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Crimson Sunset Vineyards, Winery, Orchards and Cidery - CLOSED

24765 Highway 151 W, Cascade, IA 52033-8502
+1 563-495-0842
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Beautiful setting for special occasion and so real...

Great setting for special occasions. Great wines and hard cider. Nice place to escape, listen to... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2016

Located a few miles west of Cascade on Hwy 151 is one of the best places in Iowa for hard cider... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2016
Carise M
Cedar Rapids
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Only winery in the state of Iowa with certified organic vineyards, 3 vineyards. 7.5 acres. One of the only estate wineries in the Midwest, which means we grow every grape that goes into every wine we make, & we are located in the Upper Mississippi Valley Appellation. Husband & wife owned & operated with no employees (we are fortunate to have help from family when we need it.) We have an off-grid facility, powered by wind & solar. Our ciders are handcrafted from fresh pressed apples, no cane sugar or water is ever added to our ciders. They are sweetened back with pure apple juice. They are made with all natural ingredients. Ciders available at the winery: Original, Strawberry, Peach, Spiced, Hopped, Pumpkin (vary depending upon season). 6 acre orchard planned in 2015 will produce apples in the upcoming years. Our low vigor soil also contributes to the extraordinary quality of our wine. Our wine is truly handcrafted as most wines are single barrel, the biggest only 80 gallons. With exception of the 3 blends from our own experimental vineyard everything is single varietal and captures the character of that grape. There is a range from sweet to dry so every ones palate can be pleased. The grapes are guided through the natural process to wine with minimal intervention, & never pumped or filtered along the way. We only add what is necessary for great wine and never cane sugar or water.
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Oct 17, 2016
“Beautiful setting for special occasion and so real...”
Jul 23, 2016
24765 Highway 151 W, Cascade, IA 52033-8502
+1 563-495-0842
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

Great setting for special occasions. Great wines and hard cider. Nice place to escape, listen to some music and relax. You are getting the real thing...everything is made by them. Off the grid establishment. Great place!

Thank 938cherylw
Reviewed July 23, 2016

Located a few miles west of Cascade on Hwy 151 is one of the best places in Iowa for hard cider. Hard cider you say...it's a winery! Yes it is but due to a drought a few years ago that affected alot of their organic...More

Thank Carise M
Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Great organic grapes used for their wines. Lisa was a wealth of information. Very enjoyable...very dedicated wine makers.

Thank Jan B
Reviewed October 13, 2015

We have a group that takes a wine tour every fall. This year we choose Crimson Sunset Winery as a stop. We were happy with our choice as learning about "organic" wines and the work it takes was very interesting. The wines as you would...More

Thank travelbugIowa
Reviewed April 26, 2015

I've been to Crimson Sunset a handful of times and have had a great experience on each occasion. Spring of 2014 we even had our class reunion there. Everyone enjoyed the wine and cider, as well as the shuffleboard and fire pit. Previously, I was...More

Thank Backindubuque
Reviewed October 25, 2014

Such a lovely place. The owner-Kevin-explained how he does most of the work himself (wife is busy with 2 little ones) & he is passionate about his vineyard. His wines are all estate grown & the only winery in Iowa that is certified organic. He...More

Thank Crazywabbit
Reviewed May 5, 2014

My wife and I stopped by on Sunday afternoon to see the place we had driven by on several occasions on our frequent trips to Dubuque from Cedar Rapids. The road to access this spot sets the tone for you to relax as you wind...More

Thank IowaJoe
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