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John Ernest Vineyard & Winery

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JEV

If you want a fun family night or couples night under the stars this is the place to go! Very low... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Susan Y
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Tama, Iowa
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only ones doing a tasting so we got good pours of pretty much anything we wanted to try.

Very informative about the grapes as well as the wine itself but most were either too sweet or had... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2016
MinnScooter
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Lakeville, Minnesota
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18 Oct 2016
“JEV”
15 Aug 2016
“only ones doing a tasting so we got good pours of pretty much anything we wanted to try.”
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More than a vineyard - it's an experience! The Kopsa family vineyard and winery is nestled in the picturesque rolling hills of central Iowa above the beautiful Iowa River Valley and located along the historic Lincoln Highway. JEV produces wonderful...more
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3291 N Ave, Tama, IA 52339-9209
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

If you want a fun family night or couples night under the stars this is the place to go! Very low key, free live music and tasty, very good wine. Easy to get to and park. Staff very friendly.

Thank Susan Y
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Very informative about the grapes as well as the wine itself but most were either too sweet or had too much Marchal Fouch grape for my liking. very nice grounds in the middle of Iowa farm country

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Reviewed 26 June 2016

Summertime music is a must at JEV! We are not wine drinkers, but the winearitas are amazing! If you can't decide on the berry or the peach, do a swirl! Take your own chairs or get there early enough to grab a picnic table and...More

1  Thank 952jillh
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We asked for a wine-tasting that included information about the wines, the grapes, the vineyard etc. We are a wine group who travels together and enjoys continued learning about wines rather than just drinking them. Tara was sooo good and the wines are just as...More

1  Thank Foodwriter50459
Reviewed 23 October 2015

My parents rented a little building shelter outside on a Sunday afternoon for my graduation party. Sunday afternoons in the summer they also have bands playing outside. It was a great time. Minor Night was the band that played, and they were also amazing, as...More

Thank Emily L
Reviewed 10 March 2015

This was a very good winery with a friendly server. The wines were unique and smooth tasting. The server was very friendly and knowledgeable about the history of the facility and the wine. They have a medium size room inside to enjoy a bottle there...More

Thank Mario C
Reviewed 24 July 2014

We had a blast at this little place! The four of us arrived very later, nearly at closing time. Erica was so nice and very helpful. She allowed us to do some wine tasting, making sure that she explained what the wine was and what...More

Thank ImaWingBiker
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Very friendly staff. Good prices for good wine. We stop every visit to eastern Iowa. Usually bring back several bottles. Cranberry wine is soooooo good.

Thank jeffrey C
Reviewed 1 October 2013

We spent a beautiful sunny day here. The winery is situated on top of a hill with nice views of the surrounding vineyard. The building is bright and welcoming, and the staff are friendly and helpful. Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnics and...More

Thank RNay
Reviewed 14 August 2012

We stopped here on a cool, rainy Sunday afternoon. The young lady who was the hostess was great. We sampled a few, and bought 2 bottles to take home. Nice place!

Thank davewalkjr
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