How to Plan the Best Trip for Galena Wine Lovers Weekend

Calling all wine lovers and enthusiasts! Galena Wine Lovers Weekend is an exciting 2-day event that happens each March. During the event, wine vendors and celebrity chefs come to Galena and pull out all the stops. You’ll find gourmet wine-inspired dinners, excellent vino tastings, cooking demonstrations, spirits tastings, and so much more! This year, join us and experience a weekend in Galena that promises good wine, good food, and a good time.

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wine at galena cellarsMark Your Calendar for Galena Wine Lovers Weekend 2019

This year, the largest Galena wine tasting weekend of the year will be on March 22 & 23. Mark your calendars now and start making plans for a fun-filled weekend in our charming town. Planning early will allow you to hand pick from the best lodging, restaurants, and events to enjoy, and you’ll have something exciting to look forward to this March!

Purchase Grand Tasting Tickets in Advance

Grand Tastings at the Galena Convention Center are without a doubt the biggest events during Galena Wine Lovers Weekend. In fact, they’re also one of the largest indoor wine tasting events held in the state of Illinois! Held on both Friday and Saturday, these events invite attendees to sample from over 250 varieties of wine, craft beer, and spirits.

In addition, Grand Tastings feature live music, wine-inspired dinners, cooking demonstrations, spirit tastings, a live auction, and plenty of fun.  

However, Grand Tasting tickets must be purchased in advance, and they will sell out. If you didn’t get a chance to get yours this year, you can try again in 2020 or 2021—the Wine Lovers Weekend is already scheduled for those years.

Grand Tasting Tickets Include:

  • Wine and spirit sampling from sponsors
  • A keepsake wine glass
  • Entry in a grand prize drawing for a getaway to Galena Basket
  • Complimentary cheese, bread, and fruit
  • Access to a complimentary shuttle from downtown Galena

Take the Complimentary Shuttle

If you purchase tickets to a Grand Tasting, you can take advantage of a complimentary shuttle to and from the event. Shuttles depart for the Galena Convention Center from the Old Post Office in the heart of downtown every 15 minutes during the event. Just an eight-minute walk from our inn, this is a convenient way to get to and from Grand Tastings if you stay with us!

view of galena cellars barnPlan to Attend Other Exciting Events

Grand Tastings are just the beginning for wine enthusiasts at Galena Wine Lovers Weekend. In addition, you’ll find a variety of local winery tours, scenic vineyard tours, special dinners, and more! Some of the best events to attend this year include:

Stay at the Farmers Guest House

view of bed in mary roomEnsure that your Galena Wine Lovers Weekend is an exciting and memorable weekend by staying with us at the Farmers Guest House! Our award-winning bed and breakfast is just a short walk from the area’s best attractions, including restaurants and shopping on historic Main Street.

In addition, our charming bed and breakfast offers one of the best breakfasts in North America, that comes complimentary with every stay. We’ll also treat you to even more wine during Galena Wine Lovers Weekend with our daily WineTime each afternoon!

With nine well-appointed, tastefully decorated guestrooms, cottages, and suites, private outdoor patios and gardens, and a unique history that dates to 1867, our inn offers a memorable experience you won’t soon forget!

Whether you plan a romantic getaway for two or an exciting weekend for a group, consider booking your stay for Galena Wine Lovers Weekend at the Farmers Guest House. We’d love to help you plan an incredible visit to Galena!

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