Illinois is one of the fastest growing wine producing states in the U.S. The number of Illinois wineries and vineyards increased by over 150% between 1991 and 2007, with an average of five new Illinois wineries opening each year. French-American hybrids and native American grapes are the primary grapes planted, with Chambourcin and Norton increasing in popularity. In addition to a large number of wineries in the southern part of the state, there are numerous wineries conveniently located near the St. Louis and Chicago metropolitan areas. Scroll down for a comprehensive list of Illinois wineries and click “map view” to access the advanced winery search. Whether you would like to visit a winery that provides beautiful vineyard lodging, has food available to complement its wines, or hosts vineyard weddings, we make it easy to find the best wine tour and tasting destinations in Illinois wine country.