My mom, two sisters and I spent a day touring the wineries around Galena, IL with Dennis on July 14th. It was a great day! Dennis picked us up at our hotel in Galena in his tour bus at 11:00 a.m. that morning. His bus was very clean, comfortable and he had a cooler of bottled water on the bus for us too. We toured three great wineries, had lunch at a great pizza place in downtown Galena and enjoyed Dennis' company during the ride. He was very informative on not only the area but also on the art of wine making and the story behind each of the wineries we visited. We got to taste at Galena Cellars, Rocky Waters and Massbach wineries. Of the three, Rocky Waters was my favorite. The property is beautiful and the family that owns it was very hospitable.
When you book the tour you get all of your tastings, lunch, the transportation and Dennis' guidance for your money. A great deal! Dennis handled everything for us. He made sure our wine made it out to the bus, kept it safely boxed for us and even dropped us at a brewery downtown when our tour was finished.
We will take trips with Iowa Wine Tours in the future. It was a great way for a group of girls to spend the day but I get the impression from Dennis that if you wanted to bring the guys along and customize more of a brewery tour that was an option.
I would highly recommend Iowa Wine Tours!!!
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