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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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Great Fruit Wines

My husband and I stop here every time we visit Galena. I enjoy fruit wines rather than the standard flavors, and there's plenty to choose from here. I especially like the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
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Solon, Iowa
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Solon, Iowa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My husband and I stop here every time we visit Galena. I enjoy fruit wines rather than the standard flavors, and there's plenty to choose from here. I especially like the concord grape and cranberry. The staff is friendly, too. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We stayed for two nights at the two bedroom house. Cozy. The wine is very good too! We all had a great time and will definitely be back!

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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Lots of cute wine merchandise. Perfect gift ideas, both punny and functional, all related to a love of wine. We bought a big bottle of chocolate port, since the table wines can be beat (especially by California vineyards, where we live) BUT for kitsch and cuteness this place is tops!

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Highland Park, Illinois
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70 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Well, we are talking about Illinois wine here so let's just keep that in mind. There are some decent bottles but we are in love with their Chocolate Port. It is absolutely delicious; so good to have with either some ice cream or a piece of salted dark chocolate after dinner! We have been to the tasting room twice and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Four friends and I drove up to Galena (after a short stop in Dubuque, IA for the Fourth St. Elevator ride) for a day of sightseeing, shopping, and dining. After driving into Galena from Dubuque, we immediately found a perfect park on Main Street. We spent about 3 hours perusing the stores, coffee shops, restaurants and wine shops. Upon looking... More 

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Mt Pleasant WI, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We toured the vineyard and wine making operation. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the operation and wine making in general. We sampled various wines that were produced by the winery.

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Plainfield, Illinois, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

There was another review titled, "Party drinkers, this is your spot. Refined wine fans, look elsewhere”...and, yes, that about sums it up. My husband and I went here actually interested in learning about the wine-making process. We paid for the tour and tasting and the tour guide came our wearing stretch pants, studded leather boots, a "Party Girl" t-shirt" under... More 

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Algonquin, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

A week-day winery tour at Galena Cellars was definitely a better experience than weekends! Dawn & I went on a Friday and was able to see the bottling process in action... very cool to learn all facets of Illinois wine-production. Surely different in the Midwest than in Napa! Galena Cellars is a must-do for delicious Galena wines & knowledge sommeliers.... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Spent a weekend with my BF in Galena. I didn't want to do too much more driving (we already took the 6 hour slow drive into town, enjoying the fall colors). I really just wanted to stay put in town, so I was glad that Galena Cellars has a tasting room on Main Street in Galena. The tasting room offers... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Great winery, beautiful scenery, awesome service and great wine! Good info on the tour of the vineyard.

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