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AWARDS & MEDALS

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

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Bronze & Silver Medals 2016

Illinois State Fair Wine Competition

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Best of Show 2013

Illinois Grape Grower’s & Vintner’s Assoc

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Winemaker of the Year 2003

Illinois State Fair Awards for 2021

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

Happy Holidays! Our heartfelt thanks to everyone that came out to support our business this past year in 2021, we had many great events that we hope created happy memories for those that attended. Congratulations to all our wedding couples and their families this past year, some of which were postponed from 2020, it was wonderful to celebrate with all of you.  September was Illinois Wine month and we are happy to announce a DOUBLE GOLD medal for Alexander’s Conquest and GOLD MEDALS for Cole’s Classic and Diane’s Desire and a BRONZE medal for our Sweet Seyval Blanc  at the Illinois State Fair Competition.  We are so grateful as we take a break to celebrate Christmas for all the support and friendship we have been blessed with this past year and we look forward to a great year with everyone in 2022-  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year too,

All the best, Diane & family

2022 is our 19th year anniversary of our tasting room opening and the 25th anniversary of the vineyards.

Thank you Central Illinois for supporting our business the past 19 years and we look forward to 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 Four 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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    Trivia Game Night

    Date: February 5, 2022
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
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    FIRST TRIVIA NIGHT OF 2022!! Put on your THINKING CAP for fun and prizes!  Players match their wits in a strictly for fun game of trivia. It is $5 per person to play and the winning team players get weekly prizes. Teams can be a maximum of four players (less if you’re REALLY, REALLY SMART). …

    Music in the Tasting Room -Greg Williams

    Date: February 6, 2022
    Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Location: Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
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    Come out this weekend to relax and hear great music by one of our favorite artists, Greg Williams.  Greg plays his solo acoustic sets but he sounds like a full band!  He covers music from the 60’s to current tunes, great vocals and guitar make for a fun day. Come out to enjoy the day,  …

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