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

Persimmon Creek Vineyards

I recently had the opportunity to taste the 2007 Persimmon Creek Vineyards Seyval Blanc, received as a sample from owner Mary Ann Hardman. A gem of a winery located in Clayton on the Georgia Wine Highway, the 110-acre estate in the Northeast Georgia mountains is excelling at Riesling, Merlot, Cabernet Franc (see my earlier post),Read more

A Quick Sip

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to taste the 2007 Persimmon Creek Vineyards Cabernet Franc. Persimmon Creek is located in Clayton, Georgia, situated along the vineyard’s namesake Persimmon Creek. A small boutique winery, 22 acres are planted to Riesling, Seyval Blanc, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. Fortunately, I arrived just in time to have aRead more