Coming Soon

Uncork an Adventure in Illinois Wine Country

by Kimberly Small

Whether you're a wine connoisseur, a novice, or a day-tripper looking for new places to explore, our complete, one-of-a-kind guide to Illinois wine country will lead you to the doorsteps of some of the Prairie State's finest wine-making establishments and nearby tourist destinations.

We've included maps and directions to more than 50 wineries, vineyards, and tasting rooms, as well as lists of nearby lodging, special attractions, and state parks. The pages are packed with photographs and fun facts about the people and places that make exploring the wineries of Illinois such a memorable experience.

Once you've toured part of Illinois wine country, you will find yourself coming back to uncork an adventure time and time again—one trip just won't be enough. Complete with a glossary and an array of helpful wine-tasting and touring tips, this book is sure to guide you to good times! 

Ordering information coming soon!

Sneak Peek

Hover over the name of a winery or vineyard on the list below to see a snapshot!

Storytelling: A Collection of Opie's Tales

by Kimberly Small, et al.

This heartwarming collection of tales by and about a Missouri outdoorsman and fun-loving country boy will be released very soon!

We are excited to announce an upcoming collection of true stories of Opie Nowlin's life—a life full of love, laughter, and hilarious adventures. The book is a tribute to a man of a dying breed; Opie was a poor man, but he was extremely rich in many ways. When the world lost Opie, it lost a well-known and well-loved orator and storyteller who lived life to the fullest in his own way—by going against the grain. 

Thankfully, many of Opie's unique and fun-filled stories will be preserved in this must-read collection. These stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and laughter to your heart, just as they did for so many who knew him personally.

To Contribute:

Did you know Opie and have a story to share? Send an email to:  

We'll do any necessary editing and make your story the best it can be for inclusion. We will even cite you as a contributor (unless you choose to remain anonymous).

If you prefer to share your story by phone or in person and leave the writing up to us, call (573) 999-9845.

We can't wait to hear your stories. (Note: these stories can either be about Opie, or ones you heard him tell.) 

Thank you in advance for your contribution to this one-of-a-kind project!

Stay tuned for further updates!