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.