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 room, and we are in the process of building counters in it and acquiring appliances. In the future, 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.
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If you would like to arrange to retail Annelise wine, please call David Klodd at 515-229-1299.
Create your own acrylic masterpiece painting while drinking wine! Price includes all materials plus wine tasting and a glass of wine. Reservations required. Call Dave at 515-229-1299 for reservations. Cost is $40.
August 30, 1-3:30pm
Iowa State Warren County Extension Master Gardener Course
Annelise Winery is proud to be hosting classes for the Iowa State Warren County Extension's Master Gardener course. Advance application and registration is required. This is a multi-class course.
Master gardeners take an active interest in growing vegetables, flowers, and trees. What sets them apart? Master gardeners are enthusiastic, willing to learn, and have the ability to communicate and share their knowledge with diverse groups of people.
Prior experience or education is not required to become a master gardener. Training includes 11 core classes and one day of class on-campus at Iowa State, providing gardeners a special perspective on lessons in horticulture. Participants must be willing to volunteer a minimum of 40 hours in their local community during the year following the 3-month training session. Volunteer projects are available, or you may suggest an idea for a local community project.
To maintain an active status each year as an Iowa Master Gardener, you must complete a minimum of 10 hours of educational training and provide 20 hours of volunteer service annually.
Core Classes — 11 sessions of 3-hour classes
6:30 to 9:30pm | Tuesdays
September 22 - December 8, 2015
15110 Highway 92 (East)
Indianola, IA 50125
On-campus (Iowa State) Class — 8 class sessions
Saturday, October 10 or October 24, 2015
8:30am to 3:45pm
Iowa State University Horticulture Bldg.
Make check payable to: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Your registration fee includes materials for the core class, on-campus classes, and a copy of the resource guide and workbook.
The fees for service will be used to offset direct expenses and support the Agriculture and Natural Resources County Extension Program.
For more InformationKathryn Pierson
Mail application toWarren County Extension
909 East Second Ave., Suite E
Indianola, IA 50125