National Red Wine Day


It’s time to pull out your wine glass and pour it to celebrate National Red Wine Day August 28. Down the Heritage Corridor we have some of the best wineries and wine shops that will expand your taste palate.

Wine Retailers: 

August Hill Winery – Utica

An award-winning winery that has been making wine since 2002. This winery includes caves for aging wine, a tasting room, a sparkling wine program, and a friendly staff. Here is a list of their red wines for purchase:

Bishop’s Hill Winery – Joliet

Have a glass of wine or party in a newly restored historic castle. The winery imports grapes directly from California and uses heir years of wine making experience to produce the best wine possible.

PK UnKorked Wine Shop and Tasting Room – Pontiac

Located in the historic downtown of Pontiac, come relax in their cozy lounge area sipping on one of over 100 wines while overlooking Downtown Pontiac.

Clarks Run Creek Wine & Gifts – Utica

Located near Starved Rock State Park, this wine shop has the perfect environment for getting a taste of the local culture and spending time with friends. The store features a great selection of wine from all over the world.

Herman’s Liquor ‘N’ Wine Store – Ottawa

This store offers a wide selection of domestic and imported beers wines and spirits along with many other supplies. They have been serving their community since 1944. You can find other local wineries bottles inside such as August Hill Winery.

Sable Creek Winery – Plainfield

This winery has a total of 15-20 different wine of carious wine styles from grapes purchased on premier vineyards in California, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, and New York. They offer wine tastings, wine clubs, couple events and much more!

River Hawk Brewing – Channahon

Although brewery is in their name, they also feature great wine for you to take home. Their taproom is designed with community and socialization in mind, making it a great place to gather with friends and family. Here’s a couple of red wines for you to try:


Wine Bars:

Wine and Cheese Co. – Plainfield

Enjoy a fine wine and artisan cheese shop, wine bar and cade located in downtown Plainfield. This is a great place to go whether you know nothing about wine or a connoisseur looking to sip on something new.

Cat’s Eye Wine Bar – Ottawa

Right in the beautiful downtown Ottawa, this eclectic wine bar with wonderful urban vintage charm with a cozy neighborhood feeling. Their wines are rotated seasonally and offer handcrafted cocktails, spirits, barrel aged beer and clever plates.

scene from the corridor