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2695 Quail Avenue
near Garner, Iowa 50438
Forest City, Iowa Winery,
The tasting room is open for the season.
Saturdays, noon to 6:00 p.m.
Please contact us for private events.
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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.
YES! WE ARE OPEN!
SPECIAL: Sparkling Red Middle Child: $2 off.
FREE TASTINGS: Saturdays, 12:00 to 6:00p.m.
Step back in time to a calmer, quieter period--like a trip to Grampa's farm as a child. Taste some of our new wines in the old converted farrowing house; wines produced from Iowa grapes that never left the farm. 100% local.
Enjoy a bottle inside the rustic but air conditioned "gathering room", or outside near the barn, under a shade tree with a gentle breeze blowing off the cornfields. Feel free to bring a snack or picnic to enjoy with one or more of our bottles. Relax and soak up the serenity. Kids are welcome. The chickens and resident barn cat may also be roaming nearby.
We look forward to spending time with you!
Mark and June Newman
A FAVORITE FAMILY MEMBER IS BACK!
The Third Child,
a lively rose'
A wonderful light and fruity blend
made from our own Brianna, Edelweiss and Marquette grapes.
Semi-sweet and refreshing,
a real "porch pounder".
It has a complex flavor with hints
of apricot, peach and black cherry.
Like any third child,
it's a bit hard to pin down,
but this wine is a real people-pleaser.
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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.
Camping on the Hill
Pitch your tent among the grapevines, or use the electric hookups for RVs. Phenomenal 360-degree views of the surrounding countryside, grapevines, and rural sunrises and sunsets. Quiet, peaceful, and relaxing! Very minimal light pollution allows for unrivaled stargazing at night.
Just a short walk from the campground, the 99 Bottles Winery tasting room features multiple award-winning wines.
Amenities include on-site restrooms and showers. Tables, fire pits, and firewood are also available.
Nearby attractions include nature hikes at Eagle Lake or Pilot Knob State Park (both ~10 minutes by car), the beaches and picturesque downtown of Clear Lake(~20 minutes by car), and Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in Mason City.