Full Moon Dry: A dry white wine with pear, citrus, and honeydew on the nose. With pear, citrus and melon on the palate this wine pairs beautifully with fish, other seafood/shellfish, and poultry. Crisp mouth feel with a smooth finish gives hints to traditional Chardonnay-style wine. Serve chilled.
Red High Heels: Dry red wine with plum, cherry, and oak notes on the nose accompanied by plum and white pepper flavors on the palate. This wine finishes with a subtle oak mouthfeel that gives a well balanced, rounded, smooth feeling. Red High Heels pairs well with full flavored red meat like steak, ribs, and burgers. It especially pairs well with grilled meats. Serve at room temperature or makes an amazing Sangria.
Red Silk: A semi-dry red wine that tastes as silky rich as the name. Fermented with toasted French oak, this special red wine has layers of plum, cherry, and oak with a buttery smooth luscious finish. Pairs flawlessly with steak, stews, venison and other red meats or just relax and enjoy a glass
Dew Kissed: Semi-sweet wine made with a White Zin-style wine in mind, this wine is perfect for those looking to get into the world of wine without getting any harsh flavors sometimes associated with wine. With hints of strawberry, raspberry, and citrus on the nose and strawberry and citrus on the palate, this wine pairs with cream-based sauces for pasta and pork. Serve chilled.
Dew Kissed Imposter is back for a short time. A dark rose wine so smooth & delicious
Blueberry Blastoff: If you like blueberries, you will love this wine! A blueberry based with an aroma of fresh blueberries and a taste reminiscent of blueberry pie, this wine is perfect for sipping after a large meal. Add it to your favorite blueberry cobbler or pie recipe to intensify the blueberry flavor even more. And don’t worry, the alcohol bakes off. Also is superb served with pork. Serve chilled.
Racy Red Raspberry: Semi-sweet raspberry-based table wine, this wine is all about the berries. With a dramatic raspberry aroma, leading to an even more dramatic raspberry flavor, this wine is sure to please the raspberry lover in your family. Serve chilled for the perfect light, crisp sipping wine or mix with muddled peaches, raspberries, and pineapple for fruity, refreshing, one-of-a –kind sangria.
Hump Day Happiness: A semi-sweet wine made with blends of blackberry and grape. With blackberry and a hint of nutmeg on the nose and fresh blackberries, Concord grapes, and Bing cherries on the palate this wine delivers a refreshing unexpected flavor. Pairs well with cheesecakes or chocolate and is a perfect sipping wine when in the mood for something fruity and refreshing. Serve chilled.
Full Moon Sweet: A sweet white wine with tropical fruits (pineapple) and melon on the nose and pear, melon, and hints of mandarin orange on the palate. With a sweetness level comparable to a Moscato-style wine, this wine will pair well with spicy Asian food, Caribbean Jerk, or stir fry. Use as a light vinaigrette or dressing for fruit salads as well. Serve chilled.
Sweetheart: A sweet red wine, with a rich blend of grapes varieties with cherry notes, it is an easy-drinking style wine with a luscious mouth feel and natural residual grape sweetness that delivers a velvety smooth finish. This is the kind of everyday wine that goes well with just about everything. Served chilled with grilled meats, Asian cuisine, light cheeses, and that special someone to create a perfect night. This wine was our oldest sons wedding wine.
Celebrate: A semi-sweet peach and white grape wine that will soon be one of your favorites. This rich but light wine has the scent of freshly picked real peaches on the nose, gives way to smooth and supple fruity notes dancing on the palate with a refined balanced finish. Pairs well with spicy food and light cheese, serve chilled.
Your top voted wine in the 2015 “Blind Wine Tasting Event”. This is the one everyone has been talking about & waiting for and it is finally HERE! Truffle is as luxurious and amazing as those incredible candies it is named after. Made from fermenting red grapes and sweet red cherries together, then adding a touch of rich chocolate to finish this remarkable combination. This triple delight gives the wine an aroma that begs you to taste and savor this flawless union of fruit and chocolate on your palate and finish with a velvety smoothness like no other wine. Sip after sip, you will love this liquid nectar down to the last drop in the bottle (sharing this wine is optional)………
Limited Edition Private Reserve just won a Gold Medal in the California 2017 Harvest Challenge Competition & we couldn't be more proud! This is 2 years in the making....Amazing Pure Elderberry Port wine sugar fed for months to obtain that higher alcohol known for ports; aged a full year in carboys, then racked into a Mississippi Distillery Cody Road Bourbon Barrel to age another 8 months, then bottled and aged 4 more months before releasing this special amazingly smooth rich & balanced port. This wine is NOT for everyone, but only those who truly enjoy the finer ports available anywhere!
This sweet dessert wine is made from frozen tree-ripened apples dripping with syrupy sweetness and fermented with special yeast to preserve the fresh apple flavor, bouquet and residual sugar. Full apple aroma on the nose followed by the smooth and supple richness of a fine dessert wine but yet surprisingly light finish. A great way to end a meal or in our case, celebrate a daughter’s marriage!
Berrylicious is the ultimate pure berry wine with all of our berries intermingled together to tempt your senses. Blackberries, Elderberries, and Blackcaps first burst in your mouth followed by the sweet & dynamic Strawberry, Raspberry and Blueberry finish. You will taste something different with every sip and savor every glass. Enjoy chilled with light cheeses, glazed ham, smoked pork loin, chocolate, and decadent holiday desserts. You’ll wish this was available year-round but it is only available for a limited time, so buy your bottles now before they are all gone!
Night Temptation is a superb way to end an amazing year here at the Empty Nest Winery. This port is perfect for those cold Midwest nights to come yet this winter. Pour a glass and curl up by the fire for an impeccable way to end any evening. Luxuriously smooth, rich and complex port wine with immense coffee undertones to awaken your senses and tempt you to pour a second glass. Enjoy either chilled or room temp, both ways have different aromas and flavors. This wine is just incredible………………..you must taste it for yourself and give a bottle to someone special, if you can part with it.
Seduction is a mocha raspberry dessert wine in a class all by itself. Both Night Temptation and Seduction are top shelf wines and are amazing to sip at the end of a great dinner or in front of the fire with someone special. They are a perfect gift for those wine lovers on your list!
A flawless union of wine and chocolate. Fresh, juicy raspberries with chocolate undertones on the nose and a perfect balance between sweet chocolate and raspberry acidity on the palate. This refreshing and smooth wine is great to just sip or matches up equally well with desserts, a true match made in heaven blended to perfection. Enjoy it with friends to create a night of pure paradise!
Candlelight is made from white grapes picked and frozen at their sweetest point to make this iced style wine. Dripping with syrupy sweetness, it rivals the great Ice wines from Germany and Canada but is made right here at Empty Nest Winery. Hints of tropical aromas on the nose followed by the smooth and supple richness of a fine dessert wine, but yet surprisingly light finish. For a perfect way to end an amazing meal, sip and savor this wine as dessert itself or paired with any kind of raspberry, lemon, peach or apple dumplings or desserts. It is only available for a limited time, so grab your bottles now before they are all gone!
Blackberry Bliss - It’s like eating a freshly picked blackberry. This reserve complex port wine is made with twice the amount of fresh blackberries and sugar fed for weeks to bring up the alcohol content, lending to balance the sweeter, stronger blackberry flavor. This port style wine would pair beautifully with a berry dessert, dark chocolate or can be reduced down to make homemade blackberry syrup. Serve chilled.
Our Signature wine made with blackcaps grown wild in NE Iowa, this special summer pure berry wine is full bodied with just the right amount of kick. With a daring blueberry and blackberry sensation on the nose, a rich, bold blackcap taste on the palate and smooth on the finish. It is unlike any wine you have had and sure to be the talk of any dinner party. Serve slightly chilled or at room temperature.