Picturesque rows of vines and trellises blanket Acquaviva Winery's 40-acre estate. But this idyllic outdoor setting is hardly the only draw. In fact, it may even be overshadowed by the elegant edifice standing nearby. That would be Acquaviva's tasting room, full service restaurant, and marketplace. This structure, whose architecture and decor are the work of artist Andrew Zabela, features the rich color palette and complexity associated with the high Renaissance. Domed ceilings display elaborate, gold-painted plaster filigrees, which, in turn, frame Zabela's hand-painted murals.
The elaborateness of the decor actually stands in stark contrast to the simplicity of the wines. "We have a minimal intervention approach to our process," says wine maker Sergio Benavides, "permitting our terroir, grapes, and vines to speak for themselves." He manages every acre of the vineyards, coaxing flavor from 23 different varieties of grapes. His care and tending pay off: virtually every bottle of wine the vineyard produces, from the Bianco Bello to the Frontenac, boasts multiple awards and notes of robust self-esteem.
Whether you're in the mood for a fine pinot noir or an oaky chardonnay, Preservation Bread and Wine is the perfect spot for a night of sipping and nibbling.
At Preservation Bread and Wine, you can enjoy tasty eats, as well as a wine flight, a glass of wine or a bottle of wine.
Take your meal to the next level on the patio at Preservation Bread and Wine.
The restaurant is quite lively during the week, so seating may be hard to come by.
What's that you hear? It's carryout at this restaurant.
Preservation Bread and Wine's diners can score a street parking spot just a short walk away.
Travel by bike to Preservation Bread and Wine and store your bike at a nearby rack.
For a relaxing night out with friends, nothing beats a glass of wine or two at Preservation Bread and Wine.
When you're looking for a bite of the classics, you know there's no better place than Preservation Bread and Wine.
For highly-rated American cuisine, look no further than Preservation Bread and Wine.
Come hungry and leave happy! Galena Cellars in Geneva aims to please even the pickiest eater.
If you've got the car, then we've got parking for you.
If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the restaurant.
Galena Cellars's mid-range cuisine will please your pockets as well as your palate.
Oenophiles rejoice! The Turf Room in North Aurora offers an amazing wine list and great ambience for sipping the night away.
The Turf Room is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu.
The Turf Room also offers a wide-ranging wine list. With TVs in the bar area, you can catch the game while you enjoy a glass of Merlot.
The Turf Room provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late.
It tends to get especially busy on weekends, so be sure to call ahead and make a reservation.
Great food is best enjoyed comfortably, so The Turf Room encourages less-than-fancy attire.
Meeting the gang for a movie? Pick up some food from this restaurant.
Tired of driving in circles? Head to The Turf Room for a bite to eat and find quick parking in the lot next door.
The Turf Room is serving up five-star food at a reasonable price.
The restaurant is open from morning through evening, but the dinner menu serves the tastiest reviews.
For a relaxing glass of wine, be sure to stop by The Turf Room.
Stop what you're doing and pay a visit to The Turf Room's restaurant today.
Make your way over to the highly-rated The Turf Room and taste your way through some great American dishes.
Allow yourself the pleasure of an amazing bottle of wine from the stores of Mr. A's Emporium Wine in West Chicago.
At Mr. A's Emporium Wine, you can browse a selection of wines and expand your taste palette.
Cocktail enthusiasts will be happy to know that Mr. A's Emporium Wine has affordable and tasty liquor and spirit options.
Mr. A's Emporium Wine is located near a variety of parking options, making your selection a quick and easy one.
So if you're seeking the most unique and affordable wine selection in town, look no further than Mr. A's Emporium Wine.
Village Vintner Winery & Brewery poses a gastronomic triple threat, operating as not just a restaurant and winery, but also a fully functioning brewery. A battalion of stainless-steel machinery ferments the hand-selected wheat and barley that make up the vanilla-cream ale, the German-style hefeweizen, and the Vintner Hop Rocket, an 8.2% ABV varietal culminating from six types of hops and mad, mad science. At the tasting bar, guests can sample these brewery end products, along with Village Vintner’s expansive selection of homemade red, white, and fruit wines. The main restaurant area houses a wood-fired pizza oven, which bakes the pesto pizzas and smoldering baby back ribs that complement potables.
A spirit of good-natured fun permeates the copper-hued premises, as evidenced by a free monthly wine and mug club. Live music is a common occurrence on Friday nights, and Wednesdays star Chef Rob’s pork special.