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Wines of The Month


All Four of our Holiday Wines!

Winter Warmth

A seasonal favorite! Sweet spiced red perfect for heating up.

Holiday Red

A sweet chillable blend of Marquette and Frontenac. Great for any holiday meal.

Winter White

Northern IL Lacrescent grapes. A versatile accompaniment to appetizers.

Merry Berry

Triple berry blend- blueberries, blackberries and raspberries all together. Dessert in a glass!

Wine Club Members-

Remember your additional 5% off the wine of the month!



Nov. 1st Food Pairing

Pumpkin Soup Recipe

(yields about 2qts)



- 2 TBSP butter

- 1 pie pumpkin, peeled, seeded and large diced

- 3 large carrots, chopped

- 2 sweet onions, chopped

- 1 head garlic, peeled

- 1 TBSP fresh grated ginger

- 1 TBSP curry powder

- 2 tsp ground cumin

- 1 tsp paprika

- 2 qts veggie stock

- half a lemon, juiced

- 1 cup heavy cream

- Salt & Pepper to taste



- Heat butter in a large stock pot. Sweat onions, carrots and garlic over low heat.

- When onions are transluscent, add cumin, curry powder, paprika and grated ginger. Stir for a moment to coat veggies evenly with spices.

- Add pumpkin to pot then add just enough veggie stock to fully cover all of the veggies. Bring the whole thing up to a boil.

- Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer until the pumpkin is tender.

- Carefully puree in a blender and transfer back to pot.

- In a small pot scald the cream before pouring it into the pureed soup.

- Adjust seasoning to taste with salt, pepper, lemon juice or more spices as needed.

- Serve piping hot with a glass of chilled Prairie State Snap!




















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Celebrate the Season in Downtown Genoa!

Santa comes to town on Friday, Dec. 5th! Festivities complete with jingle bell parade and tree-lighting ceremony. Click here for more info. To help celebrate we'll be having live music from 6-8:30pm with Back in the Day w/ 12 String Charlie Gall!


Food & Wine Pairing: Holiday Edition!

Join us for a special "Holiday Edition" of our  Food & Wine Pairing. We'll be preparing a festive feast in three courses for Saturday, December 13th. Each course will be crafted specifically to pair with one of our wines and will be perfectly portioned for a light dinner or early hors d'oeuvres. Reservations will be available between 4pm and 6pm. Cost is $17/person ($14 for Wine Club Members). Space is limited, call us at the Tasting Room to reserve your spot.

food and wine pairing


Bloody Mary Sundays in Genoa!

Kick your Sunday Blues at our Genoa Tasting Room! We will be serving up wine bloody marys complete with all the fixin's all day long. Kick back and enjoy the live music from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.

Dec. Sunday Blues Dates: 12/14 with Donita Crenshaw & 12/28 with Nate & Steve Jazz Duo

wine bloody mary sunday blues



December Live Music Schedule

Friday Night Wine Downs- 7:00 to 9:30pm

Friday, Dec. 5th
Paul & Jay
at Prairie on State, Sycamore
Friday, Dec. 12th
Lee Gardner & His Hoes
at Prairie State Winery, Genoa
Friday, Dec. 19th
Wooden Rockers
at Prairie State Winery, Genoa
Friday, Dec. 26th
Paul & Jay

at Prairie State Winery, Genoa

Sunday Blues- 1:30 to 3:30pm

Sunday, Dec. 14th
Donita Crenshaw
at Prairie State Winery, Genoa
Sunday, Dec.28th
Nate & Steve
at Prairie State Winery, Genoa

live music

Joining us for a FNWD or Saturday Tunes?  Feel free to BYO-Nosh!

Pack a picnic from home or order in from a local restaurant. Enjoy!

Reservations held until 6:45 PM.

Music starts at 7:00 PM





Prairie State Winery, Genoa

(Winter Hours Beginning Nov. 1st)

Monday - Thursday 11 AM to 6 PM
Friday 11 AM to 7 PM
Saturday 11 AM to 7 PM
Sunday Noon to 5 PM

Prairie on State Wine Cellars, Sycamore

(Winter Hours Beginning Nov. 1st)

Monday & Tuesday 11 AM to 5 PM
Wednesday & Thursday 11 AM to 6 PM
Friday & Saturday 11 AM to 7 PM
Sunday Noon to 5 PM


Congratulations go out to our winemaker Rick Mamoser. 

Rick has been chosen 2013 Winemaker of the Year by

the Illinois Grape Growers & Vintner's Association.

Cheers to Rick!


2013 Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association Winemaker of the year Rick Mamoser Prairie State Winery Wine



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Prairie on State Wine Cellars
322 West State Street
Sycamore, Illinois

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Newest release...
Prairie State Wine Club

"In a Prairie State of Mind"

Wine should be easy, joyful and celebrated with friends and family.  This is a fantastic and easy way to celebrate Prairie State Wine.

More details can be found on the
website at Wine Club.

Club Members ... remember to ask about
your newest Club benefit
a 5% discount on the Wine of The Month.

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