Vacation views are just minutes from Cedar Rapids at Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery. If you’re ready to spend an afternoon or evening taking entertainment and relaxation to the next level, this is the place.
The experience always includes craft cocktails, wine pours unlike any other Iowa winery, a trendy food menu, and of course, stunning vineyard vistas. For the curious guests, complimentary tours are offered every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. On the tour you will learn more about the Head Distiller, Murphy Quint, and his team. As the first distillery to open in Iowa since Prohibition, Cedar Ridge is preserving the legacy of a lost craft. The tour will walk you through the entire grain to glass operation. They are passionate about making the best whiskey possible, starting with family corn from Murphy’s grandfather’s farm.
To make the best-selling and award-winning bourbon, the distillers fill barrels with the finest raw whiskey, then entrust Iowa’s climate to do the rest in the nontemperature- controlled barrel sheds.
The Iowa climate is known for consistent peaks and lows on a daily basis, causing the barrels to expand and contract frequently. That means the whiskey is extremely active inside the barrels and produces an amazing finished product. You won’t find the Cedar Ridge taste anywhere else in the world.
Tempted to visit? Come out and enjoy the beautiful countryside. Cedar Ridge is a great place to celebrate, meet up with friends or enjoy a family dinner. Brick oven wood-fired pizza,
butcher boards and smoked wings can be easily paired with craft cocktails, award-winning wine and local beers on draft.
Regulars always request a table on the patio, but there is plentiful seating in the tasting room, vineyard room and large event center.
❚ Live Music Year-around
❚ Sunday Brunch 9-1
❚ Whiskey & Wine Pairing Dinners
❚ Annual Bourbon & Blues Fest
❚ Complementary Tastings & Tours
❚ Corporate Events
1441 Marak Road, Swisher, IA
Mon-Tues: Closed (open 11-9 in the summer), Wed-Fri: 11-9, Sat: 11-5, Sun: 9-5, Sunday Brunch: 9-1