From Our Editors
When you think of the great wine producers, chances are you don't think of Chicago. But musicians and wine lovers Dileep Gangolli and Janice MacDonald know better. On curated van tours of Illinois and southwestern Michigan, the couple reveals the wealth of wineries hiding right under our Midwestern noses. Tours leave from two convenient Loop locations. Ranging further afield in the Land of Lincoln, wine tourists might explore Oswego's Fox Valley Winery, Utica's August Hill Winery, and the Illinois Sparking Wine Company in Peru. And up in the Mitten State, grape pressers can include a combination winery and farmer's market in Lemon Creek, a tasting room in a rustic environ at Round Barn Winery, and the Hickory Creek Winery, home to many distinct, European-style beverages.