Wide River Winery
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Wide River Winery takes its name from the widest part of the Mississippi River.

Thanks to many visitors and loyal Clinton wine drinkers sales and production have reached 85,000 bottles per year. Wine sells through tasting rooms in Clinton, Le Claire, and the Village of East Davenport and in stores throughout Iowa and Illinois.

Dorothy O’Brien began growing grapes and making wine for her family in 1997.

Family members made this winery go and grow. Dorothy’s daughter, Ann Pelton, and sisters, Martha O’Brien and Ceil O’Brien, focus on marketing and the business side of the winery.

Inspiration for many of the wine names come from the family’s law heritage. Dorothy is an employment law attorney and her husband, Charlie Pelton, is a retired Clinton County judge. Lots of other lawyer family members have been known to sample wine as part of the never ending quest for top quality wine.

Wide River Winery is our way of adding value to the area and sharing wine made from the goodness of the earth. We hope to see you soon!