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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: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! What a find. My girlfriend and I were passing through the area and thought we'd give August Hill a try. We were blown away by the classy and unique atmosphere, the exceptional wine, and the top-notch staff. The manager, Jessie, was one of the friendliest people I'd run into in a long time, and she made our visit better than great.

I'm a wine and spirits vendor from another state, and I want to stress that this type of establishment is hard to find. Service. Atmosphere. Quality. Uniqueness.

An easy 5 stars

Thank realmeneditya
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Was a cute, VERY crowded winery. Was shocked how crowded they were since a wine festival was going on down the road. They had decent wine and a cute atmosphere. Felt a bit rushed by our wine taster that we drank very quickly and left.

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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Can I say wow. What an amazing time we had. Very friendly and knowledgable staff. Absolutely delicious wine. Will definitely be back gain soon

Thank Mariotti7
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Reviewed July 26, 2018

We were spending the weekend at Grizzly Jacks Hotel and saw this winery was in town not to far away (We went in March 2017). We went and did the wine tastings which were very good. The kids were with us and they got grape juice and a cheese/cracker platter and they said it was good.

Thank Kara R
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sbullock377, Guest Relations Manager at August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co. Tasting Room, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words, Kara. We hope you can come and see us again soon!

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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

You don't expect this gem when walking in. Its in a small strip mall in town. When you walk in, the atmosphere is awesome. Staff is great. Not to mention many fantastic wines! I will be back. And, more than once.

Thank Salem1015
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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 your review. So happy that you will be coming back to see us!!

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