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Wine Tasting Events

Our Wines

We pride ourselves on taking the time to create high-quality dry red and white wines, estate grown on our 7.5 acre vineyard and west coast sourced to evoke Californa style. You'll find sweet and fruit wines too.

Our winemaker has something for everyone.

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Red Wines

Corot Noir: Our take on a nouveau wine. This Illinois grape is fruity and fresh. Light-bodied, ruby red and slightly oaked. Super easy to drink. Excellent room temperature or slightly chilled.


St. Croix - Misty Hill Winery:  Our friends at Misty Hill have created this soft dry, oaky red wine with prominent overtones of spice and cherry.  Great with marinated pork and beef. 

Chambourcin: This midwest hybrid grape came from Southern Illinois, where we think this grape grows with the fullest expression. Soft, medium-bodied dry red wine with bright fruit flavors and aromas.

Marquette: A rich, dry red with aromas of new leather, tobacco, and red fruits. Darker fruit on the palette and a pleasant finish. Enjoy!

 

Leon Millot: Lighter bodied with French Oak, this dry red has   varied red berry aromas with subtle white pepper and herbaceous flavor.

Bulldog Red Blend: Our estate grown red blend is nicely oaked with dark fruit and blackberries on the pallet, smooth and spiced on the finish.

 

1st Harvest Red: Our Chelois grapes have produced this 'almost semi-sweet' red that is easy to drink chilled or room temp.

This is your summer picnic wine!

Resurrection Red: Our estate-grown St. Croix is the star of this sweet red blend. Named after the vines that Bob 'resurrected' in our Pekin vineyard when we first started growing grapes.

 

Concord: Your favorite sweet red wine that reminds you of grape jelly on your peanut butter sammies...

White Wines

Blanca Tres - Seyval Blanc:  A light, dry white wine with melon, grapefruit, and citrus aromas. Slightly mineral with citrus, peach, hay and apple notes.   

  Traminette: Our dry version of Traminette has amazing floral notes. Crisp and light and perfect on it's own.

 

Riesling: Classic off-dry Riesling is clean and crisp with a light sweetness that pairs well with seafood and spicy dishes.

 

Vignoles: Off-dry crisp white. Green apple, melon, and citrus aromas with a medium mouth feel and butterscotch on the finish. Stands up well to spicy food.

 

La X Peach:  Crisp and light, our white La Crosse grape was fermented with local peaches so the Peach aromas come through.

Lightly sweet with a silky-smooth finish..

 

Traminette: With amazing floral notes, this semi-sweet wine is related to Gewurztraminer.  A perfect summertime wine.

1st Harvest White: A blend of our first harvest, Traminette and Seyval Blanc grapes come together in a sweet fruity way. The floral and spicy and smoothness is just yummmm.

Sweet Maria: Our Estate Grown Edelweiss is from late harvest grapes, presenting a true 'foxy' expression, and is perfectly sweet.

Glacial White: This sweet white wine is made with Illinois Cayuga grapes. A fan-favorite, she's so smooth. 

Cheers

Rosé Wines

Leon's Rosé: Fruity and aromatic, this bright, dry rosé is a wonderful expression of the Leon Millot grape. Perfect for brunch or just for sipping.

 

Marquette Rosé: Estate grown, this wine has fruity aromas of cherry, strawberry, with a hint of melon. Crisp and dry, this rosé feels classic.

Ladot Noir Rosé: This vintage is a limited edition for Wine Club Members only. The light salmon color was achieved with a whole cluster press. Bone-dry and classic.

 

Bésita de Roja: "Little kiss of Red", this off-dry Illinois Chambourcin Rosé has strawberry and Maraschino cherry flavors. A perfect sipper all on its own.

Fruit Wines

Strawberry:  Made from 100% strawberries (no grapes were harmed in the making of this wine). One sniff and you'll think you have fresh strawberries in your glass.  

Peach Wine: We used 100% Calhoun County Peaches to make this sweet fruit wine. Juicy with a lingering finish.

Coming soon!

RhuBerry (seasonal and available in June/July)

Other Beverages and more

NO OUTSIDE BEVERAGES ALLOWED.

We reserve the right to check coolers.

   In case you're not a wine drinker, we offer a rotating selection of craft beers from Lil' Beaver Brewery in Bloomington and one or two Domestic beers.

Wine Slushies are offered from May through September.

 

Coke products, non-alcoholic slushies (seasonal May - Sep), and bottled water are available for purchase.

FOOD?

We offer large and individual Charcuterie packages, blocks of cheese, crackers, and Butch's pizzas. 

Additional food items include a rotating assortment of dips, meat sticks, and a selection of DeBrand chocolates.

You are more than welcome to bring your own foods!

If you're feeling extra fancy, we now offer a

Wine & Chocolate Pairing Experience with

Connoisseur Chocolates by DeBrand Fine Chocolates   

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