Welcome

The Van Wijk family invites you to share their passion for good wine, traveling the world, and creating great fun! We are an International family who choses to live in Iowa because of the friendliness and generosity of the people - it is our home. While the roots of our Dutch heritage can be traced back to the 13th Century in Holland, we are equally proud to represent the melting-pot of America through generations of immigrants from all over Europe and Native America. However, the last decade of family "immigrants" has been truly the most rewarding.

We have not only hosted international students from all over the world in our home and through working with local Rotary International club hosts, but eventually our sons and niece married other individuals from Russia, Ecuador, and Mexico. Rotary members told us that hosting a student would change our lives forever and they were delightfully right in every way. We feel very blessed indeed!

We own a boutique Native Iowa Winery and our focus is on finding exactly the right combination of grapes and styles that will tickle your fancy. It is our utmost wish that you not only enjoy our wines, but also allow us to get to know you as friends of the family. We love to share our adventures and stories, and to hear your powerful stories of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.