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May 14 - 15, 2011 Blue Sky Vineyard
Reds, Whites & Blues Festival
Join us Graduation Weekend for fine wines, live music, delicious food and local artisans. Bring your friends and family to the winery for a graduation celebration to remember.
Sat (10am - 8pm) - Sun (Noon - 8pm)
3150 S. Rocky Comfort Rd - Makanda, IL 62958
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618-995-9463
www.blueskyvineyard.com

5/28/2011 & 5/29/2011 Mackinaw Valley Vineyard & Winery, Address: 33633 State Rt 9, Mackinaw IL 61755
Annual Mackinaw Vineyard Music and International Wine and Beer Festival
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard Music & International Wine and Beer Festival, May 28 11am-11pm & May 29 Noon-6pm, $10pp admission, souvenir glass & 5 tasting tickets, at least 45 Wines & 35 Beers to taste from 15 countries
Great wines,beers food and summer fun!!
11am-11pm on 5/28 & 12-6pm on 5/29
33633 State Route 9, Mackinaw, IL 61755
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309-359-9463
www.mackinawvalleyvineyard.com

May 28, 2011 Willett's Winery and Cellar
3rd Annual Wine, Art, Balloon & Jazz Festival
Approximately one dozen Illinois wineries, a half dozen food vendors, artists, craftsmen, potters and other artisans plus live jazz all day long from Joe Metzka & Friends, The Purdue Jazz Combo and the Sally Weisenburg Trio. Tickets are $10 at the event which include a souvenir wine glass and ten tasting tickets. Call Willett's Winery & Cellar at 309-968-7070 for more information.

ACCOMODATIONS AND TRANSPORTATION ARE AVAILABLE!
11:00a.m. - 8:00p.m.
400 E. Southmoor Street, Manito, IL 61546
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309-968-7070
www.manitowinefest.com

May 28-29, 2011 Shawnee Hills Wine Trail
Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Art & Wine Festival
Enjoy award-winning Illinois wines from all twelve Shawnee Hills Wine Trail wineries, live music, local artists and more on Memorial Day Weekend.
Noon - 6:00pm
Riverside Park, Murphysboro, IL 62966
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618-967-4097
www.shawneewinetrail.com

June 18, 2011 Blue Sky Vineyard
Tay-Sachs Benefit Concert
Blue Sky Vineyard is hosting the 6th Annual Benefit Concert in memory of Elise Ryne Rochman to raise money for funding the on-going research needed to find treatments and a cure for Tay-Sachs Disease.
10:00am - 8:00pm
3150 S. Rocky Comfort Rd. - Makanda, IL 62958
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618-995-9463
www.blueskyvineyard.com

September 02, 2011 Harvest Moon Vineyard
Among the Stars
Vignoles wine grapes take the spotlight at Among the Stars, a behind-the scenes tasting event serving a special blend of wine, spirits, food and music - all with deep local roots.
5:00pm - 7:30pm
805 Pitts Road
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618-534-0614
www.shawneehillswinegrapes.org

September 3rd & 4th, 2011 Shawnee Hills Wine Trail
Fall Festival
The 2011 Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Fall Festival is just around the corner and will feature more of the best that Southern Illinois has to offer, only bigger and better than ever before!
Noon - 6:00pm
Downtown Park, Cobden, Illinois
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618-967-4097
www.shawneewinetrail.com

October 8, 2011 Havana Chamber of Commerce
2011 Havana Wine Festival

1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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309-543-6580

October 30, 2011 Blue Sky Vineyard
Halloween Festival
Join us for a howling good time at the vineyard. Don't forget to wear your favorite costume for a chance to win great prizes.
Noon - 7:00pm
3150 S. Rocky Comfort Rd. - Makanda, IL 62958
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618-995-9463
www.blueskyvineyard.com

March 23-25, 2012 Galena, Illinois
Galena Wine Lovers' Weekend
Galena Wine Lovers’ Weekend
March 23-25, 2012
www.wineloversweekend.com

Grand Tastings
Friday, March 23, 5:30-8pm
Saturday, March 24, 3:30-6pm
Advanced tickets online: $30
At the door, subject to availability: $35
Galena Convention Center, 900 Galena Square Drive, Galena, IL
Complimentary shuttle service available from downtown Galena (Galena Welcome Center, 123 N. Main Street) to Galena Convention Center every fifteen minutes during event.

Wine lovers unite in Galena on March 23-25 for the 7th Annual Wine Lovers’ Weekend, one of the largest indoor wine tasting events in the state of Illinois! Enjoy a spectacular weekend in Galena and beautiful Jo Daviess County indulging in wine tastings, winemaker dinners, shopping, winery tours, and lodging and spa specials. Tickets for the Grand Tastings—offering sampling from more than 300 wines—available now online: www.wineloversweekend.com.



Click here for Driving Directions

815-777-3938
www,wineloversweekend.com

May 26- 27, 2012 Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
International Music, Wine & Beer Festival
26 & 27: 7th Annual Music and International Wine and Beer Festival, Saturday:11am-11pm, Sunday:12-6pm. Wines and beers from six continents featured for tasting & purchase, live music all day both days. The Lions Club-food concessions, Artisan cheese from Ropp Jersey Cheese & The Chocolatier confectionary chocolates,. Charity Raffle for Winemaker’s Cruise, over 21:$10 per person for souvenir glass and 5 tasting tickets; additional tickets for sale, ages 12-20 $5 band cover, under 12 free.
Saturday-11am-11pm, Sunday-12-6pm
33633 State Route 9, Mackinaw, 61755
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309-359-9463
www.mackinawvalleyvineyard.com

May 26 -27, 2012 Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
International Music, Wine & Beer Festival
Annual Music and International Wine and Beer Festival, Saturday:11am-11pm, Sunday:12-6pm. Wines and beers from six continents featured for tasting & purchase, live music all day both days,. The Lions Club-food concessions, Artisan cheese from Ropp Jersey Cheese & The Chocolatier confectionary chocolates. Charity Raffle for Winemaker’s Cruise, over 21:$10 per person for souvenir glass and 5 tasting tickets; additional tickets for sale, ages 12-20 $5 band cover, under 12 free.
Saturday-11am-11pm, Sunday-12-6pm
33633 State Route 9, Mackinaw, IL 61755
Click here for Driving Directions

309-359-9463
www.mackinawvalleyvineyard.com

July 15, 2012 Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
Art and Wine Festival
Local and regional Midwest artisans display and retail their art, Greg Williams performs, wine tasting, car clubs invited. FREE.
12-6pm

12-6pm
33633 State Route 9, Mackinaw, Illinois 61755
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309-359-9463
www.mackinawvalleyvineyard.com

August 18-19, 2012 Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery
Carlyle Wine & Art Festival
A festival featuring local Wineries & Artists/Vendors
11am - 6pm Saturday & 12pm - 5pm Sunday
15469 State Route 127 Carlyle, IL 62231
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618-594-8830
www.wildlifelodgeandwinery.com

September 2, 2012 Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival
The Annual Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival is for those who have the desire to emulate Lucy and get their "feet” wet in the wine. Wine tasting, food by The Catering Company and live music from The Shake. The Lucy Look-a-Like contest will be held at 3:30pm the first prize is $50. Admission is $5pp entry, kids 12 and under free.
12-6pm
33633 State Route 9, Mackinaw, Illinois 61755
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309-359-9463
www.mackinawvalleyvineyard.com

July 26, 2013 IGGVA and 100.5 WYMG
YMG Uncorked
Sample craft beverages from local wineries and breweries all in one convenient, air-conditioned, location!
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Erin's Pavilion, Southwind Park, Springfield, IL
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217-753-5400
http:www.wymg.com

September 6, 2013 Galena, Illinois
Galena Food & Wine Festival
The Galena Food and Wine Festival aspires to be a culinary dream featuring the talents of Galena area restaurants as well wine tasting—showcasing approximately 150 varieties—sponsored by Family Beer & Liquor.

7-10 pm
Galena Convention Center, 900 Galena Square Drive, Galena, IL
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www.galenafoodandwinefestival.com

September 6, 2013 Galena Cellars Winery & Tasting Room--Geneva
Geneva Festival of the Vine, sponsored by Geneva Chamber of Commerce
Savor the flavor of Geneva during Festival of the Vine, our autumn harvest celebration. This annual festival is a celebration of the flavors of fall. Initially a celebration of anything grown on a vine, the festival now revolves around food and wine. Sip wines from around the world and sample mouth-watering international specialties prepared by Geneva restaurateurs while you enjoy versatile local and Chicagoland musical and dance entertainers on the Flavor Fare stage. Additional festival events include an arts and crafts show, merchant wine offerings, flower market, live demonstration stage, Kids’ Corner, complimentary trolley and horse-drawn carriage rides plus great shopping in Geneva’s historic downtown.

Downtown Geneva, Illinois
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www.genevachamber.com/festivalofthevine.html

September 14-15, 2013 Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery
Carlyle Wine & Art Festival
Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery is hosting the Carlyle Wine & Art Festival featuring winery & artist friends showcasing their wines and products along with a spectacular music line up!!!
Saturday SEPTEMBER 14, 2013: 11:00 AM - 6:00 pm
15469 State Route 127 Carlyle, IL 62231
Click here for Driving Directions

618.594.8830
www.WildlifeLodgeandWinery.com

September 21 & 22, 2013 Prairie State Winery & August Hill Winery
Vintage Illinois
Join us for an extraordinary wine tasting event, featuring wines from 29 Illinois wineries.
Saturday: 11 am - 6 pm Sunday: 12 - 5 pm
Matthiessen State Park, Oglesby, IL
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www.vintageillinois.com/

September 28, 2013 Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery
Fall Harvest & Art Festival
Join us for a fun-filled celebration of the fall harvest! Entertainment for the entire family includes live music, delicious food, geode cracking, grape stomp contest, vineyard tours and horse-drawn wagon rides. We'll also be showcasing the talents of the Galena Cultural Arts Alliance with an art show. The artists will return to the vineyard on Sunday.
Noon - 6 pm
Galena Cellars Vineyard, 4746 N. Ford Road, Galena, IL
Click here for Driving Directions

815-777-3235
www.galenacellars.com/art-festival/

October 12, 2013 City of Centralia, Centralia Foundation and the Centralia Cultural Society
Celebrate Centralia: A Festival of Art, Wine and Music
An outdoor festival featuring local artisans, wineries and craft breweries, food and music in Bell Tower Park in downtown Centralia
3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (wine and beer tasting begins at 4:00 p.m.)
Downtown Centralia - public parking available off of South Poplar Street
Click here for Driving Directions

618-533-7623
www.celebratecentralia.com

November 22-23, 2013 Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery
Galena Nouveau Wine Weekend
SAVE THE DATE--More information to come. Join us as we attempt to break the record for the world's longest toast!

515 S. Main Street, Galena, IL
Click here for Driving Directions

800-397-9463 (WINE)
www.nouveauweekend.com/

January 31, 2014 IGGVA
Winter Wine Festival & Annual Conference
An indoor Wine Tasting Festival held during the IGGVA Annual Conference.
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
3000 S. Dirksen Parkway
Click here for Driving Directions

(217) 726-8518
www.illinoiswine.com/winter-wine-festival.html

May 17, 2014 IGGVA and Downtown Springfield, Inc.,
7th Annual Art of Illinois Wine Festival
The Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association (IGGVA)and Downtown Springfield Inc. (DSI), are teaming up again to offer the annual Art of Illinois Wine Festival.
11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday
Fifth and Jefferson Streets, Downtown Springfield
Click here for Driving Directions

(217) 544-1723
http://www.illinoiswine.com

May 31, 2014 Downtown Oak Park
Uncork Illinois
Downtown Oak Park Uncorks Over 150 Illinois Wines From Across the State
1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Marion Street, between Lake and North Blvd.
Click here for Driving Directions

708. 383. 4145
http://www.downtownoakpark.net/

September 20 & 21, 2014 IGGVA
Vintage Illinois
Vintage Illinois is the largest wine tasting festival in the state of Illinois! It is truly an extraordinary wine tasting event. Visit the festival's website for more information at www.vintageillinois.com.
Saturday - 11 am to 6 pm Sunday - 12 pm to 5 pm
Vermillion River Entrance (south entrance) of Matthiessen State Park Utica, IL
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www.vintageillinois.com.

September 27 & 28, 2014 IGGVA
Grape Escape
The Quincy Grape Escape is a unique wine tasting festival held along the Mississippi River in Historic Quincy, Illinois. The two day event features live music, wine tasting and delicious food! Visit the festival's website for more information at www.quincygrapeescape.com.
Saturday - 11 am to 9 pm Sunday - 12 pm to 5 pm
Clat Adam's Park Quincy, IL River Front
Click here for Driving Directions


www.quincygrapeescape.com.