Big and Bold describes the attitude of this Old Vine Zinfandel. Hand picked from vines that are nearly as old as my grandfather, Salukiz exhibits jammy red fruits, cocoa and tobacco. The rich tannins & smooth texture displays the unique styles that are unique to Old World style Zins.
Our Savvy Saluki Sauvignon Blanc offers vibrant tones of tropical pineapple, lemon zest and a tart crisp finish making this wine patio perfect. We select these grapes from quality vineyards ensuring premium artisanal wines handcrafted right here in Southern Illinois.
Our Chardonel is fermented in stainless steel tanks before left to age in neutral Chardonnay oak barrels. By using neutral barrels, we are able to preserve the crisp apple and citrus notes of the fruit while keeping a softer, lightly oaked finish for a well balanced, medium bodied wine.
Bright, clean and full of fruity aromas, this wine is kept dry. Aging in stainless steel amplifies the crispness of the grapefruit and minerality. The steely tartness makes this wine a perfect pair for fish and other seafood entrees. *Try with grilled shrimp and a mango chutney salsa
The sweetest version of the Chambourcin grape. Hints of luscious black cherry and dark plum with a smooth, sweet finish. We serve this chilled to cool off on a hot Southern Illinois day. Try this with dry rubbed BBQ Ribs, grilled summer vegetable and creamy desserts
Varietal Content: 100% Estate Grown Chambourcin
Appellation: Shawnee Hills A.V.A
Alcohol Level: 12.5%
Residual Sugar: 7%
Chambourcin & Cabernet Franc were blended to make this wine before aging in French Oak Barrels to give a soft, velvety finish. 80% Chambourcin, 20% Cab Franc. Heavier on the palate compared to previous vintages, the rich tannic structure makes this wine a perfect pair to any type of steak
This “Tasty Red” starts off sweet with hints of blackberry and cherry but finishes dry with just a touch of oak. This slightly sweet wine is very versatile and can be enjoyed in the chilly winter months at room temperature but it really delivers when it has been chilled. We like to pair this wine in the summertime with a savory beef and onion empanada or a refreshing watermelon feta salad.
The grapes for this limited vintage were grown at our estate vineyard. Once fermented, we age them in neutral French Oak barrels which gives a slight hint of oak while preserving flavors of honeyed apricot and pineapple. *Braise some chicken thighs and serve over a roasted kale and tomato salad
A refreshing Semi-Sweet white wine using Riesling grapes grown in the cooler climates of Michigan before being imported to the winery. This wine is impeccably balanced and is bursting with flavors of passion fruit, honeyed peach and tangy citrus fruits. This versatile wine can be enjoyed alone or with a variety of foods. Try it with spicy Thai food, a simple fruit salad or grilled chicken wings
This Old World-style pink wine is made from our Chambourcin grapes. We press the juice immediately after harvest, minimizing skin contact to ensure the light, pink color. The acid level stays high to give it that crispness of a white wine and we ferment it dry allowing it to maintain some complexities of a dry red wine while keeping the fruit forward flavors of strawberry and watermelon. Pairs well goat cheese and figs or a strawberry rhubarb pie.
A semi-sweet Blush wine with bright cherry and strawberry flavors. High acids help balance the sweet fruit flavors that makes this wine a summertime favorite. Serve chilled and pair it with a wide variety of food. Personally we love it with goat cheese and dates
Varietal Content: 85% Estate Grown Chambourcin
Appellation: Shawnee Hills A.V.A, 15% Riesling
Alcohol Level: 12.5%
Residual Sugar: 3%
The Amalgam is a blend of imported Chancellor Noir wine aged in 100% Michigan Oak with our estate grown, unoaked Chambourcin.
Silky tannins give this wine a velvety mouthfeel with hints of espresso, vanilla and ripe currants and raspberry. Wild Game or a tender beef steak is a perfect compliment to this wine.