Wine country in east central Illinois

Sleepy Creek Vineyards was launched as the second careers of Joe and Dawn Taylor. The couple bought the 39-acre property back in 2002, planting 700 vines and growing them into the mature vineyard you see today.

Sleepy Creek Vineyards has a 10 acre vineyard, produces over 35,000 bottles of wine annually and is a local and tourist destination. It's known for good wine, a friendly atmosphere, quirky entertainment and a rustic venue. Growing 10 acres of grapes and managing a multifaceted growing business is hard but rewarding work, especially when the efforts result in a enjoyable glass of wine that others enjoy.

In 2016, Sleepy Creek was purchased by Erik Plotner and Janette Figueroa. The couple has since added a special events venue the Dragonfly. Sleepy Creek employs about 10 people and relies on numerous volunteers from their Purple Finger Club to help get everything done. If you are interested in employment at Sleepy Creek, email a cover letter and resume to