Looking for that perfect wine to complement your meal? Or how about a bottle of wine to give as a hostess gift? The Northern Illinois Wine Trail and its partners is the only place you need to look. Many of the wineries have beautiful stores too where you can purchase wine and so much more. Get out your GPS and start making plans to visit several different wineries to see what they have to offer you and your guests. You can even make a weekend out of it and stay at some of the different locations!
Come check out the outdoor Wine Terrace for wine, craft beer & live entertainment. Enjoy good wine with friends and family, shop for unique gifts, and take home a bottle or two of our wine for your next gathering!
Head over to Lavender Crest Winery in Colona. Group wine tours are available daily with any sized group. Then dine with them for lunch served daily. Come with a group of friends and meet new ones.
For more info visit lavendercrest.com
You and your friends can have fun while taking a private tour of Galena Cellars. The private tours require a reservation of 10 people or more. Learn how they make their wine, have a brief history of the vineyard, take a tour and, of course, end with a wine tasting.
Truly experience the essence of Galena Cellars wine
as you take in the spectacular view of our country vineyard
and see how our award winning wines are made.
Head over to Vigneto del Bino Vineyard and Winery in Antioch for a unique wine experience. Hours are Thursday & Sunday, 12 - 5pm and Friday & 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.
Rocky Waters Vineyard is located on the Northeast side of Hanover in Jo Daviess County. This 25-acre vineyard has 14 wines currently available and will be adding others soon. They only ship to Illinois and you can also come in and order wine. See a beautiful view from their winery and visit their tasting room.
Have an outdoor wedding ceremony with the vineyard in the background at Rocky Waters. Or have private parties to celebrate an occasion. Have a corporate retreat away from everything and stay in their log cabin that has a private lake.
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Don’t miss this opportunity to sample award-winning Illinois wines from 14 Illinois wineries while enjoying live entertainment and delicious local fare.
Saturday, May 6, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.Sunday, May 7, Noon – 6 p.m.
Free & Open to the Public. Wine Tasting is $15 per day for a souvenir wine glass, a wristband and 5 tasting tickets. An Advanced Two-Day Pass may be purchased for $25 at Oswego Village Hall and includes 1 souvenir wine glass and 20 tasting tickets (10 per day). Advanced Two-Day Passes are non-refundable. Additional tasting tickets are $1 each. Must be 21 with ...
Looking for something new and exciting to look forward to every month? Join Lynfred Winery at one of their four locations where you can gather with friends, sample new wine releases, and monthly tasting menu. Don't miss out on the fun.
Drive out to Genoa to visit Prairie State Winery or over to Sycamore to visit our satellite store, Prairie on State Wine Cellars. Spend the afternoon and enjoy a truly unique wine tasting experience guided by our exceptional tasting room staff.
Spend your Friday nights with wine, friends, food and music at the Friday Night Wine Downs during warmer months. In the Barrel Room in Genoa it is the second and fourth Friday. In the Tasting Room in Sycamore, it is the first and third Friday. Listen to live music from a variety of different singers and bands.
Stop by Famous Fossil Vineyard and Winery. 15 different Illinois wines grown here, so there are many to choose from. Open daily from 11am to 6pm. Come and taste the difference!