Eagle City Winery- Email Newsletter #65 (May-June E-Newsletter)

From: "Eagle City Winery" <winemaker@eaglecitywinery.com>
Subject: Eagle City Winery- Email Newsletter #65 (May-June E-Newsletter)
Date: Fri Jan 19 12:32:14 2018


Hello Wine Friends!

May is Iowa Wine Month and we're proud of our winemaking heritage, in fact, did you know Eagle City Winery is the third oldest winery in the state of Iowa? This time of the year is perfect for a visit, the weather is nice, the vines are looking great, and the wine is ready to be sampled.

We are in the early planning stages for our next spring/summer Open House so stay tuned. Shhhhh, don't tell anyone but we might even have another case sale!

When was the last time you visited us at our winery near Iowa Falls?  We'd love for you to visit us! Make sure to stop by the winery soon to try our wines and spend some time sipping wine and relaxing in our gathering room, wandering in our vineyard, and checking out our latest gift shop items. We're open Tuesday-Saturday: 10am to 5pm; Sunday: 1pm to 5pm; and closed Mondays.

See you soon!
Ken & Carolyn


IOWA WINE MONTH FACTS:  Here are some interesting Iowa wine facts that you may not have seen before.  Did you know?

  • Iowa ranked eleventh in grape production in the United States in 1899, and sixth in 1919.

  • The 1900 U.S. Agricultural Census showed that Iowa produced 7,403,900 pounds of grapes and 76,301 gallons of farm-processed wine.

  • After World War II, most of Iowa's commercial vineyards were located in southwest Iowa in Harrison, Mills, and Pottawattamie counties. In 1948 Pottawattamie County produced 2 million pounds of grapes on 3,200 acres.

  • In 2010, Iowa was nationally ranked #23 in wine production and #15 in number of wineries.

  • MKF, an independent economic research company, reported that the total economic impact of the Iowa vineyard and winery industry in 2008 to be $234.4 million.

  • 405,317 gallons - the total 2016 Iowa Wine production, that's more than 2,000,000 bottles of delicious Iowa wine!!

KEN ON CAMERA:  The Wine Diamonds documentary film team visited us late last winter and filmed an interview with owner/winemaker Ken Groninga and then afterwards shot a short web series episode called, "on the road."  Click here to watch the short video: https://youtu.be/w_djLgueJOg - learn more about the film project by visiting: www.winediamondsfilm.com\

PARTY SPACE?  Do you need a special gathering place for 2017?  Are you looking for a location for your wedding?  Need a venue for your upcoming special event, business retreat, reception, reunion or party?  Eagle City Winery has facilities and space available to rent.  Please visit our website: www.eaglecitywinery.com or call (641) 648-3669

GIFTS AND WINE SUPPLIES - Our gift shop, inside our tasting room, is filled with a wide variety of gifts and supplies for the wine lover in your life.  We've got a fantastic selection of functional and attractive wine racks, wine supplies and tools, and cork cages where you can keep your collection of wine closures.

DID YOU KNOW?  You can save 5% at the winery on your Eagle City wine purchase when you buy six or more bottles?

ONLINE STORE:  Have you ever wanted to send a gift bottle or case of Eagle City Winery wines to your family and friends living out of state?  Good News!  We currently ship our wines to 20+ states across the US.

We can ship Eagle City Winery wines to these states: Alaska, Washington DC, Florida, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming. *Special Process Shipping to: Alabama and California

Give your family and friends a taste of Iowa by sending them a bottle or case today!  Check out our online store: https://www.vinoshipper.com/wines/eagle_city_winery

EC WINES IN IOWA:  Does your favorite wine store carry Eagle City wines?  You can help us find new homes for our wines, simply by dropping us a note winemaker@eaglecitywinery.com or posting a note on our Facebook page.

RETAIL OUTLETS.  Eagle City Winery wines are available across Iowa at many retailer locations. Wonder if we're near you?  Visit: www.eaglecitywinery.com and click on "Retail Outlets."

FACEBOOK - We're on Facebook and post regularly.  If you haven't yet, please "Like" us on Facebook, share your memories and photos.  Feel free to ask any wine-related question and we'll do our best to answer them promptly.  Find us here:  www.facebook.com/EagleCityWinery

ASK FOR QUALITY WINES.  Eagle City Winery is proud to report 18 of our 20 wines are IQ certified!   What does that mean?

Quality Wine Assurance - To increase consumer awareness of Iowa's wine quality the Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute has assisted the Iowa Wine Growers Association (IWGA) to establish the Iowa Quality Wine Consortium (IQWC).To be awarded IQWC status, wines submitted will need to pass both laboratory chemical analysis and sensory evaluation to be recommended by the Wine Institute Director and approved by the Iowa Quality Wine Consortium (IQWC) board.

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