Kuipers Family Farm: Everything from Apples to Christmas Trees

This sprawling orchard is loaded with exciting interactive activities, including the chance to cut your own Christmas tree. Learn how this family farm continues to grow each year.

A Checklist of Regional Craft Wine and Beer

We’ve made a checklist of the best craft breweries and wineries in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Can you visit them all this season?

Award-Winning Wines to Try This Season

You don’t have to travel to Napa Valley to enjoy a glass of wine by the vineyard. These Northern Illinois wineries are crafting a reputation for excellence with many award-winning vintages.

Making Medal-Winning Midwestern Wines

The Illinois winemaking scene is slowly coming into its own, and our area includes some impressive displays of talent. Discover some of our local medal-winning wines.