If you’re a wine lover, you’re in luck. We have an excellent option for specially created beverages nearby. If that sounds good to you, plan a visit to head over to Prairie State Winery.
If you want to see the winery, you’ll have to take a short drive. The actual winery is located at 222 W. Main Street, Genoa, Illinois. Luckily, you can visit the Prairie on State Wine Cellars in Sycamore. Find them at 322 W. State Street, Sycamore.
With more than 35 different options for you to try, you’ll never get bored drinking the creations from Prairie State Winery.
Red wines are a Prairie State Winery specialty. You can try classics like the Cabernet Franc or the Sangiovese, but there are also some more creative options. The Club Select is a great showcase of what Prairie State Winery is about. A blend of California Malbec and Illinois Frontenac grapes is co-fermented to make something totally original. Several other wines take this co-fermenting approach using traditional California varietals along with hearty Illinois grapes.
Try the Amphora, aged in terracotta vessels, for a wine without the oak flavor. This one is all about the fruit. And don’t forget Maria’s Sangria to please any crowd.
You’ll find just as much creativity in the white wines. This version of Maria’s Sangria is flavored with key lime juice and makes a great alternative to margaritas. Or try Prairie State Winery’s most popular wine, the Kishwaukee Blue. This wine is made with Illinois grapes in a German style. Don’t miss the Vignoles made with a Michigan-grown varietal. Those hints of pineapple are all natural and come from the grapes.
Prairie State Winery also offers blush wines, dessert wines, and a selection of fruit wines that you’ll want to rotate through as the seasons change. Try honey apple crisp served warm in the fall, elderberry in the spring, and cranberry when the holidays are approaching.
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