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 Grape Grower’s & Vintner’s Assoc


Vineyard of the Year 2002

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Our heartfelt thanks to everyone that supported our business during 2020 and the many challenges we faced together.  We will be closed during the month of January 2021 and look forward to opening again on February 6, 2021 for the New Year.  The schedule is being completed for our live music and other fun events in 2021 and we can’t wait to share them with you soon. – All the best, Diane & family

2021 is our 18th year anniversary of our tasting room opening and the 24rd anniversary of the vineyards.

Thank you Central Illinois for supporting our business the past 24 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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    Salsa Lessons & DJ Dance Party

    Date: September 24, 2021

    Time: 7:30-11pm

    Location: Mackinaw Valley Vineyard

    Salsa Lessons & DJ Dance Party

    Come out for our Salsa dance lessons and dance party, you can come and watch or join in the fun!  Learn and love Salsa Dancing with D.J. Eduardo and his talented wife Beverly.  The Caballero’s took up Latin dance after moving to Peoria from New York City.  They love to share their enthusiasm and talent …

    Concert at the Vineyard- Highway J

    Date: September 25, 2021

    Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    Location: Mackinaw Valley Vineyard

    Concert at the Vineyard- Highway J

    Highway J is a band which strives for one thing: to play the music that they have poured their heart and soul into to create a great experience for as many people as they can…and have fun doing so. “Rock Band” is the title most often given to Highway J but the band strives earnestly …

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