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Fireside Winery
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Marengo
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Owner description: Life is Too Short -- The warmth of the fire pit and the golden hues of the setting sun in the company of good friends with a glass of wine remind us of why we began this winery. Five years ago we opened our winery doors for the first time, in large part, because of the urging of a dear family friend who had recently passed.Fireside Winery was born from a desire to embrace the "life is too short" philosophy, a long-term passion for wine, an interest in diversifying our family farm business, and a wish to pass on our farm heritage to our children. For five generations stewardship of this small corner of fertile eastern Iowa soil has rested with the Wyant family. Few places on earth possess the perfect combination of geology and climate as this land. Though corn and soybean are our primary crops, wine grapes have a long history in Iowa dating back to the 1800's. Now our Fireside family is helping to rebuild a wine grape growing legacy in our own rich soils. We chose the name Fireside Winery because we value the special times and memories created around the fire side. "Fireside Chats" made so famous by FDR were also inspirational to us because of the intimate nature of the talks and how it brought our country together. At home some of the best memories we have are of family bonfires we made with our children. Along those same lines we wanted to recreate those extraordinary feelings at Fireside Winery and to share them with you.When you visit Fireside Winery our wish is to provide you with exceptional service and delicious wines, but also to welcome you as a guest in our home. At Fireside you can relax with a glass of wine at one of our three fire pits on our lawn, cozy-up on our patio next to our fireplace, enjoy an appetizer, and listen to some of the best Midwestern live music on our outdoor stages. We hope you join us and build your own special memories at Fireside Winery with a glass of our wine while enjoying the warmth of the fire pit and scenic beauty of the setting sun. Sincerely,Bill & Rona Wyant, Owners
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Found staff to be very helpful and knowledgeable on wines. Will definitely stop again . Was glad to find out they can ship to Indiana. Try not to pass up and opportunity to stop.

Thank Don S
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

We loved the ambiance here! Great places to sit and chat outside and live music on the weekends! The food is really good although a bit pricey but the flavor over rode all sensibility. We tried the meat/cheese plate and also the warm brie plate. Both super yummy! Inside has really cute decor. Will definitely return again for music and a chance to unwind.

Thank victoriah788
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Cassie B, General Manager at Fireside Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Thank you for your recent visit and for your lovely review. So glad you enjoyed your experience at the Winery and we can't wait for you to visit us again.

Sincerely,
Cassie Bott

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

We always stop here when going to or through the Amana Colonies area. The wines are reasonably priced. It has become one of our destinations in its part of Iowa.

Thank kjr66801
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

beautiful, great friendly staff, good wine selection. Nice location for either a group (which we had) or areas for just a couple to sit and relax with each other (which we have done before).

Thank Wayne G
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

We got here a little early but the let us in anyway. A very nice place and good wine. We much prefer very dry red wines but none are to be found in Iowa. But their wines are very tasty an fruit forward, easy drinking wines with friends. If we lived nearby, I could see us enjoying any of their events.

Thank OtPot
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Cassie B, Manager at Fireside Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Thank you for visiting us recently. This weekend we are releasing new vintages of our Crownfire and Frontenac, both dry reds. I hope you'll come back and visit us soon to try them. In 2018, we will be offering live music every Sunday from 1-4pm so you could enjoy some live music with your next visit.

Cheers!

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