WINERY & VINEYARD
We ❤ Love.
99 Bottles Winery & Vineyard has hosted weddings as large as 375 guests and as small as 30. We have great ceremony options, reception locations, and photo opportunities.
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!
THE LAY OF THE LAND,
SO TO SPEAK.
99 Bottles Winery & Vineyard is situated atop a beautiful hill in the midst of Northern Iowa's farming community. Sweeping vistas of green cornfields can be seen in all directions from the crest of the vineyard. In autumn, the golden fields and turning leaves on the vines create a breathtaking contrast to the deep blue sky.
99 Bottles also features a level gravel pad, ideal for a party tent. The vineyard has full-service restrooms and a unique camping area. Please ask about vineyard rental, special wine pricing, and suggestions for planning your special event!
M & T
NEXT UP: OUR FAVORITE PLACE
(FOR OBVIOUS REASONS)
The Tasting Room
Once and a while you'll hear one of us slip and call this the "hog house". Well, that's because it used to be a real, live, hog house. We remodeled the whole thing a few years ago, so there's no trace of it's previous occupants, but we left all the charm. Original to the Depression Era farmstead, this building has seen a lot of life.
Our tasting and gathering room is available for group tours, family reunions, bridal showers and
other special celebrations.
The rustic tasting room seats up to forty-five people at chairs salvaged from a local school and custom made tables. Additional patio tables and chairs provide adjacent outdoor seating for thirty-two or more. There are picnic tables and private tables for two scattered about the winery grounds.
The Wine Cave
In 2010, we added a wine cave to 99 Bottles Winery. The wine cave extends back 32 feet into the hillside and will eventually hold the bulk of our wine supply. We would love to offer cellar-aged wines, but have sold out our inventory each year since opening.
The wine cave was constructed using the reclaimed stone archway from the razed public library in nearby Forest City. The library was built around the turn of the century and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Unfortunately, the Library was deemed beyond repair and became the site of a small city park. However, we were able to salvage a little local history by reusing the stones from its archway.
The cave maintains temperatures of about 50-65 degrees year 'round.
The cave is surrounded by the remains of a pasture fence, grasses and flowers.