Welcome to Empty Nest Winery - wine, sangria, craft beer & hard ciders

Open Saturdays 10-5 & Sundays 1-5

Wine, Sangria, Craft Beer & Ciders

REAL fruit+REAL sugar =

REALLY great wine

emptynestwinery@gmail.com is our email

New Wines Released:

March 2nd @ 10 am we release LOVE POTION limited edition wine.  Stop to taste this wine-so good you will be under it's SPELL!


April 6th @ 10 am we release Candlelight our ice wine - top shelf smooth & decedent



Upcoming Events

Green Shamrock Sangrias are back for the month of March........everyone is a little Irish in March

***St. Patrick's Day Parade in Waukon, March 17th at 1:00pm.  Find us at WW Hoemstead Dairy tasting & selling wine & GREEN SANGRIA 11:30-4pm****


Murder Mystery Dinner Theater April 5th


BLIND WINE TASTING EVENT CIDERS STILL ON TAP SO COME TASTE & ENJOY!!

 

**FEB. 8-10TH WAS OUR 8TH ANNUAL BLIND WINE TASTING EVENT.  YOUR WINNERS BY POPULAR VOTES FROM ALL OF YOU ALL WEEKEND LONG.....................

**Lip Smackin'

**Whitetail Chase - named by Andres & Chad

**Ciders in order of votes & release: Red Dragon,  Vampire Juice,  Tropical Island


Next one is Friday April 5th  click for info & tickets here 






What's on Tap?

We have 10 taps of craft beer & hard ciders. Check out our "What's on Tap" page for a complete listing updated every week using Untappd Ap which is free for all beer lovers to download & use.

Our Winery is as unique as our Wine

Our Amazing Winery

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Our Winery is breathtaking & charming, made from our reclaimed 100 year old  

family barn with the huge beams rebuilt inside the winery, barn boards framing 

corrugated steel line the walls, two hand made 24 foot bars, vaulted wood  

ceilings with 3 handmade enormous lighted spiral wooden chandeliers.

 Come sit & relax inside or out on our patio & gazebo and your stress will melt away.

You must step foot inside to appreciate this beautiful venue! 

'True to the Fruit' wines

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Empty Nest Winery opened its doors in 2011 with 8 different wines, mainly berry and fruit wines. We are located in rural northeast Iowa on our century family farm. Family-owned & operated, we produce handcrafted wines made in small batches from mainly locally grown handpicked berries. We ferment

whole real fruit not just the juice & real sugar; this gives our unfiltered wine more flavor, color, and body for the best tasting ‘TRUE TO THE FRUIT’ wine.

We now offer over 50 varieties of wines, ports, ciders & sangrias.


Our Tasting Room

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Our winery tasting room has a fun & relaxed atmosphere so you can meet friends to taste & enjoy a glass of wine,  sangria, pint of craft beer, cider or cans of your favorite beer and always free popcorn to munch on. May through October we have hot food buffet  Fridays 5-8pm & Sat. 11-2pm; take what you want & pay at the bar.  We have games & cards to play and snacks to purchase so you can relax & have fun here all afternoon...soon to be your fav place to hang out!


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Contact Us

Empty Nest Winery

1352 Apple Road, Waukon, IA 52172, us

(563) 568-2758

Tasting Room Hours

Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday: Closed

Fridays 4-9pm

Saturdays 10-5pm

Sundays 1-5pm

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