You don’t have to travel all the way to France, Italy, Chile, or even California to get a great glass of wine. Potash Markets is pays homage to our home state by featuring vintages from two wineries located right here in the Chicago suburbs.
Here’s a little bit about each of them:
Lynfred Winery, Roselle, IL – Considered the father of Illinois winemaking, Fred Koehler imported grapes from California and opened the Lynfred Winery, the state’s first commercial winery, in 1979. After his wine won “Double Gold” at the National Restaurant Show in Chicago and beat out several California brands at a contest in Reno, NV, Illinois wine started to be taken seriously. Today, Lynfred Winery produces more than 100,000 gallons a year in dozens of varieties of red, white, fruit, sparkling and dessert wines. Many are light, slightly sweet and have a low alcohol content, making them perfect for any occasion.
Glunz Family Winery, Grayslake, IL – In operation since 1992, the Glunz Family Winery produces small batches of fortified wines including chardonnay, white zinfandel, merlot, port, raspberry wine, as well as seasonal wines like glogg and May wine. The red is sweet, but not too sweet, and is packed with citrus flavor and a touch of cinnamon. It makes a fun addition to any summer get together!
Come into Potash today to try a bottle from one of these two local wineries.
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