We are thankful for each and every person that visited
this year and made 2017 memorable and fun . We had a great turnout for
the 'Ohana run and lots of feedback about the route through the
vineyard and ideas for next year.
Thank you to our: runners, sponsors, survivors &
CRC Life was our race beneficiary
There are still lots of wines to enjoy and fun events
Come out and visit, we hope to see you soon.
October FUNdraisers !
10-19 at the Peoria Zoo, the ZOO Brew & Wine too!
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard is one of the supporting partners.
530-8pm, call the Zoo for information- 309-681-3500
10-21 Murder Mystery Dinner WCBU Radio -Sold out, sorry.
Resource Center Zombie Challenge through the vineyards. 5-10pm.sign
up that night.
10-22 Bands of Brothers, Five of the areas best bands come
to together to support the Herbst and Price families. 2-8pm,$10pp
donation, 12 & under free.
10-23 Congratulations to our friends at Hamptons Kitchens
and Appliances on 40 years in business. Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
and Dixon's Seafoods are partnering with Hamptons for a wine and
seafood pairing event from 4-6pm at their store at 7605 N.
University. Call 309-692-6250 to register.
10-29 Life with Luther, dramatic presentation with wine
and chocolate tasting to support Lutheran Social Services Community
Children's Programs. to pre-register call- 309-697-5762, or email- email@example.com. EVERYONE
Hours Noon to 5pm,
Thursday to Monday
10-27 & 10-28
Murder Mystery dinners- wait list only for both
Open House, Gift shopping for Christmas, cork ornament make &
take, snacks and holiday music.
11-19 Painting Classes with
Merlot & a Masterpiece 11am and 2pm.
Yuletide Homicide Murder Mystery Dinner* tickets on
sale now. 309-359-9463 to reserve.
We have a new look on our website, let us know what
you like and what information you would like to see. We appreciate
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