This past weekend D and I spent the weekend in Ames, Iowa.  We like to do this not only because it is half way for both of us but because D went to college there and we both enjoy it.  Without a doubt one of the best times we had was enjoying a beautiful summer Sunday afternoon at Prairie Moon Vineyards.


I found out about this winery while doing an online search about events in Ames this weekend.  I am so glad we found it because it was truly a lovely place.  We got to taste some delicious wine, listen to live music and meet new people.  I think of the entire afternoon my favorite moment was D singing along to the Iowa State University "Cyclones" Fight Song. OMG, give him some wine and this song, and he is a completely different guy!  I loved it!


I have always had a love for vineyards and wineries.  Learning about the operations of the vineyard, thee grapes and everything that goes into making it work, regardless of how small was fantastic.  Especially because one day I hope to one day have a small vineyard operation in Minnesota.  There is a new world of viniculture in Minnesota that D and I have been talking about exploring, and this visit just made our gears turn even more.  We will see.  In thee meantime I will cherish the loveliness of the day.


  1. Awesome photos and those grapes look delicious! Stopping by to say hi from join the gossip link up.

    A Joyful Kind of Life

  2. Looks like a fun day! I saw most of the pics on Intsagram and thought they were beautiful.

    1. It was beautiful indeed! And so much fun!

  • I love the name of the winery; it sounds kinda magical. And the pictures help make it seem that way too. I like that you dream of owning one :) How interesting that viniculture is growing in the Midwest.