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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
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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 wine and vineyard view.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
AZNana99
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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McHenry, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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Milton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

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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Illinois
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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 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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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 

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NC
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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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