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“060914”

Illinois River Winery
Ranked #6 of 15 things to do in Utica
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Lockport, Illinois
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43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“060914”
Reviewed June 14, 2014

As always, great wines. We were offered more than we wanted, but sampled anyways. Small place right on the main road. We were only people sampling, but it was Monday morning.

Visited June 2014
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Morris, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Disorganized”
Reviewed March 29, 2014

We just left this winery without even a tasting. My husband and I had been waiting for 5-10 minutes for a tasting when another couple walked in and were given the next available area for a tasting. While waiting, we were told restrooms were located down the way, outside of their rental space.

Visited March 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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86 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“a little nice winery in the country”
Reviewed March 5, 2014

we stopped at the illinois winery one afternoon when travaling through utica coming from straved rock state park on the illinois river, after a day watching bald eagles on the river. it was a very cold snowy day in february with no one around. the winery was very nice and we did a wine tasteting and enjoyed their wine very much. the tasteing is $6.00 for 6 tastes or $8.00 for 6 tastes and you get to keep the glass. we did the $8.00's and got the glass, of the 6 tastes we bought 3 bottles. it was a great way to warm up after being outside all day. they put your bottles in a cloth bag with thier name on it, and if you bring it back and reuse it they give $4.00 off your next purchase of 4 bottles or more.
the illinois winery is just down the road from the straved rock state park entrance so when in utica, il stop by it's fun.

Visited March 2014
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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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