Friday, August 9, 2013

Strawberry Peach Sangria

The finished Product

This years Sangria Recipe Winner goes to Jayne V. of Overland Park, Kansas. Jayne submitted a delicious recipe for a Strawberry Peach Sangria that used our sweet and delicious, GLOW wine as a base. We thank her for sharing this delicious recipe with us.

Strawberry Peachy Sangria Recipe
Making our Strawberry Peach Sangria for the Sangria Sunset Party

Fireside Winery, Marengo, Iowa
Please enjoy our wines responsibly.
  1 bottle of white wine (Fireside's GLOW)
  2 oz of Peach Schnapps
  2 oz of Club Soda – (or to taste)
  Sliced Peaches
  Sliced Strawberries

If you have time, allow this to soak over night to bring out all the mouth-watering flavors.  Serve cold and enjoy!   

Monday, August 5, 2013


It’s here!!!  The moment many of you have been waiting for!  The dates for the 2013 iPick, iStomp, iDrink!  After a cool spring, we anticipated a late harvest, starting in September; however, the heat we received in July moved our projections up.  The grapes look amazing and we’re anticipating a bumper crop this year!  If you need some convincing, below are some photos of the fun we've had over the years!

The dates for this year’s iPick will be:

August 24 (FULL)
August 31 
September 7 (FULL)
September 14  (FULL)
September 21 

Note: Picking dates are subject to change on short notice and are weather & grape ripeness dependent; grapes may be harvested faster than anticipated, therefore we recommend if you want to harvest to join us earlier in season.

Here are the details:

What:  Help Fireside Winery harvest the 2013 grapes.  In return, we’ll provide you with a lunch, free bottle of wine (for those 21 or older), grape stomp, production tour, and a 2013 harvest t-shirt.  Participants must be at least 15 years old to participate in the pick.

Where: Mainly at our Brickyard Hill Vineyard (Marengo, IA) about 5 miles west of the Winery.  Some picking will be done at the Winery.

Times: 7am-noon for picking; lunch and stomp to follow.

What to Bring:  Hat, sunscreen, gloves, water bottle and garden pruners if you have them.

REGISTER NOW: Send an email to Cassie Bott at to reserve your spot.  In your email, please identify the following information:
1) date(s) you’d like to attend (if you have an alternate date, please include)
2) the number in your party and their names
3) contact phone number for group leader
4) t-shirt sizes for those in your party

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