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Address: 8837 S Massbach Rd, Elizabeth, IL 61028-9714
Phone Number: (815) 291-6700
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Excellent wine and staff

We had a great time visiting Massbach with a wine tour group. Megan was very knowledgeable about the wines, history and area. We loved the wine and found it difficult to pick just... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Becky D
Granger, Iowa
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Granger, Iowa
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time visiting Massbach with a wine tour group. Megan was very knowledgeable about the wines, history and area. We loved the wine and found it difficult to pick just which ones to take home with us. Wish we could buy their wines in Iowa! We will definitely return on our next trip to Galena. The tasting... More 

Thank Becky D
Stockton, Illinois
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I love all the wines at Massbach. They are a family owned, and operated business. One that you will thoroughly enjoy visiting. Check their website for the upcoming festivals this fall.

2 Thank Teresa W
Rush City, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Nice selection of wine. Friendly server. I liked the plants growing across the top of the entry. Nice view and nice deck.

2 Thank Jeff T
Hainesville, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

My husband and I were in Galena for a couple of days on our motorcycles. We decided to check out a local vineyard. We ended up at Massbach. WOW...what a beautiful ride there! This place is small and family owned but so quaint. The wines were delicious, so we ended up buying a 1/2 case and had shipped! The staff... More 

1 Thank RSM1967
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

We enjoy very much going to Massbach's wine tasting room on Main Street in Galena, IL. The staff there, Amy and Nancy, are always incredibly knowledgeable, kind, fun, and we LOVE that they play country music! It keeps us coming back for more!

1 Thank Jennifer B
Wisconsin Dells,
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

We have come to this winery before but it was an absolutely fabulous weekend for a drive out again. The rolling hills make even the drive out fun. They have a wide range of wines from dry-sweet, red, white and fruit that even my husband and I's differing tastes found wines we each liked. The hostess was very knowledgeable and... More 

1 Thank N1519PBnicoleh
Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016

I have been to wineries from New Zealand > France > Argentina > Napa and, for my taste buds, the wines here have my lowest ranking. The pourer was not very knowledgeable, more akin to a clerk than anything. If you like sweeter wines, or without much body, then you probably will be happy, but for my $$ not worth... More 

Thank jocko
Garwin, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

We bought the $5 per person wine tasting. We each picked 5 wines to try. They poured 2 ounces and described the wine. They had oyster crackers to eat in between to cleanse our palette. We bought 4 bottles of wine. The price of the wines were pretty reasonable. We really had a fun time trying the wines.

1 Thank Phyllis B
Davenport, Iowa
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

My best friend and I stopped in the tasting room on Main Street in galena. Not the actual winery. And we were not impressed. The people that worked there didn't greet us at all. She just put a glass and a paper in front of us and then told us how much the tasting is, no hello or anything. She... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2015

We spent a Wednesday afternoon cruising Galena’s Main Street, and we happened upon this tasting room. The wines are primarily from French hybrid grapes that are locally grown. My wife and I have tasted wine in the Napa, Sonoma, Anderson and Willamette valleys, and the Massbach wines hold their own with wines from these areas – very tasty. The woman... More 

1 Thank JWinChicago

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