Glunz Family Winery

+1 (847) 548-9463 E 888 Belvidere Rd Ste 211
Grayslake, IL 60030
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We are producers of small batch fortified wines including: Vintage & Tawny Port, Oak Aged Angelica, and Fortified Raspberry Wine. We also make a few seasonal wines like: Sangria, Glögg, and May Wine. My name is Joe Glunz, Jr. and I will show you around the GFW&C Cellar. During the end of Winter & throughout the Spring, we are letting the wines relax and age slowly in the oak barrels. There they can soak up some soft creamy oak flavors while they react slowly with the oxygen, causing the aging process of these fortified wines. Fortified means that the wine's juice had been very slightly fermented then quickly halted with the addition of high-proof grape brandy. This process increases the alcohol dramatically, keeping the active yeast from eating any more of the sugar. The result is a dessert (sweet) wine with alcohol around 17-20%. Cip getting a sample of Angelica. Here is Ciprioano, our Cellarmaster. He is doing some testing of the different barrels. He does this by first drawing a sample from Read more »

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