by Kristen Kucharski
TOURS, TRIVIA, TASTINGS, YOGA, BINGO!
Do you remember the I Love Lucy episode where she is stomping grapes in Toro? This episode has always made me laugh as she trudges, jogs, dances, and do-si-dos in the large barrel of grapes; and it always inspired me to want to try it myself! Lucky for me, I might get the chance right here in Plainfield, Illinois as things hopefully return to normal soon and regular events return as we once knew them.
In the time being, Sable Creek Winery is still offering many other great events per the current guidelines for hosting small groups in their urban warehouse winery. As a huge fan of sweets, I was drawn to their Wine and Chocolate tasting experience and was educated on all the wines that are made right on sight by local residents Sandra and Bill Harris. Who knew we had a winery right here in the western suburbs with barrel tastings and tours and a host of many other events such as Wine Yoga, Wine Bingo, Wine Trivia, Wine Tastings, Wine Pairings, Wine Tours, Wine Escapes, and the coveted Moms Wine Night Out! With weekly live entertainment by local artists and open mic nights promoting musicians who want to showcase their skills, this boutique winery is on trend for 2021 while they grow and respect the safety guidelines for our changing times.
My favorite part of our personal wine pairing was the Peanut Butter and Jelly Tasting which offered a Fannie May Peanut Butter Buckeye matched with Sable Creek’s own Sweet Purple Lady. Wow! So incredibly delicious!
Our group is also huge fans of charcuterie boards and looks forward to returning for tray pairing with other prized favorites; additionally, we hope to get tickets for the barrel tasting tour on March 6th – a unique event that will remind you of being in California wine country.
We really enjoyed all the exclusive, fun, and most certainly tasty happenings withing minutes of our hometown!
Sable Creek Winery, located in Plainfield Illinois, is a boutique winery producing artisan wines right on site. They make various wine styles from grapes purchased from premier vineyards in California, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, and New York and offering year round events, entertainment, and ambience.
Sable Creek Winery
14912 Eastern Ave #103,Plainfield
(815) 214-9463 • www.sablecreekwinery.com
Hours: Closed Mon & Tues; 4-10pm Wed & Thurs;
11am-10pm Fri & Sat; 11am-5pm Sunday
Price $: Free events. Wines start at $15.99/Bottle
ABOUT THE WRITER
Naperville mom Kristen Kucharski graduated from Illinois State University in 1992 with an International Business Degree. She has two energetic daughters and her house is always full of children. Kristen’s column titled, Mom's Little Black Book, is a monthly feature written for moms who are looking for ways to keep their kids busy. Read her past columns at
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