With the deep blue skies and warm weather right around the corner, now is the perfect time to explore the limitless wineries central Illinois has to offer. From horse-drawn carriages to endless acres of captivating views, these wineries will keep you coming back for more!
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
Twenty-five miles outside of Peoria you’ll find Mackinaw Valley Vineyard. Having been in the business for over seventeen years, Mackinaw Valley has seen its fair share of weddings and has made each one incredibly special. The vineyard is situated on a glacial Moraine, a natural high point, giving guests an amazing thirty-mile view of the valley. Don’t miss out on this gorgeous, mini-vacation-like spot!
Kickapoo Creek Winery
With inside and outside options for both ceremony and reception, you can set your mind at ease with Kickapoo Creek Winery. Their property includes picturesque views for the perfect outdoor ceremony, an outdoor patio and pergola, as well as an elegant ballroom with a custom-built oak bar and built-in dance floor. You can come to grab a bottle and immerse yourself in the breathtaking views of the surrounding area.
Big Horse Vineyards
A little less than an hour drive from Peoria, you can find Big Horse Vineyards, a beautiful vineyard nestled into a working draft horse farm. The Archdale family has spent years showing draft horses competitively and now they are offering their beautiful horses and ground weddings. Imagine arriving at your ceremony in a horse-drawn carriage with captivating vineyard views all around, how cool is that?
Tres Rojas Winery
Located in the heart of Illinois, the vast selection of dry to sweet, red, white and fruity wine is the perfect addition to this relaxing hangout spot. The name comes from countless experiments with amateur red wines, Pinot Noir (Uno), Malbec (Dos) and Sangiovese (Tres). With much consideration, the name Three Reds, or better known as Tres Rojas Winery was born. Come enjoy the award-winning wine on a cozy patio overlooking eight acres of grapes.
Now that you’ve heard of these amazing wineries across the Central Illinois area, which one will you be visiting next?