Massbach Ridge Winery, located outside of Elizabeth, IL, came to life because of a woman who wanted to start her own business. Established in 2003, Peggy started with a two-acre vineyard and a few wines. Then she transformed her passion, while overcoming challenges, to offer a variety of more than 20 wines, a 15-acre vineyard, and creating a welcoming atmosphere for visitors. Today, Massbach Ridge Winery continues to thrive.
Massbach Ridge Winery cultivates an experience of celebrating local wine in a scenic setting with a personable staff you’re soon to call friends! You can frequently find the home team on the property doing what they do best. Stop by, learn more, and enjoy finding your new favorite wine!
Since growing up on her family’s rural Illinois dairy farm, Peggy Harmston has always been inspired by the land. It called her out of the office and into the fields to cultivate a dream. Peggy and her husband, Greg, had a vision that the beautiful ridges of Massbach in the forgotten hills of Jo Daviess County could grow bountiful grape vines unexpected for Illinois.
"I’m Peggy Harmston, Winemaker and Owner of Massbach Ridge Winery. I’d like to invite you to come discover our award winning wines on our estate just 10 miles off of Highway 20. We’re celebrating 20 years on the vineyard of Massbach Ridge Winery. We are proud to say that we have a variety of wines featured in local restaurants and retailers.
We love to talk with our customers that keep coming back for the scenic setting, enjoyable wines, and comfortable experience. We invite you out to either of our locations to discover your new favorite wine and relax in a welcoming and laid-back atmosphere. Whether you’ve been drinking fine wines for years or just starting to discover wine, we guarantee you will find a wine you love."