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Galena Cellars Winery & Vineyard

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Address: 515 South Main Street, 4746 North Ford Road, Galena, IL 61036
Phone Number: 815-777-3330
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Activities: Wine tasting
Description: Join us and enjoy our award-winning wines. Visit our gift shop at 515...
Join us and enjoy our award-winning wines. Visit our gift shop at 515 South Main Street Galena IL, 61036. Vineyard now open for tours & wine tastings at 4746 North Ford Rd. Galena, IL 61036.
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A must stop if you are hanging out in Galena. It's the first building past the gate when you drive into downtown. Beautiful building and many lovely wines to choose from. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Eau Claire, WI
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Middle Amana, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went to their tasting room in town late Saturday afternoon on August 29th. The tastings are 7 wines for $5 or if you want just one it's free. We opted for the 7 pours. The gentleman behind the bar was indifferent at best.. I asked several questions and he couldn't answer some of the basic ones... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I came on a Saturday afternoon in August. We liked the wine we purchased but the tasting room was SO crowded. You could barely get around people to grab a bottle to purchase, and getting to the actual bar to taste was nearly impossible. The live music was just awful, which was a part of the appeal for us going.... More 

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Eau Claire, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A must stop if you are hanging out in Galena. It's the first building past the gate when you drive into downtown. Beautiful building and many lovely wines to choose from. We tried 7 wines out of their collection. We found a few that had to come home with us. The staff was knowledgeable and helpful.

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Streamwood
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We tested 6 whiles from over 40 different wines. The service was rushed and no explanation given. The wines are very good and it is very busy. If you are looking for a big variety of wines, this is the place. If you are looking for an informative wine tasting experience, this is not the place or at least when... More 

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East Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My husband and I stopped in here after our canoeing trip. They have a huge selection! Staff was wonderful and so friendly!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We have been to numerous winery tours, so we were happy to see they also have a retail shop in town. Wine tastings were excellent. No pressure to buy. We bought one bottle right away and came back later to buy a case (we were on our bikes and couldn't carry a case).

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Des Moines, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Spending a weekend in Galena for our anniversary. We enjoy a nice bottle of wine and always seek out the local winery's when we can. We stopped at the Galena winery store on Main Street around 3:00 to do a tasting ($5 per person for 3 wines) and buy some bottles for the weekend. We waited 15-20 minutes and were... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We visited Galena Cellars on 7/19/15. This is the premier winery in the Galena, IL area. They have 44 wines to sample. Pretty much a good selection from dry to sweet, red to white, fruit, dessert, and specialty wines. The major drawback is the tasting fee which is $5 for 6. It makes it very hard to explore something new... More 

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Bourbonnais, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We visited both the vineyard tasting room and thr tasting room in town. The servers were friendly and knowledgable at both places. Though we did not do the vineyard tour we still learned about the grapes used in the wines. I know some people turn their noses up at Illinois Wines but i felt the wines were pretty good. The... More 

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Greenfield, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The wine was delicious and the staff was very friendly and helpful! The tasting was very reasonably priced and the wine was very good. The outdoor patio was comfortable and we had a great time sitting out and relaxing with a good glass of wine!

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