A few months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Jen Mital of Creekside Vineyards in Coal Valley. We met at a networking event and didn’t have much time to chat so we sat down and had appetizers about a month later. It was such a pleasure getting to her and her family’s business, Creekside Vineyards and Inn! I just knew that I had to blast this hidden gem in the Quad Cities. It’s absolutely beautiful and I can’t wait for you to get to know more about Creekside!
How did you come up with the name of your business?
OUR VINEYARD IS TUCKED ALONG CASE CREEK IN RURAL ROCK ISLAND COUNTY; IT IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PARCELS IN THE AREA.
Where can we find you?
INN: 7505 120TH AVENUE COAL VALLEY IL 61240 309-787-6919
WINE TERRACE: 7505 120TH AVENUE COAL VALLEY IL 61240 309-787-9463
WINERY AND TASTING ROOM: 1667 HIGHWAY 67 PREEMPTION IL 61240 309-787-9463
FACEBOOK: CREEKSIDE VINEYARDS
What made you decide to open your own business?
WE WANTED TO CREATE A PRODUCT AND DESTINATION FOR PEOPLE TO ENJOY, A QUALITY PRODUCT IN A BREATHTAKING PLACE.
What makes your product/business unique?
WE OFFER A NICE BALANCE OF DRY TO SEMI SWEET WINES, ALL PRODUCED AND GROWN REGIONALLY, ALL AWARD WINNING. TOP THAT OFF WITH FRIENDLY HOSPITALITY IN A PICTURESQUE PLACE, AND IT’S A WINNING COMBINATION.
What are our goals for the future and where do you hope your business goes?
CREEKSIDE VINEYARDS HAS ROOM TO GROW; WE AIM TO EXPAND RETAIL SALES AND ONE DAY HAVE AN INDOOR LOCATION IN COAL VALLEY.v
Please explain a little about your business and what types of services you offer.
WE OFFER A YEAR ROUND BED AND BREAKFAST IN COAL VALLEY AND YEAR ROUND WINE TASTING IN PREEMPTION; WE ALSO HAVE A SEASONAL OUTDOOR WINE TERRACE IN COAL VALLEY. BOTH LOCATIONS HOST EVENTS; THE WINE TERRACE CAN HOST PRIVATE EVENTS FOR UP TO 100 PEOPLE. WE ALSO HAVE A SISTER VENUE IN NEW WINDSOR, PARKER RUN VINEYARDS, WHICH IS A WEDDING VENUE THAT IS UNBELIEVABLY UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFUL.
For kicks, what is your favorite:
– Time of year FALL, AFTER HARVEST
– Restaurant ANY AUTHENTICALLY MEXICAN
– Dessert WINE
– Musical artist TOO MANY TO COUNT
– Quote “NO BIRD SOARS TOO HIGH IF HE SOARS WITH HIS OWN WINGS” – WILLIAM BLAKE
– Book WALDEN, HENRY DAVID THOREAU
– Place to relax HOME
Any other tidbits you’d like us to know?
WE WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT DELICIOUS QUALITY WINE IS GROWN AND PRODUCED IN THE MIDWEST; TRY SOME! SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ECONOMY AND SHARE YOUR FAVORITES WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
To schedule your engagement session and wedding, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We love to photograph weddings in your backyard, a winery, mansion or anywhere outdoors! We have limited availability for weddings in 2018. Our May, June, July and September 2018 dates are already completely booked so if you are thinking of having us photograph your big day, please email soon! We look forward to pampering you!
Sarah Sunstrom Photography is an Engagement and Wedding Photographer that specializes in outdoor weddings and engagement photography in the Midwest, Quad Cities and surrounding areas including but not limited to Davenport, IA, Iowa City, IA, Cedar Rapids, IA, Bettendorf, IA, Galena, IL, Moline, IL and Geneseo, IL. We also service midwest weddings and as always, we are passport ready!