Bob and Nan Smith owners of Stone Cliff Winery invite you to a Press Conference this Thursday May 5th at 2pm in the Stone Cliff Winery Tasting Room.
When Bob and Nan Smith started Stone Cliff Winery in 2001 they were the 3rd party to apply for a Native Iowa Winery license, and Nan Smith was the first woman wine maker in the state. Today there are 81 wineries in the State of Iowa. Stone Cliff ranked number one in sales volume in 2010 distributing their wines from the Missouri border to the Minnesota border, from DesMoines Iowa to Rockford Illinois to 450 customers. What started out to be a retirement hobby out of their home has grown from 500 bottles in 2001 to just under 200,000 bottles projected in 2011. Stone Cliff Winery has been located in the Port of Dubuque in the old Star Brewery building for the past four years.
Bob and Nan have been an important part of the Port of Dubuque with thousands of visitors each year. They have been a tremendous support to the community over the past ten years.
This announcement will be life changing for Stone Cliff Winery, and the Port of Dubuque. We look forward to seeing you this Thursday May 5th at 2pm! Stone Cliff Winery, Where Grand Wines and Grand Times are Made Daily!
Stone Cliff Winery announces a new addition to their Wine family; Moscato will be ready for sale March 31st 2010! Moscato is a sweet white dessert wine, made from the Muscat grape. The Muscat grape has a sweet floral aroma that makes this wine even more appealing, especially to women. For those who are not wine drinkers, this is a great wine to "cut your eye teeth on." To introduce this new wine, Stone Cliff Winery along with 92.9 KATFM Radio Station ran a contest to design the label for the new wine called, "Make Way for Moscato." Stone Cliff Winery received nearly 100 entries, and would like to thank everyone for their efforts! It was a difficult decision, for Bob and Nan, in fact they finally chose, two entries they received from Laurie Allen, and Adam Zalaznik, both of Dubuque. Thanks again to everyone who entered, and your chance to taste the new fruits of our labors will be Wednesday March 31st . Stone Cliff Winery will be offering $1 glasses of Moscato all day and night in the Tasting Room located in the old Star Brewery Building in the Port of Dubuque!
Two Tri-State area Wineries receive big honors at this years Iowa State Fair. Brush Creek Winery located in Bellvue, Iowa and Stone Cliff Winery in Dubuque. Four out of the four wines Stone Cliff Winery entered at the Iowa State Fair in DesMoines received honors.
Stone Cliffs Concord Grape received a Gold Medal, Stone Cliff Wineries new wine, Silver Cat and Stone Cliffs Maid Marion Blush, better known as White Zinfandel received silver medals and the Red Dawg, a sweet red wine received a bronze medal.
Stone Cliff Winery is open seven days a week visit them in their tasting room located in the 110 year old Star Brewery building in the Port of Dubuque. You can taste the award winning wines daily starting at noon.