Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Upgrade to The Retreat at Fireside Winery

The Retreat at Fireside Winery
Last week we made some changes to The Retreat that we think our guests will really enjoy.  Before we had a small sitting room on the main level that had a couch and chair inside. Based on some guest feedback, we moved this furniture to the main Dining Room (which had plenty of room) and added a queen sized bed and end table to the old sitting room. Now this rent-able residence now has four private bedrooms - each with a queen sized bed.

To see inside the Retreat play the video below.  The upgraded room photos are also below.   We encourage you to take a look.  

If you are interested in booking The Retreat, please contact the Winery at 319-662-4222 or email  A brochure with current rates can be found at the bottom of this blog.


Vines to Wine Walk Saturday, August 9

We are trying a new event this year called Vines to Wine which we hope you'll enjoy.  In previous years, we've been asked to coordinate a walk in the vineyard since its so lovely. We liked the idea but wanted a way to involve the Winery too so we come up with the idea for a walk from our vineyard, Brickyard Hill all the way back to Fireside Winery.  Marengo Memorial Hospital agreed to partner with us on this event and so now the walk is a fundraiser for their foundation.

The walk will take place on Saturday, August 9th.  Registration is from 7:30 8:45am at Fireside Winery. After registering, participants will be bused over to Brickyard Hill Vineyard to start the walk at 9am.  The six mile walk will wind along rural, country roads in Iowa County.  Expect some slight hills and loose gravel during the walk. There will be a break station half way with refreshments and restroom.

Once back at the winery, we encourage you to take a break with a glass of wine and enjoy live music by Jordan Bergren who will be playing from 11-2pm. The 1st Lutheran Church, Conroy, will be serving up a lunch at the winery for any interested as well.

Registration Details
Participants who sign up by July 28th will be guaranteed a Walk Tshirt.  

Advanced Registration is $20 (Cash or Check Only)  The registration form is located below.
Online Advanced Registration is $22 Click here for Online Registration.
Walk Day Registration is $28

We hope you'll join us for our inaugural walk.

Vines to Wine Registration Form

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Be Here To Win

To reward our frequent visitors, we have started a monthly drawing program. On every visit, each guest may enter their name in our monthly drawing.  The lucky winner will receive something special from Fireside Winery.  The drawings will take place on the first of every month.

This summer's prizes will consist of 4 tickets to an upcoming event or reserved parking and table for 4 during a Footloose Friday Night or Sunday "Unplugged" music event in that month.

The prizes for this summer are:

May 1 Drawing - 4 tickets to Summer Uncorked on May 25 or reserved parking and table for 4 during a music event in May

June 1 Drawing - 4 tickets to Sangria Sunset on June 21 or reserved parking and table for 4 during a music event in June

July 1 Drawing - 4 tickets to Firefly a Glow'n Party on July 12 or reserved parking and table for 4 during a music event in July

August 1 Drawing - 4 tickets to 
Annual Harvest Party on August 31 or reserved parking and table for 4 during a music event in August

Fireside Winery's 2014 Music Schedule

We have a lot of great music lined up for this spring and summer.  We hope you'll be able to enjoy some afternoons or evenings with us, listening to the great music and while spending time relaxing with family and friends.  In case you haven't picked up your copy of the events at the winery, you can print this version on your own.  We hope to see you soon!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Fireside Winery 2013

We were blessed with another wonderful year at Fireside Winery.  We met so many new people and enjoyed spending time with our Fireside fans and family.  This video is a collection of highlights from the year. Enjoy!


Fireside Winery, Marengo, Iowa
Please enjoy our wines responsibly.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Can we ship direct to YOU?

We are so excited about our newest partnership with VinoShipper which provides us with two new benefits for our wine fans.  First of all, on our site, there is now a direct link to our very own Fireside Winery shopping portal.  You can also access it directly with the address:

On VinoShipper, you can pick and choose which Fireside wines you want, whenever it works for you and whereever you are.  That means, yes, you can buy wine at midnight, in your pajamas, while eating popcorn and watching your favorite TV shows.  

Screen shot from Fireside Winery's Homepage - click on Wine, then Buy Now
The other great benefit from the partnership is we now have the ability to ship direct to the consumer more than ever before thanks to VinoShipper's ability to share their shipping license in certain states with us.

We can now ship to all the states shaded in purple.  The states in purple with lines through them indicate states that we previously had licenses to ship direct to the consumer.  As you can see, the new partnership opened up Fireside wines to be shipped to 14 new states, with a grand total of 23 states.  Very exciting!!!

The process to order online is fairly simple but if you have troubles, give us a call and we would be happy to walk you through the process.  Happy shopping!

Fireside Winery, Marengo, Iowa
Please enjoy our wines responsibly.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Giving Thanks

At this time of year, we take pause and think of all the wonderful things we are thankful for.  The list is long here at Fireside and includes visits from old (and new) friends, stunning sunsets, a bountiful grape harvest and incredible musical events.  

This year we are also thankful for a gracious grant we were awarded by the Iowa Tourism Office.  The grant program was open to all tourism-related businesses in the state of Iowa.  We applied for grant assistance to help with costs associated with hosting the many live, musical entertainment acts we have at the winery during the year. 203 applications were submitted and Fireside Winery was one of 69 organizations to share in the grant awards.  

Many thanks to the Iowa Tourism Office and Iowa Economic Development Authority for awarding us with this grant and for helping us spread the joy of wine and live music to our Iowa and visiting guests.

For more information on the grant program, visit  

Fireside Winery, Marengo, Iowa
Please enjoy our wines responsibly.