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Our favorite spot in Illinois

We spend a weekend in Galena annually towards the beginning of September for 6 years. The vineyard... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2018
Ania G
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Great Wine with beautiful scenery!

We were there on a Monday afternoon and we tasted 6 wines. I loved the sweet cider that they had... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Mentor, Ohio
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Enjoy the beautiful Jo Daviess County Countryside at Galena Cellars Vineyard with a tour of our vineyard and production facility. Private tours available year-round. Public tours April-November.
4746 N Ford Rd, Galena, IL 61036-9505
+1 815-777-3330
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Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

We spend a weekend in Galena annually towards the beginning of September for 6 years. The vineyard is always on our list of activities. It is incredibly picturesque. The staff is always polite, helpful and upbeat. They usually have a live band playing which adds...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Ania G
Reviewed 25 September 2018

We were there on a Monday afternoon and we tasted 6 wines. I loved the sweet cider that they had and my husband enjoyed the peach wine. We had a nice conversation,I wish I remembered her name! She talked to us about wine, the area,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

First, the place is gorgeous and the scenery is even better. Our server was very nice, sociable and knowledgeable. I thought the wines I tasted were good, but not great. However, I am partial to really dry wines and they just don’t have the grapes...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank OtPot
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We were staying in Galena, and took the short drive ( about 6 miles) out to the Galena Cellars Vineyard for a bit of midweek wine tasting. We decided to forego the tour and concentrate on wine tasting on this trip. The winery has a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Patrick A
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Family run business with a small town feel. Fun stop to try some samples and chat with friends. Didn't take a tour but tours are available.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

We took the little drive out to the winery and it was worth it. The tasting had lots of options for wines to try. We both found a couple wines we really liked. The porch outside had beautiful views and was a nice place to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

Great wine tour and loved our host who was very engaging and informative! Tried many different wines that I may otherwise would have not. Thank you Dennis from Galena wine tours fir setting us up!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank petitepaw
Reviewed 4 June 2018

We went here to do a wine tasting and waited for 20 minutes, standing at the bar for the tasting, just to be completely ignored. They were busy, but to have several people just walk past us and not say a word or even to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ElConquistador000
Reviewed 3 June 2018

We stopped at the store in town, but the woman there was too busy talking on her phone to answer our questions or offer any help. We decided we would try the vineyard. It was a pleasant drive from the resort, and the atmosphere was...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Batmom7
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

I made a point of calling and going through their automated answering system to see if the winery was open at the vineyard. The message made it sound like they were open, starting at 11:00am on Sunday. Apparently, it was an old message from last...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Maxahartwig
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Response from crissyann1 | Reviewed this property |
$10 per person for the tour and tasting combo at the vineyard.