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Address: 4746 North Ford Road, Galena, IL 61036
Phone Number: 815-777-3330
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Description: Enjoy the beautiful Jo Daviess County Countryside at Galena Cellars...
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.
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Young Winery with lots of promise

Went up to the vinyard for a tour and tasting. It was late on a Saturday afternoon and extremely busy, so we didn't get in on a tour due to lack of winery staff available and our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Went up to the vinyard for a tour and tasting. It was late on a Saturday afternoon and extremely busy, so we didn't get in on a tour due to lack of winery staff available and our late arrival. We were disasapointed, but Jackie made sure we were taken care of by offering us a free glass of wine after... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

As part of our family gathering tour of northwestern Illinois, we stopped for some wine tasting at the Galena Cellars Vineyard. We all enjoyed the tasting experience and the variety of wines. We found the chocolate cheese to be very good - almost like eating dark chocolate fudge. Several of us bought some wine and sat outside on the patio... More 

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Zion, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We have been coming to Galena Cellars Vineyard for year. Always a pleasurable experience. Wine is lovely. Tour is fabulous, as is the tasting. Wonderful shaded porch seating with tables and chairs, as well as lawn seating. The place is always packed on Saturdays. One thing has changed recently though, please note signs are posted that read "No outside food... More 

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Solon, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We had been to the store in Galena multiple times, so decided to make the trip to the vineyard outside of town. We paid $10 for a tour and wine tasting. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and very funny. She also taught us about the art of wine tasting. After the tour, we sampled 7 wines. Then we bought... More 

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Massillon, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We visited the shop in Galena in July. I found the gift items expensive. The wines were not anything special. We are used to great wines in Ohio. The server was pleasant. The reds didn't really have any body.

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Noblesville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We didn't make it out to the vineyard instead doing our tasting at the downtown room. Had tasted these wines before in their Geneva,IL tasting room and was pleased to be able to do so here. Nice variety - something for every taste whether white or red, dry or sweet, dinner or dessert. Very reasonable. Bought several bottles

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Joliet, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Had we only gone to the store downtown, I would have given this place 5 stars.I would definitely recommend a tasting at the downtown store. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. After that experience, we wanted to see the vineyard. It happened to be quite a rainy day, so at 3:15 I called to ask if they were... More 

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Hinckley, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We were in Galena for the weekend. I'm more of a wine person so we came here more for me, and went to the distillery for him! :) We live close to where they have the store in Geneva, so I already knew that I loved their Mimosa! It was awesome to finally go to the vineyard and take the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My friends and I visited on the Halloween weekend party. Lucky for us. Our tour guide, looking like a child of the vineyard dressed in a plaid dress and boots with a hat on, started us out in the vineyard where a bride & groom had been for hundreds of years. Cool. As the tour train continued she was very... More 

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Algonquin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I went here with my fiancé and a friend. We each had a wine flight (choice of 3-4oz wines) for $10. It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon and a musician was playing on his guitar. The settling and wine were our favorite part of our day trip to Galena. I would highly recommend the Mead wine!

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