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Piasa Vineyard & Winery

Piasa Vineyard & Winery

Piasa Vineyard & Winery
7110 Beneze Ln.
Godfrey, Illinois
USA 62035
Phone: 618) 467-3733

Contact: Mark Darr
Email: piasawinery@hotmail.com

We are Piasa Vineyard and Winery. About seven years ago we planted two acres of wine grapes at our home in Godfrey as a hobby. That Hobby spiraled out of control and became a 13-acre vineyard with an accompanying winery. By most standards, that's small, but for two people with "day" jobs it was BIG! For the first couple of winemaking years Phil Graczyk, an award winning winemaker from St. Louis, kept his "day job" and made wine for us part time. As our harvest grew, so did our wine volume. Last year, Phil become a full-time winemaker and manager and the vineyard hired John and Linda Unnerstall to tend to the vines.
Last year, as our wines were gaining popularity in the local market with the help of our friends at the Piasa Winery and Gift Shop in Grafton, Illinois we entered several of our wines in competition. We received numerous awards most notably: Best of Show at the Illinois State Fair for our Traminette. Sales have soared in Grafton. We had a bumper crop of grapes last fall so wine volume is also up.

Winemaker: Phil Graczyk

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