We started making wine 8 years ago in a basement on the south side of Chicago. We were able to perfect our process over this time. We take pride in making the best wine possible. We add minimal sulfates to protect the wine. Malolactic fermentation is an important step in order to soften the acidity in all our wines. We get all our grapes from California and we process the grape from start to finish.
We purchased the property off the Joliet Diocese and we have been converting to wine making. There is a castle on the property along with a tunnel we have unearthed which is 90ft long by 16ft wide. The wine processing center will be built incorporating the tunnel. We will eventually store the wine in the tunnel which has constant 57 degree temp which makes it environmentally friendly.
We have 7 varietals to start. We make a high end Cabernet from Amber Knolls region in California. We also make a Merlot, Malbec, Old Vine Zinfindel from Lake Hills region in California which will be a mid ranged priced option. We also make and a Petite Syrah, Petite Verdot and Tempranillo from Dunnigan Hills in Yolo County of California which will be our affordable priced wines. We will also have more wines consisting of blends and white wines.
430 N Center Street, Joliet, IL 60435 US
Renovation is complete. Waiting for licensing from state. Expected opening April 2020
Tastings will be by appointment only.