© All text & images 2019 by 99 Bottles, Inc.

LOCATION & HOURS

2695 Quail Avenue

Garner, Iowa 50438

Saturdays, Noon-6:30 pm

MAY TO OCTOBER

CONTACT US

Call or email with questions. 641.425.6003 (Mark)

641.425.6017 (June)

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2695 Quail Avenue

Garner, Iowa 50438

Forest City, Iowa Winery

The tasting room is closed for the season

but will open again in May of 2020, or by appointment.

Please contact us for private events.

Call with questions any time, 641.425.6003

641.425.6017

ALMOST BOTTLING TIME!

The 2019 vintage

is aging wonderfully in the vats

and promises to be some of the best wine yet.

Keep watching for our bottling party dates in April.

A bottling party is a fun evening of bottling, wine sampling,

food and laughter.  Free of charge.

Just contact us once the date is announced to let us know you plan to attend.

We had a fantastic turnout for our first annual

"Christmas Spree at the Winery" in early December.

It featured our best mulling wine, with unique arts and crafts for sale

just in time for Christmas giving.  Artisans provided unique woodworking, floral

and creative Christmas decor, hand dyed and woven scarves, one-of-a kind jewelry

and numerous handmade ornaments, along with baked goods and chai tea. 

An outdoor fire warmed toes while marshmallows were provided for toasting.

Free Sangria and Mulled Wine were available for sampling. 

 

Although Christmas parties are over, the chilly weather still inspires warm gatherings. 

What could be better to serve than 99 Bottles Winery mulled wine or sangria? 

Our recipes couldn't be more simple--or delicious:

Mulled Wine:

1 bottle fruity semi-dry red wine such as Middle Child from 99 Bottles Winery.

1 bottle "Juicy Juice" or other similar pure juice, not juice cocktail.

Mix together in a crock pot set to "low" or "warm"

Add 2 sticks cinnamon, orange slices (round) with 1 or 2 slices studded with 3 whole cloves.

Keep warm and the flavors will develop.  Remove spices if flavor becomes too strong.

 

Sangria:

1 bottle red semi-dry wine, such as Middle Child from 99 Bottles Winery

1 bottle "Juicy Juice" or other similar pure juice, not juice cocktail.

(suggestions: black cherry, cranberry apple, raspberry, etc.)

Chill and mix well.  Place in clear glass pitcher or punch bowl.

Add seasonal fruits: cranberries, apples sliced through the "star", orange slices, blueberries, etc.

You can also freeze some "Juicy Juice" in a small decorative mold; unmold into punch to keep Sangria chilled.

(If you prefer a white wine sangria, we suggest using "Oldest Child" or "Edelweiss" wines.  Use white grape, peach-mango or apple pure juice.  Add fruits such as grapes, apple slices, mandarin orange segments, etc.)

If you desire a "weaker" Sangria or Mulled Wine, use 2 bottles "Juicy Juice" to each bottle of wine.

Enjoy!

Our wines are available at:

Gifts Sew Sweet, Britt, and Louie's Meats, Clear Lake

Thanks to all who stopped by this season - from across the section, to visitors in the area from California, Canada, Florida, and in between.

We enjoyed hearing your stories and loved introducing you to our never-left-the-farm wines made from only locally grown grapes.

Purely Iowa Wine

 

About the vineyard & winery

& the folks who run the place. 

This is where we raised our family.  The remnants of a tree house, a sand pile, and the old swing set are footprints left by the kids who are the sources and subjects of our wine labels.

99 Bottles Winery features a variety of white and red wines ranging from dry to sweet.  Grapes used in our wines come from our own vineyard and never leave the farm.  Additional grapes grown within a 15-mile radius by our local growing partners complete our supply. We do not import juice.

99 Bottles is run by husband & wife team, Mark & June Newman.  The first grapes were planted in 2007.  In 2013, we added a wine cave, and the 99 Bottles tasting room was opened in 2014.  

Photo: Heritage Photography Co.

 
MEET OUR NEWEST FAMILY MEMBER:

The Favorite Child

A wonderful light and crisp white wine

made from our own Brianna grapes.

Semi-sweet yet refreshing,

a real "porch pounder".

It has hints of apricot and peach.

Like a favorite child, it tastes like "manipulation and confidence".

Your parents have said you're their favorite for years; just so you know,

they tell your siblings that too.

 

Make this one your new favorite!

Beautiful rolling hills, pastures, and grape vines make a unique backdrop to your wedding or other event.  Contact us about our tasting room, honeymoon cabin, bunkhouse, or vineyard rental, special wine pricing, and suggestions for planning your special event!

Click the link below for more information on weddings at this north central Iowa vineyard. 

 

 
 

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