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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 #3 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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Cedar Rapids, IA
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88 reviews 88 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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14 reviews 14 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
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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