Backroad Vineyard is a small, family owned vineyard located in the beautiful rolling countryside of Orion, Illinois.
Established in 2009, the intent of the Belshause Family was to transform the hills and cornfields into something that every person would be able to visit and feel at home. We look forward to being an essential destination of anyone looking to experience the best of what Quad Cities Vineyards have to offer.
Since 2009, Backroad Vineyard has taken huge steps towards our ultimate goal of becoming an Illinois winery. In 2011 we became members of the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association, and are now linked on their website listing all of the Illinois Vineyards and Wineries.Â
In addition, in 2011, we expanded our Vineyard to 1 1/2 acres of La Crescent grapes and put in our first half acre of Frontenac grapes as well! Just this spring, we added another batch of Frontenac and La Crescent grapes. This brings our total vineyard size to 3.3 acres! In Fall of 2012, we sold our first 1,548 pounds of grapes to Lavender Crest Winery in Colona, where they will use it to make a delicious Illinois wine!
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