Wine and cheese

Delicious Charcuterie Boards at Galena River Wine & Cheese

When you’re craving velvety cheeses, exquisite wines, and homemade delicacies, make your way to Galena River Wine and Cheese. This quaint store boasts an extraordinary selection of high-quality products, perfect for any occasion. Whether you are a wine aficionado or a cheese connoisseur, you’ll find the perfect delight to indulge in at this one-stop gourmet shop!

Once you’ve experienced the savory snacks at Galena River Wine and Cheese, save room for exploring our stunning community. By requesting a copy of our complimentary Galena Vacation Guide, you’ll have our recommendations for the best things to do, area attractions, and wonderful shopping right in the palm of your hand. Our carefully curated travel planner provides you with an inside look at the cozy accommodations and wonderful amenities at Farmers Guest House!

What You Need to Know About Galena River Wine and Cheese

Our town is known for boasting some of the most fabulous antiquing, delightful dining, and wonderful shopping along the Helluva Half Mile. One of the main stops on this cultural avenue is Galena River Wine & Cheese in Galena, IL. Use our local insights to see what makes this culinary hotspot is so magnificent!

What’s the History

Ken and Sandy Winge visited Galena in 1977 and fell in love with what makes our town so wonderful — the people and charm. On a whim, the Winge family relocated and opened the shop’s doors in 1982. Galena River Wine and Cheese resides in the Peck Building, one of the oldest commercial buildings in Galena. The building was constructed in 1845 as a steamboat provisioning warehouse.  In the fall of 2014, Bryon and Julie Taylor purchased the business giving it a new life and spirit while continuing the tradition of fine wines and cheeses. Just around the block from Farmers Guest House, it’s the perfect beginning and ending point for your self-guided tour through our historic community.

An Assortment of Cheese

When you step foot in Galena Wine and Cheese, you’ll be delighted by the lavish selection of cheeses filling the display cases. It doesn’t matter if you want cheese from Wisconsin, Italy, France, England, or Ireland. You’re sure to find your new favorite here!

If you simply cannot get enough cheese, join the exclusive club. This premier membership provides you with a hand-chosen selection of three varieties, both international and domestic, to enjoy each month. It’s the perfect way to sample even when you can’t make the trip!

Delightful Drinks

Whether you prefer a craft beer or a glass of wine, you’ll find a delicious cheese to pair it with. Choose from over 130 brews, each of which showcases unique flavors from around the world. Or, peruse the divine selection of over 170 blends from international destinations. Whatever way you decide to delight in, you’re sure to satisfy your culinary cravings at Galena Wine and Cheese. If you wish to make your romantic getaway a little sweeter, consider purchasing a couple of bottles of wine or beer!

More to Enjoy

In addition to a gorgeous selection of cheese and wine, treat yourself to another one of the signature delicacies. Other popular favorites are seasoned sausages, homemade jams, tasty condiments, savory soups, kinds of pasta, flavorful dips, and natural oils. For the aspiring chef in your life, purchase a box of bread or scone mix. While you’re there, ask for any tips the knowledgeable staff may have about pairing the variety of flavors together!

Relax at Farmers Guest House

At Farmers Guest House, we love wine, and we’re sure to share that love with our WineTime! Waiting in your room upon arrival, you’ll have your choice of wine along with an assortment of cheese and crackers. Guests can either indulge in the privacy of their room or mingle in any of our first-floor common areas. Each additional evening, guests receive WineTime delivery to enjoy wine and cheese at their leisure.

Our spacious Julia Suite will envelop you in tasteful luxury. Relax in the comfortable king-sized bed and soak in the double whirlpool tub after a day of exploring Galena. The royal blues and burnt oranges compliment the tones of the wood floors and romantic fireplace, setting the mood for a rejuvenating stay.

We have eight other suites and a cottage each as charming as the last, so be sure to browse all our accommodations before you book your relaxing stay in Galena, IL!