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“Nice Stop”

Tuscan Hills Winery
Ranked #3 of 19 things to do in Effingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Since officially opening on July 1st, 2011, the winery has become home to numerous weddings, showers, fundraisers, class reunions, musical performances, and holiday parties. The owners, Wes and Wanda Pitcher want all visitors to “Come as our guests, leave as our friends.” Tuscan Hills Winery provides an old-world Tuscan feel in the heart of Effingham, Illinois. We are particularly focused on offering exceptional quality wines and providing a comfortable, home-like atmosphere for all ages. We are family and pet friendly. All of our wines are made right here at the winery. However, if wine isn’t the drink for you, we also offer a full bar, wine-slushies, and sangrias. We offer wine tastings daily. Tuscan Hills isn’t only about the wine; it’s about the experience.
Reviewed August 7, 2013

Based on another review, we were expecting a bit more involvement with the wine tasting experience. However, we visited on a Wednesday afternoon and the place was empty. The staff were friendly and offered the full tasting (6 wines for $5 and you keep the wine glass) or just three complimentary wines. The place is beautiful inside and out. They have entertainment on certain nights. We wish we could stay longer and return for dinner and entertainment (if we get back to Effingham, IL, this will be on my itinerary!). We did buy a couple of bottles of the wine we tasted and the price was great.

Thank cgniehaus
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

We were so surprised when we saw signs for a new winery in town in southern Illinois. It is located in Effingham (exit 162) right off I-57, if you are traveling south. This would also be a great stop if you are traveling from St. Louis to Chicago. What a great find! The tasting room is huge, and is also open for banquet reservations. They do have live entertainment on some weekends, and several gals were playing Bunco while we were there. We visited the winery on a Friday, and visitors kept coming and going the whole time we were there. The server was friendly and gracious. The tasting was complementary, and the wines, especially the whites, were delightful. This was a relaxing stop after a long ride from Chicago, and we were not disappointed. Try both their red and white sangrias also; the staff will even share the recipe with you.

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