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Fireside Wine gains attention from gourmet magazine


MARENGO (KWWL) -- Locally grown Iowa grapes, fermented into Fireside Winery wines are gaining national attention.

The November issue of Saveur, a gourmet cuisine magazine, evaluated many Midwestern wines. The article specifically cited Fireside Winery's 'Heartstone,' a dry red blend of Chambourcin and Chancellor grapes as a favorite, noting its' "vivid tomato and spice overtones."

The winery has also won several medals at the prestigious Mid-American Wine competition, held in Des Moines. In 2007, the 'Heartstone' also won the Dick Peterson Trophy, for the best Iowa wine.

This year, the new, "off-dry" Iowa grown 'LaCrosse," white wine won a gold medal for best in its class and was recognized with a bronze medial in the food paring event.

Rona Wyant, owner of Fireside Winery said, "We are proud of our line-up of Iowa wines and are thrilled to be part of a developing Iowa wine industry. What makes Fireside Winery unique is a serious attention to detail, great tasting wines, and dedicated customers who keep coming back." 

Fireside currently bottles 60,000 bottles yearly.

For additional information, please contact Cassie Bott at 319-662-4222 or email her at or visit the Fireside Website

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