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Vahling Vineyards & Winery – Stewardson, IL

Vahling Vineyards & Winery – Stewardson, IL

The vineyard was started in 1997 with the winery opening in 2002. The vineyard produces 6 varieties of grapes and all wines are produced on site. When you visit the winery, you can sample our large selection of wine in the tasting room and enjoy a glass inside or outdoors. There is plenty of seating inside to accommodate you and your friends as well as a large patio to soak up some sun.

(Above Information from Vahling Vineyards & Winery Facebook)

Vahling Vineyards & Winery
2683 County Highway 6
Stewardson, IL 62463
217-682-5409
http://vahlingvineyards.com/
Vahling Vineyards & Winery – Stewardson, IL

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Andrew’s At The Westbrook – Paris, IL

Andrew’s At The Westbrook – Paris, IL

Andrew’s At The Westbrook features more than 200 vintages to complement the perfect meal. Reserve your place at the table early, as this location requires an advance reservation.

(Information from Andrew’s At The Westbrook)

Andrew’s At The Westbrook
7397 N 1200th St.
Paris, IL 61944
217-465-2003
https://www.andrewsatwestbrook.com/

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Niemerg Family Winery – Findlay, IL

Niemerg Family Winery – Findlay, IL

The town of Findlay is home to big flavors courtesy of the father-son trio behind Niemerg Family Winery. Visit the refurbished hundred-year-old building that serves as the tasting room. Experience wines made from grapes throughout the country, including Illinois, Michigan, and California.

(Information from Wine In Illinois on enjoyillinois.com)

Niemerg Family Winery
301 S. Main St.
Findlay, IL 62534
217-756-5521
Niemerg Family Winery

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Homestead Vineyards – West Salem, IL

Homestead Vineyards – West Salem, IL

Located just outside of West Salem, Illinois, Homestead Vineyards offers a beautiful outdoor area for clients. Homestead Vineyards offers a large selection of fruit wines. They are also frequent hosts to great live music and other events.

(Information from Homestead Vineyards Facebook)

Homestead Vineyards
1785 County Road 775 E
West Salem, Illinois 62476
618-456-3560
Homestead Vineyards

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Fox Creek Vineyards – Olney, IL

Fox Creek Vineyards – Olney, IL

Fox Creek Vineyards Company is a small, family owned and operated winery with our own modest vineyard.

We are located in the Southeastern Illinois countryside amid the low rolling hills of the old orchard country of Richland county. Once the center of the apple and peach growing industry, this area is ideal for the growing of French-American hybrid wine grapes (with one major reservation–late Spring freezes). The soils and the intense summer heat allow the making of wines with very pronounced fruity flavors. This allows us to craft wines in the traditional styles that are a truly unique experience in full flavored, fruity aromas, without the need for heavy oaking.

Our hand crafted wines are produced without fineing, stabilizing, or the use of ion exchange resins. Filtration is done sparingly so as to retain the natural aromas and flavors. We, of course, have to apply some filtration to avoid the chance of pulp and yeast cells in the finished wine.

Because of our hand processing you will be able to see the “wein stone” (tartaric acid crystals) which mark a fine wine. The acidity is maintained in constant equilibrium between the liquid wine and the crystals deposited on the bottom of the bottle. This temperature-dependent equilibrium insures that the wine will always be crisp even though the serving temperature may be less than ideal.

You will note that we also use plastic “corks” that seal the bottle and do not allow corkiness. The bottles do not need to be stored on their side since the cork will remain sealed without being wet. This allows the bottles to deposit the wein stone on the bottom of the bottle where it can be more easily poured off or decanted.
( Information from Fox Creek Vineyards)

Fox Creek Vineyards
5502 N. Fox Rd.
Olney, IL 62450
618-392-0418
Fox Creek Vineyards

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