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


Visit and enjoy…2020 is our 17th year anniversary of our tasting room opening and the 23rd anniversary of the vineyards.  We welcome you to visit and enjoy our wine and experience the vineyard!   We are closed in January and RE-OPEN on February 1st , noon to 5pm. We look forward to seeing you soon and enjoying another great year together.

• Over 20+ wines to taste, the first three samples are complimentary and only $1 a taste after 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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    Masterpiece Painting Class at the Vineyard

    Date: February 16, 2020

    Time: 1:00pm- 3:00pm

    Masterpiece Painting Class at the Vineyard

      REGISTER NOW, spots still available for a FUN Valentines weekend event with friends and family! The Masterpiece Painting Class at the Vineyard will be from 1pm to 3pm. Art class taught by an Artist from Merlot and a Masterpiece.  The vineyard is open 12-5pm that day and painting class starts at 1pm. Three complimentary wine tastings are …

    Valentine Candle Making with Roylt Scents

    Date: February 16, 2020

    Time: 1:00-4:00 pm

    REGISTER NOW,  spots still available for our candle making class! Join us for a  fun class at the vineyard with friends or special someone for a  Candle of Love Candle Making Class with Felicha Brown, creator of Roylt Scents.  She is a local entrepreneur and Candle maker and will bring all the supplies and her talent …

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.

Guests may sample 3 complimentary tastings.  Tastings are $1 each after three samples, 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