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Wine of The Month



100% cranberry wine- tart, delicious & perfect for your Thanksgiving dinner!

$12.99 or $11.04 cs

Wine Club Members-

Remember your additional 5% off the wine of the month!



Nov. 1st Food Pairing

Pumpkin Soup Recipe

(yields about 2qts)



- 2 TBSP butter

- 1 pie pumpkin, peeled, seeded and large diced

- 3 large carrots, chopped

- 2 sweet onions, chopped

- 1 head garlic, peeled

- 1 TBSP fresh grated ginger

- 1 TBSP curry powder

- 2 tsp ground cumin

- 1 tsp paprika

- 2 qts veggie stock

- half a lemon, juiced

- 1 cup heavy cream

- Salt & Pepper to taste



- Heat butter in a large stock pot. Sweat onions, carrots and garlic over low heat.

- When onions are transluscent, add cumin, curry powder, paprika and grated ginger. Stir for a moment to coat veggies evenly with spices.

- Add pumpkin to pot then add just enough veggie stock to fully cover all of the veggies. Bring the whole thing up to a boil.

- Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer until the pumpkin is tender.

- Carefully puree in a blender and transfer back to pot.

- In a small pot scald the cream before pouring it into the pureed soup.

- Adjust seasoning to taste with salt, pepper, lemon juice or more spices as needed.

- Serve piping hot with a glass of chilled Prairie State Snap!




















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Come celebrate the first wine of the 2014 harvest with us! Our Genoa Tasting Room will be hosting a Nouveau release party complete with a Winemaker's Toast and French Breakfast on the morning of Thursday, November 20th. Festivities begin at 10am~ See you there!

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Wine Club Members- your next installment of quarterly releases will be ready for pick-up on Wednesday, November 19th! We will be having a special, Members Only Wine Down for you that Friday, November 21st. Music by Steve Sharp will be from 7-9:30pm and we will supply heavy hors d'oeuvres. Reservations will open on Monday, November 17th. Give us a call to save a table. 815-784-4540.

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Food & Wine Pairing: Holiday Edition!

Join us for a special "Holiday Edition" of our  Food & Wine Pairing. We'll be preparing a festive feast in three courses for Saturday, December 13th. Each course will be crafted specifically to pair with one of our wines and will be perfectly portioned for a light dinner or early hors d'oeuvres. Reservations will be available between 4pm and 6pm. Cost is $17/person ($14 for Wine Club Members). Space is limited, call us at the Tasting Room to reserve your spot.

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Bloody Mary Sundays in Genoa!

Kick your Sunday Blues at our Genoa Tasting Room! We will be serving up wine bloody marys complete with all the fixin's all day long. Kick back and enjoy the live music from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.

Nov. Sunday Blues Dates: 11/16 with Rick & Janet & 11/30 with Mary J. Harris

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November Live Music Schedule

Friday Night Wine Downs- 7:00 to 9:30pm

Friday, Nov. 7th
Couch Coins
at Prairie on State, Sycamore
Friday, Nov. 14th
Thompson Duo
at Prairie State Winery, Genoa
Friday, Nov. 21st
Members Only w/ Steve Sharp
at Prairie State Winery, Genoa
Friday, Nov. 28th

at Prairie State Winery, Genoa

Sunday Blues- 1:30 to 3:30pm

Sunday, Nov. 16th
Rick & Janet
at Prairie State Winery, Genoa
Sunday, Nov. 30th
at Prairie State Winery, Genoa

live music

Joining us for a FNWD or Saturday Tunes?  Feel free to BYO-Nosh!

Pack a picnic from home or order in from a local restaurant. Enjoy!

Reservations held until 6:45 PM.

Music starts at 7:00 PM





Prairie State Winery, Genoa

(Winter Hours Beginning Nov. 1st)

Monday - Thursday 11 AM to 6 PM
Friday 11 AM to 7 PM
Saturday 11 AM to 7 PM
Sunday Noon to 5 PM

Prairie on State Wine Cellars, Sycamore

(Winter Hours Beginning Nov. 1st)

Monday & Tuesday 11 AM to 5 PM
Wednesday & Thursday 11 AM to 6 PM
Friday & Saturday 11 AM to 7 PM
Sunday Noon to 5 PM


Congratulations go out to our winemaker Rick Mamoser. 

Rick has been chosen 2013 Winemaker of the Year by

the Illinois Grape Growers & Vintner's Association.

Cheers to Rick!


2013 Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association Winemaker of the year Rick Mamoser Prairie State Winery Wine



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Prairie on State Wine Cellars
322 West State Street
Sycamore, Illinois

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"In a Prairie State of Mind"

Wine should be easy, joyful and celebrated with friends and family.  This is a fantastic and easy way to celebrate Prairie State Wine.

More details can be found on the
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