My Aunt and Uncle were kind enough to see me a bottle of wine for Christmas, from a state that I had not yet tried. Illinois! It is the Vignoles from August Hill Winery.
August Hill was founded in 2000 by two friends, although one friend has since stepped back from the winery’s operations. Vignoles is a semi-dry, light-bodied grape – a French-American hybrid grape that is known for tasting similar to a Riesling. This one has aromas of tropical fruit with a hint of caramel. On the palate, it tastes of pineapple and sweet caramel.
Overall, it is a nice sweet wine, perfect for a relaxing evening after a weekend of yard work. It even has an awesome label! Cheers, and Happy Sunday!