The winery origins date back to the spring of 2002 when the Miller family planted three grape varieties to establish a small 1.5 acre vineyard in the southeast Iowa country side.  The vineyard expanded each year thereafter and by 2007 it had grown to nearly 5 acres with seven grape varieties.  During the initial years fruit was harvested and sold to other Iowa wineries.  In 2007, Cedar Valley Winery began making wine on a commercial scale with two grape varieties.  The following year, Cedar Valley Winery went into full production utilizing grapes solely from its vineyard to produce 2,500 gallons of wine from the seven grape varieties grown on-site.  A tasting room was constructed during the winter of 2009 and the winery officially opened its doors to the public on July 4, 2009.


Business Hours:

January 1 – February 13 – Closed
February 14 – March 31 – Open Saturdays 10am-6pm, Sunday 12pm-6pm
April – December
Monday – Thursday 1:00-6:00pm
Friday 12:00-6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm
Open evenings for special events, private parties and group events.
Weekday mornings are available by appointments.  Call for availability and times


Winemakers Biography

ottumwa_courier_2009 Seth Miller is Cedar Valley Winery’s winemaker.  Seth is a native Iowan who was raised on the family farm near Batavia, IA where the vineyard and winery are presently located.  He completed his undergraduate studies at Iowa State University obtaining degrees in Finance and Seth MillerManagement in 2001 and he then attended the University Of Iowa College Of Law obtaining his J.D. in 2004.  Seth practiced law in Kansas City from 2004-2008 at which time he moved back to his hometown to practice law and help manage and operate Cedar Valley Winery.