Vintage Illinois 2021
September 18-19! Join us in Utica, Illinois for the state's largest wine festival.

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Alto Vineyards

The Renzaglia Family welcomes you to Alto Vineyards and invites you to taste some of the finest wine produced in the United States. Located on the scenic Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, our family-owned vineyard and winery offers the unique flavors of southern Illinois wine. Kick back and relax with a glass of your favorite vino in our tranquil atmosphere while enjoying the beautiful vineyard scenery for the genuine southern Illinois wine experience. 2019 Featured Wines Whites ...

August Hill Winery

August Hill Winery is owned by Mark & Teri Wenzel. Mark watched his grandfather, August Engelhaupt, carefully tend the scenic piece of land that is now the location of the AHW vineyard and winery. Mark shares the passion that Grandpa Augie had for growing premium crops. When he discovered that French-hybrid grapes grow well in our climate, the concept for August Hill Winery was born. The AHW motto is “From the heart to the hand,...

Berryville Vineyards

Somewhere nestled between Mulberry Hill and the town of Berryville, lies a place called Berryville Vineyards.  Here we harmonize with nature to cultivate premium wine grapes. Only hand-selected, sun-ripened fruit from our own vineyard becomes Berryville Wine. With over 35 years experience of growing grapes, we hope you enjoy the fruits of our labor. -Eric & Christina Pool 2019 Featured Wines Whites Pool’s Passion - Our winemaker’s favorite grape, Vignoles, is crafted into a dry wine comparable to an unoaked...

Blue Sky Vineyards

Anchoring the eastern end of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, our winery offers you “The Romance of Italy in the Hills of Southern Illinois”. We are open year-round, 7 days a week, to provide great Illinois wine. Please join us for wine tasting, a variety of hearty sandwiches, soups, pizzas, and snacks, as well as wine-alternatives such as beer and non-alcoholic beverages. Come enjoy our large indoor seating area and two beautiful outdoor terraces...

Fox Creek Vineyards

We are located in the Southeastern Illinois countryside amid the low rolling hills of the old orchard country of Richland county. Once the center of the apple and peach growing industry, this area is ideal for the growing of French-American hybrid wine grapes (with one major reservation–late Spring freezes). The soils and the intense summer heat allow the making of wines with very pronounced fruity flavors. This allows us to craft wines in the...

Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery

Acres of rolling farmland hosting 22 different specialty grapes, 60,000+ gallons of wine per year, 40 wine varieties, three tasting rooms and thirty plus years later and many cherished friendships, the Lawlors are proud to have created a family legacy…that now spans three generations. Winemaker, Chis Lawlor-White has been honored twice as “Winemaker of the Year”—in 2002 and 2008–by the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association. Chris has been an active member and a champion in...

Hidden Hills Vineyard & Winery

We are located in the hills of west central Illinois. A gravel path leads you to our beautiful winery, tucked away conveniently right off of Interstate 74 in Knoxville. When you visit, you will be warmly greeted by our friendly staff. Inside we have an inviting tasting room with a unique custom designed bar, where you have the opportunity to sample a variety of wines that we produce right here in Knox County. We invite you...

Hidden Lake Winery

Hidden Lake Winery, located in rural Aviston, IL, is situated in Silent Forest, a wooded parcel of land abounding in local lore. These woods have been well known to those who hunt deer and forage for wild mushrooms. Bootleggers hid their still back in these woods to dodge the revenuers in the early 1900s. Legend has it that Indian spirits can be seen to roam here at night accompanied by the songs of frogs,...

Hill Prairie Winery

Sometime near 1911, J.C. Lounsberry built the structure which stands today as Hill Prairie Winery. Its original purpose was to house all of the draft horses and work animals used to perform the tasks of farming in those days. The upper loft was used to hold all of the hay required to feed the animals during the winter months. It was a hard life and not for the faint of heart, but our family...

Hopewell Winery

Hopewell Winery sits atop the rolling hills of Pike County, IL just miles from the Mississippi River. They offer a variety of dry and sweet wines, including the popular Bob White and a Peach wine made from fresh Calhoun County peaches. 2020 Featured Wines DRY Pinot Noir……..$15 Profile: Dry Red Grape Wine A smooth full body red with a bouquet of toasted marshmallow and vanilla. Conveys golden raisin and caramel on the palette. Cabernet Sauvignon…..$15 Profile: Dry Red Grape Wine Aromas...

Illinois Sparkling Co.

Illinois Sparkling Co. is an independent craft winery obsessed with making exceptional sparkling wine using the traditional method. What is “traditional method?” It’s the most hands-on, labor intensive, old–fashioned, all-natural, way to make sparkling wine. It’s the way they’ve done it in France for centuries and it happens to be the only way to make the BEST sparkling wine. Period. So that’s the way we do it at Illinois Sparkling Co. We know that...

Kickapoo Creek Winery

Kickapoo Creek Winery is nestled in the Heart of Central Illinois. The picturesque vineyards and winery are owned by Dr. David Conner and operated by his team of passionate professionals. Beginning in 2001, Dr. Conner began planting the varietal of grapes that you can find on the tranquil property today, expanding to just over 14 acres on 250 acres of rolling hills, meadows and lakes. We focus on handcrafting wine in small batches from locally...

Kite Hill Vineyards

Take a complete tasting tour of our award-winning wines, or sample just those you like. Our tasting room staff will be happy to tailor the experience to fit your palate. We have a wide selection of dry, semi-dry, semi-sweet, and sweet wines in red, white, and blush. On a hot day, our Grape Vine Ice and Peach Bellini slushies are the perfect refreshments, and our hot version of the Grape Vine Ice is perfect...

Lasata Winery

Lasata is an Indian word meaning a place of peace. Our winery is located in a peaceful wooded setting near Robeson Hills across the Wabash River from Vincennes, Indiana, one mile north of Westport, Illinois, on scenic highway 33. It is a wonderful place to sit and have a glass of wine and enjoy the scenery. Lasata Wines L.L.C. creates a variety of wines, including a Sweet Blush, Dry White, Dry Red, and Sweet Whites...

Lavender Crest Winery

Nestled in a beautiful country setting, just outside the Quad Cities, Lavender Crest Winery offers a wonderful array of award-winning wines, banquet facilities, delightful lunch menu, informative wine tours and tastings…all with “hometown” hospitality. 2020 Featured Wines REDS COLONA RED – A semi-dry blend of Merlot and locally-grown Frontenac should be served at room temperature with a juicy steak, prime rib, spicy pasta or pizza.  $15/bottle CHOCOLATE LOVE – FOCH – Blend of rich dark chocolate blended with...

Mackinaw Valley Vineyard

Come and experience one of Illinois’s most picturesque destinations or as we like to say, “Wine country in our own backyard” We look forward to welcoming you to Mackinaw Valley Vineyard & Winery, a year round Midwest destination located conveniently in central Illinois about a 20-30 minute drive from Peoria, Morton, Bloomington-Normal, Pekin and Lincoln. We offer about 20 wines for sampling with a nice selection of dry and sweet; red, white and blush wines....

Massbach Ridge Winery

In the tranquil rolling hills of northwest Illinois, Massbach Ridge Winery has been crafting estate grown wines since 2003. With a diverse selection of estate-grown Illinois wine, our friendly staff will help you discover a taste you’ll fall in love with. Escape your hectic schedule and exhale at our family owned and operated winery in Jo Daviess County. Venturing off Hwy 20 to or from Galena to the winery and vineyard will make your visit...

Mistie Hill Winery

What a journey it has been! The challenges were numerous but absolutely worth the reward. The first vines were planted in 2008. St Croix and Brianna among them. The first harvest in 2010.  When we poured our first glasses we knew this is what we were meant to do. Whether it was the minimalist philosophy or the rich sandy soils or a combination of both it became clear we created something special. Thus became...

Niemerg Family Winery

Christmas Eve many years ago, a simple gift to our father became a hobby...

Pheasant Hollow Winery

Now in our 18th year, Pheasant Hollow Winery is a culmination of our dream to produce the best in grape and fruit wines. Nestled on the Eastern shore of Rend Lake, Pheasant Hollow Winery is located on 5 acres of scenic woodlands in beautiful Southern Illinois. Visit the winery for a wine tasting, enjoy a bottle of Pheasant Hollow wine or a refreshing wine slushy any day of the week. Come sit on our deck,...

Prairie State Winery

One time school teachers, Rick and Maria Mamoser decided to forgo the long commute into the suburbs for a “simpler life” as business owners. Prairie State Mercantile opened at their current location in July, 1998. Selling finer goods, including wine, made exclusively in Illinois (The Prairie State), they were on the leading edge of the “keep it local” movement, winning multiple statewide awards for their concept. Prairie State Winery soon followed (fall of 1999), expanding...

Press House Winery

Located on the western border of Illinois and situated on the wide bend of the Mississippi River, we are a small, family-owned and operated vineyard and winery. Koechle Vineyards has been in operation since the early 1900's and has continually produced grapes since its inception.  Our passion for the family farm and its grapes stem from the generations that came before us, and its traditions continue with the fourth and fifth generations. Press House...

Sable Creek Winery

Sable Creek Winery, located in Plainfield Illinois, is a boutique winery producing artisan wines. We make various wine styles from grapes purchased from premier vineyards in California, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, and New York. 2020 Featured Wines Whites Chardonnay - $25.00 - This Chardonnay is made from grapes from Lake County CA. It is light and crisp with citrus notes and a soft lasting finish. Dry Vignoles - $19.00 - Semi-dry light body wine that has a crisp clean...

Spirit Knob Vineyard & Winery

Spirit Knob Winery uses the finest fruits picked only at optimal levels. Enjoy the flavor of our estate wines made with French-American hybrid grapes. In addition to our estate wines, we offer quality fruit wines produced by our own winery. Enjoy the beautiful scenic drive from historic downtown Quincy, up the Great River Road to one of the most beautiful bluff views…taste and purchase exceptional wines…savor the natural beauty of Adams County’s first bonded winery,...

The Pour Vineyard

After a bottle of wine, it all started. A crazy idea was hatched by Judy and Mike Pour. Judy, a life-long florist, and Mike, a farmer at heart, dreamed of developing a winery on their family’s property in the outskirts of Red Bud, IL. Years of hard work, dedication, community support and endless prayers have turned their dream into reality. Six acres of rolling vines, a large lake, a century-old barn make a perfect backdrop...

Vahling Vineyards

Vahling Vineyards is a family-owned and operated vineyard/winery in Stewardson, IL. The vineyard was started in 1997 with the winery opening in 2002. The vineyard produces 6 varieties of grapes and all wines are produced on site. When you visit the winery, you can sample our large selection of wine in the tasting room and enjoy a glass inside or out. 2019 Featured Wines Dry White Satin ($16/bottle; $6/glass) – serve with white meat Magnificent Red ($16/bottle;...

Walker’s Bluff

The soft rolling hills, fertile acreage and a heritage steeped in memories propelled the creation of Walker’s Bluff in 2008. Acquiring land that had been in Cynde Bunch’s family since 1934 was the first step toward what would become Southern Illinois’ premier dining and entertainment venue. 2020 Featured Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Petite Sirah Pinot Gris Estate Rosé Moscato Gruner Veltliner Sweet Red Cabernet Franc Rosé ...

West of Wise Winery

Opening in 2015, West of Wise Winery is a small batch winery located south of Petersburg, Illinois. They feature wines from Illinois-grown grapes and other select vineyards.  Many of the grapes are from their family vineyard – Ratio Vineyard in Kilbourne, Illinois. 2019 Featured Wines REDS True North-Norton– A dry medium to full-bodied red wine with spicy notes from the small clustered Norton varietal. Spring Lake-Frontenac– A semi-sweet garnet red wine with a cherry aroma. This crisp wine...

Wild Blossom Winery

For more than two decades, Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery has been a fixture in Chicago, creating wine and mead using locally produced ingredients. The meads produced at Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery are among the most sustainably produced beverages in the world. With more than 30 years of winemaking experience, Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery is the first winery in Chicago and the first producer of mead on the Northern Illinois Wine Trail. Being a mead...