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August 31, 2017

Santa Maria Announces Fall Music Lineup


 Following a successful music-filled summer, John and Rose Guinan, co-owners of Santa Maria Vineyard & Winery, have announced that they will continue to host live entertainment throughout September and October.

This summer, guests were invited to Santa Maria on Thursday evenings to relax in the courtyard with a glass of wine and delicious food as a featured musician performed. With a variety of different performers and genres each week, Thursday nights at Santa Maria offered an escape for residents in the community.


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July 17, 2017

Santa Maria receives Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for Second Straight Year


In 2016, Santa Maria Vineyard & Winery received the Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor, which is based on the consistently great reviews the company has earned. The same holds true for 2017 as Santa Maria has announced receiving the award for the second straight year.


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May 23, 2017

Santa Maria to Close Restaurant, Refocus on their Love for Wine


CARROLL, Iowa - Over 12 years ago, John and Rose Guinan, co-owners of Santa Maria Vineyard & Winery, turned their love for wine into a business. The success and growth of their nationally acclaimed wines has allowed the brand to evolve throughout the years. That evolution continues in 2017 as Santa Maria has re-channeled their focus and will be closing their full-service restaurant to better focus on the winery and winery event services.


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May 11, 2017

Santa Maria Winery is recognized for contributing to state’s $8.06 billion tourism industry


CARROLL, Iowa - In honor of National Travel and Tourism Week, the Iowa Tourism Office recognized Santa Maria Winery recently for contributing to the state’s $8.06 billion tourism industry.

National Travel and Tourism Week (May 7-13), now in its 34th year, unites communities across the country to celebrate what travel means to employment, economic growth and personal well-being. 


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May 01, 2017

Sulfur Dioxide Workshop at Santa Maria Vineyard & Winery Educates Winemakers 


CARROLL, Iowa - Iowa State University’s Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute recently presented a workshop on Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) management at Santa Maria Vineyard & Winery in Carroll. Santa Maria, a producer of nationally recognized award-winning wines, scheduled the workshop as part of their ongoing dedication to winemaking and general wine education. 


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APRIL 28, 2017

Santa Maria Vineyard & Winery Named a Top Midwest Destination, Adds Aged Meats to Menu


CARROLL, Iowa (April 2017) - Since Santa Maria moved their winery and restaurant into the former Wittrock Motors building in 2009, the Carroll, IA, tuscan-style establishment has been acknowledged as a ‘must see’ in the Midwest. The Iowa-leading winery continues to raise the bar with the introduction of aged meats to their restaurant menu.


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NOVEMBER 07, 2016

Santa Maria Vineyard & Winery, Carroll, IA to host much sought after Wine & Food Pairing Event 


CARROLL, Iowa - On December 8, 2016, Santa Maria Vineyard & Winery, in Carroll, Iowa will host “A Seduction of the Senses,” a wine and food pairing event, featuring a four-course meal, Santa Maria’s award-winning wines, and wine education by John Guinan, local vintner and co-owner.


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OCTOBER 24, 2016

Santa Maria Vineyard & Winery receives 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 


CARROLL, Iowa - Santa Maria Vineyard & Winery, a family owned and operated winery has been awarded the 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. This designation is awarded to businesses that consistently maintain an overall TripAdvisor  rating of at least 4 out of 5 over a period of one year. To qualify, in addition to the overall rating, a business must have a minimum number of reviews and been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.


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