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Prairie State Winery

Prairie State Winery

Prairie State Winery
217 W Main Street
Genoa, Illinois
USA 60135
Phone: (815) 784-4540

Contact: Rick Mamoser
Email: info@prairiestatewinery.com

One time school teachers, Rick and Maria Mamoser decided to start Prairie State Winery in the fall of 1999, expanding the concept by producing wines made exclusively from Illinois grown grapes. With their home winemaking experience, science background, and immersion into national wine curriculum, they soon started garnering many awards for their wines as well.
Prairie State Vineyard is located behind our farm house in rural Kingston. It is comprised of 3.5 acres of cold hardy wine grapes such as Marechal Foch, St. Pepin, Lacrosse, and Niagara. These organically grown grapes go into just a few of our wines. We rely heavily on grapes grown in other vineyards around the state. Many of the varieties we enjoy working with do better in the milder central and southern regions of Illinois.
We get most of our grapes from Two Oaks Vineyard in Benton, Lasata Vineyard in Lawrenceville, and Sunny Hill Vineyard in Pittsfield. We have wonderful, long term relationships with these growers, some of the best in Illinois. The fruit they produce is the reason we win so many awards with our wines.
With the first vintage of only 500 gallons to the most recent vintages of nearly 10,000 gallons, Rick and Maria continue to promote the philosophy of “Think Globally, Drink Locally.”

Winemaker: Rick Mamoser

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