Oskaloosa, Iowa, a charming town that embodies the heart and soul of America’s Midwest. Home to many small businesses thriving in the tightknit community, ranging from restaurants and boutiques, along with rich history to explore.

Today, we’ll be exploring the local flavors of Oskaloosa, Tassel Ridge Winery and NoCoast Beer Co., the town’s own winery and brewery.

Tassel Ridge Winery

Just a 7-minute drive up Highway 163 from EverSpring Inn & Suites, sits Tassel Ridge Winery. One of Iowa’s largest wineries offering a variety of wines ranging from dry, sweet, fizzy, and dessert. Along with local cheese, salsas, bread, chocolate, and more.

Tassel Ridge is open to visit year-round, regularly updating their event calendar and news page with different events and dinner menus for guests to enjoy.


Tassel Ridge Winery’s Grapemobile

In the summer, take a ride on the famous Grapemobile and tour the vineyard grounds. Learn about the history of vineyards in Iowa and the grape planting and growing process during the 45-minute tour.

Visit the Tassel Ridge visit before your stay to find the perfect wine fitting for you, or research for a wine flight to try as many of the diverse options as possible. Their website also offers a wide array of recipes, including appetizers, desserts, drinks, and main dishes, along with recommendations for wine pairings to tie the meal together.

NoCoast Beer Co.

NoCoast Beer Co. embodies Midwestern pride and their genuine passion for beer, all summed up in their motto: “Friends over trends, land over sand, beer over everything.” They lean into the notion of being in ‘flyover country’ and take it and run with it. And have been since 2015.

From pale ales, pilsners, ambers, and sours, you’re sure to find something you like.

Reserve your spot online and take a tour through NoCoast’s production facility, exploring the mill room, Brew House, cellar tanks, while enjoying a pint of your favorite brew.

You can find NoCoast beer across Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Texas. Find their beer locator here.

*Photos curtesy of Tassel Ridge Winery.