Illinois River Winery

One of the many unwritten goals I have for 2011 is to explore the wines of the Midwest. The region consists of 12 states in the North Central United States: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Ohio. Often overlooked by the wine media, these states are makingRead more

Lynfred Winery

Home to more than 90 wineries and 450 vineyards, Illinois is proving great wine can be produced in the Prairie State. Known for its unpredictable weather and temperature swings, winemakers have focused their efforts on French Hybrids, which make up 75% of the states total grape acreage. Popular varieties include Chambourcin, Vidal Blanc, Vignoles, Chardonel,Read more