2018 Chicago Wine Fest Vendors  

 

ST. JULIAN WINERY

As Michigan’s oldest winery, St. Julian Winery truly reflects the soul of Michigan. For nearly 100 years and spanning generations, we have focused on achieving the highest quality and consistency in our products. Through the years we have cultivated land in the state’s most premium appellation — Lake Michigan Shore, which has lead to our unrelenting commitment to using local fruit and resources to craft our exceptional products. Our dedication to creating the finest quality from farm to bottle, while supporting our local community, has allowed the best of our state to shine through in every bottle.

Presenting: 

  • St. Julian Reserve 2016 Pinot Grigio 
  • St. Julian Reserve 2016 Late Harvest Riesling 
  • Sweet Revenge 
  • Cock of the Walk 
  • Sparkling Michcato 
  • Mountain Road Estate Riesing 

 

 

PRP WINE INTERNATIONAL

At PRP Wine International we offer our clients access to high quality wines typically not sold anywhere else in the United States. We believe in bringing our exclusive wines directly to you from many of the world's top wine regions and producers. 

Presenting:

  • Chevalier De Bayard - Pieroth 

 

 

SOCIAL SPARKLING WINE CO. 

SOCIAL Sparkling Wine Co. is a female founded Chicago startup that is quickly spreading across the country! SOCIAL's mission is to create the most health conscious alcohol to empower people to live vibrant connected lives! All organic, only 88 calories, and made from superfoods. 

Presenting:

  • SOCIAL Hibiscus Cucumber
  • SOCIAL Toasted Coconut Almond
  • SOCIAL Pink Grapefruit 
  • SOCIAL Elderflower Apple 
  • SOCIAL Strawberry Rose 

 

 

EASLEY WINERY (REGGAE WINES) 

Easley Winery began as the dream and vision of Jack & Joan Easley in the late 1960’s. Making wines as a hobby in their basement in Indianapolis, Jack and Joan dreamed of growing grapes and making wine in Indiana. A group of about 12 people began meeting regularly to plan how to change Indiana’s laws. The group adopted the name Indiana Wine Growers Guild and often met in the living room of Jack and Joan’s house.Today, second generation owners Mark & Meredith Easley continue the family tradition of creating and selling award-winning wines and champagnes made right in the heart of Indiana.

Presenting:

  • Reggae Red 
  • Reggae Blush 
  • Reggae White 
  • Reggae Sangria 
  • Reggae Margarita 

 

 

BODEGA & COMPANY INC. 

Lolea is made with good wine and natural ingredients. Lolea´s high standard of quality and combined with tradition is not easy to find on the market. Because Lolea is the personal project of a group friends who want to share what they love, making only a limited production for consumption each year. Lolea is a ready-made cocktail, ready to be enjoyed anytime, anywhere. Lolea is ideal for home, restaurants and bars, always served extra cold with a slice of lemon and a slice of orange. But you will enjoy Lolea best when you drink it outdoors and in good company!

Presenting:

Premium Frizzante Sangrias: 

  • Red Sangria Lolea N1 750 mL 
  • White Sangria N2 750mL 
  • Rose Sangria N5 750mL 

 

 

GRATEFUL GRAPES WINE 

Be Grateful. Do Good. Grateful Grapes Wine Company's mission is to Be "Grapeful", by giving back through sponsoring charity driven, small community events, and donating 5% of all profits to local small charities. 

Presenting:

  • 5K Zinfandel Estate Grown
  • 5K Cabernet Sauvignon 
  • 5K Moscato California 
  • 5K Rosé Estate Grown 
  • 10K Verdelho Estate Grown 
  • Marathon Sparkling 

 

 

FENN VALLEY VINEYARDS 

Fenn Valley Vineyards is a family owned and operated vineyard and winery complex established in 1973. Our goal has always been to produce world-class wines from grapes grown along the shore of Lake Michigan.

Presenting:

  • Pinot Grigio 2016 - crisp clean dry white wine
  • Riesling 2016 - fruit forward semi-sweet white wine
  • Meritage 2016 - Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, dry red
  • 42 Ice wine - rich dessert style sweet white wine

 

 

ILLINOIS SPARKING CO.

While developing wines for August Hill Winery, Mark realized that the grapes in their vineyard were high in acid and low in tannins, similar to those in the French Champagne region (which resembles their Illinois land in climate and geography). In 2007, Mark immersed himself in learning the Traditional Champagne Method from the masters. Though ISC’s grapes are not the same varieties used in Champagne, the winemaking method is. This combination creates a truly unique sparkling wine.

Presenting: 

  • ISC Brut
  • ISC Brut Ombré Rosé
  • ISC Brut Rosé de Saignée
  • ISC Demi Sec Rosé

 

 

NINETY+ CELLARS

It all started in the spring of 2009. Armed with a copy of the latest Wine Spectator, founder Kevin Mehra set out on a mission to bring higher quality wine to the market for a better price. He started calling wineries with a history of high ratings to ask if they had extra wine for sale. Some told him to get lost, but in the end, he found a handful of wineries that liked his concept. The plan was simple: we put their wine in our bottle, and sell it for less.

Presenting: 

  • 90+ Cellars Lot 33 Rosé
  • 90+ Cellars Lot 113 Big Red Blend
  • Mija White Sangria
  • Mija Red Sangria
  • Lila Sparkling
  • Lila Rosé

 

 

WINESELLERS, LTD

Winesellers, Ltd is a globally recognized importer and marketer of fine wines to the US market. Our portfolio represents the finest quality of wines in their respective price category and has widespread distribution throughout all 50 states. Our team of sales professionals, intimately familiar with their respective regions of the country, make it possible to sell our products to both remote areas and central markets through a network of distributors renowned for excellent account service and market penetration.

Presenting: 

  • Tiamo Organic Red Wine Canned
  • Tiamo Organic White Wine Canned
  • Tiamo Organic Rose Wine Canned

 

 

BIRCH ROAD CELLARS

Birch Road Cellar distills entertaining down to its pure essentials – great friends, great spirits and a great space. With its unencumbered approach and its warm, congenial atmosphere, Birch Road Cellar provides an exceptional space where members can enjoy having a conversation with friends, a spouse or even a stranger, without the distractions or expense of a noisy bar.

Presenting: 

  • Burckel Jung Crémant d'Alsace
  • Domaine Patrick Girard Fleuron de La Rebourgère
  • Château de Belleverne Le Clos
  • Don David Malbec Reserve
  • Steelhead Sauvignon Blanc 

 

 

Acquaviva Winery, LLC

Acquaviva is a family-owned 40-acre estate vineyard and full service winery located at the corner of Route 38 and Meredith Road in Maple Park, Illinois. The 20,000 sq. ft. facility includes a tasting bar, Neapolitan-style pizza bistro with foods paired to accompany the wines, retail marketplace, private event space, as well as a visible winemaking production center. Along with the award-winning wines and delicious pairing cuisine, the Acquaviva winery boasts amazing architecture and hand-painted fine art by world renowned artist Andrew Zabela.

Presenting: 

Reds

  • 2017 Don Giuseppe
  • 2013 Frontenac 

White 

  • 2014 Dona Mia 
  • 2015 Blanco Bello 

Special Guests

 

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