Our Find Time to Wine series takes us next to Crooked Creek Winery in Centralia, Illinois. Centralia is located an hour outside of St. Louis, MO and about 2 from Terre Haute, IN.
The property was originally a family home and horse farm before the Romero family created Crooked Creek Winery in 2005. They began by making wine for themselves from their 2-acre vineyard and it quickly became popular. The Cooney family later bought the property because of their love of the product and the desire to raise their children on the gorgeous property. Shannon and Mindy Cooney continue to run the winery today devoted to making great local wines with a mix of traditional European styles.
Aside from a great wine, visitors will also notice the many horses that call Crooked Creek home. These horses belong to a championship breeding company called Skillet Fork. Skillet Fork also calls these lands home and offers a tranquil environment for their many horses to roam. The horses seem to add an extra bit of ambiance to the beautiful rolling fields.
While visitors enjoy the environment they have several options to sip on. If you are into red wine you can grab a glass of Barn Dance. This wine is a sweet, red, fruit-forward blend that is best with spicy chili or BBQ ribs. Other varieties include Norton, Trifecta, Estate Chambourcin, and Private Treaty to name a few. Click here for a full list and description of their wines.
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Ready to enjoy the vino and views? Check out their hours of operation on their website and like their Facebook page for information about events and other things going on. Remember, wherever your travels take you, make sure you always find a little time to wine.
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