Welcome

Get ready for a flexible, fun filled day in the vineyards, and at the wineries of the Upper Mississippi Valley Wine Region, sampling liquid treasures crafted by passionate local wine makers. Discover the beauty of the Mississippi River and learn the history of the Driftless area as we journey into the past. Daily tours include historic commentary by professional drivers, covering Galena, Dubuque and surrounding area vineyards and wineries. Our tours offer the following features to our esteemed guests:

  • Daily Wine Tours, Private Tours, Bachelorette Parties, Shuttles, Weddings, and Step-on Guide Service
  • Corporate and Specialty Packages
  • On-board refreshments
  • Pickup arrangements from anywhere in the Tri-State Area.
  • Small group tours with historic commentary (groups can range from 4 to 12 people)
  • Tri-state area wine tours and a visit to the Iowa Wine Trail wineries>
We operate from Dubuque, IA, along the Mississippi River.
If you are interested in setting up a tour, please call or email us today!

About

Iowa Wine Tours, Inc. was established in the spring of 2007 offering small group wine tours of the Upper Mississippi Valley Wine Region, America`s largest wine region. All of our tours are fun-filled, flexible, and educational. We'll customize a tour for you, or click on the tours page and choose from the many tours available. We cover nine wineries in the Upper Mississippi Valley Wine region. We'll pick you up at your b&b, hotel or remote location and take you to as many as three unique wineries daily.  While visiting the wineries and vineyards you will receive facility tours, tastings, and on-site shopping. Lunch is included on all tours and bottled water on-board the Iowa Wine Tours bus.  Along the way, enjoy historic commentary by professional drivers, discover the breathtaking beauty of the mighty Mississippi river, scenic valleys, and rolling hills of Northeast Iowa, Northwest Illinois, and Southwest Wisconsin, better known as the driftless area.  Iowa Wine Tours is pleased to offer you the finest service in the tri-states. Give us a call to book a tour, and get ready for something you will remember forever - An Iowa wine tour!

Two State Distillery

Black Hawk Wine

Eastern Iowa Wine

Mystery Pub Cruise

Mississippi River Wine Tour

Winery/Distillery/Brewery

Mississippi River Wine Tour - $65

Experience the beautiful rolling hills and scenic valleys of Jo Daviess County on this fun-filled and educational tour to Rocky Waters Winery & Vineyard, Blaum Brothers Distillery and Galena Brewing Company. Your professional driver will escort you through facility tours, tastings, on-site shopping and lunch at Procento`s Pizzeria. Price per person of $70 includes climate controlled transportation from your B&B, hotel or remote location in Dubuque, IA, Galena, IL or Eagle Ridge, tasting fees, tours, lunch and bottled water on board the Iowa Wine Tours bus. This tour runs from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and is available 7 days a week. We need a minimum number of 6 people for this tour to run. To experience this unique tour, call 563-582-4076.

Two State Distillery Tour - $65

 

Experience the beautiful rolling hills, scenic valleys and steep limestone bluffs overlooking the Mighty Mississippi River on this fun-filled and educational tour to Blaum Brothers Distillery in Galena, IL and Paradise Distillery in Dubuque, IA. Your professional driver will escort you through facility tours, tastings, on-site shopping and provide you with lunch at Procento`s Pizzeria in Galena, IL. Price per person of $65 includes climate controlled transportation from your Hotel, B&B or remote location in Dubuque, IA, Galena, IL or Eagle Ridge Inn / Galena Territory, tasting fees, tours, lunch and bottled water on-board the Iowa Wine Tours bus. This tour runs from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and is available 7days a week. We need a minimum number of 4 people for this tour to run. To experience this 2 state tour, call 563-582-4076

Black Hawk Wine Tour - $70

Discover the breathtaking beauty on this tour with rolling hills, scenic valleys, and steep limestone bluffs. Just the ride to the vineyards through Jo Daviess County is worth the trip. We'll take you to three excellent wineries for facility tours, tastings,  on-site shopping, lunch at Procento`s Pizzeria, bottled water on board the bus, and a relaxing carefree day. Learn the history behind the Upper Mississippi Wine Region, Galena  and the Black Hawk War as your professional driver takes you into the past. Price per person of $65.00  includes transportation from your B&B, Hotel, or remote location in Dubuque, IA , Galena, IL or Eagle Ridge, tasting fees, facility tours, lunch, and bottled water on board the Galena / Iowa Wine Tours bus. Wineries on this tour are  Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery, Rocky Waters Winery and Massbach Ridge Winery.This tour runs from 11:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. seven days a week. We need a minimum number of 4 people for this tour to run.  To enjoy this fun-filled tour, call 563-582-4076.

Eastern Iowa Wine Tour - $25

Set yourself free at three unique Eastern Iowa Vineyards & wineries for wine tasting, tours, woodfired pizza paired with a glass of wine from Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery,   on-site shopping and a carefree day in the beautiful Iowa & Johnson County countryside with rolling hills, cold water streams and rivers.  Wineries on this tour include Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, Ackerman Winery and Fireside Winery.  Price per person of $65 includes climate controlled transportation from your B&B, Hotel or remote location in Cedar Rapids, North Liberty, Iowa City, Coralville and surrounding area, tours, woodfired pizza at Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery and bottled water on-board the Iowa Wine Tour bus.  This tour runs from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is available Wednesday thru Sunday.  A minimum number of 12 people needed for this tour.  Call  563-582-4076 to book this fun filled tour. (top)

Mystery Pub Cruise - $70

 

Step aboard the climate controlled Galena / Iowa Wine Tours bus leaving every evening from your B&B, Hotel or remote location in Dubuque, IA or Galena, IL for a visit to 5 of the finest pubs in ......Don`t ask it`s a mystery that you`ll have to try and solve! We`ll give you some clues along the way and guarantee you`ll have the time of your life!! $25 per person includes climate controlled transportation and Mardi Gras beads. This tour runs from 7:00 p.m. til 12:00 a.m. seven nights a week. Call 563-581-8123 for pick up times and reservations.A minimum number of 6 people needed for the cruise run.(top) 

Winery/Distillery/Brewery Tour - $70

 

Experience the beautiful rolling hills and scenic valleys of Jo Daviess County on this fun-filled and educational tour to Rocky Waters Winery & Vineyard, Blaum Brothers Distillery and Galena Brewing Company. Your professional driver will escort you through facility tours, tastings, on-site shopping and lunch at Procento`s Pizzeria. Price per person of $70 includes climate controlled transportation from your B&B, hotel or remote location in Dubuque, IA, Galena, IL or Eagle Ridge, tasting fees, tours, lunch and bottled water on board the Iowa Wine Tours bus. This tour runs from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and is available 7 days a week. We need a minimum number of 6 people for this tour to run. To experience this unique tour, call 563-582-4076. (top)