The Penoach Vineyard and Winery once again hosted their annual Apple Festival this past Saturday, Sept. 21. The winery, which is housed in a repurposed 1917 barn just outside of Adel, has played host to the festival for over a decade.


Each year, visitors of the festival are encouraged to sample some of the vineyard’s 14 different wines. In addition, the vineyard also provided live music by Brick’n Bob, a fire pit for roasting marshmallows, tractor rides, kid friendly activities, and a vast array of local vendors.


“This is one of the largest events we have. We try to make it kid friendly, and a lot of vendors that come are local craftsman,” Penoach Vineyard and Winery owner Stan Olson said.


The Apple Festival also provided families the experience of creating homemade apple cider along with food courtesy of the local food truck Ferinheit Wood Oven Pizza.


“We like coming to the Apple Festival because people are always friendly and seem to enjoy themselves,” Marla Mowrer of Swede Point Creamery said.


The Apple Festival took place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can usually see anywhere from 500 - 600 attendees per year depending on the weather.


The Penoach Vineyard and Winery will also be hosting its Octoberfest Event from 12 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5. Those interested in learning more about their upcoming events can visit the Penoach Vineyard and Winery website.