Wine Aficionados Enjoy A Visit To The Quad Cities!

Wine enthusiasts are certain to enjoy visiting the Quad Cities abundance of wine bars and wineries. Each venue is unique in design and atmosphere.

Arrive in the Quad Cities and head to Lavender Crest Winery for a leisurely afternoon of wine tasting, a nice lunch and if you like, a wine tour for just $5 per person. Lavender Crest Winery is located on 9 acres in Colona, Illinois, on Highway 6. It is a casual place to enjoy outside dining as well as indoor dining. Both offer a lush view of the vineyard.

View of Lavender Crest Vineyards
View of Lavender Crest Vineyards

Wide River Winery has a view of the Mississippi River in its Clinton, Iowa, location. Take a glass of wine with you on the bluff trail and come back to enjoy live music. The Clinton location houses both the winery and original tasting room, as well as 7 acres of vineyards. It has a large partially covered deck with views of the Mississippi River at its widest point. This winery has two other locations in LeClaire, Iowa, and in the Village of East Davenport in Davenport, Iowa. All locations offer daily wine tastings in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

Wide River Winery in Village of East Davenport
Wide River Winery in Village of East Davenport

The Grape Life Wine Store & Lounge in Davenport, Iowa, is known for its warm atmosphere with intimate music and tasting events in the evenings. Wednesday’s weekly Wine Downs are from 5-8 pm. Buy a glass of wine and get a free chair massage!


Cru in downtown Davenport, Iowa, offers a “casual social club” atmosphere with high ceilings covered in vintage ceiling tiles. The wall behind the stainless steel bar is floor to ceiling shelves of various wines.

Wines At Cru
Wines At Cru

Element Tea & Wine Lounge is another Quad Cities favorite. The new lounge in Davenport, Iowa, has a relaxing and elegant ambiance with a varied menu of desserts, appetizers, wine, and tea. Element also has wine flights.

Elements Wine & Tea Lounge
Element Wine & Tea Lounge

Wine aficionados, discover these and many more marvels on the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities.

Lavender Crest Winery

Hours: Monday through Sunday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Lunch served 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

5401 US Highway 6, Colona, Illinois

(309) 949-2565


Wide River Winery

Winter hours effective January and February 2017. Open Friday-Sunday 11-5 pm. Other times by appointment.

March 13-January 1, the Clinton Winery is open Sunday-Thursday 11am-5pm. Friday-Saturday 11am-6pm.

$7 Souvenir wine glass includes up to 5 complimentary samples.

Tasting Room, Vineyard & Winery
1776 East Deer Creek Rd., Clinton, IA 52732
563-519-WINE (9463)

Tasting Room, Courtyard & Inn
106 North Cody Rd., Le Claire, IA 52753

Tasting Room & Deck
1128 Mound Street, Davenport, IA 52803


The Grape Life

3402 Elmore Avenue, Davenport, IA


Tues & Wed: 11am-8pm; Thu: 11am-10pm; Friday & Saturday: 11am-11pm; Closed Sun & Mon




221 Brady Street, Davenport, Iowa

(563) 888-1197

Hours: 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Elements Wine & Tea Lounge
535 Bell Court Suite 4, Davenport, Iowa
Call (563) 345-9463
Hours: 11:00 am to 10:30 pm


About the author

Deborah Doehler As a life-time resident of the Quad Cities, Deborah is a multi-media artist who works in jewelry, painting, pottery, drawing, collage, and design. Deborah is retired from Black Hawk College after working for 35 years in Marketing as an award-winning graphic designer, writer, supervisor and graphics coordinator. Since 1975, she has had her own design company and studio. You’ll find Deborah serving on the Visual and Public Arts Committee for Quad City Arts where she was a board member for 8 years. She supports art and cultural events in the Quad Cities area including volunteering for events at MidCoast Fine Arts Bucktown Center for the Arts where she leases a gallery space. She served as Marketing Director for Riverssance Festival of Fine Arts for 15 years.

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