Lynfred Winery celebrating 40 years of 'Napa' in suburban Roselle

  • Lynfred Winery celebrates 40 years in October 2019. Fame came to the winery in 1985 when their 1983 vintage Chardonnay won Best of Show in two national wine competitions.

    Lynfred Winery celebrates 40 years in October 2019. Fame came to the winery in 1985 when their 1983 vintage Chardonnay won Best of Show in two national wine competitions. Courtesy of Lynfred Winery

 
Submitted by Christina Anderson-Heller
Updated 9/24/2019 7:49 PM

Opened in October of 1979, Lynfred Winery began as a labor of love between Fred and Lynn Koehler.

Throughout the years, the winery has expanded from its quaint and humble beginnings, and the Lynfred family will play appropriate tribute to a legacy of fine wine making tradition.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Credited as pioneers of the Illinois winemaking industry, the Koehler's sought to establish a family business where visitors would feel welcomed and appreciated the moment they walked through the winery doors.

Today, Chilean winemakers Andres Basso and Rodrigo Gonzalez strive to maintain the quality and complexity of wines for which Lynfred has come to be known. "We make anywhere between 75-100 different varieties of wine, from A-Z: aglianico to zinfandel!" says Andres Basso, Director of Winemaking. "But it's our reserve line of wines we really love making, including our 40th anniversary wine, Lineage." adds Basso.

Lineage, the wine created specifically for the winery's 40th celebration, is a rich and concentrated Petite Sirah crafted with exceptional grapes from Clarksburg, California. "Only 302 cases were produced. Due to its high concentration of grape tannin, the wine possesses a full body that will benefit with years of aging" says Head Winemaker, Rodrigo Gonzalez. Lineage aged for 36 months in new American oak barrels made exclusively for Lynfred with specific toast levels by our cooper Seguin Moreau. This is an opulent wine meant to be enjoyed with the best steak money can buy.

The wine will be released to the winery's wine club members on Oct. 11-20 at $40.

On Monday, Oct. 14, from 5 to 7 p.m., the public is invited to join the winemakers and staff in the winery cellar for an open house. A celebration of heritage and passion will be reveled with cake from the winery chefs, artisanal cheeses and Fred's Red, the wine created for namesake Fred Koehler.

Fortieth anniversary events will be announced on a continual basis through the Lynfred Winery website at www.lynfredwinery.com.

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