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August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co. Tasting Room
Ranked #3 of 17 things to do in Utica
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 your wine. We have two brands available at our Tasting Room: AUGUSTHILLWINERY - red, white, rose, infusions, and dessert wines and ILLINOIS SPARKLLING CO. - traditional method sparkling wines.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Great place! Was lucky enough to tour the vineyard with friends!

So many favorites to chose from. The slushies are good , too.

Fun events and music. Gorgeous tasting room.

Date of experience: July 2018
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sbullock377, Public Relations Manager at August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co. Tasting Room, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

Thank you for the kind words! Hope you can come back and see us soon!

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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Wow. What a great find when taking a drive back to the from a local golf course a couple of hours from the city. We honestly expected nothing great and we absolutely loved the sparkling wines and their methode champenoise used in their production truly makes their ISC sparkling a delight. We also enjoyed meeting the sommelier who assisted us with our purchases of the ombré rose and the dry brut. We enjoyed their sparkling so much that we joined their Sparkling wine club for discounts and private events. The tasting room is cozy with a wine and gift shop. We return every other month to pick up our Sparkling wine club selections!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank CzechMate2010
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sbullock377, Public Relations Manager at August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co. Tasting Room, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

Thank you so much for the awesome review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed our ISC sparkling wines and love them as much as we do. Welcome to the Insider's Wine Club. We hope you can visit us again soon!!

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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Great tasting wines and outstanding service!! Went here with my wife and adult kids for Fathers Day. The wines were great and and the service was excellent. Alexis waited on us and she was very informative and attentive. We also had their meat and cheese plate......again excellent. Try the Niagara and the Blackberry dessert wine with the dark chocolate!

Date of experience: June 2018
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sbullock377, Public Relations Manager at August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co. Tasting Room, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

Than you so much for the kind words, Richard. We hope you can come back and see us again soon!

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Reviewed May 22, 2018

I enjoy the delicious offerings at August Hill Winery in the middle of the one-block Main Street of Utica. It's a great place to grab a glass of wine with friends. Try the Almond Sparkling - one of my faves!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank peacechyld2017
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sbullock377, Marketing Director at August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co. Tasting Room, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2018

Thank you! Come back and see us soon.

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Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

Came here while on a weekend getaway and really enjoyed myself. I love wine and not always do these small places thrill me (love my California reds) but overall the staff and the wine was good! I’m more into red wines and was able to find a few that I enjoyed. Me and my husband ended up buying a bottle and then enjoyed it on the beautiful patio with live music playing. It was a great part of our evening. I’d definitely come here again.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank abbyjaeger89
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sbullock377, Marketing Director at August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co. Tasting Room, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2018

Thank you so much, Abby! We hope to see you back soon.

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