Empty Nest Winery
1352 Apple Road          MAP TO THE WINERY
Waukon, IA 52172            Tasting hours: Fridays 4-9
563-568-2758                    Saturdays 10-5   
     Sunday 1-5     

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We are open weekends for wine tasting
Fridays 4-9 * Saturdays 10-5  * Sundays 1-5
Weekdays by appointment only

We ship wine-click on Buy wines to the left

  Friday, Dec. 9th from 4-9
Our Holiday Open House
Huge Gift Basket selection
Free samples of dips, beer breads, wine, sangria
$1 off  Flights all night

Stop in for a glass of Goose Island 
 Bourbon County Stout  or Night Temptation Coffee Port;
   They will both warm you up!

AND Releasing our Limited Edition
'Night Temptation' - Coffee Port
 This Friday, Dec. 2nd @4:00pm

Come Taste & enjoy both these amazing beverages!!
Food Specials- Dec. 9-10
Chicken & Wild Rice Soup
Assorted Crackers & Breads
Fresh Applesauce 
Cheesecake - Bars
Fresh Cheese Curds in cooler
cold food available during open hours

Come and sit in our tasting room and watch the sun set!
We have  Schell's Snowstorm;  Goose Island Bourbon County Stout & Rogue Dead Guy Ale, Schell's Firebrick on tap, also cans & bottles 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 are....
We've counted all the Blind Wine Tasting ballots

 and the winners are.......

Dragonfly Dreams, Sticky Buns, Private Reserve.

Since the Private Reserve Port will take

over a year, we will also make Radiant

 Strength this year as it came in just a few 

votes behind Dragonfly Dreams. BIG 

THANKS to everyone who braved the 

weather and came to judge!!

Thanks to all who put money into " fill the 

jug" for TASC at our Blind Wine Tasting 

 We raised $510.86 for TASC 

Wellness Project. Also door prize winners 

are: Jay Coleman, Pat Carlson, Tim Schott,

Kim Smith, Brenda Mind, Alexander Birds.

Facebook sharing winner is Julie Ann! 

Congratulations and thanks for coming!!

 ~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

 -The Painted Lady in Lansing

-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

-Willow Creek in Elkader

-Charlies Wine & Spirits in Sioux City

-Market 124 in Mason City

-TiCo Market in Elgin

Blooms on Main in Ossian

-Stone Path in Decorah

-Expresso in Lansing

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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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