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August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co. Tasting Room

Closed Now: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Great tastings

we've had a fun time going here after hiking at Starved Rock - they're very educated about their... read more

Reviewed November 18, 2011
Chicago, Illinois

loved the atmosphere , very classy... loved the wine,,, and the girls there pouring were so nice... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2011
West Chicago
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Come enjoy individual creations conceived in the heart and expressed through the hand in our tasting room. We offer wine tastings, wine flights, and wine by the glass and bottle. We also have some wonderful light food items available to pair with...more
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106 Mill St, Utica, IL 61373-9450
+1 815-667-5211
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Reviewed November 18, 2011

we've had a fun time going here after hiking at Starved Rock - they're very educated about their product and their wine club has some nice choices.

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Reviewed October 18, 2011

loved the atmosphere , very classy... loved the wine,,, and the girls there pouring were so nice. We'll definitely be back. WIshed we stayed to have a glass on the back patio

Thank mishmashtraveler
Reviewed October 16, 2011

This tasting room was the cherry on top of a beautiful day of hiking at Starved Rock. We had decided to avoid the Burgoo festival & hit downtown Utica a day early. The place was packed but the lovely employees squeezed us in for the...More

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Reviewed October 13, 2011

Stopped in on a weekend trip to Starved Rock-trying to add a little sophistication to our hiking trip. What a great place. The wines were fantastic, the setting lovely and the staff were great. The price for tasting was extremely reasonable and we were able...More

Thank mudandlumber
Reviewed September 2, 2011

We stopped in spontaneously after visiting Foothills Organics to buy some wine to go with our food. We loved the space. This tasting room is not filled with the cheesy (pun) "country vineyard" decor- it has thoughtful artwork (not just paintings, sculptures too) and the...More

Thank Sarah N
Reviewed August 1, 2010

This is a newer tasting room that opened up about 5 years ago. It's very nice and comfortable inside and the employees are very friendly. Wines were good and prices were reasonable. You can download a coupon from their web site for 5% off a...More

Thank tweeter_23
Reviewed July 16, 2009

A group of us spent the weekend at Grand Bear Resort last January and, on fluke, decided to do a wine tasting. We were recommended August Hill. It turned out to be sooo much fun! Most of us signed up for the Insider's Wine Club...More

Thank oneofthecousins
Reviewed November 27, 2007

This is truly a gem right off of I-80 in Utica. We saw billboard for a winery in Utica so we exited and stopped at August Hill. It is right downtown with a black awning. It was simply breathtaking. It is an artists gallery featuring...More

4  Thank timeaway
Reviewed February 17, 2007

We had fun at this winery! They happened to be having a chocolate and wine pairing weekend going on when we arrived so we were able to try quite a few wines. I believe they had a total of 12 varieties available to taste with...More

3  Thank Roadtrippers5
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August 24, 2017|
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Response from sbullock377 | Property representative |
Children are allowed on our patio and in our Tasting Bar area. Our lounge area, however, is a 21 and over space.
July 12, 2016|
Response from sbullock377 | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. While the health department does not allow us to have dogs inside the Tasting Room, we do have a couple of tables outside in front of our Tasting Room where people like to... More
June 10, 2016|
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Response from Michael J | Reviewed this property |
There is also a lot immediately south of the winery on Canal St., just a little east next to the LaSalle County Museum, which depending on the size of your RV should accommodate most.