Less than 9 miles from the Comfort Suites Lombard - Addison!
Lynfred Winery, was founded by Fred E. Koehler, a self-made winemaker that is now consider the "father" of the Illinois wine industry. Rober Mondavi, told him that he should move to California instead of Illinois. Fred's wine affection began in the 1920's when his grandfather and father started making wine for his family and the local politicians in the area. In 1975, Fred made is first batch of wine in the household basement. After sometime, they ran out of room in the home and opened the the first winery in Illinois in 1979.
The winery initially had 7 varietals and a total of 5,000 gallons of wine. At first, the winery had some humble beginnings - It wasn't until 1983-1985, when the winery's Chardonnay earned national recognition for being the "Best of Class and Best of Show". In 1990, Fred E. Koehler reestablished his winery that allowed him to produce 100,000 gallons of wine a year and 80 varietals. From then on Lynfred Winery did a series of expansions. In 1999, Koehler opened Tasting deVine Cellars in Wheaton. Next, they opened a bed and breakfast in 2002 in Roselle. Another Tasting deVine Cellar was opened in Roselle in 2002. Lastly, a new Lynfred Winery was opened in Wheeling in 2008. You can buy wine on the winery's website by going here. You can sign up for wineries mailing list by clicking here.
The Lynfred Winery is located less than 9 miles from the Comfort Suites Lombard - Addison Hotel!
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