Iowa: It's Not Only Corn.
It's Wine, Too.
For our Best-of-Appellation™ tastings, the Iowa wines came to us. But, to get a first hand look at the wineries and their production, we sent regional correspondent Tim Pingleton traipsing through the winter snow to get a sample of what Iowa locals enjoy.
by Tim Pingelton
March 19, 2009
ine grape growing and winemaking in Iowa are in a state of flux. Best practices regarding what to plant, how to tend the vines, how to make the grapes into wine, and how to market the wine are as yet uncertain. There are perhaps as many predictions about the image of the Iowa wine industry as there are wineries in the state (over 70 and counting).