Empty Nest Winery
1352 Apple Road          MAP TO THE WINERY
Waukon, IA 52172            Tasting hours: Closed Jan. 1-Feb. 8th
563-568-2758                    Saturdays    

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Empty Nest Winery is closed             January 1st to February 8!

We ship wine to most states  - click  Here

*We reopen with our first big event of 2018...

         **7th Annual Blind Wine Tasting**                              Feb. 9th 4-9pm - Feb. 10 & 11th  10-5:00                           We have all our new wines for you to taste & judge                       also have food buffet, raffles, door prizes                        & new top wine with the most votes from YOU!



             New wines for Winter:                                                **Private Reserve Port                                                      **Berrylicious - our holiday wine                                 **Night Temptation - coffee port           **Little Black Dress -
sold out  

                             **Sticky Buns -
sold out                           **Seduction - Mocha Raspberry Dessert wine 


Come and sit in our tasting room and watch the sun set!
We have on Tap: Rogue Dead Guy, Summit Saga IPA, Back Pocket Blood on the Blade,  Schell's Snowstorm, New Holland Dragons Milk, Exile GiGi Dark, Hard Cranapple Cider, Raspberry & Mango cider & Strawberry Pear Cider; also cans of your favorite beers so stop in for a cold pint!!

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!

Winners from this years Blind Wine event were:
Love Potion - releasing August 2017
Seduction - releasing December 2017

Simplicity - releasing May. 2018

 ~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

-Ox & Wren Spirits & Gifts in Cresco

-Shabby Shack in Wellsburg

-By the Spoonful in McGregor

-Harvest Farms Campground in Cresco

-Giggling Goat in Hampton

-Antiques & Gifts on Vine in West Union

-K & K Gardens in Hawkeye

-The Green Door in Clermont

-TiCo Market in Elgin

Blooms on Main in Ossian

-Stone Path in Decorah

-Expresso in Lansing

-Driftless Center in Lansing

-Sodes Green Acres in Guttenburg

-Tiedt Nursery in Waverly

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Just search "Empty Nest Winery" and look for our sign.


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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