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Illinois River Winery

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Address: 723 South Clark, Utica, IL
Phone Number: 815-667-4012
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Worth the Visit

Been going here for a couple of years. They have a very good selection of wine and their prices are very comparable to most wineries. Sometimes they have a live musician outside... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
Ken R
North Riverside, Illinois
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Crete, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I came here on a Wed night. There was only one person working and there was 3 other couples also there doing tastings. We were waiting for a while. I was surprised I didn't care for a lot of the wines. The only one we liked and bought was the St. Nicks wine. The lady that was... More 

Thank Chrissy D
Palatine, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was a fun stop on our trip to Starved Rock. It's a small building with a cute back patio where you can spend a few hours relaxing and drinking wine. We did the wine tasting which was 6 tastes for $3 which was an awesome value. Their wine is very good at a decent price. I prefer sweet... More 

Thank Nikush1441
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Wife and I did not find our stop-in here worthwhile. The gentleman serving wine was plenty friendly and knowledgeable but a nice guy pouring tiny samples of wine does not a destination make, we found. There are plenty of varieties of wine but nothing amazing and the one I liked best (Claret) was nearly a forty dollar bottle from a... More 

1 Thank Jake F
Chicago, IL
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

We visited during the Utica Winter Wine Walk and this place was rocking! We tried a large variety of wines and found quite a few that we liked. The staff was very pleasant and accommodating as we all were standing at the long bar waving our glasses. I have no doubt that you will find a wine you like here.

Thank gaspera
Putnam, Illinois
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

The staff were very friendly. A nice variety of wines to taste and purchase. If weather permits, the patio out back is lovely.

Thank suet22
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Great price for wine tastings, 6 for $3.00. Great customer service here. It has a nice outdoor patio to sit and drink your wine. Loved it! We'll be coming back.

1 Thank Cecily D
Peru, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We got a groupon wine tasting for this place and went and the gentleman was very knowledgable serving us. He even gave us sometimes a bit more of kinds we loved and that just made it easier with helpful service like that to buy wine when we left. Thanks for the great 1st time experience in your wine tasting.

Thank LovingLife4us
North Riverside, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Been going here for a couple of years. They have a very good selection of wine and their prices are very comparable to most wineries. Sometimes they have a live musician outside behind the tasting room and its a nice spot to buy a bottle of wine and sit back to relax.

Thank Ken R
Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We did a quick stop here on our way home from Starved Rock and on our way to lunch. We sampled 6 wines for $3.00.

1 Thank Tigercharm
Peoria, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My husband and I visited Utica this weekend for our anniversary and we very excited to try out the wines here. We visited both locations which had signs on the door that they would open at 11:00...and they never did. We wasted half of a day hoping that maybe they were just opening late. No answer on their telephone and... More 

7 Thank Stephanie H

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