November 4th & 5th is the Iowa Wine Trail Weekend and this year goes Hollywood. There are 11 wineries on the Iowa Wine Trail and each winery picked a movie for a theme in this fall's event. People can buy tickets online at iowawinetrail.com or at any of the 11 wineries, tickets are $30/person now and $40/person closer to the event. There are also free DD tickets available for the drivers of the ticket holders participating in the trail.
Your ticket gets you into each winery and there you will find food (from the movie they picked) and wine pairings waiting for you. Most wineries will have 3 courses of food (smaller portions so you can eat at each winery) paired with a wine they make there.
It is a lot of fun traveling to each winery, eating and drinking your way through Northeast Iowa and learning about the wine that is made there. Buy your ticket and plan to attend Nov. 4 & 5, 2017. Below are the wineries and their menus.
Brick Arch Winery: Iowa Ratatouille, French Pork Stew (Three Little Pigs), and Savory Crostini
Daly Creek Bistro & Winery: Caesar Salad, Daly Creek Fresh Baked Bread with Italian Butters, Daly Creek's 12 LAYER LASAGNA featuring our hand-rolled meatballs, and Tiramisu
Eagles Landing Winery: Marinara Meatballs, Caprese Skewers, and Cannoli Dip
Empty Nest Winery: BBQ Pork on a stick, Smokin Spanish Rice, and Family Recipe Apple Cake w/ iced apple glaze
Engelbrecht Family Winery: French Onion Soup, Boeuf Bourguignon, Crusty French Bread, and Mousse au chocolate
Park Farm Winery: Shrimp and pasta with white sauce paired with Picket Fence or Sunday Afternoon, Lt. Dan Ice Cream Float-- vanilla ice cream with Lt. Blenders Strawberry or Peach poured over it, and Chocolate paired with Marechal Foch or Ruby Slipper
PromiseLand Winery: Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches, Punxsutawney Shells & Cheese, and Hershey Chocolate Brownies
Tabor Wines: New York Pizza, The Sharks Black Bean Soup, The Jets Double Chocolate Port Ice Cream, and Puerto Rican Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce
TYCOGA Vineyard and Winery: Iceberg lettuce salad, Roast beef, and Eclairs
Wide River Winery: Cesar Salad, Daisy Buchanan's Sausage Gratin, and Chocolate Torte
Winneshiek Wildberry Winery: Bacon Wrapped Chorizo Dates, Brie, apple, honey, and naan bread pizza with Indian Spices; and Lemon Blueberry Scones