Cheers to Ten Years! (2009 - 2019)
Press Release: July 26, 2019
10th Anniversary Open House Celebration (2009 - 2019)
Join us to celebrate 10 years of Van Wijk wine! Admission is FREE and open to the public. All roads lead to Sully, IA on Saturday, August 24 for our anniversary celebration from 3pm to 10pm! We thank you all for supporting us through the years, and we hope to continue to serve you for many more decades to come.
Our Wine Tasting team has partnered with over 53 Iowa communities, in over 2,360 tastings and events, over the last ten years; totaling over $95,000 in FREE tastes. Van Wijk Wine is now sold in over 88 stores. This year, we welcome our customers in Iowa to celebrate at our winery in Sully, IA. Enjoy an evening of friendship, door prizes, live music, with wine slushy shots and small bite appetizers including celebration cake and wood fired pizza featuring our Green Mountain Grill Brigade.
To say “Thank You!” to all our amazing customers who have made the past 10 years so special, the celebration will include afternoon activities and the evening is sure to be romantic and memorable. 10% off on all To-Go wine and logo’d wine glass purchases!
- Welcome ‘Grape Stomp’ Photo Booth
- Featured Drawings, FREE Door Prizes, opportunities to win #IWijkWine Bucks
- FREE Wine Slushy shot, small bite Appetizers, and Celebration Cake *
- Debut of a BRAND NEW Leighton Up Sparkling Wine! *
- FREE Live Music featuring Nick Ryan (7-9pm)
- Register online by Aug 17 to participate in a Discounted Wine or Beer Tasting, or a FREE Sparkling Wine Toast (limited group sizes) *
- 10% off all to-go wine and logo'd wine glass purchases
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a fun evening of celebration in our Courtyard Vineyard. Wish Roger Happy Birthday (60 and Fabulous!).
* Note: Must be age 21+ to either taste or purchase alcohol.
When Rebecca & Roger Van Wyk were learning to be winemakers, and anticipated someday opening their own family winery in 2009, they could only dream of the tremendous support they would receive from their children and grandchildren, extended family, friends, employees, and customers. Sons Jon & Adam Van Wyk and their wives Svetlana & Graciela soon joined the venture in 2010, and eventually members of the community embraced their vision of a winery and tasting room in Sully, IA in 2013.
Today, the Van Wyk family is excited to commemorate 10 years in business together to cherish the moments - and you are invited! The winery has grown over the years; producing award-winning wines, enhancing the winery campus to include the Van Wijk Guest House and Courtyard Vineyard, expanding into over 88 retail outlets and online shipping to 30 different states, employing a part-time staff of 20-30, and so much more!
Van Wijk Winery has made a number of improvements to the winery structure, landscaping, logo, wine labels, website, and marketing materials over the years as it continues to flourish and grow its brand. The winery has actively worked to create exciting events including Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, Dinner and a Movie, Live Music, Karaoke, Art & Vino Painting classes, Cozy Crafting workshops, Food & Wine Pairing classes, Beer Tasting classes, and fundraisers.
As we think about how far we’ve come in 10 years, some of the biggest challenges have been learning to work together as a family unit and to embrace each other’s unique and wonderful talents, and finding resources throughout Iowa to be Wine Tasting Consultants who do tastings at our retail outlets and local festivals. Some of our favorite memories are working with Grandpa John (now 90 years old) and experiencing four generations of Van Wyk families coming together to celebrate at the winery. Next year, the winery will host a broad Van Wyk Family Reunion.
Let’s Create Some Fun Together!