Located in Northern Illinois is a vineyard in our own backyard! With seating both inside and outside, DC Estate Winery is the perfect location for anything from extravagant weddings to a casual wine outing with friends. Recently, my best friend and both of our moms chose DC Estate Winery as the location for our weekend get-together, and their Wine Tasting served as the perfect event. We each chose five different wines from their diverse list, and our girls’ day began!

With quality wine, breathtaking scenery and welcoming staff, we enjoyed a relaxing and fun-filled evening. Family-owned and operated, DC Estate Winery’s goal is to create an unforgettable experience with their delicious wines and picturesque setting, and they did just that! Not only do they have outstanding wine, but they also have a gift shop and snack menu available to top-off your experience here. 

While the four of us each chose a very different wine tasting list, a few extraordinary wines stood out. If you are looking for a sweet and unique wine, Peach Honey is what you’re looking for! In one glass, the hints of peach, honey AND cinnamon all come through separately while also complementing each other to make for a delicious glass of wine. **INSIDER SECRET!!** If you order a glass of the Peach Honey, DC staff will heat it up for you, so you can have a glass of delicious, warm wine! 

Another sweet and fruity wine that piqued our interest was the DC Sweet Riesling. If the Peach Honey is a little too sweet for your liking, this Sweet Riesling just might do the trick. As a more relaxed light wine, this riesling was definitely a favorite amongst everyone as we decided to even get a bottle for the entire table! 

Lastly, a wine that I have more recently come to love is the Creekside Red. After having a glass of this wine that is both fruity while also boasting hints of oak, we decided to bring a bottle home for our next family gathering! DC Estate Winery suggests it be served with red meat, chicken or pasta, and while we enjoyed it by itself during our wine night, we figured it would be perfect at any family dinner as well!

Their current menu boasts a list of 18 diverse wines to choose from. Go check them out Wednesdays-Fridays 10am-5pm or Saturdays-Sundays 11am-4pm at 8877 Stateline Rd, South Beloit, IL or at https://www.dcestatewinery.com/