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Illinois River Winery

723 South Clark, Utica, IL 61373
+1 815-667-4012
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Tasting on a budget

Service was great and welcoming here. Wine quality: 3/5. Tasting is great price to explore the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
via mobile
Sad Wine Shack

I am sure this place has seen better days. The gal that waited on my friend and I was super sweet... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saint Charles, Illinois
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good19%
  • Average24%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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723 South Clark, Utica, IL 61373
+1 815-667-4012
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Service was great and welcoming here. Wine quality: 3/5. Tasting is great price to explore the selection. Live music on the patio.

Thank Tiffrock12
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am sure this place has seen better days. The gal that waited on my friend and I was super sweet, would give her a 5 star rating for service. Wine really wasn't nothing to write home about. Could pass as flavored vinegar to toss...More

Thank Mimiwq62
Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

The women that helped me was so nice and so informative. I loved the wine I purchased and hope to stop in on our way out of town for more.😊

Thank Family6421
Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

We have been coming here for years, and it's sad that this place has become so disappointing!! We brought another couple down who had never been here, and they were completely rude to us!! This is the third or fourth time we have brought friends...More

Thank Bud-Dog23
Reviewed November 2, 2016

I have stopped here annually for years, bought various wine and enjoyed it. This year I was in town for the Burgoo festival, stopped in for a tasting $3 for 6. Gave my cash to the gal. Enjoyed the wine and other folks I met....More

1  Thank beentheredonethatia
Reviewed October 18, 2016

We used to enjoy stopping in the winery every year on our annual weekend in Starved Rock but the past 2 years have been less than pleasant experiences. The staff has been very rude to us and the wine is just average at best. Skip...More

Thank Jen M
Gregg K, Owner at Illinois River Winery, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2017

Hi Jen, We are so sorry your visit wasn't as good as in the past. We are listening to you and other reviewers and believe the changes we are making will result in much better experiences in the future: New wines, new staff, better bands...More

Reviewed September 12, 2016

We passed Illinois River Winery on our way from Starved Rock to a different winery down the street, and decided to stop in for a tasting. For $3, you can sample six not-so-great wines (large selection, none that I tasted were worth purchasing). The decor...More

Thank ChicBurbs
Reviewed August 27, 2016

We went for a wine tasting and sampled a number of the 'classic' wines, not the fruit flavoured varieties. The first wine supplied by the rather surly staff smelled like acetone and tasted bad, I suspected the bottle was old but then I did not...More

Thank AtlantanHaggis
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in after hiking and did a wine tasting . Price was only $3 for 6 tastings . There were several me and my husband liked . I'm more sweet and he is more dry wines. My favorite is the St. Nick. We also enjoyed...More

Thank jaredsgirl
Reviewed July 29, 2016 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...More

Thank Chrissy D
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