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Wine country in east central Illinois?  Sure, why not! At least that's what Joe and Dawn Taylor said when starting second careers in the Illinois wine industry. Joe, having been self-employed most of his life, wanted to start something new and Dawn, having always worked for someone else was ready to try something new too. The result? Sleepy Creek Vineyards!

Wine country in east central Illinois? Sure, why not! At least that's what Joe and Dawn Taylor said when starting second careers in the Illinois wine industry. Joe, having been self-employed most of his life, wanted to start something new and Dawn, having always worked for someone else was ready to try something new too. The result? Sleepy Creek Vineyards!

Falconer Vineyards and Winery in Red Wing, MN offers cold hearty wines and wood-fired pizza. Plan a visit during a Red Wing weekend getaway.

Falconer Vineyards and Winery in Red Wing, MN offers cold hearty wines and wood-fired pizza. Plan a visit during a Red Wing weekend getaway.

Minnesota River Valley : New Ulm has handsome Germanic brick architecture tucked amid the hills. Morgan Creek Vineyards is just east of town.

Minnesota River Valley : New Ulm has handsome Germanic brick architecture tucked amid the hills. Morgan Creek Vineyards is just east of town.

Crofut Family Winery and Vineyard on Highway 13 near Prior Lake and Shakopee, Minnesota ‹ Wine, fun and events just minutes south of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Crofut Family Winery and Vineyard on Highway 13 near Prior Lake and Shakopee, Minnesota ‹ Wine, fun and events just minutes south of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Though you could get yourself the standard tankard of ale, there are plenty of other options for the discerning palate: wine, hard cider, and mead are in plentiful supply...

Though you could get yourself the standard tankard of ale, there are plenty of other options for the discerning palate: wine, hard cider, and mead are in plentiful supply...

Wine in a CAN is about the moment you really NEED wine. In a can. http://www.minnesotauncorked.com/alloy-wine-works-in-a-can-wine-thief-saint-paul/

Wine in a CAN is about the moment you really NEED wine. In a can. http://www.minnesotauncorked.com/alloy-wine-works-in-a-can-wine-thief-saint-paul/