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Fireside Winery

1755 P Ave, Marengo, IA 52301-8567
+1 319-662-4222
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Relaxing Atmosphere!

We loved the ambiance here! Great places to sit and chat outside and live music on the weekends... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
victoriah788
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Great Wine and Friendly, Inviting Staff

We always stop here when going to or through the Amana Colonies area. The wines are reasonably... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
kjr66801
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Emporia, Kansas
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Life is Too Short -- The warmth of the fire pit and the golden hues of the setting sun in the company of good friends with a glass of wine remind us of why we began this winery. Five years ago we opened our winery doors for the first time, in large part, because of the urging of a dear family friend who had recently passed.Fireside Winery was born from a desire to embrace the "life is too short" philosophy, a long-term passion for wine, an interest in diversifying our family farm business, and a wish to pass on our farm heritage to our children. For five generations stewardship of this small corner of fertile eastern Iowa soil has rested with the Wyant family. Few places on earth possess the perfect combination of geology and climate as this land. Though corn and soybean are our primary crops, wine grapes have a long history in Iowa dating back to the 1800's. Now our Fireside family is helping to rebuild a wine grape growing legacy in our own rich soils. We chose the name Fireside Winery because we value the special times and memories created around the fire side. "Fireside Chats" made so famous by FDR were also inspirational to us because of the intimate nature of the talks and how it brought our country together. At home some of the best memories we have are of family bonfires we made with our children. Along those same lines we wanted to recreate those extraordinary feelings at Fireside Winery and to share them with you.When you visit Fireside Winery our wish is to provide you with exceptional service and delicious wines, but also to welcome you as a guest in our home. At Fireside you can relax with a glass of wine at one of our three fire pits on our lawn, cozy-up on our patio next to our fireplace, enjoy an appetizer, and listen to some of the best Midwestern live music on our outdoor stages. We hope you join us and build your own special memories at Fireside Winery with a glass of our wine while enjoying the warmth of the fire pit and scenic beauty of the setting sun. Sincerely,Bill & Rona Wyant, Owners
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“fire pit” (4 reviews)
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1755 P Ave, Marengo, IA 52301-8567
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the ambiance here! Great places to sit and chat outside and live music on the weekends! The food is really good although a bit pricey but the flavor over rode all sensibility. We tried the meat/cheese plate and also the warm brie plate....More

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Cassie B, General Manager at Fireside Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your recent visit and for your lovely review. So glad you enjoyed your experience at the Winery and we can't wait for you to visit us again. Sincerely, Cassie Bott

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always stop here when going to or through the Amana Colonies area. The wines are reasonably priced. It has become one of our destinations in its part of Iowa.

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

beautiful, great friendly staff, good wine selection. Nice location for either a group (which we had) or areas for just a couple to sit and relax with each other (which we have done before).

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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

We got here a little early but the let us in anyway. A very nice place and good wine. We much prefer very dry red wines but none are to be found in Iowa. But their wines are very tasty an fruit forward, easy drinking...More

Thank OtPot
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Cassie B, Manager at Fireside Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Thank you for visiting us recently. This weekend we are releasing new vintages of our Crownfire and Frontenac, both dry reds. I hope you'll come back and visit us soon to try them. In 2018, we will be offering live music every Sunday from 1-4pm...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

They have a great selection of wines . Whether you are looking for a dry, sweet or somewhere in between you will be able to find a good wine. The service was outstanding ! Is a great place to go and have a glass or...More

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Cassie B, Manager at Fireside Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank you for visiting us and sharing this kind review. We look forward to your return visit in the future.

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

I live in Cedar Rapids. The other day while shopping at my grocery store I saw a display for this winery and they offered samplings. After talking with their rep about this winery I decided to visit. One of two ways in getting there: You...More

Thank Daniel B
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Cassie B, Manager at Fireside Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Wow, what an amazing review. Thanks for providing your experience for others to read on Trip Advisor. We are so glad you were able to finally stop and visit and see what we have to offer. We hope your work, or your personal life, will...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Second time we have gone for a girls weekend and absolutely love Fireside winery. The atmosphere and wine compete with why we go. This time we attended they had a food truck which was Genius, except they needed more than one to service everyone in...More

Thank apainter
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Cassie B, Manager at Fireside Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

We appreciate your kind review of Fireside and love the fact that you're making us a repeat event with your girl friends. I agree the food truck line can get a little long and we'll look to see if we can do anything different next...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Lovely place - indoor and out. There is so much space and beauty here. The wine was excellent, the band was fun, and the outdoor space is absolutely perfect for any size group!More

Thank Trish_54_11
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Cassie B, Manager at Fireside Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Hello Trish: We appreciate you taking time to share your wonderful experience at Fireside with other travelers. I'm so happy you had a good time with our band on the weekends. We are looking to expand our music offerings in 2018 with music on Friday,...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Sweet wine is our most desired wine and ALL the wine we tasted was exceptional!! Very reasonable priced! Beautiful landscaping with a stage, fireplace & firepits out back. VERY FRIENDLY staff!! WILL DEFINITELY stop in again.

Thank micheleonken
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Cassie B, Manager at Fireside Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

We appreciate your review and we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our wines and the experience you had during your visit. We look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Happy 10th anniversary to one of our favorite wineries. We visited Fireside when it opened 10 years ago and make sure we take the short detour every time we come to the area. They have some wonderful wines and affordable prices.More

Thank NE_Greenbee
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Cassie B, Manager at Fireside Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

We are so thrilled to hear you have been visiting us since we opened in 2007. That was our hope when we opened 10 years ago, to build a place where guests would want to return to because they enjoyed the people, wine and experience....More

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