• Mural Unfolds at Prairie State Winery


    A new mural unfolds at Prairie State Winery in Genoa. Take a trip to see the mural and don’t forget to get some wine while you’re there. Eulojio Ortega, a muralist from Sandwich, IL, painted the mural.
    See Ortega’s work at  chicagomuralist.com.

  • Christmas Gifts

    Looking for gifts for your wine-loving friends and family this Christmas? Look no further than the wineries on the Northern Illinois Wine Trail. There are 40 wineries to choose from. Get a gift card, buy some wine, or get some unique wine gifts.  We are sure they will love it, and you! Explore our website to find wineries near you.
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  • Vintage Illinois 2015: This Weekend!

    The largest wine festival in Illinois is happening this weekend! You don't want to miss it! Many of the Northern Illinois Wine Trail wineries will be in attendance. Listen to music, taste wine, and have a great weekend with friends!
    Entertainment:
    Saturday:
    11am-1pm-Written Warning
    1:30pm-3:30pm- Whiskey Romance Band
    4pm-6pm- Lisa Rene Band
    Sunday:
    12pm-2pm- The Sally Weisenbug Band
    3pm-5pm- Lizzi Neal Band
     
    For more information visit: vintageillinois.com or facebook.com/vintageillinois.

  • Festival of the Vine: September 11-13

    On September 11-13 the Festival of the Vine in Geneva is taking place. You don’t want to miss this!
    Entertainment:
    Friday:
    Backyard Cohort- 6-7:30pm
    Majors Junction- 8-10pm
    Saturday:
    State Street Dance Studio- 12-1pm
    Brent Brown- 4-5pm
    Fareed Haque-5:30-7:30pm
    Hiline Band-8-10pm
    Sunday:
    Treble Ahead-12-4:30pm
     
    Special Wine Tasting & Culinary Events:
    26th Annual Bacchus Meets Quetzalcoatl Wine & Chocolate Tasting Event
    All Chocolate Kitchen-Chocolate 101 Pairing With Wine
    Chez Mio Events
    Fiora’s Festival Wine Tasting
    Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery
    Oscar Swan Country Inn 
    Preservation Bread & Wine
     SavWay Fine Wines & Spirits 
     The Little Traveler
     Wildwood Restaurant & Lounge
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  • Enjoy Music at Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery

    Music and wine is an amazing combination.
     Enjoy musical events at Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery. On August 29th listen to live music by Ralph Kluseman from 2-5om. On September 12th enjoy live music by The Mary J Harris Trio from 1-4pm. And head on over October 10th for wine tasting and a concert by Truly Diva and Simply Jeorge from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Listen to romantic songs from The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserable as well as other selection. For more information visit: fergedaboudit.com

  • Fox Valley Winery

    Fox Valley Winery is located in Oswego, just west of Chicago. Come for award-winning wines, you can hold private parties at the winery in their private events room.  This August buy three bottles of the wines listed for $30, which includes a 3-bottle carrier. 
    Fox Valley Winery is holding their 3rd annual Summer Sunset Fest & Wine Tasting Event in Sunset Park this September 4th through the 6th. Come for wine tasting, live entertainment, and buy a bottle of wine to take home. For more information visit: foxvalleywinery.com

  • Illinois Vintage Wine Festival

    Make your reservations now!  Vintage Wine Festival is just around the corner!
    Join some of the Northern Illinois Wine Trail wineries at the Largest Wine Festival in Illinois on September 19th and 20th.  This festival is at Starved Rock State Park in Ottawa. Get your hotel reservations and make a weekend out of it.
    Food from Starved Rock Lodge, Mona Lisa Pizza Company and Genoa Italian Concessions will be available for purchase. Bands that will be performing all weekend.
    Come for great food, listen great music and have some great wine.
    Northern Illinois Wine Trail Wineries in attendance:
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  • August Events

    Some of the many events this August along the Northern Illinois Wine Trail.

    August 8th: Have an afternoon of painting at Galena Cellars with local artist Sandra Principe. It includes lunch and a glass of wine.  Reservation required. For more info visit: galenacellars.com
    August 15th:  Join Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery for live music by The Mary J Harris Trio from 1pm to 4pm. For more info visit: fergedaboudit.com
    August 21st to 22nd: Enjoy pizza from a wood fired oven at Fox Valley Winery in Oswego.  No reservations are required and the entire family is welcome! For more info visit: foxvalleywinery.com
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  • Vigneto del Bino Vineyard and Winery

    Head over to Vigneto del Bino Vineyard and Winery in Antioch this summer for a unique wine experience. Hours are Monday through Wednesday by appointment only, Thursday and Sunday 12-5pm, Friday and Saturday 12-7pm.
    Go wine tasting at their tasting room and gift shop.  Looking for wine related gifts? Find them at Vigneto del Bino Vineyard and Winery.  From bottle stoppers and corkscrews to shirts and jewelry, support local artists and find unique discoveries.
    vignetodelbino.com

  • Lavender Crest Winery

    Head over to Lavender Crest Winery in Colona this summer.  Group wine tours are available daily with any sized group. Then dine with them for lunch served daily 11am-3pm.
     All you can eat prime ribs are on Friday August 7th, October 2nd, and November 6th. Dinner is served at 5pm to 8pm. Jimmy Valentine Quintet plays from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Come with a group of friends and meet new ones.
    For more info visit lavendercrest.com