Iowa winery owner Paul Tabor says the state’s wine industry is undergoing a period of rebirth. When Paul Tabor opened Tabor Home Winery in Baldwin in 1997, there were only a handful of wineries in Iowa. Now, a decade later, there are more than 60.
"If you are working in a region such as eastern Iowa or such as Michigan that produce very, very high-quality and distinctive wines, you’re going to have a sustainable market there because really Californians, many west coast wine drinkers are looking for something new, something that’s different," Tabor says. According to Tabor, wines with a "regional identity" are now all the rage in wine-drinking circles. Tabor made his comments during an appearance on Iowa Public Radio.