Vigneto del Bino was created by the Trombino family of Antioch, IL. With their first vine that they planted in the Spring of 2009, Debra Trombino amd her father, Jim, wanted to create unique wines from their local vines. When the vineyard started in 2009, the Trombino family planted grapes that could sustain the harsh winters of Northern Illinois and the disease that can come along with the inconsistent climate changes.
Deb and Jim decided that the American and French-hybrid grape varietals would be the best option. They started with two white grapes….Brianna and Frontenac Gris, two red grapes….Frontenac and Sabrevois, and a table grape called Sommerset. The following year, the vineyard increased from 900 vines to 1,900 vines with the addition of a white St. Pepin grape and a popular French-hybrid called Marquette. They also added some more Sabrevois vines. In 2011, 300 plus Edelweiss vines were planted in the back vineyard. Vigneto del Bino vineyard now has 2,300 vines over 4 acres with another 4 acres for future growth.
The vineyard is truly a family affair…three generations of Trombino family have helped to grow the vineyard to a beautiful display of hybrid wine grapes. Deb, Jim, and Donna (Jim’s wife) work daily in the vineyard to make it a beautiful setting. Other family members, from Deb’s sisters, children, nieces, nephews, and significant others have helped with planting, pruning, and harvesting the vineyard.