HWC News

Valentine’s Day Wines

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and likes to see us happy.
(Benjamin Franklin)

Valentine’s Day quickly approaches and we invite you to explore the Heritage Wine Cellars Valentine’s Day Wine offerings. We are proud to share our incredible diversity of producers. Please take a look at our Valentine’s Day offerings and celebrate the day of romance with one of our exclusive offerings. Wine your Valentine, spoil you loved ones with one of our Sparkling Wines!

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Letters to Santa 2016

‘Tis the season for sharing and coming together to help others in need! This year marks the seventh year that Heritage Wine Cellars has participated in the “Letters to Santa” program sponsored by the Chicago Sun Times.
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Many of the children come from low-income families and would otherwise not receive any gifts during the holidays. As a company we have all come together to hopefully make this a holiday season to remember for those children. HWC Employees and their families have “answered” over 80 letters this year and granted their wishes. All of us at Heritage Wine Cellars hope you have a very Happy Holiday season!
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Best ways to communicate with HWC Order and Accounts Receivable departments

Dear valued customers,

As we are heading into our busy season here at Heritage Wine Cellars, we would like to remind you of the best ways to communicate with our Order and Accounts Receivable departments.

To place your orders, please email: [email protected]

Please include the name of your company, customer account number, product name, varietal, vintage, quantity, and contact information.  If you have any questions on pricing or deals, please contact your sales representative.  In order to ensure that your order will be delivered on your next delivery day, please e-mail the order department before 6:00pm.  The Order department is also available by phone at 847-965-3625 x216. If you choose to e-mail your order instead of calling, an acknowledgement of receipt of your order will be sent via e-mail reply.

To contact our Accounts Receivable department, please email: [email protected]

Please be as descriptive as possible in your correspondence and allow 24 hours for a response.  Our Accounts Receivable department may also be contacted by phone at 847-965-3625 x238, and is available Monday through Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm.

We value your business and are committed to providing the highest quality of service.

-HWC Operations Department

Black & White Party 2016

Our first annual Black & White Party, featuring wines of Charles Smith & K Vintners, was a great success! Our guests were able to taste and enjoy the limited production wines produced by Washington winemaker Charles Smith.

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Mediterranean Wine Tasting 2016

Once again we have had the opportunity to explore many of our wonderful wine producers from Italy, Spain, Portugal and France!


Thank you to all of our participating producers and to all of our customers who were able to join us for our annual Mediterranean Wine Tasting as well as the Greek Wine Seminar which was held by Diamond Wine Importers.  Additional photos from the event can be found on our Trade Events page.


Beat the Heat!

Scorching summer temperatures are upon us in Chicago but rest assured our wine and spirits are protected by our fleet of refrigerated trucks!

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Our product handling is fully temperature controlled including inbound freight, warehousing, and our entire fleet of insulated delivery trucks to protect Heritage Wine Cellars’ product. To ensure that our products are handled with the attention they deserve we operate our own warehouses and handle in and outbound freight ourselves.

Rose Offerings 2016

Spring is upon us and we invite you to explore the Heritage Wine Cellars Rosé offerings. Best served chilled, Rosé wines can be the perfect change of pace for the early warm days of spring.  Heritage Wine Cellars is proud to share our incredible diversity of producers. Please take a look at our new Rosé Portfolio.


Explore The World of Rose

Happy New Year 2016

As we are approaching our 35th anniversary, Heritage Wine Cellars is exceptionally grateful for all of your continued partnership and support. We hope you have a happy & prosperous New Year! Cheers and warmest wishes from all of us at Heritage Wine Cellars!

Letters to Santa 2015

This is the sixth year Heritage Wine Cellars has participated in the Letters to Santa Program sponsored by the Chicago Sun-Times that supports Chicago Public Schools. Many of the children come from low income families, below poverty level and will not receive gifts this Holiday Season.  We have all come together and make this a Holiday season  to remember for these children.  Heritage Employees and their families “answered” over  80 letters and granted their wishes.  All of us at Heritage Wine Cellars hope you have  a happy holiday season!

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Blaum Bros. & Whiskey Acres Visit

Recently, the Heritage Wine Cellars and Legacy-Spirits sales force took a trip out to western Illinois to visit two of our local spirit suppliers; Blaum Brothers of Galena and Whiskey Acres of Dekalb.


Blaum Brothers Distilling Co. was founded by two brothers looking to create a truly unique product and experience in historic Galena, Illinois. By sourcing grains from local farmers and controlling the entire process in their purpose-built facility, they’re able to meticulously produce the highest quality spirits from their custom, handmade copper still. Our group was treated to an informative distillery tour discussing every aspect of the distilling process and the unique nuances the Blaum Bros use to create their delicious concoctions.


From seed to spirit, Whiskey Acres is grown from the finest grain, handcrafted and distilled on their fifth generation family farm in the heart of Dekalb, IL. Whiskey Acres, truly is a unique “Estate Distillery” in Chicago’s very own backyard. At Whiskey Acres our group was shown what “from seed to spirit” truly means. We saw the farm in action from the equipment to the crops and were educated on the precision of high tech twenty-first century farming. It’s no wonder Whiskey Acres makes incredible “home grown” Whiskey!