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Uncork Illinois Wine Festival

Uncork Illinois

More than 10 IL wineries will hit the Oak Park streets in the second annual Uncork Illinois wine festival on May 31 from 1-9 pm - including a whole booth's worth of ISC bubbly. What could be better than bubbly, local artisan foods, and gorgeous Oak Park architecture?


Wine on the Fox

Wine on the Fox Logo

Off we go to Oswego!  Join us, along with nearly 20 of our closest Illinois winery friends, at our first outdoor festival of the season. Bubbles will be flowing by the taste or glass . . .


Wine Tasting & Cooking Class

Break out your chef's hat and join us at the Tasting Room on April 10 for a fun evening. It's all about wraps this month! Chef Rina, chef from "The Bistro" will be teaching us some great tricks and she even shares her secret recipes so you can go home and amaze your friends with your new talent.  


All About Frankenvines

Illinois Sparkling Co. Frontenac Grapes
Frankenvines. That’s what we like to affectionately call the French-hybrid grapes that we use in our sparkling wines. These little oddballs have a unique history.


2013 Winemaker of the Year

We are super excited to announce that our very own Mark Wenzel, who owns August Hill Winery and Illinois Sparkling Co. with his wife, Teri, was recently named “2013 Winemaker of the Year” by the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association. 



We are bubbling with excitement! This past week, ISC received the highest honor awarded at the 2014 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition – Franken's received the “Best of Show” award! 


For one night every July, nearly 100 of Chicago's finest chefs, restaurants, and beverage purveyors descend upon Lincoln Park.  They fire up their grills, shake up cocktails, and, in our case, throw bubbly on ice - all for the good of the Green City Market.