Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
4.5
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Friday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Visit and enjoy! We opened the tasting room in 2003 and 2022 is our 19th year anniversary and the 25rd anniversary of the vineyards. We welcome you to visit and enjoy our wine and experience the vineyard. We are closed in January and open again the first weekend in February. Come out and enjoy award winning wines in a beautiful setting. • Over 20+ wines to taste, the first three samples are only $1 and they are $1 per taste after the first three. • An amazing 30 mile view from the tasting room of the valley below, we are situated on a glacial moraine with a natural vista view. • Just a short 20-30 minute drive from the Peoria area and Bloomington-Normal area and our other neighboring towns. • View the beautiful countryside, 86 acres with 15 acres of grapes, outdoor decks and patios. Concerts, festivals and other events offer a get away from the hustle and bustle of today’s hectic world. • Event options for all size groups and budgets. Host your wedding day with us! Catering available.
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2-3 hours
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33633 State Route 9, Mackinaw, IL 61755-8866
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  • Nluebke24
    Bolingbrook, Illinois11 contributions
    A Breathtaking Picturesque in the Heart of Illinois
    An unexpected Beautiful location in central Illinois. The view was striking with a relaxing feel. The scenery was right out of a magazine. It is a destination location to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life or to enjoy some outdoor entertainment on the weekends.
    Written July 30, 2022
  • Mitzy903
    1 contribution
    Spectacular and Beautiful place to visit with amazing wines! Would definitely recommend!
    It is a Wonderful place to visit with friends to relax and have fun or to enjoy a nice date. Very relaxing with beautiful views, and wonderful wines. We always have an amazing time whether we come out to enjoy a band night during the summer time, or we just come to sit out to relax, spend quality time and enjoy the view!
    Written February 20, 2020
  • KeysRobert
    Islamorada, Florida161 contributions
    decent wines, good entertainment
    Alongside the wine yards, there is an outdoor stage, in the evening people gather with their lawn chair, eat food they brought, buy the wine, and dance. Very beautiful environment. They also have day time activities, but I was there at dusk.
    Traveled solo
    Written August 28, 2017
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Joo
1 contribution
Feb 2019 • Couples
We always enjoy the warm atmosphere, friendly service and delicious wines at the Vineyard. Add an amazing dinner by The Catering Company, and lots of laughs provided by UPstage Productions in their interactive murder mystery, and you have a fun-filled, entertaining evening with friends!
Written February 16, 2019
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Jason M
Germantown Hills, IL122 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
This place is super cool. On nights when they have a band there's usually a $5 per person cover charge that you pay as you drive up in your car. You park out in a field like you're going to a rural auction and walk in. They've had people checking bags before for the sake of security, but not always.

You can reserve a table in advance up at the main building or you can bring lawn chairs, blankets, coolers, folding tables, and whatever else you want to drag along so you can picnic on the grass. They offer food and drink for sale at reasonable prices - I had a Butch's pizza last time - and you can bring in supporting food like cheese or pretzels or fruit, and they're fine with it.

They have a pretty decent, unique wine selection, mostly for about $15 a bottle. They will also have "mystery" bottles in brown bags for sale for $7 or so if you want to take a risk. You can ask for real glass or just go with the plastic cups they hand out with the wine. Inside the shop, you get three free tastes of wine, selected from about 12 -15 of their most popular bottles. You can continue to taste for $1 per taste if you can't make up your mind after 3 tries.

They've got a pavilion over a stage where they bring in various bands, and several hundred people will gather on the lawn to hear them. The bands I've heard - Jamm Sammich and Bubble Gum Jack - both were local cover bands who do a high quality job. Dancing on the patio in front of the band is encouraged and a lot of people participate. The concert starts in the light and keeps going through twilight and after dark.

This place is no doubt fun for couples but going with a group would probably be ideal. That's what we've done a few times and we've never left disappointed.
Written September 22, 2017
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Timothy G
Danvers, IL54 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
This is the best winery we've visited in Illinois. They have live bands most weekends in the summer. And a great local wine. Lots of parking a great place for special event or wedding.
Written February 28, 2017
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Bmca1995
St. Pete Beach, FL34 contributions
Aug 2016
Very crowded, go early and bring your own chairs etc. Great music in summer. You can bring your own food, but not beverages. Fun place to hang out with group of friends. But it is outside so weather is a factor.
Written January 18, 2017
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rcr1rcr1
Old Hickory, TN82 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
What an excellent way to spend a late summer evening. Informal, relaxing, inexpensive evening, sure to impress any date, young or older.
Well done.
Personnel at the winery are very personable and appear to be out to make sure you have a pleasant evening. Suggest you want to reserve a table for your picnic.
Written September 17, 2016
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OskeewowwowIL
Peoria, IL157 contributions
May 2016 • Friends
Love the entertainment. Great bands, family friendly. Go early to get a prime spot on the grass, take a table chairs and have a great fun filled night. Be sure to bring some kind of candle to find your spot. After some drinking and dancing it's easy to misplace your group :-) oh the wine is ok, they do serve beer and other malt drinks. You can not bring your owns drinks. You can bring in whatever food you want. The owners are great and want everyone to enjoy is beautiful property. You can reserve the deck seating as well as the pavilion area if you have group.
Written May 3, 2016
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otterpup
Robbinsville, NC68 contributions
Oct 2011 • Friends
The wine is not great, but the atmosphere is wonderful!

There's fabulous live entertainment every weekend and the place is packed to the gills, so come early to find a spot!

I wish they would serve something other than wine & beer for those of us who are pickier about our wine, but don't drink beer. Some of the Smirnoff Ice drinks or something along those lines would be nice and would bring me out more often!
Written May 28, 2012
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Ryan R
20 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
We went to sample local wines and found a new spot to hang out! The grounds are beautiful and give off a relaxing vibe. They have music and events throughout the year. And best of all, the wine is very tasty! We would highly recommend if you are looking for a fun, relaxing experience.
Written August 28, 2018
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choctaw914
Memphis, TN87 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
The vineyard is very scenic with large covered porches for a relaxing afternoon. They offered a surprisingly large variety of wine for a small vineyard - several choices of reds and whites. We enjoyed the tasting (3 free and then $1 each) and a glass of our favorite ($5). Our server was knowledgable about the wines and very welcoming. No stuffy wine commentary here! You are allowed to bring your own food, so this can be very economical entertainment. I understand they offer music on some weekend evenings - that could be a fun night out, too.
Written July 9, 2018
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dmy2018
13 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
This is a huge vineyard with beautiful scenery. All of their wines were amazing. Staff was very friendly. We attended a concert being held at the vineyard which was great. Deck seating to enjoy your wine and food and then you can go down and dance and enjoy the music. Will be back!
Written June 30, 2018
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Mackinaw Valley Vineyard is open:
  • Fri - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM