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August Hill Winery

August Hill Winery

August Hill Winery
106 Mill St.
Utica, Illinois
USA 61373
Phone: (815) 667-5211

Contact: Mark Wenzel
Email: info@augusthillwinery.com

August Hill's 3-acre vineyard stands atop a bluff on the south side of the Illinois River on the same property as our winery. The first 2½ acres of vines were planted in the spring of 2003 with the help of many family and friends. Each hole was dug by hand, and each vine was planted by hand.The vineyard includes a wide variety of grapes and a large experimental section. As the grapes grow, we’ll determine which grow best in our climate and which make the best wine. We planted an additional ½ acre in 2004. The additional vines included Lacrescent and Frontenac Gris, which were developed out of the University of MN Grape Breeding and Enology Program.
The heart of the winery is the volunteers, family and friends who share our passion for creation. They help us with planting, pruning, harvesting, crushing, bottling, labeling, taste testing, transporting grapes and wine, repairing and so many other tasks that have contributed to our success.

Winemaker: Mark Wenzel

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