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Address: 4746 North Ford Road, Galena, IL 61036
Phone Number: 815-777-3330
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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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Pretty winery - good wine!

We visited in December, but this place definitely appears to be a good place to visit when you can sit outside. There are beautiful views of the vineyard and surrounding... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2015
Suemc430
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We visited in December, but this place definitely appears to be a good place to visit when you can sit outside. There are beautiful views of the vineyard and surrounding countryside from a beautiful wrap around porch. But we had to stay inside. Their website talked about warming up by the fire, but the staff said they were afraid to... More 

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Thank Suemc430
Illinois
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Love visiting Galena and the surrounding areas. Great atmosphere for wine tasting. Beautiful location with great staff, and the wine was pretty good too!

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Thank LadyBug929
Morton, Illinois
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We took the "Scooter to the Vineyard" trip with Fever River Outfitters. The Vineyard is in a beautiful location. Staff was super-friendly. Atmosphere was fun and relaxed. (We also did a wine tasting at the downtown location and the atmosphere was not nearly as relaxed.) We did not take a tour because of time constraints, but that was an option.... More 

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Thank Shannon S
West Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We rented scooters in Galena from Fever River Outfitters and rode about 12 miles out to the vineyard. We did the wine tasting and purchase a couple of bottles. We then purchased a glass of wine and went out on the deck and listened to a guitar player that was out on the lawn and he was good. There were... More 

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1 Thank Steve S
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

We received this weekend stay as a gift from our kids. We stayed at the vineyard in the suite. It was certainly adequate for our needs, but you can tell it's not cleaned daily or well. Cob webs in all the ceiling corners, and lots of dead flies, window blinds that don't work. Things that wouldn't be there if it... More 

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Thank Frank G
Tremont, Illinois
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Very good wine. Excellent location. We enjoyed a bottle of wine with friends on the back porch. Very popular.

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Thank Michael T
Evanston, Illinois
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Outstanding place to try winesindoors or sit out doors, weather permittinG and take in the beautiful views as you sip your wine, eat cheese and crackers. Then purchase your favorites that you've tasted.

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Thank ltann2848
Boise, Idaho
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

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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207 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

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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Thank Prescott2007
Zion, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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