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Address: 4746 N Ford Rd, Galena, IL 61036-9505
Phone Number: +1 815-777-3330
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Enjoy the beautiful Jo Daviess County Countryside at Galena Cellars...

Enjoy the beautiful Jo Daviess County Countryside at Galena Cellars Vineyard with a tour of our vineyard and production facility. Private tours available year-round. Public tours April-November.

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Great wines and worth the wait...

We have been fans of their wine for quite awhile. However, we have never visited the winery. On a busy Saturday afternoon plan to spend time waiting to get to the bar to sample... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
moongirl74
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Lacon, Illinois
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Lacon, Illinois
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been fans of their wine for quite awhile. However, we have never visited the winery. On a busy Saturday afternoon plan to spend time waiting to get to the bar to sample. All of their wines are delicious. Enjoy!

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5 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went to Galena Cellars for a wine tasting. After standing at the counter for almost 10 minutes with multiple staff looking right at us, and not even a "hi" or "be right with you" was extended. We were tempted to just leave. Finally, a lady came up and asked what she could do for us. We... More 

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Thank Kristin S
Illinois
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a Saturday afternoon on the porch at Galena Cellars. The porch is beautiful and peaceful. The staff was friendly but the place was extremely crowded inside. I stood in line for a very long time just to buy a bottle of wine. I think we will try one of the other wineries next trip to Galena. This place... More 

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Thank ktjo19
Zion, Illinois
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Visited with friends. Tried some very good wines whie sittig outside in fantastic fall weather. Great view of the valley.

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Thank frankanddonna2015
Homer Glen, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

We took a tour of the vineyard where our tour guide explained how grapes become wine, we watched as the grapes were crushed, and tasted several wines. The staff was very friendly and we found several wines that we liked well enough to bring home.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Enjoyed the wine and vineyard. We waited around for the tour but it was not up to our expectations. The tour was very short and the bottling machinery was being repaired.

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Thank AZNana99
McHenry, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Make the trip and visit the vineyard, love the location. Perfect place to taste wine then get a glass of your favorite wine and sit and relax on the outdoor patio. So many types of wine to taste so finding a favorite is easy.

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Thank jbryl2016
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Coming here makes us think we are in Napa. The rolling hills and the outdoor sitting makes for a perfect afternoon event. Country Red wine is a great semi sweet sipper. Highly recommended.

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Thank Daniel G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Tucked in amongst Illinois farmland and country roads, Galena Cellars Winery & Vineyard offers a relaxing way to spend a lazy afternoon. After a very informative tasting and vineyard tour, we grabbed a delicious bottle of wine and some cheese and crackers and spend the next few hours sitting on the gorgeous wrap-around porch watching nature and enjoying the good... More 

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the outdoor seating and breathtaking views surrounding the winery. Get up-close-and-personal by taking a walk through the grape vine rows. It was very busy the day we stopped, and it seems understaffed even with scheduled events at the venue. The staff was friendly but lacked knowledge about their wines when asked some basic questions. Was a little... More 

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