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Galena Cellars Vineyard

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Address: 4746 North Ford Road, Galena, IL 61036
Phone Number: 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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Very pleasant tour and tasting.

We enjoyed the tour. It was short, to the point, and very informative. The tasting was great. They had many wines to choose from. After everything finished, we sat on the porch... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
rfrisque
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Milton, Wisconsin
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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The wine tasting its self was good however compared to other wine tours we've been on it wasn't much of a tour. The tour was very short we saw their vineyard, barreling room, and bottling room but didn't spend a lot of time/receive a lot of information in each. It was very crowded so my group as well as several... More 

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Thank Chloe F
Milton, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the tour. It was short, to the point, and very informative. The tasting was great. They had many wines to choose from. After everything finished, we sat on the porch overlooking the hills and valleys. It was very relaxing.

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Thank rfrisque
Illinois
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30 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited vineyard on Saturday for a tour and tasting. Pulled in and tried to figure out where to start. Found our way into old farmhouse to register for tour and tasting and place was full of people not on a tour doing tasting. Hard time getting to register to pay. Waited on back porch for tour to start for a... More 

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Thank Bob B
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Six of us headed out here on the recommendation of one of our waiter's in Galena. We spent a very pleasant hour or hour and a half here. We went in the house a tried the $5 wine tasting which gets you tastes of your choice of six different wines. Afterwards we bought a glass of our favorite and sat... More 

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NC
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148 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We have not been on been on any vineyard tours, so can't weigh this against others. We contacted the people in advance & they were very good about setting up a private tour & we opted for the cheese & chocolate paring. The Guide & Host Kay (?) was very nice, however there wasn't much for a tour - walk... More 

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Thank CD W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

We just hosted rehearsal party at Galena Cellars Winery at their vineyard, in the barrelroom and it turned out fantastic! Couldn't have been better!! Barbara Sue was wonderful to work with, room was great and evening was magical! If you ever need to host party, this is a great revenue!!

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Thank Jeanne S
Omaha, Nebraska
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44 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

My wife and I visited this winery as part of a tour group and out of the 3 wineries we visited, this was the least liked . The wines were not bad but were nothing spectacular. The level of customer service is what killed this place. The server, Ryan, was very rude to several members of our group and acted... More 

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Illinois, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

The vineyard was fairly nice. The day we went they had a band and chairs set out on the lawn. Their credit card machine was acting up so the line in the store was ridiculous. The tour was not worth the money. Not very informative but the wine tasting at the end was fairly generous. We have been to places... More 

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Thank BabelFish
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Unless you do the tasting, the tour is not worth the money. Tour guide was not very knowledgeable of the grapes or eine making process. He was not very enthuthiastic. It was frankly just an awkward experience. He knew more about tge business and how they use the space for events than about how wines are made. Going to the... More 

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Thank rosajr2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

The vineyard/location is stunning, the staff is extremely helpful (especially dreu). The wine is delicious and the tasting provided a more than adequate amount of wine to try for the price. The tour was interesting, the only downside we noted was the amount of people in one tour. There were two bridal parties in our group and it was pretty... More 

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