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When you think about "wine country," Illinois may not be the first state that comes to mind. But it's actually big business on the prairie. There are 90 wineries licensed in Illinois and 1,500 acres of wine grapes. One acre of wine grapes can bring as much as $8,000 in sales, though more commonly it's $3,000 to $5,000. The largest wineries in Illinois produce 90,000 gallons per year, while many produce 3,000 to 10,000 per year.
Could point the way toward production of European-tasting wines from American vines.
Missouri State University researchers hope to apply genetic technology to make cultivated wine grapes as hardy as their wild cousins.
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