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Local Vino: The Winery Boom in the Heartland

James R. Pennell


The art and craft of winemaking has put down roots in the Midwest, where enterprising vintners coax reds and whites from the prairie earth while their businesses stand at the hub of a new tradition of community and conviviality. This book tracks among the hardy vines and heartland terroir of wineries across Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, and Ohio. Blending history and observation, it gives us a top-down view of the business from cuttings and cultivation to sales and marketing. It also invites entrepreneurs to share stories of their ambitions, hard work, and strategies. The book's discussion is divid ... More

Keywords: winemaking, Midwest, wineries, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, vintage, vintners

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780252040740
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252040740.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James R. Pennell, author
University of Indianapolis