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Grape Varietals

Our wineries focus on producing world class wines from cold hardy wine grapes and berries that can be grown in our region.
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Wineries can be visited almost daily and semi-annual Special Events shouldn't be missed. At each site a winemaker is likely nearby to answer questions about growing wine using the region's special varietals. Visitors can view operations, enjoy the grounds, and sample award winning wines produced from local grapes, berries and honey carrying that special Iowa taste.

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