Opened Aug 1st, 2010 Castle Finn are a small family owned winery. They are nested back off the beaten path among the corn & bean fields. The winery sits on a beautiful open area with a pond , woods and vineyard located behind the winery. They have outdoor seating on our patio, or picnic tables around the pond for you to enjoy that glass or bottle of wine. They offer 15+ varieties of wine ranging from dry to fruit sweet, and sparkling wines.
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 their 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.
Kickapoo Creek Winery
Kickapoo Creek Winery is a family-owned vineyard and winery located on 250 rolling acres in the Illinois River Valley. Owned by Dr. David Conner and operated by his son, Executive Director Rory Conner. Beginning in 2001, Dr. Conner began planting the varietal of grapes that you find on the property today, expanding to just over 14 acres. We focus on handcrafting wine in small batches from locally sourced grapes and grapes grown right here in our own vineyards. Located just 8 miles west of Peoria, IL -
Walnut Street Winery
The Walnut Street Winery is unlike many other wineries. We make fine wines in small batches using the best raw materials available from some of the best vineyards all over the world.
If you want a great Pinot Noir, then you better use the best grape juices and concentrates from California, Oregon, or Washington. What about a wonderful glass of Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon? This wine can be made from juices and concentrates that come from fine grapes grown in France. Our suppliers can ship us the materials to make wines from where the best grapes are grown – from Australia, California, New Zealand, Spain, Germany, France, Argentina, Italy, and more.
The end result is great tasting wine made in Rochester, Illinois that will taste like a wine made from where the grape was grown.
In 2006, Creekside Vineyards pursued their dream of owning a winery. They have found the last decade to be one of the most fulfilling, creative, and challenging endeavors of their lives.
Creekside released their first vintage in the fall of 2011 with production and sales in Coal Valley, and continue to grow and release acclaimed wines each year. In 2012, they expanded and moved the winery to Preemption (and opened a Tasting Room), and in 2015 they completed a 2,000 square foot expansion at that location.
Tracie Trotter opened Wyldewood Cellars Illinois seven years ago to help expand the family business.
Wyldewood Cellars was founded by Tracie’s father Dr. John Brewer twenty-three years ago. He recieved his PHD in solid-state physics and always wanted to be an entrepreneur. He started making wine in their family basement in Pennsylvania and kept being told he needed to make elderberry wine. He later came to find out his mother had wild elderberries growing on the family ranch in western Kansas!
While working at the Kansas Winery, Tracie met my husband whom was stationed at McConnell AFB and is from Champaign. After he got out of the military we moved to St. Joseph and opened the Illinois Winery.