Ethanol isn’t the only alcohol product produced in the state that’s seeing a boom right now. The Iowa Department of Tourism has released its latest directory to wineries and breweries in the state. LuAnn Reinders of the Iowa Wine & Beer Promotion Board says the directory has more pages this year, thanks to the exploding wine industry.
Reinders says there’s been a 35-percent increase in wineries since last year’s director. Reinders says the directory lists each winery and brewery, gives a little information about them, and a map on how to get to them. Reinders says the directory also lists some 150 events that are scheduled for the wineries and breweries.
Reinders says there’s been “phenomenal” interest as people relax and enjoy the beverages and add the events on to other things they’re doing. Reinders says the directories are free at any Iowa welcome center .
She says they also have a website, IowaWineandBeer.com , and they have the directory on-line. Reinders says this year’s directory features 57 wineries and breweries.