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

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Kite Hill Vineyards

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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 wine slushies are the perfect refreshments.

2021 Featured Wines

  • Flyway Rosé (roh-ZAY) | 2020 100% Chambourcin | Shawnee Hills AVA | Estate Bottled An electric dry rosé, Flyway is one of our favorite wines year after year. Vibrant flavors and aromas of ripe strawberry and cherry complement a range of foods. 11.9% abv *Gold medal winner at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition*
  • Broadwing | 2018 60% Vidal 40% Cayuga | Shawnee Hills AVA A balanced and rich structure, with ripe fruit flavors and aromas. Broadwing is our go-to white blend for all occasions. You can see broad-winged hawks, this wine’s namesake, as they swoop in the summer skies above our vineyard. 12.5% abv.
  • The Aeronaut (AIR-oh-nawt) | 2016 85% Chambourcin 10% Vidal 5% Teroldego | Shawnee Hills AVA An ode to adventure, The Aeronaut is an unoaked and fruit forward red blend. Spicy red fruit flavors and intriguing tannins make this unique wine irresistible. 13.5% abv.
  • Ruby | 2020 | 100% Chambourcin | Shawnee Hills AVA | Estate Bottled   Pleasing aromas and flavors of strawberry and raspberry make this wine refreshingly delicious.  A slightly sweet finish lends itself to lighter snacks or sipping by itself.  12% abv
  • White Kite 50% Niagara 50% Vidal | Shawnee Hills AVA A fun and refreshingly sweet white blend, White Kite is lush and aromatic. Niagara provides classic grapey character that is complemented by rich and structured Vidal. 12% abv.
  • Red Kite 100% Chambourcin | Shawnee Hills AVA | Estate Bottled Ripe berry and spice flavors make Red Kite a fan favorite. Sweet, but also a surprisingly pairable wine – especially with pizza and barbeque. 12% abv.
  • Pink Kite 100% Chambourcin | Shawnee Hills AVA | Estate Bottled Aromas of fresh summer fruits and very sweet on the palate. This sweet rosé is perfect for sipping on a crisp fall day. 12% abv.
  • Sol (sōl) | 100% Seyval Blanc | Illinois | 12% sugar by weight  This very sweet, very rich wine is made by baking and oxidizing sweet, fortified white wine until it becomes a rich, nectar-like reduction.  Barrel aged and wonderfully tasty.  19% abv

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