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Damn! I lost the whole post and I don't want to retype the whole thing, but I want to start a discussion.

Have any of our Ill. residents tried the offerings from Lavender Crest Winery in Colona?

I'm very favorably impressed with Ritt's Reserve and Miche Sepi.

Jono?

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Ah, Colona, Il..in my old area, but I am unfamiliar with the winery. We have a nice wineshop in town that stocks IL produced wines so I will have to take a look. Most often, those wines are sold locally. Did you find them outside the QC area?

This is their website:

http://www.lavendercrest.com/ourstory.aspx

Miche Sepi

Cabernet Sauvignon, Marechal Foch and De Chanauc......not very familiar with the last two.

http://wine.appellationamerica.com/grape-varietal/Marechal-Foch.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Chaunac

Ritt's Reserve

Chambourcin.....again, not real familiar with this variety.

http://wine.appellationamerica.com/grape-varietal/Chambourcin.html

A little surprised not to see Norton grapes....also known as Cynthiana....a very common midwest & eastern variety.

http://www.missouriwinecountry.com/articles/wines/norton-true.php

It is good they have found grapes that are relatively unique and successful for that area.

The whites are typical of midwestern wineries....Vignoles and Seyval.

http://www.illinoiswine.com/grape-varieties.html

http://www.illinoiswine.com/index.html

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