The next winery on our “Find Time to Wine” excursion takes us to Twelve Oaks Vineyard in Carlyle, Illinois. Carlyle is about an hour from St. Louis, MO and a little under 2 hours from Springfield, IL. Twelve Oaks Vineyard produces an Illinois Bicentennial Rosé Wine. See what else makes this winery a must visit in ILLINOISouth.
Twelve Oaks is a great stop if you are looking to enjoy a great glass of wine in a beautiful country setting. Their wine selection is hand-crafted just outside of Carlyle making their wine selection local and delicious. The grapes grown in the vineyard are well maintained by a family that cares about each grape individually. Each wine variety is named after the grapes that go into it.
Their wine selection includes reds, whites, and blushes. The Chambourcin Rosé has hints of citrus and melon and gets its name from the Chambourcin grapes that are grown in the vineyard. They also have a wine called Hummingbird Dance which is a sweet blush wine and a Cayuga White that has hints of peach, melon, and apricot. Changing flavors yearly is the Vinter’s Symphony which is a mix of grapes and fruit flavors selected by the winemaker to create a unique vintage year.
Twelve Oaks Vineyard is open Saturday and Sunday 1PM-6PM and Monday through Friday by appointment only. Click here for driving directions.