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“Excellent Experience!”
Review of Iowa Wine Tours

Iowa Wine Tours
Ranked #2 of 7 Food & Drink in Dubuque
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Elkhorn, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Experience!”
Reviewed September 14, 2013

My friends and I recently took a trip to Galena and on a friends recommendation we booked a wine tour with Iowa Wine Tours. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Dennis picked the group of us up and from the very beginning you could tell it was going to be a great time! He was very knowledgeable about the area and shared storied about the wineries we visited. Since some of us weren't big wine drinkers, he even recommended some of his favorites to take back to a few friends who were not able to join us! He was very courteous, and took good care of us throughout the course of the entire evening, Following the tour, he deposited us safely back at our hotel. I will definitely recommend Iowa Wine Tours to all of my friends, and hope to make a return visit next year! Thanks Dennis!

Visited September 2013
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Joliet, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great time!”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

My friends I take a trip to Galena every year (this was our 6th year) and our first time using Iowa Wine Tours. Dennis picked the 7 of us up at our house on time. He was friendly and very informative about the area. We only did the one winery as none of us had ever done one before and didn't know what it entailed. Dennis even loaded our purchases into the bus and then he also took them off and into our house for us. We really enjoyed our time on this tour and plan on doing it again. The one downside was that I was a dummy and left my wallet on the bus. Dennis knew we were going to go to Main Street the next day so he dropped it off at the winery's downtown location for us as he was no longer by our house and then he gave us a call to let us know.

There was no deposit required up front, the cost was reasonable and we had a blast. Thanks Dennis!!

Visited October 2012
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Illinois
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Wine Tour!”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

I would highly reccommend taking this tour. Dennis is an amazing guide. He is a walking encyclodpedia when it comes to the Galena area. The whole time while he is driving from winery to winery, he is giving fun facts about the area - he is absolutely amazing! We visited three wineries. All the wineries have the most friendly employees. It was a fun day. Great way to see the area, try some great wine, and meet some really nice people.

Visited July 2012
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Ankeny, Iowa
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Wine Tour”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

We took the wine tour in August when we visited Galena IL. We had a great time with Dennis and his other guests. Dennis related a lot of information about the area and the 3 wineries we visited. We lucked out with the great weather and we were very comfortable on the ride. Dennis drove through the beautiful countryside and let us take plenty of pictures. The tour/ride was always on time and we enjoyed ourselves. We would highly recommend this fun and unique tour to everyone visiting Galena and Dubuque.

Visited August 2012
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Waverly, Iowa
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The Unexpected”
Reviewed August 15, 2012

What a great wine tour we had on Tuesday, August 14. We had 4 couples and all agreed this ranked among the best! The beautiful Mississippi Valley scenery, neat wineries with interesting and attentive staffing, great wine, great fun. Our bus was clean and our leader, Dennis, kept everything on time and kept us informed about each winery, as well as some of the history of wineries in the Mid-West.

Visited August 2012
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