Illinois Wineries – Grape and Whiskey

Featured Wineries

Illinois Wineries
Illinois Wineries
Illinois Wineries

Featured Distilleries

What is a Winery?

The short answer: A place that produces wine.

Why do so many people visit them each year?

The short answer: They are amazing for sampling the local wine and enjoying the beautiful views!

Wineries usually have vineyards to tour as well and they can truly be a beautiful sight. They are no longer just a place that produces wine, they are a destination, a hangout with friends, and some are extremely luxurious.

It is amazing to see where your favorite wine is made or to sample what may soon become your favorite wine. Yes, you must be 21 or older in the US to do any sampling, however, this is still a great outing to do with your family or friends!

Local Wineries

Blue Sky Vineyards

Broken Earth

City Winery

Cooper's Hawk

Danenberger Family Vineyards

JO-AL Winery

Praire State Winery

Village Vineyard & Winery


...and MANY more!

About the Area

Illinois is one of the fastest growing wine producing states in the U.S. The number of Illinois wineries and vineyards increased by over 150% between 1991 and 2007, with an average of five new Illinois wineries opening each year.

French-American hybrids and native American grapes are the primary grapes planted, with Chambourcin and Norton increasing in popularity. In addition to a large number of wineries in the southern part of the state, there are numerous wineries conveniently located near the St. Louis and Chicago metropolitan areas.

Tours typically last from 30 to 60 minutes per tour and they are well worth your time to check out the different ones. Each one has their own flavors, beauty, and charm to experience.

What is even more awesome is that most wineries offer free samples of their wines when you go through a tour as well. Some do more formal tasting events as well. The tours are extremely interesting and fun to do too. They aren't just there to sample the wine that you're looking forward to but are actually very informative and you get to meet a lot of like-minded people usually that are also doing the tour. It's always nice to a fellow wine lover! - Be sure to call ahead if you are planning on doing a tour at one of the wineries or vineyards though to check on availability since many of them get very busy during season.

Do you own or manage a Winery that's not on our list? If so, be sure to add yourself to our list of distilleries!

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