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“Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized.”
~ Andre Simon

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We love spending time in the vineyard. There is just something to be said about waking up in the early morning and walking the vines, tucking shoots, and harvesting.  From planning, to pruning, to training, to harvesting, we oversee all seasons in the vineyard, and for those who have tended vines, you know that being a vineyard owner is truly a labor of love.

For those interested in the specifics of viticulture, we have trained our vines using a Vertical Shoot Positioning (VSP) trellis system, a method that allows the vines to achieve optimum harvest parameters and, thus, high quality grapes for winemaking.  We planted our first 2 acres in 2007, have developed our vineyard to 4 acres since then, and have room to expand to 10 acres.  Our 2,200+ vines consist of five grape varietals: Marquette, LaCrosse, La Crescent, Mars, and Reliance. The first three varietals produce wines for Creekside Vineyards Winery; the latter two are table grapes to be enjoyed seasonally by guests, friends, and family.

We also like to give credit to our Partnering Vineyard owners who work long hours to provide Creekside Vineyards Winery with quality grapes for excellent wines.

Partnering Vineyards Owners Grape Varietals
Dahl Vineyards, Illinois City, IL Larry & Audrey Dahl Marquette
Neighborhood D'Vine, Geneseo, IL Dick & Mary Ghys La Crescent
Silver Creek Vineyards, Niota, IL Carl McEntee Chambourcin, Traminette, & Vidal Blanc
Tallgrass Prairie Barbara Darnell & Diane Francque Geneva Red
Winding Vines, Geneseo, IL Matt & Leslie Storm Frontenac & Foch

HARVEST & VINEYARD CREW Persons interested in our Harvest & Vineyard Crew should drop us an email with your name and contact information at Harvest & Vineyards Crew members join us in the vineyard 5 times a year at our Vineyard Days & Fall Harvest.  The Crew celebrates the fruits of our labor at an annual Harvest Feast.     

“Enjoy the spectacular terrace view as you are surrounded by beautiful nature and a vineyard that reminds you more of Napa Valley than Coal Valley.”
~ Pam Davies, from Moline IL


WINERY & TASTING ROOM: 1667 Highway 67, Preemption, IL 61276, Open Daily 1-6pm, Closed Mondays
WINE TERRACE: 7505 120th Avenue Coal Valley IL 61240, Weekends, May-October, 1-6pm
INN: 7505 120th Avenue, Coal Valley, IL 61240
WINE: 309-787-WINE (9463) / / INN: 309-787-6919 /