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Famous Fossil Winery

395 W Cedarville Rd, Freeport, IL 61032-9156
+1 815-563-4665
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Jurassic Wine Place! AWESOME!

04/15/2018 This was 6th and final stop on the Galena Wine Tour 2018. However it was not in the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pixotrips
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Chicago, Illinois
Biodynamically Grown and Regionally True

This vineyard and winery is enchanting and regionally authentic. The owners grow only cold climate... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Amy F
via mobile
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
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“wine tasting” (4 reviews)
“farm fields” (2 reviews)
“great wine” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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395 W Cedarville Rd, Freeport, IL 61032-9156
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+1 815-563-4665
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Reviewed 3 days ago

04/15/2018 This was 6th and final stop on the Galena Wine Tour 2018. However it was not in the original plan! In our return to Chicago, we saw a billboard and we are glad we did! The story behind this place is just as great...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This vineyard and winery is enchanting and regionally authentic. The owners grow only cold climate grapes which make for a very unique and distinct flavour in heir product. From the cozy aesthetic they have to the service they provide, it's worth the stop..... every other...More

1  Thank Amy F
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Went there this past Friday for the 3rd time. Sampled some wonderful wines then had a glass with my also wonderful husband on the patio. Great atmosphere and equally great people there.

2  Thank Tracy D
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

I went to Famous Fossil winery while on a trip to do genealogy research with my parents. After an unproductive research morning, this was a great place to grab a snack and relax. We did the 4 for $3 wine tasting and loved most of...More

1  Thank KimCwell
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Picturesque winery that drew us in on our way somewhere else. Friendly staff, beautiful location. Wines and ports were very good. Amazing to see what goes on in the middle of America's heartland and farm fields! Stop if you are in the area!

1  Thank Eisme77
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Recently went to visit Famous Fossil Winery in Freeport, Illinois with some friends. We did the wine tasting. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Even got to try some rhubarb wine! Quite good tasting. Then we went to the Sunday afternoon guitar playing event in...More

1  Thank Paula M
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

A sleepy little town, with great atmosphere. I hit it at just right time, only one in the winery. Had great wines and a knowledgeable staff. Will definitely be back in the future.

1  Thank Kenneth O
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Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff, quality wine and nice atmosphere. If your making a day tour of wineries / breweries in Western Il, perfect place to start!

1  Thank Jennifer G
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This winery is worth the visit whether you enjoy exploring new wine options or just want to be in the "country." Pam was the perfect hostess for our tasting. We were not rushed and the pours were generous. She explained each wine and provided some...More

1  Thank Susan L
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

The wines were very tasty and we bought several bottles. I loved the casual, cozy atmosphere. Barrels for tables, games and puzzles to work on while you sat around. We ate a lunch plate of cheeses, sausage, and other assorted snacks. Would certainly recommend

1  Thank Grammanator
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