Book Signing

February 4 (1-3pm) – Book Signing: “Hear’s To It” by Gerald A. Jewett, Jr. His great grandfather was Ambrose Adolphus Call who was one of the founders of Algona.

Here’s To It! by Jr. Gerald A. Jewett

Hop on board for a most scenic ride along the delightful life road of this 92-year-young author, as recounted to and compiled/edited by his eldest daughter. From trikes and bikes to cars and trains (and yes, there were airplanes!), the reader is treated to an honest peek inside an admittedly whirlwind life path, including the sometimes hilarious and sometimes heart-wrenching outcomes encountered in its many curves and twists along the way. This author and editor have employed an interesting hybrid approach that is also sure to be a genealogical gem because of the fascinating overlooks with commanding views into the lives of noteworthy ancestors who helped provide the drive for this journey. From the very beginning (the author’s eventual obituary!) to the very end (his final toast to the reader), ‘Here’s To It!’ is a ‘bio-mentary’ that’s sure to please.

New Vendors

We’re very happy to announce two new retail partners have joined the Train Wreck Winery Team, making it even easier to find our wines near your home. Please welcome these new retailers to our family: Uptown Liquor (Forest City) and The Willow Tree (Emmetsburg)

We now have 190 retail partners across the state of Iowa where you can find Train Wreck Winery wines! If your favorite retailer isn’t listed here – – please ask the wine manager to carry our wines, and let us know.

Best of Show!

BREAKING NEWS: Train Wreck Winery is pleased to announce “KATE” won Best of Show (red wine division) at the Iowa State Fair Commercial Wine Competition! Officials from the competition said, “Receiving the Best of Show award is not only a great achievement and testament to the quality of your wine, but we also feature and sell tastings of the four winning Best of Show wines at Grandfather’s Barn each day of the Iowa State Fair! This is an excellent opportunity to sell and showcase your wine to the thousands of Fairgoers who visit the Iowa Wine Experience in August.” The Iowa State Fair runs from August 10-20. All of us at Train Wreck Winery are pleased and proud to win this important distinction and invite you to visit the State Fair to try our wines and to stop by our Algona, IA tasting room on Friday and Saturdays (noon to 5pm).

Open Hours

Reminder: Train Wreck Winery (Algona, IA) is open Friday & Saturday from noon to 5pm.

Marquette wins Gold!

Marquette Gold_edited-1We are very pleased to share that our Marquette (dry red wine) won a gold medal at the Mid-American Wine Competition held this past weekend.  This competition is located on the campus of Des Moines Community College and hosts some the most recognized names in wine judging.  We’re honored and very pleased with this gold medal.