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—  Walker Homestead winery  —

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Coming in strong, we are putting the finishing touches on the new tasting room which will be open:

  • every Sunday Noon to 5:00 beginning April, 2019 or

  • by appointment via info@walker-homestead.com/319-351-4791 or

  • simply click the ‘Schedule a Tasting’ below.

We can’t wait to share with you the line up for 2019. We hope you love them as much as we do! As well, you can buy Walker Homestead wine at the New Pioneer Food Co-ops in Cedar Rapids, Coralville or Iowa City.

 

Join the Vineyard Team


 

Help Us Grow

Since purchasing the "North 80" in May 2017, we planted 12 acres of pasture, a 3 acre vegetable garden, 50 acres of soy beans, 600 grape vines, and reclaimed a barn foundation into our herb garden.

Next steps:

  • Hold farm stand/tours through Spring & Fall

  • Host farm to table harvest dinners

  • Build winery & agriculture education center

  • Add sheep, goats, Scottish highland cows, lama, and pigs to our expanding flock of meat and egg laying chickens

Be a part of the team

Team members enjoy:

  • 3 vines are designated as "yours"

  • The first wine from your vines (12 bottles of 2019 vintage)

  • Walker Homestead shirt & hat

  • Sign with your name by your vines

  • Priority to buy new vintage and sparkling wine

  • 10% off purchase of Walker Homestead wines

  • Email newsletter

 

MEET OUR LINE UP FOR 2019

* Silver Award Winner of the Mid-American Wine Competition! * Rosé style wine where the skins were allowed to stay in touch with the wine just long enough to bring on its pink. Hints of strawberry and grapefruit. Perfect for brunch or lunch.

* Silver Award Winner of the Mid-American Wine Competition! * Rosé style wine where the skins were allowed to stay in touch with the wine just long enough to bring on its pink. Hints of strawberry and grapefruit. Perfect for brunch or lunch.

100% Traminette grape from the Fort Madison area. Bright, floral and delicate, you will want to spend the day with this one. Serve slightly chilled.

100% Traminette grape from the Fort Madison area. Bright, floral and delicate, you will want to spend the day with this one. Serve slightly chilled.

100% Corot Noir grape from the Fort Madison area. A big, fruit forward red wine aged on french oak,and pairs nicely with hearty, rich dishes.

100% Corot Noir grape from the Fort Madison area. A big, fruit forward red wine aged on french oak,and pairs nicely with hearty, rich dishes.

 
A light red blend of Frontenac Gris and Marquette, with hints of a more complex wine, this wine tantalizes the taste buds as you try to find all the nuances in each varietal. The perfect wine to contrast salty cheeses and charcuteries.

A light red blend of Frontenac Gris and Marquette, with hints of a more complex wine, this wine tantalizes the taste buds as you try to find all the nuances in each varietal. The perfect wine to contrast salty cheeses and charcuteries.

Iowa Brut Sparkling Pink Wine. Made using the traditional French Methode Champenoise, this wine naturally fermented in the bottle. Serve well-chilled.

Iowa Brut Sparkling Pink Wine. Made using the traditional French Methode Champenoise, this wine naturally fermented in the bottle. Serve well-chilled.

 
A port-like wine, made from a collection of grapes from the south Walker Homestead vineyard, aged on vanilla and mocha toasted oak and sweeten with honey from bees raised on our farm. This is a great to sip, sitting by a fire, following a long day out on the field.

A port-like wine, made from a collection of grapes from the south Walker Homestead vineyard, aged on vanilla and mocha toasted oak and sweeten with honey from bees raised on our farm. This is a great to sip, sitting by a fire, following a long day out on the field.

100% La Crescent Brut Sparkling White Wine. Made using the traditional French Methode Champenoise, this wine naturally fermented in the bottle. Serve well-chilled.

100% La Crescent Brut Sparkling White Wine. Made using the traditional French Methode Champenoise, this wine naturally fermented in the bottle. Serve well-chilled.