Sycamore Location Closing Anouncement:
To our valued customers and friends -
All of us at Prairie State Winery and Prairie on State Wine Cellars hope this note finds you and yours well as we navigate such an unusual time. It has been nice seeing many of you as things begin opening up a bit in Illinois. Along with the daily updates from local officials, state leaders and the Illinois Wine Association we are crafting new ways of sharing our wines with you and look forward to things to come.
There will be new ways of doing things in all aspects of our lives and that is true here at the winery. After much consideration, the difficult decision has been made to close our second tasting room, Prairie on State Wine Cellars in downtown Sycamore. We have had eight wonderful years in the lovely downtown. Our staff have enjoyed sharing our wines and getting to know so many of you. We thank you for your support in Sycamore and have been so pleased to have the opportunity to introduce you to our wines.
We are happy to say that our location in Genoa, Prairie State Winery, remains open and staff are looking forward to seeing you there. Many of you know Steve, Janna and Daniel from the Sycamore location. We are delighted that they are joining us at Prairie State Winery in Genoa. You will also get to know Rob, our outstanding manager, and the rest of our fabulous crew.
For those who are most familiar with our Sycamore location, you will find Prairie State Winery a short, 8 mile drive north on Route 23 (left at the light) and a few blocks into downtown Genoa. We are excited to reintroduce you to this location and are certain you will find it to be just as wonderful as Prairie on State. Along with our wonderful staff and award winning wines, you will get to enjoy outside seating in front of the winery and our wine garden which is now open to enjoy the summer days. We are thrilled to have
Chef John returning to the winery very soon with his delicious menu, perfect to pair with your bottle of wine.
The next generation of our wine making family continues to learn from the very best. Our staff are healthy and well. The vineyards are hard at work and soon, this years grapes will be harvested. It is a different time in our lives, that is for sure, but we continue to look forward. Hopefully, in the not so distant future and while sharing a bottle of wine, we will look back on history, find joy in the simpler times and strength in our resilience.
We wish you and yours well and we will see you soon.
Rick & Maria Mamoser
Owners and Winemaker, Prairie State Winery
The back patio is now open!
Proper facial covering required for restroom use. No exceptions.
If you forgot your mask, we have them for sale for $1.00
(Groupons may not be used at this time as tastings are still unavailable as well as the kitchen menu. Expired Groupons will be honored once we are reopened. We apologize for any inconvenience.
__________________Covid Policies and Expectations____________________
- No reservations taken at this time.
- Enter the patio from the back alley.
- We can accomodate most groups of 6 or less.
- Please do not move tables and chairs.
- A member of our staff will meet you on the patio to take your order or you may call 815-784-4540 for service.
- Our patio seating is more limited as our tables are now 6 feet apart for your safety.
- Tables and chairs will be sanitized after each use.
- Greenware recyclable cups will be used at this time for sanitary reasons.
- Do not enter the building to pay your tab or for other purchases.
- Ordering options are bottles, slushies, flights, and glasses (limited options for glasses--8 different wines opened each week!--and no full tastings available at this time.)
- You are welcome to bring food or snacks from home or another restaurant.
- Our kitchen is not open at this time.
- Masks required for restroom use.
- Due to the limited seating and popularity of the patio, we request you limit your patio stay to 90 minutes.
Front curbside pick up is still available!
Our current store hours are as follows:
Monday and Tuesday- Closed
Wednesday and Thursday 11-6
Prairie State Winery was established in 1998 by former high school teachers Rick and Maria Mamoser. They were 1 of only 16 wineries operating in Illinois at that time—now there are over 100! Prairie State Winery's goal has always been to craft the highest quality wines and to have the friendliest tasting room staff in the industry. Over the years we have garnered 3 Best of Shows, 3 Governor's Cups, and numerous Best of Class and Gold Medals. Most importantly, the sentiment from our many loyal customers and newcomers alike leads us to believe we are meeting our goals!
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