From Winemaking 101 to Passion

The story of High Brow Wines began with Judy Lubben and her son DJ embarking on a journey of discovery and passion for winemaking. Their path to becoming vintners started with Winery 101 and Vineyard Management courses under the guidance of Lucas McIntire, where they not only gained essential knowledge but also formed lasting connections with fellow enthusiasts.

Inspired by their newfound love for the craft, Judy and DJ decided to delve deeper into the world of winemaking by taking on the challenge of managing a vineyard for a year. With the mentorship of Ron Waite at Wapsi Valley Vineyard, they immersed themselves in the hands-on work of grape cultivation, learning valuable lessons along the way. This period of exploration and learning laid the foundation for what would eventually become High Brow Wines, a testament to their dedication, perseverance, and unwavering commitment to their winemaking dreams.


From Dream to Our Own Vineyard

Lubben Vineyards’ new location in Anamosa, Iowa, marks an exciting chapter in the winery’s journey, offering a picturesque setting for wine enthusiasts to indulge in the beauty of the Iowa countryside. Nestled amidst rolling hills and lush vineyards, the new location embodies the essence of rustic charm and tranquility, providing a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Boasting a modern tasting room and event space, the vineyard invites guests to savor an array of handcrafted wines while soaking in the scenic vistas and warm hospitality. With its commitment to sustainable practices and dedication to quality winemaking, Lubben Vineyards’ new location promises to be a beloved destination for wine lovers and adventurers alike, inviting them to create unforgettable memories amidst the beauty of Anamosa, Iowa.


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