Monday, November 19, 2012
The Schade Creek Vineyard & Winery has the perfect wine pairing for your turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving.
When you're planning that all-important Thanksgiving dinner, you'll need the right wine to go with it. Jana Schade, co-owner of Schade Creek Vineyard & Winery, says the Waukee winery has a little something for everyone and every dish you're planning for your big holiday dinner. “We strive to make really good Iowa wines – from dry and crisp whites to earthy reds, and scrumptious sweet wines,” said Schade. Schade, a graduate of the Iowa Culinary Institute, gave her recommendations for the perfect pairings this Thanksgiving. Schade Creek wines are not sold at the winery but you can purchase them at area Casey's General Stores and Hy-Vee Grocery Stores: The Friends - The Friends wine from Schade Creek is as dry a white as you will find from …
Monday, July 30, 2012
The Schade Creek Vineyard & Winery competed in the 6th annual Mid-American Wine Competition held in Ankeny, July 13-15.
The Schade Creek Vineyard & Winery took home top honors in the 6th annual Mid-American Wine Competition, July 13-15. The Waukee winery received two gold, one silver and three bronze medals in the 6th annual Mid-American Wine Competition held at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) in Ankeny. Schade Creek competed against 100 other Midwest wineries that entered more than 600 wines in the competition. The winery was awarded medals for its Harlan Henry, Creme de la Creme Blanc, Wine O'Clock Somewhere, Ghetto Fab and Soul Mates varieties. “It’s competitions like this that give us the drive to make better wine with grapes grown here in the Midwest," said Kurt Schade, owner and winemaker at Schade Creek. "We are very pleased.” Bob Foster, …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
The Schade Creek Vineyard & Winery lost another round against the city as the planning and zoning commission votes to table discussion of a possible rezoning due to a lack of a right-of-way agreement for University Avenue.
Editor's Note: This story originally ran on Waukee Patch on June 27. We're refeaturing the story for our weekend readers. Schade Creek experienced another setback in the ongoing battle between the vineyard and winery and the city of Waukee. At Tuesday night's meeting of the Waukee Planning & Zoning Commission, the board voted to table a proposal to rezone Schade Creek from an agricultural entity to a planned urban development that would allow it to host events, as well as sell wine on the property. What do you think? Is the city being unfair to Schade Creek or is Kurt Schade not following proper protocol? Tell us in the comments. What gave commission members pause was that the rezoning agreement lacked a right-of-way provision between Kurt…
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Schade Creek Vineyard & Winery loses another round against the city as the planning & zoning committee votes to table discussion of a possible rezoning.
Tensions ran high Tuesday night at the Waukee Planning & Zoning Committee meeting as discussion over the Schade Creek Vineyard & Winery came to a head. The committee voted to table discussion of the possible rezoning of the winery until a later date. Kurt Schade, owner of Schade Creek Vineyard, attended the meeting. Check back with Waukee Patch Wednesday morning for details on the committee's decision.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The Schade Creek Vineyard & Winery is supposed to be a venue for parties and events, say its owners. Until a dispute with the city is settled, most people will have to settle for a glimpse of the Waukee vineyard via photos.
Most people have no idea what goes on behind the gate at 1230 Warrior Lane. That's where the Schade Creek Vineyard & Winery resides. Currently at the center of a battle with the Waukee City Council, the Waukee vineyard's future is somewhat uncertain. "They're trying to force a property owner to agree to terms that are favorable only to the city," said Kurt Schade, owner of Schade Creek. "They want me to agree to give them that land which has grape vines on it, and they also want me to agree to pay an assessment for it." Currently, Schade Creek is not allowed, by city ordinance, to host any activity or event on the property, something Schade says is the key to the vineyard and winery's success. For that reason, the Schades gave Waukee Patch…
Kurt Schade, owner of the Schade Creek Vineyard & Winery, says city officials don't want him to conduct business in Waukee - instead, they want his land.
To hear it from Kurt Schade, the city of Waukee is doing everything it can to keep his boutique wine business from flourishing. "We think residents would be furious to know all that's gone on, particularly the actions of Mike Watts in utilizing the police department to harass us," Schade said. "It's deplorable of a public servant ... of a councilman." Schade's appearance in front of the Waukee City Council Monday night was just another step in a miles-long race to get his dream business of making and selling wine off the ground. The argument between the city of Waukee and the Schade Creek Vineyard & Winery dates back to 2007 when Schade first approached city officials about starting a vineyard on the 13 acres at the end of University …
Monday, February 6, 2012
Maharry Photography took some really beautiful winter photos of the Schade Creek Vineyard and Winery in Waukee.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
The Schade Creek Vineyard and Winery hosted a grilling event Saturday in Waukee.