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Galena Cellars Winery & Vineyard

515 South Main Street, 4746 North Ford Road, Galena, IL 61036
815-777-3330
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Ranked #2 of 20 Shopping in Galena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries, Specialty Shops
Activities: Wine tasting
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Great location......a wide view of the surrounding areas. Excellent wine. We added cheese and crackers to the wine, you might want to try the chocolate cheese. Yum! The young lady pouring the wine was helpful in selecting wines.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We drove through the rolling hills of the Galena Territory to get to the Galena Cellars vineyard & winery. It was a lovely picturesque drive that I highly recommend. We chose a wine tasting & bought a bottle of our favorite. The countryside is beautiful & we would have enjoyed the scenery with a glass of wine on the porch... More

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park ridge, illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

There were 7 of us women who visited the Galena Cellars Winery. The Tour guide was very hospitable and gave a nice history of the vineyard and took us to the wine lab. Also, when the taste testing came about, it was absolute fun. We got to try many different wines resulting in purchasing a lot of bottles. Thanks to... More

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Cedar Rapids, IA
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13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We all had a great time while we were here. The wine-tasting festival was fun, but they should have more help available next time. The music was very good, except for the random bagpipe guy. Bag the bagpipe next time as well!!

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Very busy with weddings and tasting going on. Nice touch to have live music while we were there. Beautiful view of the countryside while sitting under the shade of the trees around the tasting room. They also have a tasting room in downtown Galena.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This place was awesome! It was my first time wine tasting. I did find wine there I liked and returned, before leaving town, to purchase the wines I liked.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We paid a tour company for a tour that was to include Galena Cellars and when we got there the woman came out to the tour bus and said they were closed even though they knew we were coming. The woman said that it had been a 'slow' day. So she closed it up. Positively ignorant. After we pulled away... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The winery's flyer, which I saw at our B & B, in town, and at the winery itself, state that there is a 6pm tour on Saturdays. We were in Galena for our anniversary, the eve of August 29 and the day August 30, so scheduled everything accordingly. We arrived at the winery to be told there was no 6pm... More

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Monroe, WI
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed the tour and tasting. Great staff and love love love the porch to relax and enjoy your favorite wine and wonderful view!

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The tasting room in downtown Galena is right on the edge of town for easy access. It has a wonderful gift shop with a gift for any wine lover you know. The tasting is 6 wines for $5 and a free extra thrown in. The winery location on Ford Rd has a beautiful veranda with a gorgeous view for enjoying... More

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