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Illinois River Winery

723 South Clark, Utica, IL
815-667-4012
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Ranked #7 of 13 Attractions in Utica
Type: Wineries
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- Oct 16, 2014
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Minonk, Illinois, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I visited this store for the first time this month and was excited. My son and I sampled wines and we loved every one we tasted. I got on their website and joined two of their wine clubs and have not received any response from email, I called because I am unable to place an order from the Wine for... More

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Minooka, Illinois
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We make it here about once a year and this time I was quite disappointed in the wine. The three dry reds I had were all quite cloudy in appearance and had an off-balance acidic taste. Actually they all tasted the same to me except that I detected a hint of oak in one. My wife tried some the sweeter... More

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Chicago
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I don't understand the mostly rave reviews about this tasting room. Maybe we were there on a bad night. Maybe it's because we're not into sweet fruit-flavored wine, which is what this winery seems to specialize in. I thought it was OK at the most. The best thing about this tasting room was the live music on the outdoor patio... More

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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31 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Tasting is $3 for 6 tastes. Red selection is terrific. Love the merchandise and there is a patio in the back to just sit and enjoy a glass. Lovely place and will definitely stop in next visit.

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Crete, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stopped in while we were on our honeymoon. We stopped in on a tuesday afternoon and came back to get more on wednesday. The wine samples we had were all great. The value was awesome. we can even get them back home! The apple blossom is fantastic. we were the first ones to try it and buy it. Everyone... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is my favorite winery! I love the wines so much I became a wine club member! One of the only wineries in the area with a decent selection of wonderful fruit wines. The winery seems to be improving and growing, which is very exciting! The tasting room got a make over, which looks amazing and they are working on... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Our service was extremely rude. When we arrived, we asked if we could have our bottle of wine outside. She said "yea" very rudely and gave us glasses; however, she did not open our bottle or inform us where to go (our first time). Other wineries in the area have been extremely friendly. Very rude service! We will not be... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

When we arrived to this location, we were excited. Starved rock is beautiful! However, when we got to this winery, the lady was extremely rude. We asked if we could sit outside and have our bottle. She replied "yes" very inappropriately and did not open our wine bottle until we had to ask flowing. This has been my only experience... More

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Shorewood, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Had a lovely Sunday afternoon here. The tasting was cheap but we thought that their wines were pretty expensive. All in all it was a fun afternoon. There was a lovely patio out back with some very nice live music entertainment (acoustic guitar). The owner was very friendly, but the girl helping us, not so much. It's located very near... More

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Chicago
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Stopped by here on a Sunday afternoon after kind of stumbling on it...turned into a great afternoon! We did the $3 tasting...and you get to try 6 glasses! We ended up sitting outside for an hour or so on the huge patio. Staff was kind and knowledgeable, great hidden gem you can head to after a day on the Starved... More

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