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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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Happy Holidays and Merry New Year from all of us at Prairie State Winery!

We will be closing early at 4pm on Weds. 12/24 and 12/31 at both of our Tasting Rooms and we will be closed all day on Thurs. 12/25 and 1/1/15!

Wine Club Members

We have added a page to our website that is just for you! In case you have missed or deleted an email we will be keeping the Wine Club News tab updated with all of the important stuff. Now you will have a quick reference to all the goings on in regards to your membership. Check it out above!

Thanks to everyone who came out to our December Food & Wine Pairing!

Our next pairing will be Saturday, January 17th! Join us for three courses of small plates that have each been designed to pair specifically with one of our Prairie State Wines. Time slots will be available between noon and 4pm. $14 per person includes food and wine. Wine Club Members get to use your club discount at this event. Due to high demand and the nature of this event, reservations must be pre-paid. In the event of a cancellation we will be able to make a refund if the reservation is cancelled before January 14th. Please give us a call at 815-784-4540 to reserve your time slot!

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 on State, Sycamore
Friday, Dec. 26th
Paul & Jay

at Prairie State Winery, Genoa

Sunday Blues- 1:30 to 3:40pm

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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"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
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