This year’s Iowa Wine and Beer Directory has 100 listings. That’s a lot of wine and beer! Sure, you can probably find Iowa Wine and Beer at your local grocer or farmer’s market (and we definitely encourage you to buy some), but we’d also encourage you to visit one of their actual businesses. Lucky for you, it just got easier to do that.
The Iowa Wine and Beer Promotion Board just announced their new app. An enhanced version of the popular print directory, it contains all the wineries and breweries along with their contact information and amenities, plus additional photos and GPS navigation. With the new app, you can see where you are in Iowa, see where the nearest wineries and breweries are to you and get directions. If you lose your internet signal, have no fear, the app has static maps that will show you where the business is located.
Now, if you’ve visited wineries and breweries in the past and found that half the fun was getting lost in the Iowa countryside and discovering new places, then order the printed directory to bring along. Either way, I think you’ll enjoy the trip.
The app is available for free from the Apple App Store. The traditional Iowa Wine and Beer Directory is available at any Iowa Welcome Center, at any of the included wineries or breweries or for order online at http://www.iowawineandbeer.com/.
Colleen Murphy, Iowa Tourism Office