Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute

Helping support the state’s evolving grape and wine industry, because the potential economic opportunities in wineries, value-added agriculture and tourism are limitless.

Research, Quality, Training

The Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute was formed as a result of the state’s evolving grape & wine industry.
Goals of the Institute include:

  • Conduct research to evaluate cold-hardy grape varieties that can thrive in the Midwest
  • Conduct enology (the science of wine & wine making) research
  • Develop a wine quality award program that will provide wine buyers a quality-assurance stamp of approval
  • Establish an outreach program to the industry by training a team of specialists
  • Partner with community colleges to develop job training programs specific to growing grapes and making wine

Wineries and Vineyards in Iowa

Presently, there are 101 licensed wineries and over 300 vineyards (totaling 1,200+ acres) in Iowa. The potential economic opportunities in wineries, value-added agriculture and tourism are limitless.

Iowa Wineries and Vineyards Map 2013

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