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Galena Cellars Vineyard

Address: 4746 North Ford Road, Galena, IL 61036
Phone Number: 815-777-3330
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Ranked #6 of 25 Activities in Galena
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Owner description: Enjoy the beautiful Jo Daviess County Countryside at Galena Cellars Vineyard with a tour of our...
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Owner description: 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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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We enjoyed our trip to this winery. The tour was interesting. They had great variety of wines at reasonable prices. The staff was friendly and welcoming. The patio was a great place to enjoy wine and take in the scenic views!

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Wyanet, Illinois, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

On a recent trip to Galena, my husband and I stopped by to take the tour of the vineyard and participate in the tasting. The staff was very friendly and our tour guide was wonderful. Love the wonderful variety of wine they have available...each one is very different from the next. Will be making some more wine purchases on future... More 

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Mid-Western Region, Nepal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Stopped by on our way out of town and found the tasting room nearly empty--worked with a very knowledgeable server to find 10 interesting tastes for $5! "Dry" reds and ports were great, and some of the fruit wines are delightfully refreshing rather than cloying. Enjoyed small glasses on the porch before heading home--would have been nice to have a... More 

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Freeport, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Great view great staff . Great wine ! The staff works very hard there run run run. . Seems to be not enough people working .but all had a smile on there face and seemed to love there job !It was very busy !But I'll give it 5 stars . Tip the ladies well !

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Lockport, Illinois
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The vineyard is a beautiful and fun place to visit! The tasting room employees are very friendly and will help you pick the perfect wine to purchase or sample. They offer chilled bottles that you may purchase and enjoy on the beautiful deck. They offer premade cheese trays or as we like to call them adult lunchables. They have crackers... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We randomly stopped by the vineyard on our way back to Galena from Apple River and it was such a great experience. We did a wine tasting then purchased a few bottles of wine, some cheese, crackers and summer sausage and all hung out in their lawn. They have a beautiful view. Perfect relaxing afternoon. Delicious wine too!

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Ottawa, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The tasting room was very crowded when we arrived but we found a spot for two and proceeded to taste. If you want knowledge on the wines, I would suggest waiting until you have some one on one time because basically they just asked what we wanted and poured. The variety is very good and price reasonable. Following our tasting... More 

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Fontana, Wisconsin, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Very interesting and fun tour of this winery. The wine tasting was informative, and the Reisling was delicious. Definitely put it on your list of things to do in Galena.

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