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.

2016 Featured Wines


  • True North – A dry medium to full-bodied red wine with spicy notes from the small clustered Norton varietal.
  • 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 smooth, traditional Concord wine with just the right level of sweetness.


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


  • Weathervane White –  A dry full-bodied white made from Chardonel grapes; hints of melon and citrus.
  • Oaked Chardonel – All the wonderful characteristics of our dry chardonel with hints of oak and vanilla.
  • Avalanche – made from the popular French-American hybrid, Seyval Blanc, this wine is a crisp, semi-dry white with the aroma of apricots, peaches and nectarines.
  • Strike the Gold – This semi-sweet white is made from Traminette grapes, a hybrid of Gewurztraminer, with a fragrant floral aroma with honey and apricot flavors and some spicy characteristics from its parent.
  • Jordan Creek – Light, sweet and refreshing wine made from Chardonel grapes. Has that crisp taste of the chardonel with a little something for the sweet wine lovers.

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