Annelise Winery is under construction at the moment east of Indianola on Highway 92 just across from the balloon field. We anticipate opening during spring of 2014.
All public portions of the winery are handicap accessible. Ample parking locations are available.
Our family has a long tradition of working with grapes and wine. In 1997, we planted our first grapes at our house west of town with the thought of selling them at the Indianola Farmers Market. First there was one field, then two, then three, then four. We now have 6,600 mature vines at our home west of Indianola and 1,000 vines on the winery site itself. Much time was spent planting, putting on grow-tubes, taking off grow-tubes, and trimming.
Soon, David got into making small batches of wine in the basement for personal use. We later found another market for the grapes, which was selling them to the Iowa Wine Industry.
Today, David now has 7 years commercial winemaking experience and has received numerous Gold and Double Gold awards for wine he has created. He has also worked on contract as a vineyard and winery consultant for the Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute. We now wish to start creating wine at our own facility. We hope you enjoy it.
Saturday and Sunday: 10am-6pm
Check calendar for specific holidays.
Coordinates: 41.358120 ° N, 93.517113 ° W
From Indianola, Iowa, head east on Highway 92 past the middle school and Pickard Park and toward the balloon field. Our property is right across from the National Balloon Classic sign.
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- Semi Sweet White Table Wine
- Iowa Frontenac: Dry Red Table Wine
- Iowa Leon Millot: Dry Red Table Wine
- Iowa Delaware: Semi Sweet White Table Wine
- La Rousseur: Semi Sweet Red Table Wine
We have a total of 7,600 vines between our home west of Indianola and the newly established vineyard at the winery location. At 500 plants/acre, this is over 15 acres of vines. The different types are listed below.
- Frontenac Gris
- Kay Grey
- La Cresent
- La Crosse
- Leon Millot
- Saint Pepin
- Swenson Red
Once our winery opens, we anticipate having availability for private tastings upon request.
Once our facility opens, we'll upload a virtual tour here so that you can see our winery before planning your trip or event.
Event Center Rentals
Once it is complete, our winery will be able to accomodate groups of 80 people in the main event room. A caterer's kitchen, private dressing room, and private bathroom are available. As funds permit, we are also working on converting an adjacent metal building to a three-seasons event room with additional capacity of 100. A large covered deck with an ample outdoor seating area that can accomodate bands and ensembles is under construction. Parking for over 150 cars is available. Our facilities will be handicap-accessible.
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If you would like to arrange to retail Annelise wine, please call David Klodd at 515-229-1299.