Where it all begins.
A fine wine begins in the vineyard. Shawnee Hills Wine-Grape Association members are committed to doing everything they can to create a healthy vineyard which ultimately increases the quality of the wines produced from their harvest.
The attention our grape growers commit to every row, vine and grape cluster in their vineyard results in the purest expression of terroir. The next time you find an AVA wine that you enjoy, we ask that you remember the time, effort and attention that was employed in the vineyard to create the best quality fruit possible.
Cunningham Vineyard - Marshall McNealy
10 acres Chambourcin - Bulk Wine Also Available
For Fruit Inquiries Contact: Marshall McNealy - firstname.lastname@example.org
Blackjack Vineyard - Ed & Carol Dirks
Norton, Chambourcin, Cabernet Franc
For Fruit Inquiries Contact: Ed Dirks - email@example.com
LaFoon Vineyard - Frank & Linda LaFoon
For Fruit Inquiries Contact: Frank LaFoon - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ted Wichmann Grape Grower of the Year Award Winners
2008 - McNitt Vineyard
2009 - LaFoon Vineyard
2010 - Kite Hill Vineyard
2011 - Orlandini Vineyard
2012 - Dry Hill Vineyard
2013 - Lick Creek Vineyard
2014 - Blue Sky Vineyard
2015 - Cunningham Vineyard
2016 - StarView Vineyards
2017 - Alto Vineyards
2018 - BlackJack Vineyards
Ted Wichmann Grape Grower of the Year Award
For an AVA to be defined as a quality designation, the industry is dependent on quality grapes and wine and we know that it takes time, energy and commitment to grow quality grapes which, in turn, make quality wine.
It is our belief that the grape growers and vineyards are at the heart of this association. In an effort to reward our member growers for their commitment to promote and maintain the best vineyard practices we have developed criteria for the Ted Wichmann Grape Grower of the Year Award which is awarded annually at our conference.
The goal of this award is to be objective and reward vineyards that are growing quality grapes within the Shawnee Hills American Viticultural Area.
Other AVA Vineyards
Red Cedar Vineyard
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Wayside Ridge Vineyard
If you do not see your vineyard listed or if you would like to become a member of the Shawnee Hills Wine-Grape Association, please contact us at: