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Wide River Winery, Clinton

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Wide River Winery has 3 locations:

1776 East Deer Creek Road

Clinton, IA 52732

106 N. Cody Rd.

LeClaire, IA

1128 Mound St

Davenport, IA

Telephone:563-519-WINE (9463).


Dorothy O'Brien founded the winery in 2005 after years of organic gardening, cooking, grape growing and home winemaking. Her vision was to celebrate locally grown, fresh and delicious food. The idea of the earth supporting a family and bringing enjoyment and fun to visitors motivated the enterprise.

In just a few years the winery has grown exponentially, captured wine contest awards and produced fun and enjoyable wine. Dorothy's daughter Ann Pelton joined the winery in 2007. Ann oversaw the development of marketing themes, branding and got the winery off to a good start with retail and wholesale sales. With all of her marketing responsibilities, Ann's favorite responsibility continues to be the Davenport Farmers' Market.

In 2009 son in law Paul Quinn took over wholesale. We are now in most of the Hy-Vees from Dubuque to the Quad Cities, many Fareways and Jewels. All of the sudden the bottlers are working nonstop to keep up!

Son Matt Cardoni is the web genius behind our presence on Google and behind the web page. Daughter Liz Quinn is our management and marketing consultant and occasional wholesale representative/wine taster. Son Brent Pelton makes guest appearances at the North Park kiosk and tasting room. Daughter Carol Balducci can be counted on to line up many friends to celebrate the winery. They are all qualified tasters who regularly contribute to the quality control effort.

We've had a lot of fun making this wine. We hope you enjoy your experience at the winery, the tasting, the river view and the beauty.


From Chicago: Take I-88 west to Exit 36 (Sign says Highway 30 west, Clinton, Iowa). Take Route 136 west through Fulton, Illinois and across the Mighty Mississippi. Follow the signs for Highway 67 North. About 2 miles north of Clinton, take Deer Creek Road East.

From Davenport, Iowa. Take Highway 61 North about 15 miles to Highway 30; take Highway 30 East about 18 miles to Mill Creek Parkway (where the Wild Rose Casino is located). Turn north onto Mill Creek Parkway - take to the end (about 5 miles). Turn East (right) on Main Ave (also Route 136 east) about a mile to the first traffic light. Turn left onto Highway 67, go about 2 miles. Then turn right onto Deer Creek Road East (at the bottom of the hill) and follow the signs on the side of the road to Wide River Winery (1 mile).

Wine is produced and bottled by Wide River WInery, LLC, Clinton, Iowa.

Wine contains sulfites

Government warning:

(1) According to the Surgeon General, women should not drink alcoholic beverages during pregnancy because of the risk of birth defects. (2) Consumption of alcoholic beverages impairs your ability to drive a car or operate machinery and may cause health problems. A visit to Wide River Winery represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Clinton trip maker tool to plot your vacation.
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  • While a bit of a challenge to get to we had an awesome experience. Originally we were just going to have two glasses of wine but ended up doing the $8 sampler which was 5 samples. We were so...  more »
  • It was an adventure getting here on rain ravaged, narrow, almost single lane roads but well worth it. We decided on wine samplers. For $8 you receive a wine glass and a choice of 5 wines from a list.....  more »
  • This was our second visit to the winery in a weeks time. Can't say enough good things about this place, the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. The scenery is beautiful, and wine delicious. If you're in Clinton, it's worth stopping by here here at least once.
  • Decent variety of wines. Small tasting room. Beautiful view on top of a bluff overlooking the Mississippi. Knowledgeable & pleasant staff. They also had slushies, even though it was November. Outdoor seating as well.

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