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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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Since it was my first visit to Galena, heading out to the vineyard was a must on my list. I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was definitely not Napa. Driving in we nearly passed the place- not a lot of signage or indication that the winery was near. The winery consists of a large, white converted farm house... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

On our previous visit there was a festival of sorts and it was a fight to get any help because it was so busy, but there was no excuse for rushing the tasting and the condescending attitude. Maybe Im being picky, but when we go in for a tasting (at the vineyard not the downtown store) at any winery, my... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
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84 reviews 84 reviews
26 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you like antiques, and crafts, take a trip to Galena, lots of fun places to check out, lots of restaurants, lots of activities, what fun!

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Peoria, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Galena Cellars is a nice place to visit. You can taste the different wines but they only allow one free taste and they charge you for any tasting after that's this has changed from when we were here two years ago. We tasted a cranberry wine and bought a bottle of it, very good. They have a lot of different... More

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Hammond, Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The tasting room on Main St. in Galena was a nice place. They held our wine purchases until we were ready to leave so the wine didn't have to sit in a hot car nor did we have to carry it around. Very nice people and a fun shop for all things wine. There is a bunch of shops and... More

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Rockford, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I took my father with me to see the Galena vineyard. since we got there 30 min. earlier for the next tour, we paid for tasting 3 different wines of our preference and we did the tasting next to the vineyards. At the back of the store (main entrance) they have a nice sitting area with tables, chairs and red... More

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Bloomington, IL
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My husband and I travelled to Galena for a little getaway and took a side-trip to the Galena Cellars Vineyard for a wine tasting. We were able to browse an art show where local artists were showing homemade baskets, antique maps, hand-crafted jewelry, oil paintings and watercolor paintings. The farm is quite clean and includes a beautiful red barn and... More

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