Wide River Winery is a local Iowa winery that serves eastern Iowa and western Illinois. All of the wines produced by Wide River contain grapes grown here in the Iowa earth.
The history of the company dates back to 1997, when founder Dorothy O’Brien began growing grapes and making wine for her family. With the help of her family, Dorothy was able to grow this small operation into a flourishing local business. Dorothy’s daughter, Liz Quinn, and her sisters, Martha O’Brien and Ceil O’Brien, focus on sales, marketing and the business side of the winery.
Inspiration for many of the wine names come from the family’s law heritage. Dorothy is an employment law attorney and her husband, Charlie Pelton, is a retired Clinton County judge. Lots of other lawyer family members have been known to sample as part of the never-ending quest for top quality wine.
Thanks to our many visitors and loyal local wine drinkers, sales and production have reached 85,000 bottles per year. We aim to involve customers in food, wine, conversations and togetherness at our three tasting rooms in Clinton, LeClaire and Davenport, Iowa. Customers then recapture that experience by enjoying quality Wide River wine available at retailers throughout eastern Iowa and western Illinois.
Wide River Winery is our way of adding value to the area and sharing wine made from the goodness of the earth. We hope to see you soon!
Carryout, curbside pick-up, & delivery.
NEW: Wide River Winery offers free local delivery with a 6 pack of bottles or more. You can also order any amount, pay online, and pick up your wine in LeClaire. They will bring it out to your car for you. For those outside of the immediate area, we can ship anywhere!