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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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Galena Cellars - in town

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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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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Lockport, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We always visit the vineyard when we're in Galena. They have a nice front porch that is a very nice spot to enjoy a glass of wine. This trip was on the 4th of July so the vineyard had a lot of great activities going on. Sangria bar that included beer for any non-wine drinking guests. Live music, that was... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Received a friendly greeting and took some time to sample their wine, the young man that waited on us was very personable and more than answered all of our questions. We left with a nice bottle of semi sweet wine.

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My husband and I stopped here on a rainy day during a weekend visit and we had a great time at the vineyard. The wines were very good and the ladies serving the wine were very friendly and fun. We found several wines that we really liked. The Oktoberfest, and Late Harvest Riesling were our favorites and the Country Red... More 

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

This vineyard is only a 5-7 minute drive from Main Street and well worth it. It is a beautiful, scenic old home with a huge wrap around porch. Grab a glass of wine and sit outside and enjoy the peacefulness. The tour was $5 per person, I think and a tasting is $5 per person. You can spend the entire... More 

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Sycamore, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Galena is a quick day trip for folks and it offers some sightseeing, shops and restaurants. Most are ok and this is the case for the Cellars Winery. One of things I noticed is the knowledge is not there about the cheese's or wines. So be prepared to and know what you are looking for.

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Address: 515 South Main Street, 4746 North Ford Road, Galena, IL 61036
Phone Number: 815-777-3330
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena

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