Cedar Ridge Winery and Distillery is rooted right in the Corn Belt in Swisher, Iowa. Iowans understand the value of a hard day at the job, and that desire to unwind after it. From acres of Iowa grown grapes, to our unending bushels of corn straight from our fertile Midwestern soil, we put only the best into our wines and spirits – nothing else will do. Using nature as our ultimate guide, we age our whiskeys in a non-temperature controlled climate and allow for Mother Nature to guide the way.
Cedar Ridge House wines are younger, fresher and meant for immediate consumption. These varieties are un-aged and more fruit forward on the palate. These casual wines are good for any audience from wine enthusiasts to connoisseurs. Cedar Ridge House wines are available on-site and off-site year around.
Cedar Ridge Estate wines are among the best Iowa has to offer. These wines are crafted from grapes from our very own vineyards, and run the gamete in terms of flavor and style. Enjoy what Iowa has to offer.
Cedar Ridge Premiere Series wines represent some of our highest quality wines. These typically require more aging time and specialized wine making techniques. Many of these labels are a composition of Iowa and California varietals.
The Quint family has farmed and distilled spirits for generations. In 2005, Jeff Quint founded Cedar Ridge because he believed it was time for Iowa–the number one corn-producing state in the U.S.–to share its homegrown Bourbon Whiskey with the world. Cedar Ridge was the first licensed distillery in Iowa since Prohibition.
After releasing its first batch of whiskey in 2010, Cedar Ridge Distillery quickly became a nationally recognized leader in craft spirits, winning multiple awards such as American Distilling Institute’s “2017 Distiller of the Year” or “Best American Craft Whiskey” at the 2016 New York World Spirits Competition.
Perfectly crafted from America’s heartland