OUR STORY

Mike and Lori Nikonovich enjoyed visiting wineries on their days off and became friends with different owners, this gave them the encouragement and insight to start their own adventure. As a family owned and operated winery we all participate and want every guest to feel at home.

They started with a smaller boutique winery in Edwardsville in 2006. The original downtown location opened in December 2008 on the site of the former Grafton Elementary School. We continued to grow by expanding the Brewhaus to the current size in 2011 and the storage and Confluence Patio addition in 2013. Our newest expansion, Grafton Winery The Vineyards, opened in 2015 just 4 miles away next to the Eckert™s Grafton Farm.

Wine Awards

Peach

New York Fingerlakes International Wine Competition 2011 Bronze, 2012 Bronze, 2013 Bronze, 2014 Silver, 2015 Bronze, 2016 Bronze, Illinois State Fair 2012 Silver, 2013 Bronze, 2014 Bronze

Double Berry

New York Fingerlakes International Wine Competition 2011 Bronze, 2012 Bronze, 2013 Bronze, 2014 Bronze, 2015 Bronze, Illinois State Fair 2012 Silver

Cranberry

New York Fingerlakes International Wine Competition 2010 Silver, 2011 Bronze, 2012 Bronze, 2013 Silver,2014 Silver, 2015 Silver, 2016 SilverIllinois State Fair 2012 Bronze, 2014 Bronze

Raspberry

New York Fingerlakes International Wine Competition 2011 Bronze, 2012 Gold, 2013 Bronze, 2014 Bronze, 2015 Bronze, 2016 Silver, Illinois State Fair 2012 Silver

Holiday Crapple

New York Fingerlakes International Wine Competition 2013 Bronze, 2015 Silver, 2016 Silver Illinois State Fair 2014 Double Gold & Best in Category

Harbor White

New York Fingerlakes International Wine Competition 2012 Silver, 2013 Bronze, 2014 Silver, 2015 Silver

Captain™s Blush

New York Fingerlakes International Wine Competition 2012 Bronze, 2015 Silver

Riverbend White

New York Fingerlakes International Wine Competition 2012 Bronze, 2015 Bronze

Blackberry

New York Fingerlakes International Wine Competition 2010 Bronze, 2011 Silver, 2012 Bronze, 2013 Bronze, 2014 Bronze, 2015 Bronze, 2016 Silver Illinois State Fair2011 Silver, 2013 Silver, 2014 Bronze

Apple Crisp

New York Fingerlakes International Wine Competition 2010 Silver, 2011 Bronze, 2012 Bronze, 2014 Bronze, 2015 Bronze, 2016 SilverIllinois State Fair 2010 Silver, 2011 Silver, 2012 Silver, 2013 Bronze

Strawberry

New York Fingerlakes International Wine Competition 2012 Bronze, 2013 Silver, 2014 Bronze, 2015 Bronze, 2016 Bronze Illinois State Fair 2012 Silver, 2013 Silver, 2014 Bronze

Raspberry Kiss

Illinois State Fair 2012 Silver

Harbor Red

New York Fingerlakes International Wine Competition 2011 Bronze, 2015 Silver, 2016 Silver

Pinot Noir

New York Fingerlakes International Wine Competition 2013 Silver, 2014 Bronze

Cabernet Sauvignon

New York Fingerlakes International Wine Competition 2014 Silver/p>

Lost Barrels

New York Fingerlakes International Wine Competition 2015 Silver, 2016 Silver

Chardonnay

New York Fingerlakes International Wine Competition 2011 Bronze, 2012 Bronze, 2015 Bronze Illinois State Fair
2011 Silver, 2012 Bronze