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Good but not great

Visited on a Sunday. Staff was friendly, wine choices are fairly extensive and the ones we tasted... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
998brentj
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Nice local winery tour

Loved seeing the inner making of the Galena Wine Cellars vineyard. Bottle room tour, bottling... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2019
ksburg1969
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Aurora, Illinois
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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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4746 N Ford Rd, Galena, IL 61036-9505
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited on a Sunday. Staff was friendly, wine choices are fairly extensive and the ones we tasted were pretty good. We bought a bottle and some cheese and crackers to enjoy on the porch. The view is really nice but the gnats drove us back...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed April 1, 2019

Loved seeing the inner making of the Galena Wine Cellars vineyard. Bottle room tour, bottling room, etc were great. Then top it off with a wine tasting.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ksburg1969
Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

We have traveled and visited several wineries, this is my absolute favorite! We have been coming here for over 10 years. Their wine selection is extensive. Whether you like dry or sweet wine you will find something. We always start our Saturday here for our...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

We spend a weekend in Galena annually towards the beginning of September for 6 years. The vineyard is always on our list of activities. It is incredibly picturesque. The staff is always polite, helpful and upbeat. They usually have a live band playing which adds...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

We were there on a Monday afternoon and we tasted 6 wines. I loved the sweet cider that they had and my husband enjoyed the peach wine. We had a nice conversation,I wish I remembered her name! She talked to us about wine, the area,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

First, the place is gorgeous and the scenery is even better. Our server was very nice, sociable and knowledgeable. I thought the wines I tasted were good, but not great. However, I am partial to really dry wines and they just don’t have the grapes...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank OtPot
Reviewed August 29, 2018

We were staying in Galena, and took the short drive ( about 6 miles) out to the Galena Cellars Vineyard for a bit of midweek wine tasting. We decided to forego the tour and concentrate on wine tasting on this trip. The winery has a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Patrick A
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Family run business with a small town feel. Fun stop to try some samples and chat with friends. Didn't take a tour but tours are available.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kathy M
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

We took the little drive out to the winery and it was worth it. The tasting had lots of options for wines to try. We both found a couple wines we really liked. The porch outside had beautiful views and was a nice place to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 12, 2018

Great wine tour and loved our host who was very engaging and informative! Tried many different wines that I may otherwise would have not. Thank you Dennis from Galena wine tours fir setting us up!

Date of experience: June 2018
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