Prairie Moon Winery and Vineyards – Ames, Iowa
Using organically grown grapes ranging from classic Pinot Noir grapes to 10 varieties of French hybrid grapes.
The vineyard was begun in 2000 to fill the need for quality wines from the area without having to import the grapes from California or elsewhere. Now the vineyard is 18 acres in size producing the quality grapes desired.
Organic Viticulture is the path that this vineyard has chosen to follow, producing only organic products to be turned into the wine.
Enjoy the elegant tasting room, the artwork by local artists, the bar restored from a tavern in Nevada and the seating area outside when the weather is nice.
The vineyard hosts events with music during the summer months and has a wine stomping in the fall. All of this is a wonderful opportunity to visit a vineyard in Iowa and sample some quality wines.
Location: AYA Ranch LC, 3801 W 190th St, Ames, IA 50014 (3 miles north of Ames)