ECKERT'S WINE BASICS
We are proud to feature four sweet wines that are packed full of delectable fruit. These Eckert labeled fruit wines include Strawberry, Peach, Apple & Blackberry and are customer favorites!
Chris and Lary Eckert are big fans of rich red Cabernets and full-bodied Pinot Noirs. A few family favorites featured in our wine department include Robert Sinskey Pinot Noir, Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon and Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.
Eckert’s Label Wines
We are excited about our new label, Gen Seven—named for the seventh generation of the Eckert family and made with grapes grown on the family farm. Eckert’s has partnered with Lau-Nae Winery, Inc., of Red Bud, IL, to produce and bottle our flavorful new wines. Try our semi-sweet Rose’ that is ruby in color with delicious flavors of cherries, strawberries and raspberries, leading to a sweet and smooth finish or our Turkey Hill Red Wine Blend—a light-bodied, dry, red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Mourvedre grapes. We’ll soon also offer a chardonnay.
Free Wine Tastings
Every Saturday and Sunday our wine specialists sample wine. Stop in and try our featured wines of the season. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you select wines that will complete your meal.
We always offer a case discount to customers wanting to purchase 12 or more bottles of wine. Mix and match your case and receive a 10% case discount.
Need a wine recommendation for a special meal? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to suggest a few wines to complete your meal.
Just the Right Temperature
To store wines: Keep your unopened wine bottles in a cool, dark place—somewhere under 80 degrees F. For long-term storage, wine is best kept in a cool, dark place—ideally 55 to 65 degrees F.
To Serve Wines
Red wine is at its best when served at room temperature. Try to serve red wines around 65 degrees F. If you place the bottle in the refrigerator for about 20-30 minutes before serving, it should be perfect! For white wines, chill well and pull out of the refrigerator about 20 minutes before serving. Sweet or sparkling wines should be poured immediately at 40 degrees F.