For over 20 years, his hard work and dedication to the vineyard have created some of the best wines to come out of the state of Illinois and we here at Alto couldn’t be more proud. Congratulations to our vineyard manager, Aurelio Hernandez, on being announced the 2017 “Ted Wichmann Grape Grower of the Year” from the Shawnee Hills Wine-Grape Association! Presented at SHWGA’s Annual Dinner at Cristaudo’s on January 19, 2018, by Scott Albert and Bill McNitt.