Wooden Wheel

Mike and Connie Vincent purchased the farm and vineyard location from Mike’s father in 1978. While the farm crisis in the 80’s took them away from the farm, they always aspired to return to a viable agriculture enterprise. In 2010, Mike and Connie sold their insurance agency near Des Moines and returned to their farm planting their first vines and beginning the construction of the winery and event center.

Wooden Wheel Vineyards is located on the family farm first settled by Mike’s Great – Great Grandmother, Isabella Clark Wright. Isabella received the farm as a land grant from the US government because her father was a veteran of the War of 1812 and died when she was but 2 years old. As an orphan and minor child of a veteran, she became eligible for an 80-acre land grant.

Winelist

Dry Wines

The Judge

​A dry, full-bodied, aromatic red wine and a master’s blend of three native North American grape varieties. The Judge is fermented with American Oak with hints of raspberry. Slightly dry and full of flavor, The Judge is a great wine to savor and pair with steak or pasta with a bold, red sauce. The Judge is similar to a Cabernet. Best served and enjoyed at room temperature.

Mountain Man

Petite Pearl grapes make this smooth, dry red wine.​

Uncle Johnnie

Not too dry nor too sweet, Uncle Johnnie is a light semi-sweet, semi-dry red wine made from Marquette grapes. Easy on the palate with rich aromas, Uncle Johnnie is lightly oaked and has hints of black cherry followed with a spicy finish. Uncle Johnnie is perfect with grilled burgers or an assortment of your favorite cheeses, as well as a great wine to finish off any evening. Similar to a smooth Pinot.

Amazing Grace

​A sweet red wine made from American classic Norton grapes.  Amazing Grace is a rich, dark red with a sweet, fruity taste and notes of raspberry.   If you like red wines with flavor and sweetness, this is an excellent choice. Best served and enjoyed chilled.​​

Private G.W.

A dry, medium bodied, bold and complex dry red wine made from Marquette grapes grown in our vineyard. Lightly oaked, Private G.W. is a smooth red with notes of cherry, vanilla, plum, and white pepper. Private G.W. is a versatile wine that pairs well with any meat or tomato-based pasta dish. Best served and enjoyed at room temperature.

White Wines

Isabella

A fragrant, sweet white wine, Isabella bursts with the perfectly blended flavor of two North American grapes. The original grape flavors are preserved with this light, fruity wine that has a crisp finish. Isabella is similar to a Moscato wine. We are very pleased that this is our first “Prairie Fine Wine.” ​Best served and enjoyed chilled.

Charity Mae

A delicate semi-sweet white wine made from Brianna grapes grown in our vineyard.  Charity Mae is light and well-balanced with tones of pineapple and mango fruits. Charity Mae is similar to a Chardonnay.  Best served and enjoyed chilled.

George G.

A semi-dry wine, made from LaCrescent grapes, George G. has a fruit forward flavor with notes of peach, apricot, and pear with a citrus finish.  George G. is a delightful fruity white wine with excellent character and taste.  George G. is similar to a Riesling.  Best served and enjoyed chilled.​

Nancy Love

A fruit forward slightly dry white with notes of apricot and peach.  It is like a light Chardonnay

Rosé Wines

Martin & Tessie

​A rosé made with a blend of North American Frontenac Gris hybrid grapes. Martin & Tessie is a smooth, fruity rosé wine lightly oaked with a rich aroma of apricot and pears with a palate of citrus and berry. Best served and enjoyed chilled.

Dessert Wines

McCulley’s

Red dessert wine, port style.  19% alcohol.   VERY tasty!

Specialty Wines

Chautauqua (Sparkling wine)

​A delightful white sparkling wine named after the celebrations held under Chautauqua tents.

Clara’s Cranberry

Clara’s Cranberry is a rich, sweet wine made with fresh cranberry juice.  A savoring sweet, fruity wine that is great any time of the year, but especially at the holidays.

Address

Contact

Mike and Connie Vincent.

(641) 636-2180
mail@woodenwheelvineyards.com
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Hours

Events

Features

Event Center

Outdoor Seating

Wedding Location

Bus / Limo Allowed

Pets Welcomed

Volunteer Pickers

Pay by the glass

Tours

Tasting Room