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Galena Cellars Vineyard

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Address: 4746 N Ford Rd, Galena, IL 61036-9505
Phone Number: 815-777-3330

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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Wine is great and views and perfect

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Daniel G
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Daniel G
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank John W
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Tracy E
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Chloe F
Milton, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

Thank rfrisque
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 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 

Thank Bob B
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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393 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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 

Thank 2Travel-4funNow
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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 

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!!

Thank Jeanne S
Omaha, Nebraska
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44 reviews
11 attraction 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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