Cedar Ridge Vineyards is a family-owned winery, distillery and event space nestled in the beautiful Swisher countryside- a short drive from Cedar Rapids or Iowa City. Award-winning wines and internationally recognized spirits are produced on site at the only winery/distillery in Iowa. Proprietors are Jeff and Laurie Quint. Jeff also serves as Master Distiller and Winemaker. Cedar Ridge Winery produces wines from its own estate-grown grapes. Cedar Ridge Distillery also crafts its award-winning spirits in small batches in its European-engineered 80-gallon pot still. The lush 5,000 vines and nearly 15,000 square foot winery, distillery, tasting room and event center provide the highest quality wines, spirits and entertainment experience in the area.
Cedar Ridge brings you the first licensed distillery in the state of Iowa since the age of prohibition.
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Jeff Quint founded Cedar Ridge in 2005, following a long family tradition of Iowa farmers and distillers back from when his grandfather, Nicolas Quint, produced locally made brandy.
Cedar Ridge is the first licensed distillery in Iowa since Prohibition, and is located in Swisher, Iowa, a small town close to Cedar Rapids in the heart of America’s Corn Belt.
Frustrated by the fact that Iowa is the number one corn producing state in USA, yet no Bourbon Whiskey was produced here, Jeff Quint launched Iowa’s first Bourbon Whiskey in 2010.
Fine craftsmanship is a true reflection of Iowa’s mentality of doing the best with what nature gives them. No temperature control aging, minimal waste, and that Midwest resourcefulness put production first, favoring quality over quantity.