Exploring Our Region’s Vineyards & Wineries

Illinois is experiencing a new renaissance in cold-weather winemaking, and our region stands at the center of this activity. Discover a few prime vineyards right in your own backyard.

The Basics of Great Craft Wines & Beers

Not sure what all of those big booze terms mean? Study up, and explore the basic terminology and tools that can help you to enjoy a locally produced drink.

Geneva ChopHouse

Seafood & steak house. Extensive wine list.
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Lake Geneva, Wis.
(262) 249-4788

Rocky Waters Vineyard/Winery

2003 Hanover Road, Hanover, Ill.
(815) 591-9706
www.rockywaters.com

Acquaviva Winery

Restaurant, Wine Bar & Market
47W 614 Rt. 38, Maple Park, Ill.
(630) 365-0333
www.acquavivawinery.com

Making Medal-Winning Midwestern Wines

The Illinois winemaking scene is slowly coming into its own, and our area includes some impressive displays of talent. Discover some of our local medal-winning wines.

The Village Vintner Winery & Brewery: Food for Beer and Wine

An Algonquin-area favorite is back, and better than ever, with a full-service winery, brewery and restaurant all in-house.

Townhouse Books & Café

Casual/American. Quiche, salads, wraps, sandwiches, desserts, gelato; hot/cold drinks, wine, beer
15 N. 2nd St., St. Charles
(630) 584-8603

Seasons 52

Upscale-Casual/American. Fresh grill and wine bar; seasonally-inspired menu; extensive wine list
1770 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg
(847) 517-5252

Porter’s Pub

Casual/American. English pub atmosphere. Pub fare, burgers, entrees, kids menu. Extensive beer list; wine & martini list.
At Bowes Creek Country Club, 1250 Bowes Creek Blvd., Elgin
(847) 214-5877