The Illinois River Winery was founded in 1998 with the establishment of
Starved Rock Vineyards by Gregg Kane. At the Winery, Gregg helps keep the
focus on artistic quality instead of formula winemaking. Gregg’s agricultural
roots and lean manufacturing background have served the vineyards and winery
well over the years. Visitors to the winery are much more likely to find Gregg
on a tractor or in the wine lab than in his office. He wouldn’t have it any other way.