Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sunday June 26th is our 1st Year Celebration!!!

Join us in celebration of our first year of success at the winery. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and listen to live and DJ music while enjoying good food and award wining wines!!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Starting a New Season!!!

Spring is here!!! The vines are bursting open and getting ready for the new season!!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Winemaker's tour!!!

Touring our wine production area and enjoying wine and artisan cheeses with Sergio!!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

An Italian Celebration!!!!

Our Italian Celebration dinner was a Hit!!! Everyone enjoyed the great wine, food and live entertainment!!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Yes, believe it or not, there are still real friends in this world.
Our cellar hosted our first dinner meeting of  2011. Cheers!!!
Over 52 ladies, GO GIRLS!!!  took control of my cellar... lol and fully enjoyed the food, wine, and the tour.
Words don't explain the ambiance here. Check out the pics below...
God bless all wine lovers, I love my job and they make my day when I see them enjoying our products!!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

a moment of private tasting

I know, I have an office and a  lab to do this, but sometimes I need a private moment  in the cellar to feel our products again, to see their evolution and how they are expressing now all that bouquet of feelings that so hard we tried every year to obtain and transmit through the wine to our customers... and especially to the judges in a wine competition..:)

spring-life-work-a new beginning

Hi everybody, I am glad to show you our new members at our Acquaviva  vineyard!!!!.... and our current friends on the farm....

well.. Spring brings life and happy moments after a cold winter.....and more work in our vineyard


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Orchard pruning season (apple trees)

Hi guys, this is your winemaker...Sergio Benavides, I would like to tell you a little bit about what we are doing now in our beautiful vineyard and orchard.
Our apple trees have just been pruned. Those apples have been used for our future wine club members as Port Apple currently aging in our French oak barrels as a Reserved Edition !!!!!! 

Our apple trees look beautiful!!!!  spring is coming soon!!!!! Our cherry trees have a little longer to go  before they get pruned. The freshly picked fruit will be used to create a variety of fruit wines.

Yes, all the activities in our vineyard are starting!!! The vines are happy and ready to wake up after this cold winter......

Before Pruning

                                                                      After pruning

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Acquaviva Winery Tours

 From Grape to Bottle $10
A behind-the-scene tour of our winemaking operation.
Reservation reccomended. Approx. 30 minutes.

                                      Sip & Tour $15
Enjoy a glass of wine from our local selection while touring our winemaking operation.
Reservation reccomended. Approx. 30 minutes.

Signature Tour $30
Experience the ultimate in wine tasting and tour with our expert
winemaker Sergio Benavides. Learn about our wine production and
the complexity of our wines while paring them with artisan cheese
and specialty meats. 
Reservation required. Approx. 60 minutes.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Warm Welcomes With a Smooth Finish.

Acquaviva is a family-owned 40-acre estate vineyard and full service winery located at the corner of Route 38 and Meredith Road in Maple Park, Illinois. The 20,000 sq. ft. facility includes a tasting bar, Neapolitan-style pizza bistro with foods paired to accompany the wines, retail marketplace, private event space, as well as a visible winemaking production center. Along with the award-winning wines and delicious pairing cuisine, the Acquaviva winery boasts amazing architecture and hand-painted fine art by world renowned artist Andre Zabela.