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Shawnee Winery Cooperative

Shawnee Winery Cooperative

Shawnee Winery Cooperative
200 Commercial St
Vienna, Illinois
USA 62995
Phone: (618) 658-8400
http://www.shawneewinery.com/

Email: greatwine@shawneewinery.com

Shawnee Winery Cooperative was formed to create a market for small grape growers in the southern Illinois area. The idea was to develop a secure market for each year's harvest and to provide a value added bonus of patronage from the sale of wine made from the members' grapes. With major support from the USDA and the State of Illinois, Shawnee Winery has become a reality.
The history of winemaking in Illinois began around 1830 and by the early 1900's, Illinois had grown to be the fourth largest grape growing state in the United States. After Prohibition was enacted, almost all of the vineyards in the State were destroyed. Only in the last few years has the industry experienced resurgence in grape production.

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