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Galena Cellars Vineyard

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Address: 4746 N Ford Rd, Galena, IL 61036-9505
Phone Number: +1 815-777-3330
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Enjoy the beautiful Jo Daviess County Countryside at Galena Cellars...

Enjoy the beautiful Jo Daviess County Countryside at Galena Cellars Vineyard with a tour of our vineyard and production facility. Private tours available year-round. Public tours April-November.

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Wonderful Winery Experience!

We came to the vineyard for the tasting and got way more than expected. Our Bachelorette party had a great time with Dreu behind the bar, explaining wines, giving great pours, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 April 2016
Jennifer K
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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

We came to the vineyard for the tasting and got way more than expected. Our Bachelorette party had a great time with Dreu behind the bar, explaining wines, giving great pours, and wonderful recommendations. We each got 7 glasses, a few flights and of course bottles of wine, plus other souvenirs. Everything about Galena Cellars Vineyard was a blast, great... More 

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Thank Jennifer K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

We visited in December, but this place definitely appears to be a good place to visit when you can sit outside. There are beautiful views of the vineyard and surrounding countryside from a beautiful wrap around porch. But we had to stay inside. Their website talked about warming up by the fire, but the staff said they were afraid to... More 

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1 Thank Suemc430
Illinois
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

Love visiting Galena and the surrounding areas. Great atmosphere for wine tasting. Beautiful location with great staff, and the wine was pretty good too!

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Thank LadyBug929
Morton, Illinois
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

We took the "Scooter to the Vineyard" trip with Fever River Outfitters. The Vineyard is in a beautiful location. Staff was super-friendly. Atmosphere was fun and relaxed. (We also did a wine tasting at the downtown location and the atmosphere was not nearly as relaxed.) We did not take a tour because of time constraints, but that was an option.... More 

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Thank Shannon S
West Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

We rented scooters in Galena from Fever River Outfitters and rode about 12 miles out to the vineyard. We did the wine tasting and purchase a couple of bottles. We then purchased a glass of wine and went out on the deck and listened to a guitar player that was out on the lawn and he was good. There were... More 

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1 Thank Steve S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

We received this weekend stay as a gift from our kids. We stayed at the vineyard in the suite. It was certainly adequate for our needs, but you can tell it's not cleaned daily or well. Cob webs in all the ceiling corners, and lots of dead flies, window blinds that don't work. Things that wouldn't be there if it... More 

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1 Thank Frank G
Tremont, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Very good wine. Excellent location. We enjoyed a bottle of wine with friends on the back porch. Very popular.

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Thank Michael T
Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

Outstanding place to try winesindoors or sit out doors, weather permittinG and take in the beautiful views as you sip your wine, eat cheese and crackers. Then purchase your favorites that you've tasted.

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Thank ltann2848
Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

Went up to the vinyard for a tour and tasting. It was late on a Saturday afternoon and extremely busy, so we didn't get in on a tour due to lack of winery staff available and our late arrival. We were disasapointed, but Jackie made sure we were taken care of by offering us a free glass of wine after... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

As part of our family gathering tour of northwestern Illinois, we stopped for some wine tasting at the Galena Cellars Vineyard. We all enjoyed the tasting experience and the variety of wines. We found the chocolate cheese to be very good - almost like eating dark chocolate fudge. Several of us bought some wine and sat outside on the patio... More 

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