Mackinaw Valley Vineyard and Winery is pleased to announce that it recently received medals from the following International and Regional Wine competitions.

New York Finger Lakes International


Bronze & Silver Medals 2016

Illinois State Fair Wine Competition


Best of Show 2013

Illinois Grape Grower’s & Vintner’s Assoc


Winemaker of the Year 2003

Illinois State Fair Awards for 2021


Double Gold Medal for Alexander’s Conquest, Gold Medal for Diane’s Desire & Cole’s Classic, Bronze Medal for Sweet Seyval Blanc


Please see UPcoming Events tab for details on 2023 schedule.

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2023 will be our 20th year anniversary of our tasting room opening and the 26th anniversary of the vineyards.

Thank you Central Illinois for supporting our business the past 20 years and we look forward to celebrating many more years as a part of our Central Illinois Community.

• Over 20+ wines to taste, the first three samples are only $1, and the following samples are $1 each after the first three. Click here for wine list.

• An amazing 30 mile view from the tasting room of the valley and farms below, situated on a glacial moraine with a natural high point.

• A short 20-30 minute drive from Peoria, East Peoria, Morton, Washington, Eureka, Bloomington-Normal, Pekin, Lincoln and other neighboring towns.

• The beautiful countryside, the 86 acre property has about 15 acres of grapes and many outdoor deck areas and paths to take a stroll and get away from the hustle and bustle of today’s hectic world.

• Host a party, reunion, tour and tasting, wedding and reception, or attend a Concert or one of our Annual Festivals on a weekend. In the Fall and Winter or early Spring, attend a Murder Mystery Dinner or come and play on a Trivia Game night. Details under Upcoming Events.

  • Upcoming Events

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    Concert in the Vineyard- HillBilly High-Rise

    Date: June 10, 2023
    Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Location: Mackinaw Valley Vineyard

    Welcome HillBilly High-Rise ! There are no advance ticket sales for this event, payment is made when entering the day of the event. The HillBilly High-Rise band (HHR) started in January 2019, with the goal of performing hit Country Songs to entertain at local venues.  The musicians bonded over their shared passions for sound, rhythm …

    Farm to Wick & WOW Catering-custom candle and charcuterie board making class

    Date: June 11, 2023
    Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Location: Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
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    TIME FOR A FRIEND DATE! Join us for a  fun and creative “DIY” Candle Making class at the vineyard with Alice and Amy, founders of “Farm to Wick” and the ladies from “SAY WOW Catering” to create a charcuterie and butter board.  They are excited to share their passion for candle making, food and FUN …

Please contact us by email mackinawwinery03@gmail.com or call 309-645-5054 about scheduling events or weddings and receptions.

Featured Wines

Visit our winery to taste a full complement of our Illinois wines.

We have about 20 different wines featured in our tasting room.-

Three wine samples are $1  after the first three samples they are $1 per sample. see current wine list.  Descriptions under Our Wines.

Wines are made on site from French American Hybrid grapes and some native varietals.  Red wines are blended from French American Hybrid varietals; Marchel Foch, Frontenac, Corot Noir, Baco Noir and St Croix. Our White wines and Blush wines are made using Vignoles, Seyval Blanc, St Pepin,Edelweiss,La Crosse, Niagara  and Cayuga White just to name a few. Wines are available for complimentary tasting and purchase by the bottle or glass to enjoy in our tasting room or out on one of our deck or patio areas.  We always offer a case discount of 10%.

Read what our clients think after tasting our wines

This is the best winery we’ve visited in Illinois. They have live bands most weekends in the summer and a great local wine. Lots of parking, a great place for a special event or wedding.

Timothy G

posted on, TripAdvisor - October 2016