The same old night out? That’s just not our taste. Chart your course through a few of our Greater Omaha drink and foodie favorites. Excerpt from 2015 We Don’t Coast magazine.

Photos: Kurt Keeler and Bill Sitzmann

Welcome to our wine country.

Call it the ultimate road “sip.”

Fill the tank, chart your course and set out on the Western Iowa Wine Trail for free tastings, food pairings and chats with locals who love their craft. Make a weekend of it and hit all six:

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TWO MORE OF SPECIAL NOTE

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Soaring Wings Vineyard

In addition to more than 20 wine selections and a growing menu of craft beers, this Sarpy County vineyard offers a full-bodied calendar of events, including a Spring Wine, Beer, Blues and Hot Air Festival; year-round Acoustic Sundays and a fall Harvest Festival. Bring a picnic meal, a blanket and a camera. Sunsets over the vineyard are magical.

Slattery Vintage Estates Vineyard & Tasting Room

Pairing award-winning Nebraska wines against a tranquil Cass County backdrop, Slattery keeps guests coming back with tastings, live music, a light menu and “glamping” (glamour camping) with bungalow tents, antique furniture and electricity. A pond and gardens add to the rural charm.

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