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Galena Cellars Vineyard

4746 North Ford Road, Galena, IL 61036
815-777-3330
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Ranked #7 of 20 activities in Galena
Type: Wineries
Owner description: Enjoy the beautiful Jo Daviess County Countryside at Galena Cellars Vineyard with a tour of our vineyard and production facility. Private tours... more » 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. « less
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Mid-Western Region, Nepal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

It was a good 5 dollars spent we learned about the way they made their wines as well as got to sample the wines and were taught a 5 step process for tasting we will go back!!

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We were impressed with the wide variety of wines they produced. The tour was short, but interesting. The winery is located about 10-15 min outside of Galena, and the drive out there is beautiful. Fun thing to do when visiting Galena.

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Gurnee, Illinois
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We did the visit and tasting at their retail store downtown. LOTS of wines to choose from. Even two tastings wasn't enough to try them all. If fruity and sweet is what you like, they have many to choose from. But the regular reds and whites are also amazing. Stop by and taste for yourself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I have toured other vineyards before, but always find it interesting to see how each one is different. We arrived 30 minutes early for the tour, so we did a wine-tasting first. That was fun and the server was nice and knowledgeable. The tour was interesting and informative. They have a nice porch and seating if you would like to... More

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