Fall On The Mississippi Valley Wine Trail

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The seven wineries of the Mississippi Valley Wine Trail border the westernmost region of the fertile lands of Illinois along the Mississippi River. All are proudly family-owned and operated. And the Fall gives you the opportunity to make two great pairings: wine and Fall Foliage.

BAXTER’S VINEYARDS & WINERY– Illinois’ oldest winery, Baxter’s has been family owned & operated since 1857.

PRESS HOUSE WINERY & KOECHLE VINEYARDS Situated on the wide bend of the Mississippi, Koechle Vineyards has been in operation since the early 1900s. This fourth & fifth generational family farm inherits passion for the land and its grapes from a long line of dedicated vintners, honoring their traditions.

LAKE HILL WINERY & VINEYARD Established in 2010, Lake Hill encompasses 63 acres just west of Carthage Lake. The interior holds a tasting room bar, full liquor & beer bar, two substantial banquet halls, and a classic wine-lovers gift shop. Wine-making tours are available by appointment.

SPIRIT KNOB WINERY & VINEYARD – Nestled on the bluffs with the vineyard nearby, the sweeping backdrop is an evolving panorama of the Mississippi River Valley. Estate wines from French-American hybrids are produced onsite. With 170+ medals, Spirit Knob is one of the most award-winning wineries in the state.

THE VILLAGE VINEYARD & WINERY Enjoy a relaxed afternoon off the beaten path, on the edge of the village of Camp Point. Sixteen wine varieties are offered in the tasting room, as well as a full dinner restaurant.

57&VINE POINTE D’VINE VINEYARD Ideally located on the Mississippi bluffs between Quincy and Hannibal, the grounds offer majestic views and exquisite sunsets.

HOPEWELL WINERY Sitting atop the rolling hills of scenic Pike County, Hopewell offers a variety of dry and sweet wines.

While you’re in Quincy, stop by the John Wood Mansion, the home of John Wood, Quincy’s founder, and Illinois’ 12th Governor. Now a museum, you can be transported back in time and take in the fall views surrounding the area.

Or, for those who are big history buffs, Quincy is one of six cities in the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area designated a Gateway Community. Lincoln debated Douglas there in front of 12,000 people and storyboards around the city tell the story.

Whatever your pleasure, whether it’s wine or history or a little of both, the Mississippi Valley Wine Trail has it all!