Our Recent Meeting:

June Notes
The chapter met at MaryAnn and JL's for a tasting of Santa Barbara county Pinot Noirs - specifically the Santa Rita Hills area.  Thirteen members and two guests were present.  Great food, wine and friendship as usual.  Top-rated pinot noir was the 2012 Sea Smoke.

Upcoming Events:
July 18 -  Buzz & Tracey and Sherry & Naldo will host.  
August 8 - Phil & Amanda will host

September - Vintage Illinois (IGGVA) at Matthiesen State Park (or Stave in Bloomington)

The chapter will generally meet the second Saturday of each month unless otherwise agreed to. 
Please bring 3 - 6 wine glasses per person for the tasting (so you can compare the wines)  


  • July 2015 Sherry, Naldo, Tracy and Buzz will host and also provide the wines for the July tasting.  The tasting wines will be paired with 3 courses.  Starter Course: Scallops & Shrimp (3 ...
    Posted Jul 11, 2015, 10:54 AM by Illinois Heartland
  • June 2015 - Santa Barbara Pinot Noirs The tasting will be Saturday 13 June.  Meet & Greet will begin at 5pm.  The theme will be Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir - specifically 2012 pinot from the Sta. Rita Hills ...
    Posted May 25, 2015, 2:19 PM by Illinois Heartland
  • May Event: Recruiting Table @ Mackinaw Valley Vineyard On May 30, we will be at the Mackinaw Winery and Vineyards International wine and beer tasting festival.Please consider volunteering to help at our table or to help the ...
    Posted May 25, 2015, 2:17 PM by Illinois Heartland
  • January 2015 - Stave Wine Bar & Market The first event of the new year is being hosted by Frank & Meral. We will meet at Stave, a new wine bar in Normal, IL for a wine and ...
    Posted Jan 5, 2015, 3:46 PM by Illinois Heartland
  • September 2014 - Willamette Valley Winery A representative of Willamette Valley Winery (Oregon) will be providing the wines - pinot noirs, chardonnay, riesling and merlot.This event will be a 7-course wine pairing dinner and the ...
    Posted Sep 10, 2014, 5:38 PM by Illinois Heartland
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