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October 2017

Illinois Products Farmers Market

October 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Illinois State Fairgrounds, The Ethnic Village
Springfield, IL United States
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Come and taste Illinois wine at the 2017 Illinois Products Farmers Market! The event is held every Thursday throughout the summer (except during the two weeks of the State Fair) and features live entertainment on the Lincoln Stage, Illinois wine and beer, various food trucks, and a bountiful crop of fresh Illinois produce and Illinois-made products.  Each Farmers Market will feature one or two Illinois wineries. Lincoln Land Community College's Culinary Institute will be on hand to perform cooking demonstrations.  Market-goers…

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Halloween Illinois Wine & Ethnic Food Festival

October 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - October 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Illinois State Fairgrounds, The Ethnic Village
Springfield, IL United States
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SPECIAL UPDATE: Due to inclement weather in the forecast, we are happy to announce we are moving the event indoors to The Shed (at the Illinois State Fairgrounds). Seating is limited so remember that advance ticket holders get in an hour early (both days) to begin enjoying the festival. To order your advance tickets, go to https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3052595 ** ONLINE ADVANCE TICKET SALES CLOSE ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, AT NOON ** Join us for our first annual Halloween Illinois Wine & Ethnic Foods Festival…

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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, 2018 @ 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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May 2018

Illinois Products Market

May 10, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - October 11, 2018 @ 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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July 2018

Illinois Summer Winegrowing Workshop Series

July 17, 2018 - July 19, 2018

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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November 2018

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

November 3, 2018 - November 4, 2018
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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February 2019

2019 IGGVA Conference

February 24, 2019 - February 26, 2019
Walkers Bluff Winery, 326 Vermont Rd.
Carterville, Illinois
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Walkers Bluff Winery • 326 Vermont Rd. Carterville, IL • (618) 956-9900 The IGGVA Conference is open to anyone who would like to learn more about the Illinois wine and grape industry. The conference includes educational sessions on a broad range of topics including enology, viticulture, and marketing. In addition, the conference is a wonderful forum to meet with fellow winemakers and grape growers and share ideas. Hotel information listed below. Annual Conference 2019 Agenda/Details Annual Conference 2019 Registration Form Purchase Tickets Here Sunday…

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2019 IGGVA Conference

February 24, 2019 - February 26, 2019
Walkers Bluff Winery, 326 Vermont Rd.
Carterville, IL United States
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Walkers Bluff Winery • 326 Vermont Rd. Carterville, IL • (618) 956-9900 The IGGVA Conference is open to anyone who would like to learn more about the Illinois wine and grape industry. The conference includes educational sessions on a broad range of topics including enology, viticulture, and marketing. In addition, the conference is a wonderful forum to meet with fellow winemakers and grape growers and share ideas. Book your rooms on or before January 25 for an additional chance to win one of the…

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May 2019

Illinois Products Farmers Market

May 9, 2019 - October 10, 2019

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, every Thursday, May 9 - October 10, at The Shed on the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Different wineries will be participating each week. From meat, cheese and produce to baked goods, candles and horticulture, shopping at the Illinois Products Farmers Market ensures you are supporting Illinois agriculture and local agribusinesses. Each week…

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