Day 64: A Glass of Wine please!

Today calls for a drink!  Whether you were stuck in traffic, shoveling the endless snow, or braving the sled hill, it's time for a glass of vino.  Scan your wine rack and you'll probably find bottles from California or Europe.  But, what if I told you that you could find great wine made here in Illinois?  Only thirty miles or so from Chicago, you'll find the Fox Valley Winery in Oswego.

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Ok, the vineyards are actually in Sheridan, IL (open for weddings and events), but you only need to go as far as Oswego for a great bottle of wine and tastings.

Even though I'm more of a beer and tequila girl, Fox Valley Winery even has plenty of bottles that I've enjoyed!  Apparently I lean toward the sweeter options: their Blue, Sangria, and Vintage Zin are my favorites.

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Fox Valley Winery also offers two wine clubs, sweet or dry, where you'll receive 1-2 bottles of wine every other month for around $20. Or, you can choose the quarterly club and get two bottles every three months. With any membership you'll also receive special offers on various bottles throughout the year.

Need a great gift? They're more than just wine here: various cheeses, gifts, and local artist works are available. You can also relax and enjoy their fireplaces, take a tour of the facility, or attend one of their many events.

New to the world of wine? This is a great place to learn. They're incredibly friendly, approachable, and truly care about finding something that you'll enjoy!

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