Did you know that Galena, IL, and the surrounding area is home to a variety of wonderful family-owned vineyards and wineries? Or, that you can find cozy tasting rooms for them on Main Street? The next time you stay with us, set aside time to discover the excellent wineries in Galena, IL. When you do, you’ll get a taste for local flair, learn about the specific growing conditions and types of wine produced in Illinois, and enjoy some of the area’s most scenic landscapes.
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The Top 3 Wineries in Galena, IL, to Visit
There are three excellent wineries in Galena, IL, that you can visit during your next stay with us. Galena Cellars Vineyard and Winery, recently named the Yahoo! Travel Best Winery in Illinois, produces award-winning vino right here in town. You can visit their tasting room on Main Street or tour the vineyard just 15- minutes from downtown.
Massbach Ridge Winery is another excellent choice for local vino. Like Galena Cellars, Massbach Ridge Winery also has a tasting room on Main Street. In addition, you can take a 35-minute drive through the scenic countryside to Elizabeth, IL, to tour the vineyard.
Located in Hanover, IL, Rocky Waters Vineyard and Winery is a nearby destination that you can reach in just 25-minutes during a stay at the Farmers Guest House. This family-owned winery boasts beautiful outdoor seating areas, excellent tours, and a delicious variety of wine to try.
Attend Wine Lovers Weekend
If you’d like to experience all of these great wineries, plus hundreds of others, in the same place, you need to plan a trip for Wine Lovers Weekend in Galena, IL! This exciting two-day event boasts the largest indoor wine tasting event in the state of Illinois. It features over 300 varieties of wine, craft beer, and spirits to try! Wine Lovers Weekend also offers gourmet wine-inspired dinners, excellent vino tastings, cooking demonstrations and so much more!
Experience WineTime at the Farmers Guest House
Since the 1800’s, the Farmers Guest House has been a gathering place for travelers and locals alike. Today, things are no different. Each night at 5:00 p.m. our guests are invited to gather in the common rooms for WineTime. This special time each day allows visitors to get to know other guests and learn about the great things to do in Galena, all while enjoying a glass of vino and snacking on local cheese!
At the Farmers Guest House, you’ll find premier accommodations conveniently located just steps from Main Street and the area’s best restaurants, shopping, and attractions. We serve one of the best breakfasts in North America each morning and treat our guests to a variety of modern amenities with every stay. Browse our guestrooms today to learn more about us. Then, book your next Galena, IL getaway today!