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.
Mark Your Calendar for Galena Wine Lovers Weekend
The largest Galena wine tasting weekend occurs each year in March. Mark your calendars now and start making plans for a fun-filled weekend in charming Galena country. Planning early will allow you to handpick 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 craft beer, wine, and spirits.
In addition, Grand Tastings at Historic Turner Hall feature live music, wine-inspired dinners, cooking demonstrations, spirit tastings, a live auction, and plenty of fun.
However, you should purchase Grand Tastings tickets in advance because they are likely to sell out! If you didn’t get a chance to get yours this year, you can always try again next year!
Grand Tasting Tickets Include:
- Fine 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!
Plan 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:
- Black Hawk Wine Tour, which stops at Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery, Rocky Waters Winery, and Massbach Ridge Winery
- Massbach Ridge Winery and Vineyard Tour
- Winemaker Dinners at Downtown Galena Restaurants
Stay at the Best B&B Near Wine Lovers Weekend Events
Ensure 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.
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!