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.
20th Annual Home Winemaker's Contest
Baxter's Vineyards annual home winemaker's contest will take place June 27 & 28, 2014. For official rules and entry form please 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
Tuesday - Thursday, 3 pm - 9 pm
Friday, 3 pm - 11 pm
Saturday, 12 noon - 11 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
June 27 & 28, 2014
20th Annual Home Winemaker's Contest at Baxter's Vineyards & Winery. Download entry form here.
June 29, 2014
Sunday Funday Party with Wet Cigarette: Enjoy the The Wine Barrel at Baxter's Vineyards with entertainment from Skyline Ridge from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Nauvoo Grape Festival: Join in an annual celebration - more information available at www.NauvooGrapeFestival.com.