Baxter’s Vineyards, the oldest winery in the state of Illinois, is a small family winery located in the historic town of Nauvoo, Illinois. The winery was established in 1857 by Emile and Annette Baxter. Today, Baxter’s Vineyards continues within the same family with co-owners, Kelly and Brenda Logan. Kelly is a part of the fifth generation of Baxter’s to grow grapes and apples and make wine in historic Nauvoo.
21st Annual Home Winemaker Contest
Baxter’s Vineyards & Winery will host their 21st Annual Amateur Winemaker Contest in June. Awards will be held on Saturday June 27, 2015 at the Baxter’s Vineyards. The deadline to enter your wine for the competition is on Thursday, June 25, 2015at 5:00 pm. For more information click here.
Hours of Operation
Baxter's Vineyards Production Facility & Carol's Pies
Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm
Jan - March Sunday hours,12 pm - 5 pm
The Wine Barrel at Baxter's Vineyards
Monday - Thursday, 3 pm - 7 pm
Friday, 3 pm - 9 pm
Saturday, 12 noon - 9 pm
Sunday, 12 noon - 6 pm
Additional hours are available by appointment
and are subject to availability of staffing.
2013 Beautiful Nauvoo's Baxter Video