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Illinois River Winery
Ranked #6 of 15 things to do in Utica
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Orland Park, Illinois
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

Have been going the Winery for years but they must be having some issues. Selection of wines were down and staff not very helpful and felt like she wanted us to leave. Have enjoyed Illinois River Winery previously but since they had to close for a flood it doesn't seem the same. I hope they can get it together again.

Visited December 2013
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Mendota, Illinois
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75 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nice variety”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

We recently did a tasting at Illinois River Winery. I really like the variety of wines with so many different flavors. The person doing the tasting occasionally explained the flavors of the wine and never rinsed our glasses. In general it was a good experience, reasonably priced, and I would return.

Visited October 2013
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143 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Glad I was familiar with their wines, felt kinda rushed during the tasting and wines were a little pricier than similar on our d”
Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

We arrived 30 minutes before closing with a plan in hand of what wines we wanted to taste. The wine pourer did very little to explain the wines and never once rinsed our glasses - even when transitioning from red to white. Now we are Far from being wine snobs, but do tastings regularly throughout the state and have come to expect certain things.

I knew several of the wines I had tasted in years past, but she did little to guide us beyond that. The tasting sheet was just a list of names and prices, (no descriptions.) When we physically went and looked at the bottles there was little information on the labels as well.

We bought 6 wines and with the tastings and 2 glasses (for the hotel) it was $100. Conversely we spent $120 for a case and tastings (no glasses) today for wine we personally found better tasting.

Visited September 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice Place”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Very nice staff very helpful. Great wine selection Nice atmosphere well worth stopping at.We tasted several wines the staff help us choose the wright wine for our tastes.

Visited July 2013
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Wine Tasting”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

We were able to taste 6 wines for $3, which was very reasonable. I tried several fruit wines, which were all unique and delicious. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. I purchased a few bottles, which were reasonably priced.

Visited June 2013
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