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You can find us next to the Shawnee National Forest wine region in southern Illinois in a small town called HURST across from the biggest red barn of its style in southern Illinois.


Celtic Vineyards
330 E. Lincoln •
Hurst, IL 62949
618 987-2610
wine@celticvineyards.com

Céad Mile Fáilte (one hundred thousand welcomes) to Celtic Vineyards and the Lynch Family Bed and Breakfast, the Winegeese Inn. The Winegeese Inn is in a newly renovated farmhouse built in 1890 by John Hubbs. The vineyard is located on 15 acres inluding a pond. Our grapes include chambourcin, villard blanc, norton, chancellor and chardonnay. We also have a variety of organic fruit trees.

The History:

The Lynch clan was part of the migration of Irish soldiers called Winegeese who fled Ireland to France and other countries in fear for their lives after the signing of the Treaty of Limerick in 1691. The treaty was never honored by the British and these exiles from Ireland were often named on the ships' manifests as Wine Geese to ensure their safe passage to the continent. Many of them entered the wine trade, and their influence continues. It is these who are known as "Winegeese" and many others followed these Winegeese from Ireland to become owners of vineyards in France, Spain and many other Olde World countries. To this day the Lynch family feel a deep and lasting connection to the Winegeese of Ireland and to the growing of grapes and the making of wine.

Go to www.winegeese.ie
for Winegeese Information.


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