We are having a Valentine's Day Dinner Party Sunday Feb 14, 6pm to 8:30ish. $45 per person. Reservations required. Plated dinner menu: Pepper crusted beef tri-tips with mushroom sauce and parmesan polenta, almond green beans (fresh), salad greens with homemade ranch, bread basket with dipping sauce. Appetizers with wine tasting, and a glass of wine per person. Dessert: apple flambe served with hot spiced apple wine. Catered by Rick Valentine. Live music by Curry Harter. Call Dave for reservations 515-229-1299.
Annelise Winery is now constructed and open! Come visit! We are a local, family-owned winery, vineyard, and event center located in central Iowa, just south of Des Moines and east of Indianola. We sell various types of wine, from sweet to dry, red to white, and we host all sorts of events. Our wines are quality tested on-site and at Iowa State. We are affiliated with Netter Getter, a bird-net machinery company in Jefferson owned by Paul Klodd.
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.
Before opening this winery, David had 7 years commercial winemaking experience and received numerous Gold and Double Gold awards for wine he created. He has also worked on contract as a vineyard and winery consultant for the Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute. We now are creating wine at our own facility. We hope you enjoy it.
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Location15110 Highway 92, Indianola, IA 50125
Coordinates: 41.358120 ° N, 93.517113 ° W
From Des Moines, head south on Highway 65/69 toward Indianola. From there, 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.
Wines and Grapes
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
We have availability for private tastings upon request. During business hours, we offer public tastings and tours. If you want a private tasting after hours, please call or email David to schedule this.
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Event Center Rentals
Our winery is able to accomodate groups of 100 people in the main event room. A private dressing room and private bathroom are available. We currently have a caterer’s kitchen. In the upcoming months, we look toward converting an adjacent metal building to a three-seasons event room with additional capacity of 150. We have a large covered deck with an ample outdoor seating area that can accomodate bands and ensembles. Parking for over 150 cars is available. Our facility is handicap-accessible.