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Illinois Wine Country

Calling all Illinois wine lovers, it'​s time to get away and celebrate the vine. If you think​ a trip to wine country means a trip to Napa or Loire, think again. Struggling vines make the best wine, and those vines are growing right here in Illinois!

  • 1.

    Alto Vineyards

    Alto Vineyards

    After retiring from Southern Illinois University, Guy Renzaglia started growing grapes.

  • 2.

    Sleepy Creek Vineyards

    Sleepy Creek Vineyards

    Joe and Dawn Taylor overcame every obstacle to create a vineyard in East Central Illinois.

  • 3.

    Jonamac Orchard

    Jonamac Orchard

    Winemaking meets family fun at this apple orchard.

  • 4.

    Danenberger Family Vineyards

    Danenberger Family Vineyards

    In the wake of a devastating tornado, Susan saw her opportunity to transform the farm into a vineyard.

  • 5.

    Illinois Sparkling Co.

    Illinois Sparkling Co.

    An independent craft winemaker obsessed with creating exceptional sparkling wine.

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