West of Wise Winery

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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.

2018 Featured Wines


  • True North– A dry medium to full-bodied red wine with spicy notes from the small clustered Norton varietal.
  • Rosé – An Official Illinois Bicentennial Wine. Semi Dry with aromas of cherry, fig and pomegranate. Has a complex red fruit profile while remaining bright and refreshing.  **Bicentennial Rosé Wine**
  • Spring Lake– Made from Frontenac grapes, this semi-sweet garnet red wine has a cherry aroma and flavors of red berry, plum and hints of blackberry.
  • Bottle Rock Red – A sweet traditional red wine made from Concord grapes.


  • Weathervane White– A dry full-bodied white made from Chardonel grapes.
  • Strike the Gold– This semi-sweet white is made from Traminette grapes.


  • Marin – A sweet blush from Catawba grapes, a native American grape with raspberry and a smooth finish.


  • Peach Sangria– White Sweet Sangria (By the glass and bottle.)
  • Blackberry Sangria – Red Sweet Sangria (By the glass and bottle.)

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