This Saturday, September 21st we are excited to celebrate three years of operation at The Wijn House! We hope you'll join us for:
Free tastings from Fireside & Ackerman Wineries
A chocolate fountain! from VanVeens Chocolates
$3 glasses of wine all day long
Other surprises we think up between now & then
Three years is both a very long slog and a blink of an eye. We still remember the trepidation (mostly from Jeremy) and the excitement (mostly from Tara) of opening a small business. There were long nights of tearing up flooring, painting, remodeling and wondering what we had gotten ourselves into. When we opened our doors we had a humble 500 bottle inventory from 7 Iowa wineries, and only a guess at how this whole thing was going to work. It seems almost laughable today as we generally stock about 2,000 bottles from 40 wineries & cideries around the state.
It's been a lot of work, but also a lot of fun: meeting customers, business owners and wine makers from around the state and beyond. We even managed to win back-to-back Iowa Wine Growers Association "Retailer of the Year" awards in 2018 & 2019 to start our trophy case!
We'd like to thank all of you for the support we received since opening our little wine store on the Pella square. If you're in the area this weekend please stop in and help us celebrate!