Willett’s Winery & Cellar

Willett’s Winery & Cellar
Celebrate heritage at Willett’s Winery & Cellar located in quaint Manito, where long-time residents Cris Willett & the late Dan Willett established the winery in 2005. A variety of wines crafted by winemaker Bradley Beam are available for sampling in the tasting room, a renovated late-1800’s building originating as a harness shop. Dan & Cris later opened The Ironstone Room restaurant (Chef Kevin Roecker) in a late 1800’s building which served the community as a bank (the bank vault door remains). Also of interest is the Ironstone Pottery collection of Elsie Willett (Dan’s mother). The latest addition of a banquet center includes a 50 year old wood floor recycled from the original Manito High School Gymnasium.


Celebrate heritage at Willett's Winery & Cellar located in quaint Manito, where long-time residents Cris Willett & the late Dan Willett established the winery in 2005. A variety of wines crafted by winemaker Bradley Beam are available for sampling in the tasting room, a renovated late-1800's building originating as a harness shop. Dan & Cris later opened The Ironstone Room restaurant (Chef Kevin Roecker) in a late 1800's building which served the community as a bank (the bank vault door remains). Also of interest is the Ironstone Pottery collection of Elsie Willett (Dan's mother). The latest addition of a banquet center includes a 50 year old wood floor recycled from the original Manito High School Gymnasium.

Contact Information
Address: 105 E Market St, Manito IL 61546
Phone: 309-968-7070
Fax: 309-968-7360
Website: www.willettswinery.com
Email: dan@willettswinery.com
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Varietals: Vignoles,Frontenac,Concord,Léon Millot,Niagara,Seyval Blanc,Fruit Wine
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Amenities
Tasting Room: yes
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Vineyard: yes
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New Releases

Chardonel
Varietal: Chardonel
Vintage: NV
Description: A medium bodied dry white wine with light oak aging. Chardonel is a cross between Chardonnay and Seyval Blanc.A full-bodied dry white wine made form the Chardonel grape, a varietal cross of the Chardonnay and Seyval grape.?
Status: Available
Release Date: 2015-03-04


Seyval Blanc
Varietal: Seyval Blanc
Vintage: NV
Description: ?With limited oak influence and sur-lie (aged on the yeast for months after fermentation) character.? This bone-dry white shows lean peach and citrus aromas and flavors, with crisp acidity and a clean finish.
Status: Available
Release Date: 2015-03-04


Frontenac
Varietal: Frontenac
Vintage: NV
Description: This distinctive off-dry, light-bodied red is great companion for picnics, parties, and porch swings. Its intense cherry aromas and flavors dominate, supported by herbal undertones, and crisp acidity.
Status: Available
Release Date: 2015-03-04


Vignoles
Varietal: Vignoles
Vintage: NV
Description: This semi-sweet white table wine has intense aromatics of peach and pineapple, which carry through to the palate.? The sweetness is balanced with refreshing acidity, and a long, lingering finish.
Status: Available
Release Date: 2015-03-04


Leon Millot
Varietal: Leon Millot
Vintage: NV
Description: This dry, Old World-style red table wine was kept in the barrel and bottle almost a year longer than normal to create a complex flavor profile of oak, smoke, vanilla, dried cherries, tobacco, coffee, and soy sauce.
Status: Available
Release Date: 2015-03-04


Hometown Blush
Varietal: Catawba
Vintage: NV
Description: ?It has a distinct grapey flavor all its own, though much more subtle than its cousins Concord or Niagara. This semi-sweet ros? finishes with crisp acidity and a long finish.
Status: Available
Release Date: 2015-03-04




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