Hill Prairie Winery
Hill Prairie Winery
125 northeast, Route 97
Contact: Lloyd Lounsberry
The present day site of the vineyard is surrounded by native Illinois prairie grasses. The grasses have been restored to look much like original Illinois prairie that greeted our ancestors when they arrived to settle this area. Since the time of the settlers and the advent of the steel plow, the natural prairie slowly disappeared. It was plowed under to make way for the cultivation of grain and forage crops.n recent times the seeds from these plants have been reproduced commercially and programs have been put in place to restore large areas of prairie plants.
Our vineyard and surrounding area is one of the restored prairies. So to recognize the heritage of our Illinois prairies, we have honored our past by naming our winery after the landscape from which it was born.
Their wines are:
Chardonel A crisp dry white with a clean, light citrus finish.
Traminette A very nice off-dry white. This wine is soft and has a floral aroma with a light and spicey character.
Vignoles :A semi-sweet white produced from our vignoles grapes - Hints of ripe pineapple and apricot are
Prairie Dew : A Hill Prairie staple. A fruity medium sweet wine made in the Gremanic style. A very popular wine.
Prairie Sunshine :Back by popular demand. Our sweetest white that customers keep asking for.
Niagara :A distinctively american wine made from Niagara grapes. Tastes and smells like fresh grapes.
Blushes & Fruit Wines
Prairie Berry Blackberry and Blueberry blended to make a popular fruit treat.
Prairie Barn Blush : A flavorful blend of Hill Prairie grapes into a better option than white zinfandel.
A blend of red raspberry and tart cherry made crisp and lightly sweet.
Prairie Barn Red: A popular sweet red made from Frontenac Pairs well with chocolate.
Chambourcin : A dry red of medium body. Light cherry notes. Good acidity pairs well with Italian dishes & steaks.
Autumn Spice : A hearty spiced red with cinnamon & cloves sure to tingle the senses.
Crimson Moon : A port style wine made with great care and time. Deep rich flavors, smooth and powerful. The alcohol is high and this wine is made for sipping. A little will go a long way and is worth the cost.
Country Concord : .
A country original that tastes like fresh grapes
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