Wine toasting

For years popular thought was that great wines could only come from Italian vineyards or the french country side. But when Napa and Sonoma Valleys stepped onto the scene with hundreds of wineries dotting the west coast, wine lovers knew that at least one region of the United States was more than capable of producing excellent domestics. But some of the best kept secrets as far as vineyards go are actually in the midwest and vineyards there offer their own special and very select vintages. Our favorite wineries and vineyards are perfect destinations for an afternoon outing or quick weekend getaway.