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Rocky Waters Vineyard and Winery

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Address: 2003 W. Hanover Rd., Hanover, IL 61041
Phone Number: 815-591-9706
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Great views, good wine, nice people

My husband and I were looking for a vineyard to visit on our recent trip to Galena and after looking up information about Rocky Waters, we decided to drive out to Hanover and try... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Peoria
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Peoria
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102 reviews 102 reviews
35 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My husband and I were looking for a vineyard to visit on our recent trip to Galena and after looking up information about Rocky Waters, we decided to drive out to Hanover and try it out. It's about a 25 minute drive from Galena - I'd recommend taking US 20 over the country back roads, even if your GPS says... More 

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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We had a lovely time at Rocky Waters. We enjoyed personal service, a great conversation during our tasting, and were greeted by two adorable dogs (Razzy and Coco Chanel). We loved the view, and the drive out there with the sun and snow was spectacular! I'd love to go back in the summertime!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My husband and I did the winery tour and stopped here last. I'm glad we did! We loved the home and view. The owners actually live there! They were friendly and accommodating. Loved the stories and personal attention.

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Marengo, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Had a great time at this winery. We were 2 couples and went around 2 pm on a Saturday. We came in on the top level of the place, were able to get a seat and sample some great wines. The owner was very nice, informative and entertaining. We bought a few bottles and getting ready to leave when he... More 

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Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Totally disappointed with the rudeness this year; last year we enjoyed this stop off on our way to Galena; this year nothing. Just a "oh, hello". Nothing more.

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Chicago Suburbs, IL
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My husband and I have become pretty avid wine drinkers and love tastings. We had been to Galena earlier in the year on a family trip, but noticed signs for this winery driving home. We had our daughter with us, so decided we'd come back later in the year for our anniversary. So glad we did! The winery is small... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Felicia,Jarold, and Kyle are awesome! They make you laugh and feel like part of the family! The view of the rolling hills and fall colors are breathtaking! You can view the vineyards from the wrap around balcony. The downstairs level has a warm log cabin feel!

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Dubuque, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Not only was the view of the vineyard amazing from the deck area but the service was above and beyond! This would be a return venue for our group! Thanks Jared and Kyle!!!

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charlotte
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We have visited this winery before. Wines are okay, but it was better when there were fewer people. On the last visit, it was crazy busy, so I think that's why we didn't love it. Did have fun petting the winery dogs! If you go, try going during the week and not on a busy weekend day.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

went there with friends on a beautiful day. It was very busy in the main floor so they sent us down stairs. It was very busy downstairs but the woman behind the bar couldn't find the wine, didn't know the price on a glass of wine. When we finally got her attention, she didn't listen to our selection but started... More 

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