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 “Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates

 bud forth: there will I give thee my loves.”    ---- King James Bible



Blue Star Vineyard is owned and operated by the Pankow family of Woodstock, Illinois.  Jeff Pankow is the principle grower for Blue Star. He has completed his course work in Viticulture and Enology through the Midwest VESTA (Viticulture and Enology Science and Technology Alliance) Program at Missouri State University.  Jeff is trilled to be putting the course work into practice at Blue Star Vineyard.


At the beginning of 2012, Jeff was elected Northern Regional Director for the IGGVA.  His responsibility is to attend monthly Board of Director meetings in Springfield and report back to the Northern Region membership.  Jeff enjoys working with the IGGVA and even had a recent meeting covered by Midwest Wine Press.  Click here to view the online article.


We'd like to thank Scott Graham of Fiddlers Green Photography for taking these portraits and prototype wine labels.



 Last Update: 12/30/2014                                                                Copyright 2015. Blue Star Vineyard. All rights reserved.