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Hours vary by season.
During the winter, we have reduced hours. At this time of year, we are open Friday-Sunday, 11-5, or by appointment. Closed Monday - Thursday except by appointment. Check calendar for specific holidays. Regular hours resume in early April.
Annelise Winery opened for business in May 2014. 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 make numerous varieties of wine made from our grapes and those of other nearby vineyards. 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 is available.
Our family has a long tradition of working with grapes and wine. In 1997, we planted our first grapes at our property west of Indianola with the thought of selling them at the Indianola Farmers Market. We started with one row of 50 plants, and now 20 years later there are 11 acres of vines in two locations. Much time was spent planting, putting on grow-tubes, taking off grow-tubes, and trimming.
At the beginning, David made small batches of wine in the basement for personal use. We later began selling our grapes to local wineries.
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.