Welcome to White Cross Cellars, Inc

A new approach to the Amana Colonies wine industry

White Cross Cellars is for people who love wine, located in the historic village of Amana, Iowa, White Cross Cellars is a new approach to the Amana Colonies wine industry. While the Amanas have long been famous for fruit wines, White Cross Cellars delivers a more traditional approach to the wines of the Amanas. We feature wines from classic wine grapes as well as Midwestern varieties and produce a wine in the European or California style. Our specialties are white wines reminiscent of the traditional German and French styles and red wines patterned after classic wines from Europe. Our wines are available in limited quantities and sold exclusively at our retail site in Amana, or in the near future, on line through our website.

 

 


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Upcoming Events

 

Rhubarb Day in the Amana Colonies

June 6th

Maifest Girls

 

Join us for our Special Food and Wine Pairing Class as we add a little rhubarb twist to this fun event.  See below on how to attend


June Vintner's Dinner

June 13, 2015

 

Our Vintner's Dinners are very popular. They are 4-5 course meals with each course paired with a White Cross Cellars wine. The evening begins at White Cross Cellars with a wine tasting and appetizers at 6pm and then continues at the Ox Yoke Inn for the remaining 4 courses.

The Theme for our June Dinner is:

Route 66

We will feature recipes from cities along this iconic highway.

First Course at White Cross Cellars
Assorted Appetizers with an open tasting of all 10 White Cross Cellars Wines

Second Course at the Ox Yoke Inn

From Chicago and its Polish Neighborhoods
Chilled Cucumber Soup
Paired with White Cross Cellars Fleur-de-lis

Third Course
From St Louis and its Italian Neighborhood "the Hill"
Everyday Italian Tossed Salad with a Red Wine Vinaigrette
Paired with White Cross Cellars Mittler Kabinett

Fourth Course
From Amarillo Texas a Lone Star State Classic
Country Fried Steak with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans
Paired with White Cross Cellars Monk's Red

Fifth Course
From Los Angeles' Famous Brown Derby
Grapefruit Cake with Grapefruit Cream Cheese Frosting
Paired with White Cross Cellars Oktoberfest


The cost is usually about $55.00/person and includes everything but the tip for the servers.

You can make your reservations by contacting the Ox Yoke Inn at 319-622-3441 weekdays between 9am and 4 pm.


 

 

The 2015 Vintner's Dinner schedule:

June 13

July 18

October 17

November 7

 

 

 

2015 Food and Wine Pairing 101

class schedule:

May 23

June 6 (Special Rhubarb Day Class)

July 11

August 1

August 15

Learn the basics of pairing wines and food to make a great meal This tasting event will feature 7 White Cross Cellars wines paired with samples of different foods. You will learn how to select the best wine for each food.

The cost of this fun event is $10/person and includes a logo wine glass. Reservations are required. It is best to call White Cross Cellars in advance to reserve your spot as space is limited or you can spot by the day of the class and see if we have any openings.

We will start the pairings promptly at 6 pm


 

 

 

 
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