John Ernest Vineyard & Winery
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3291 N Ave.
Tama, IA 52339
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Top Shelf Awards Results


2,262 businesses

  • 2015 Best Winery nominated
  • 2014 Best Winery nominated
  • 2013 Best Winery nominated
  • 2012 Best Winery nominated
  • 2011 Best Winery nominated
  • 2010 Best Winery nominated
  • 2009 Best Winery 4th Place
  • 2008 Best Winery nominated

Map & Directions


  • Monday:
  • Tuesday:
    11 am - 5 pm
  • Wednesday:
    11 am - 5 pm
  • Thursday:
    11 am - 5 pm
  • Friday:
    11 am - 5 pm
  • Saturday:
    11 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday:
    11 am - 5 pm

About this Place


Our Kopsa family vineyard & winery is set in beautiful, rural scenery, nestled in the hills of the Central Iowa valley along the historic Lincoln Highway, just seven miles east of Meskwaki Bingo and Casino. We produce wonderful grape and fruit wines. Our gift shop and winery are open for you to visit and tour. Come enjoy the great tastes and view.

Live outdoor music May through September.

Established in 2004

The idea of our winery came about from a television show on IPTV. Our owners saw the show and thought it may be a great hobby to do after work and on the weekends. At first, we planned on just growing grapes and selling them to other wineries in need of juice. But, after dabbling in a little wine making ourselves, and seeing how much social fun you can have, we decided upon creating the winery as well. Our winery is named after John Ernest Kopsa and his wife Dolores, the father/mother of 4 and grandfather/mother of 6 and great grandfather/mother of 4.


Jul 27