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“Beautiful wines, delicious servers and lovely setting.”
Review of Wide River Winery

Wide River Winery
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Clinton
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Owner description: Wide River Winery is located in Clinton IA on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River at its widest point. The tasting room offers up to 5 tastes of their locally made award winning wines. Beautiful expanded deck that can be enjoyed Spring, Summer, Fall and some mild Winter days too!
Chicago, IL
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“Beautiful wines, delicious servers and lovely setting.”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

HA! All that is true, but I meant beautiful setting, delicious wines and lovely servers. Coming here is a welcome respite from the rigors of city life (I live in Chicago). It's an easy three-hour drive and when I get here it's amazing how fast the stress slides away. The people are so nice, the wines are incredible, and the setting is absolutely beautiful, right on the river in a deciduous wooded forest and in the midst of an organic farm. Does it get better? Show me.

Visited July 2013
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Thank matthetraveler
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WideRiverWineryIA, Public Relations Manager at Wide River Winery, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Thanks for coming back to see us Matt and for all the kind words. Chicago is one of our favorite cities - we are happy to share the river view & offer a relaxing retreat from city life. Hope to see you again soon!
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Great winery and Great wine!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Loved the wine and the view of the Mississippi River was breathtaking! The complimentary wine tasting of 5 different wines was a treat for sure! You can bring in a sandwich for lunch and purchase a bottle of wine to share with friends on viewing deck! What a beautiful time we had!

Visited July 2013
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MOBrienIA, Manager at Wide River Winery, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Good day,
Thank you very much for the compliments on the winery. I hope that you will return for another visit soon. The fall colors are spectacular viewed from the deck.
Kind regards,
Martha
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Quad Cities, IL
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“A Terrific Spot for Visitors and Locals”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

We have been to both the winery in Clinton and tasting room in LeClaire. Have had a wonderful experience at both locations. This review is about our most recent visit to the Le Claire location. First of all, our host, Alisha was a delight. She was very knowledgeable about the wines and offered more information than during previous visits. I thought she was family because she was such a terrific spokesperson for the winery. Great PR too, she had a lot of information about upcoming events (live music) and the history behind the renovation of the building and dedication of the patio...which is also a very nice place to relax. I would encourage a visit to the tasting room between shopping and lunch or dinner plans. A great way to unwind and cool down during these hot summer days!

Visited July 2013
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WideRiverWineryIA, Manager at Wide River Winery, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Thank you Kim for the kind words. It was a pleasure to meet you in Le Claire & I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us. I hope to see you and your husband again for some live music in the courtyard soon!

- Alisha
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“A Hidden Gem! Don't miss!”
Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

Who would have guessed this. A wonderful winery experience in Clinton Iowa! But don't let this scenic location fool you... At first I didn't quite know what to expect when traveling up the drive.... BUT keep going for a wonderful experience. I always try local wineries; this is one of beat experiences I have had anywhere!

These are excellent wines! Their gapes are both local and California. But the art of the wine maker comes through.. Fruit, tasting notes, are perfect. This is a hidden gem. I chatted with friends who visited three local wineries and this was their favorite!

Go, sip, view, enjoy ... If you have a few extra minutes try the winery over the tasting room ... Knowledgeable, nice staff.. Truly a hidden mid western gem!

Visited June 2013
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MOBrienIA, Manager at Wide River Winery, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Good day,
Thank you very much for taking the time to review the winery. I hope your travels will bring you back for a return visit.
Kind regards,
Martha
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Minooka, Illinois
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“Sit Back and Enjoy the Wine!”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

Wide River winery is now one of our favorites. We visited for the first time last weekend and had a fabulous time. We picked a bottle of wine to share and sat out on the large deck overlooking the river while listening to live music. Can't get much better...actually it does. We were very warmly served by the super friendly and accommodating staff (Martha and Mary) would even come out to the deck and ask if we needed anything. It was the perfect way to spend a beautiful Father's Day afternoon. Last but not least - the wine is great! The have a good selection of white and red wines and even a Port that was surprisingly good for a local winery.

Visited June 2013
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WideRiverWineryIA, Public Relations Manager at Wide River Winery, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Thanks for taking time to write a review for our Clinton winery. You came on a great day. Glad that you enjoyed our selection of wines - the Ms. Issippi Port is actually fortified with grape brandy from Mississippi River Distilling Company in Le Claire. We have an additional tasting room down the street from them - come visit us sometime. We have live music in the courtyard every Friday from 5 - 8 PM.
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