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Wide River Winery

1776 E Deer Creek Rd, Clinton, IA 52732-9507
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Beautiful spot on the Mississippi bluffs

We often take out of towners here as it is such a unique attraction in Clinton Iowa. You drive up... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Serenity, good wine, and gorgeous view

We've been fans of Wide River for years now, but since opening the tasting room down river in... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2017
John W
Port Byron, Illinois
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5 days ago
“Beautiful spot on the Mississippi bluffs”
3 Feb 2017
“Do not miss this winery.”
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1776 E Deer Creek Rd, Clinton, IA 52732-9507
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We often take out of towners here as it is such a unique attraction in Clinton Iowa. You drive up a steep hill a couple miles north of town and come upon a beautiful setting for a winery. There are vineyards, rare ducks a beautiful...More

Thank davidlI5106MM
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We've been fans of Wide River for years now, but since opening the tasting room down river in Leclaire, we don't get to the actual winery as often as before. Wide River offers enough sweet wines to satisfy our needs. Weekends on the deck often...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Lovely, welcoming winery on the banks of the Mississippi. Wonderful stop on the Great River Road between Dubuque and Davenport. Good food, wine, view and company. Don't miss it.

Thank Stateseer
Reviewed 9 January 2017

My husband and I stopped by this past Saturday afternoon. The staff and patrons were very friendly. We did the tasting for $7. (5 tastings and a wine glass) The road up to the winery is not very wide, so drive slow. The view is...More

Thank kmbrown021393
MOBrienIA, Manager at Wide River Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to write this nice review. I am so glad you enjoyed the wine and the view. The next time your travels bring you this way I hope you will try our locations in Le Claire and...More

Reviewed 28 November 2016

I was in nearby Clinton doing a "Santa Claus and the Elf" outing, and we decided to stop here for a fun afternoon. Boy, am I glad we did! What a spectacular view! We were delighted by some of the wines we sampled, and each...More

Thank santadan2014
Reviewed 27 November 2016

I'd read a lot about the "trail" to the winery, so I let Hubby drive :) It was less than a mile of one-lane trail, with a few places to let cars pass. I wouldn't try it if it was muddy though. But being from...More

Thank Maryoke
Reviewed 30 October 2016

The winery is in a rather remote area above the Mississippi. The last weekend of October. Colors were vibrant and the view was unbelievable. We found several wines we really liked.

Thank Annette H
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This sits atop a high bluff overlooking the Mississippi River where the dam has created a very wide and shallow river. The family home has the best view, but the wine bar is fun. Hiking n the woods is als available. They make good wine...More

Thank Kathy G
MOBrienIA, Guest Relations Manager at Wide River Winery, responded to this review

Hi Kathy, Felony Red is my favorite too! Thank you for visiting the winery and for writing the review. I hope you will try our other locations too; we have tasting rooms in Le Claire IA and Village of East Davenport. Live music in summer...More

Reviewed 9 October 2016

Nice tasting with a very knowledgeable lady who helped us. Good variety. Bought a couple of bottles. Love the names of the wines.

Thank tsd123
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

While Clinton Iowa has seen better days, places like this winery will help rebuild good feelings about this beautiful spot on the mighty Mississip. The wine servers were knowledgeable and friendly. The scenery was magnificent and the wines were very unique...we took three bottles home....More

1  Thank John H
MOBrienIA, Guest Relations Manager at Wide River Winery, responded to this review

Good day John, thank you for the nice review on our service, wine & view! I hope you will visit again soon as the fall colors promise to be spectacular this year. We also have 2 other locations; Le Claire and Village of East Davenport....More

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do you serve beer for our husbands who don't drink wine??
25 January 2017|
Response from MOBrienIA | Property representative |
We serve beer (Great River Brewery Pale Ale & Bud Light) at the winery in Clinton. At tasting rooms in the Village of East Davenport and Le Claire we sell wine by the bottle.
Do you do free wine tastings or how much do they cost?
5 June 2016|
Response from merlyn26 | Reviewed this property |
Yes...they do FREE wine tasting. Last time I was there (last fall) they charged $5.00 for a glass of wine. Getting up to the winery is a trip as it sits up on a bluff....but the deck is beautiful. This winery is owned by... More
suzanne v
Do you serve food?
8 October 2015|
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Response from merlyn26 | Reviewed this property |
They serve snacks for the most part. You can order a tray but it is usually not an actual meal.