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November 2017

Riedel Wine Tasting Class

November 2, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Blue Sky Vineyard, 3150 S Rocky Comfort Rd.
Makanda, IL 62958 United States
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The Shawnee Hills Wine-Grape Association will be holding a Riedel Wine Tasting Class on Thursday, November 2, 2017 | 6:30pm @ Blue Sky Vineyard. This is a great class showing how the shape and style of your glass plays a role in your wine's aroma and flavor.  We will sample four different wines in four different styles of glass ($165.00 glass set that is yours to keep after the event). After the demonstration, we will sample different Shawnee Hills wines…

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February 2018

2018 Winter Wine Festival

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Springfield, 3000 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62703 United States
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$20 – $25

2018 Winter Wine Festival - February 23, 7-10 pm Crowne Plaza 3000 s. Dirksen Pkwy  Springfield, IL COME SAMPLE ILLINOIS WINE AT THE WINTER WINE FESTIVAL! Please join us, taste Illinois wine, listen to great music, and get a glimpse behind the curtain to re-discover this amazing industry, and the people that work diligently to put great wine in your glass! This is not a traditional wine festival! While really great wine is assured, this is one of the few opportunities…

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March 2018

Illinois Products Expo

March 3 - March 4

Help us celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Illinois Products Expo! In addition, Illinois is celebrating its Bicentennial! To mark these two historical occasions, join us on March 3-4, 2018, in the Orr Building, on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, IL. Over 70 Illinois companies will be providing free food samples and selling their products. New this year is the FREE hourly drawing for a chance to win $20 or $200 in Expo Cash to purchase your favorite Illinois…

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May 2018

Illinois Products Market

May 10 @ 4:00 pm - October 11 @ 7:00 pm
Illinois State Fairgrounds, The Ethnic Village
Springfield, IL United States
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At the Illinois Products Farmers Market, you can find some of your favorite Illinois products, including Illinois wine! The market is held on the Illinois State Fairgrounds from 4-7 pm throughout the summer. Different wineries will be participating each week. PARTICIPATING WINERIES AND DATES 5/10 - Hopewell Winery 5/17 - Berryville Vineyards 5/24 - August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co. 5/31 - Hill Prairie Winery 6/7 - Fox Creek Vineyards 6/14 - Kite Hill Vineyards 6/21 - Spirit Knob Winery 6/28 - Lasata Wines & Creekside Vineyards 7/5 - August Hill Winery & Illinois…

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June 2018

Ottawa 2 Rivers Wine Festival

June 1 - June 3

Enjoy wine from nearly 20 vintners from across Illinois, live jazz music, fresh lobster, an outdoor arts and crafts market, and so much more at this festival. The festival kicks off Friday, June 1, 2018 in Ottawa. JUNE 1-3, 2018 Friday, 5-10pm; Saturday, noon-10pm; Sunday, noon-5pm Online Ticket Sales for the 2018 event will begin in March! We simply can’t think of a better way to end your work week – or to start the summer!

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2018 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition

June 11 - June 13
Lincoln Land Community College, 5250 Shepherd Road
Springfield, IL United States
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The Illinois State Fair Wine Competition is held annually in June and is open to both commercial and amateur winemakers.. The 2018 competition is June 11-13, 2018. Our goal: The goal of the Illinois State Fair Wine Competition is to improve the quality of wine throughout Illinois. We provide feedback from the judges, something that few other wine competitions take the time to do. If a submitted wine does not receive a medal, there is a good chance that the judges will…

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July 2018

Illinois Summer Winegrowing Workshop Series

July 17 - July 19

There will be three regional workshops, held in Alto Pass, Ursa and Galena, Illinois. They will present the latest methods for bringing back weak or winter-injured vines, managing summer fruit rots, selecting grape varieties compatible with both wine making goals and climate stresses, and adapting viticulture practices for rosé production and better soil health. The featured speaker will be Professor Imed Dami from the Ohio State University. Professor Dami has a wealth of research and extension experience with Midwest viticulture…

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August 2018

Illinois State Fair Wine Experience

August 9 - August 19
Illinois State Fairground, 801 Sangamon Ave.
Springfield, IL 62702 United States
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Join us at the Wine Experience during the Illinois State Fair, August 11-20, where you can taste wines from several Illinois wineries. The Wine Experience is located in The Shed on the fairgrounds. Fair hours are noon - 9 pm on weekdays and noon - 10 pm on weekends. The Illinois State Fair is one of the largest agricultural fairs in the country and features free entertainment stages, exciting harness races, thrilling carnival rides, great food, and much more!

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November 2018

Shawnee Hills Wine Trail – Autumn Inspirations Wine and Food Pairing Weekend

November 3 - November 4
Shawnee Hills Wineries

Autumn Inspirations A Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Wine & Food Pairing Weekend November 3-4, 2018 Celebrate the bountiful fall harvest with seasonally inspired dishes during a progressive tasting along the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail.  Our member wineries have created savory autumn inspired dishes and paired them with their award-winning wines to enhance the flavors of both the wine and the food.  This is a fun way to showcase how wine plays the perfect supporting role to our everyday meals. How…

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Holiday Farmers Market

November 17 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
State House Inn, 101 E. Adams Street
Springfield, IL United States
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Sample Illinois wine at the 12th annual Springfield Holiday Farmers Markets, now at the State House Inn in Downtown Springfield! Start a tradition and shop locally for fresh ingredients and unique gifts that will make all your holiday gatherings merry and bright. Holiday & Winter Farmers Markets State House Inn 101 E. Adams Street, Downtown Springfield 9am - 1pm Saturday, November 17th Saturday, December 22nd Shoppers can expect to find 25 vendors selling farm-fresh fare including sweet potatoes, carrots, radishes,…

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