For us, great wine comes from grapes grown in the rich Iowa soil. We’re known for dry reds that fill drinkers with the warmth of the Midwestern sun. And our sparkling whites are fermented a second time in the bottle to ensure your glass is filled with tiny, effervescent bubbles. Our wines are also estate-bottled, which means we control the entire process starting from planting and ending with corking. We’ll help you pick out something that fits your palate, pairs with a meal, and we'll show you around our vineyard too. Even though our wines are internationally recognized, they’re grown right here in Dubuque, and honestly, we wouldn’t have it any other way. Plan your Barrel Head Winery visit and explore what else you can see and do in Dubuque using our Dubuque online tour planner .
Barrel Head Winery Reviews
Before visiting we had heard the sparkling wines were very good and were made by the methode champonoise method (the way it is done in France). We were not disappointed! The Curvee Cougar 2018... more »
Family owned,,, John was so knowledgeable about all aspects of the wine, Wine was very good and we would highly recommend stopping by! They have a nice little patio and grill too if you want to bring.... more »
Had a great time here on the 4th of July. Even though they were setting up for big family party they showed us all the necessary attention. John is great at sharing his knowledge and the wines are exceptional!! We will be back again!!
John and Karen are great hosts and very knowledgable about their craft. We drove 3 hours to visit the winery and as before were not disappointed!
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