Local Wine Chosen for Illinois Inauguration


A local wine is headed to Springfield for Governor-elect Bruce Rauner’s inauguration.

Bottles of sparkling wine made by Illinois Sparkling Co., of Peru, will be placed in the hotel rooms of Rauner and the members of his staff.

“We appreciate that our wine was purchased to be a part of this celebration,” said Mark Wenzel, owner and winemaker. “As a business, we don’t take political sides, but we can definitely appreciate Gov. Rauner’s goal to ‘Bring Back Illinois’ and feel this goal is definitely worth celebrating with Illinois bubbly.”

Vine Alliance wholly supports and encourages the use of local wine. It not only supports local viticulture and in-state constituents, it’s also tasty too!