Empty Nest Winery
1352 Apple Road          MAP TO THE WINERY
Waukon, IA 52172            Tasting hours: Saturdays 10-5    
563-568-2758                                                    Sundays 1-5

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We are open weekends for free wine tasting
 Saturdays 10-5 Sundays 1-5
Weekdays by appointment

Grand Opening Party
This Weekend
Extended Hours:
Friday 5-9pm, Saturday & Sunday 10-5.  'Night Temptation' our Limited Edition Speciality Port will be released,  food & drink specials, Trivia w/prizes, Taco bar, Ice cream bar, hourly prizes, tap beer from Toppling Goliath & Pulpit Rock Brewing, WW Homestead Dairy Cheese. Stop by for fun, food, drinks & prizes!!

We have tap, cans & bottles of your favorite beers, so stop in for a cold pint!!

Our Fall wines are here!!
*Apple Road - pure apple wine
*Crimson Cranberry - tangy cranberry wine - SOLD OUT
*Midlife Crisis - limited edition pure wild Elderberry wine
Every year we make more Fall wines...
Every year we sell out faster so.....
Come get yours soon!!

We also have fresh Cheese curds for sale
 along with wine freezes, beer breads & dips.

sample our
 pure berry wines that will
amaze your nose and pallet..........
Come taste the difference!

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Looking for that perfect gift??
We have slush mixes, beer bread & dip mixes
So many flavors to choose from
So many different wines to mix in
Come see for yourself!

    Empty Nest Winery’s Exclusive 2014 Limited Edition Collection
    Blind Wine Winners 2014 will be re-released by popular demand!

  1.  Limited Edition"White Lace" is sold out ~ re-release on 7-1-15    
  2. Limited Edition, "Berrylicious" sold out ~ re-release 11-14-15       
  3. Limited Edition "Naked Iced Apple" sold out~re-released 10-2-15
  4. Limited Edition "Night Temptation" sold out~ re-released 11-28-

These limited Edition Wines
were your Blind Wine Winners
from last February's event at the Empty Nest Winery.
Check out tasting notes on "our wines" page

Weekend Tasting Hours:
Saturdays 10-5 & Sundays 1-5
call for private tasting parties

 ~Join Our Club~ 

We are excited about our Empty Nest Wine Club!   Ask us how to join
to receive exclusive discounts and emails on wine.

More Questions, email emptynestwinery@gmail.com or stop & ask us about The Club


Our wine is available at the following retailers so you never have to go without your favorite Empty Nest Wine!

-Waukon Greenhouse

-Decorah Oneota Coop

-The Plant Peddler Greenhouse in Cresco

 -The Painted Lady in Lansing

-Shabby Shack in Wellsburg

-By the Spoonful in McGregor

-Harvest Farms Campground in Cresco

-Giggling Goat in Hampton

-Girls Day Out in Monticello

-K & K Gardens in Hawkeye

-The Art Gallery in Clermont

-Willow Creek in Elkader

-Charlies Wine & Spirits in Sioux City

-Market 124 in Mason City

-TiCo Market in Elgin

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Empty Nest Winery is family owned and operated.  Set in beautiful rural Northeast Iowa located between Decorah and Waukon.  We make handcrafted wines the old fashioned way by fermenting the whole berries/fruit not just the juice.  Our berry wines are just the berries fermented not grape or apple based with just some berries or berry flavor added as many other wineries do.  We make our wine in small batches using many varieties of berries handpicked predominantly on our family farm or from the surrounding local area.  We never filter our wines as that can strip away their natural color and flavor so some bottles may have sediment on the bottom but that is completely natural and will not affect the amazing ‘True to the Fruit Flavor’!  Sample up to 18 different & unique wines (click on “Our Wines” page to see tasting notes) in our tasting room on Saturdays from 10-5 and Sundays from 1-5, Closed in January.  Call ahead for private group tastings or large groups.


We host private wine tastings and parties so call to book a time to come and taste our wine.

Questions? Email us at

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