About the Wine!


Over the years the winery has increased its production capacity substantially; about 150,000 bottles of Iowa wine per year are now made at Summerset Winery. With this increase in sales it has been critical to the growth and development to update the cellar. Summerset Winery was the first Iowa winery to utilize an automatic bottling line as well as the first Iowa winery to purchase a high temperature processing system for thermovinification. This system is fundamental to creating a premium red wine.

The winery currently produces nearly two dozen Iowa wines from Iowa grapes. Signature wines include Caba Moch, Harvest White and Blush, along with seasonal favorites like Ruby LaBelle, Mead and Festiva. Caba Moch is the most popular with 40% of the total wine sales from this wine alone. Additionally, Caba Moch outsells some national and international wines in the Des Moines area. The Summerset staff works very hard at assuring no Iowan will go without their favorite Summerset wine! Customers can find Summerset wines at 220 stores across the state including Target, Wal-Mart, Hy-Vee and Dahl’s stores as well as specialty boutique wine shops.

Summerset Winery is located just minutes outside of Des Moines, Iowa in Indianola. Summerset Winery produces award winning Iowa wine from locally grown, central Iowa grapes. The tasting room is open Tuesday-Sunday all year long and Mondays by appointment. Summerst Winery offers wine tastings and tours, and is the ideal location to host weddings, receptions, corporate events, private parties, and more.