Barb Ickes, Quad City Times | September 2016 A new thrown-around nickname for the Village of East Davenport is “Little LeClaire.” Some Village merchants are cool with that. Others say the Village is too different from LeClaire to draw a comparison. Either way, the redevelopment boon in the Village bears a striking likeness to the renaissance upriver. Two obvious catalysts... Read More →
Barb Ickes, Quad City Times | September 2016 One of the most dramatic recent-memory changes in the Village of East Davenport is snuggled against the railroad bridge at Mound and East 12th streets. Clinton-based couple Dorothy O’Brien and Charles Pelton turned a tired and structurally questionable Village cottage into a showplace of a wine-tasting room. A large deck on the... Read More →
By Sharon Wren, Gold Book | July 2014 What began as a hobby for Dorothy O’Brien, making wine for family and friends, has turned into a thriving business called Wide River Winery, with two beautiful locations in Clinton and LeClaire. What began as a hobby for Dorothy O’Brien, making wine for family and friends, has turned into a thriving business... Read More →
August 2013 History buffs, “American Picker” fans, shoppers and Great River Road wanderers can now sample locally made, award-winning wine in historic downtown LeClaire, Iowa. Wide River Winery, located in Clinton, has recently opened an additional tasting room. Nestled in the bluffs along the Mississippi River in Clinton, the original winery and tasting room is already an area favorite of... Read More →
May 2013 Come visit us at our new tasting room location in Le Claire, IA. Live music every Friday from 5 – 8 PM!
By Jeniece Smith, Bridges Magazine | May 2010 It’s been five years since Dorothy O’Brien first decided to share the fruits of her labor from organic gardening and grape growing with others, and she says she’s learned a great deal along the way. “It morphed into much more of a focus on wine,” said O’Brien, sole owner of Wide River... Read More →
By Barbara Rasko, Make Mine Wine Magazine | March 2009 Wide River Winery visitors can view the Mississippi River, hike in the woods or picnic on the deck. And how about learning about organic grape growing? How about tasting award winning wine? Sounds like a good plan for wine lovers in Clinton, Iowa. Dorothy O’Brien’s third career sprung from her... Read More →