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Wide River Winery

1776 E Deer Creek Rd, Clinton, IA 52732-9507
+1 563-271-5760
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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
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Port Byron, Illinois
Do not miss this winery.

Lovely, welcoming winery on the banks of the Mississippi. Wonderful stop on the Great River Road... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2017
Stateseer
,
Alexandria, Virginia
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Wide River Winery is located in Clinton IA on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River at its widest point. The tasting room offers up to 5 tastes of their locally made award winning wines. Beautiful expanded deck that can be enjoyed Spring, Summer, Fall and some mild Winter days too!
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  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
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“wine tasting” (13 reviews)
“great wine” (8 reviews)
“tasting room” (8 reviews)
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1776 E Deer Creek Rd, Clinton, IA 52732-9507
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+1 563-271-5760
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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

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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.

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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

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MOBrienIA, Manager at Wide River Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2017

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

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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

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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
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Reviewed 29 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
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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
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MOBrienIA, Guest Relations Manager at Wide River Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2016

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

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Reviewed 8 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
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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

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MOBrienIA, Guest Relations Manager at Wide River Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2016

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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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

A very nice variety of reds and whites. Some sweet, some dry, and some in between. Very pleasant hostess for our sampling.More

Thank Gerry E
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MOBrienIA, Guest Relations Manager at Wide River Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2016

Good day Gerry, Thank you for taking the time to review our winery. I am so glad you enjoyed both the wine and your hostess. I hope you will return for another visit the next your travels bring you to eastern Iowa. We have 2...More

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tsj51261
25 January 2017|
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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.
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rachiekc
4 June 2016|
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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
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suzanne v
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.
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