Danenberger Family Vineyards

12341 Irish Road, New Berlin, IL | 217-488-6321

OUR PLOTS


Some have said that you can’t grow quality wine grapes in Central Illinois, but they don’t know our Winemaker’s secrets. Hundreds of our Vinifera, French-American hybrids, and American hybrid vines stand as proof. They love the minerals in our soil and the constant breeze keeping them disease-free.

Our attention to detail thoughout the season results in the quality that you see at harvest.

We started out with a small plot, testing the waters with red grapes: Noiret, Marquette, Regent, Corot Noir and Marchel Foch. We have since expanded that plot: Cabernet Franc, Oberlin Noir, and an exciting new hybrid from Cornell University that is yet to be named. Our newest plot contains white grapes: Traminette. 

Danenberger Family Vineyards

100 years

of 

Illinois Agriculture

Our Winemaker's family has farmed this land for over 100 years.

We are honored to carry on their legacy as we grow our own from the same meticulously nurtured soil of our Centennial Farm.


Grow your own passion for wine by joining our Winemaker and Viticulturist on a tour of our vineyard. Guided tours and tastings can be scheduled through our Tasting Room, or by visiting our Reservations page.

traminette:

A Gewurtztraminer hybrid that produces excellent wines similar to Gewurtztraminer with much more winter hardiness. Wine can be made dry or sweet, with hints of floral, spicy, perfume and lavendar. It pairs well with spicy Asian or Thai cuisine.

Regent:

The wine color is an intensive red, with moderate acidity and lots of tannins. Cherry and black currant aromas are inviting. I have been impressed with its disease resistance.

oberlin noir:

This grape is widely planted in France, mostly in the Beaujolais region, producing a somewhat rustic red wine with good aging capability. It is becoming another favorite in our wines. 

marquette:

Wines made with Marquette have an attractive deep red color, with aromas of cherry, black pepper, spice, black currant, and berry. Best as a medium-bodied red table wine. 

arandell:

Cornell University hybrid, NY-95;

This dark red wine is very enjoyable, with a clean light aroma, good structure and mouthfeel and blueberry fruit character.

Cabernet Franc:
Our Winemaker's favorite grape;
Produces blue-black berries yielding a very aromatic red wine that is softer than the wines of Cabernet Sauvignon. It is also used as a blend in Bordeaux style wines.
Emits hints of Green pepper, tea, cherry clove dill, voilet, spice & berry.

Danenberger Family Vineyards

12341 Irish Road, New Berlin, IL | 217-488-6321

HOURS

Mon & Tues | Closed

Wednesday | Deliveries Only

Thursday | 12:00 - 6:00

Friday | 12:00 - 6:00

Saturday | 12:00 - 8:00

Sunday | 1:00 - 5:30