Illinois has more than 100 wineries and vineyards located all across the state and the Galena area is is no exception. Galena wineries offer samples, tours, and sales – both of their own wines and often other local products. Stop in and sample some of the best from Illinois Wine Country!
Part of wine’s attraction is that it is an expression of a region’s culture and of the vineyard that produced it. Consequently, visiting a winery or vineyard gives you that much more insight into your wine. Plus it’s a lot of fun! Avoid the crowds and visit midweek for the best experience.
Galena is home to two wineries with two others quite close by. You can enjoy a tasting and tour the two Galena wineries, or take a short drive outside of town to visit either of the other two in the area. Or you could make a day of it and create your own Galena Wine Trail by visiting them all!
Galena Wineries and Vineyards
Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery – www.galenacellars.com
4746 N. Ford Rd, Scales Mound, Il & 515 S Main St, Galena Il
Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery produces a wide range of award-winning wines. They offer both public and private tours of their vineyards and winery in Scales Mound. Tastings include a choice of six different wines from their menu of over 40 different wines! Galena Cellars also has a tasting room, gift shop, and wine patio in downtown Galena at 515 South Main Street. Check them out!
Massbach Ridge Winery – www.massbachridge.com
8837 S. Massbach Rd, Elizabeth, IL & 117 N. Main St, Galena Il
Massbach Ridge Winery has more than 18 acres of grapevines, and produces almost 20 different varieties, including reds, whites, and fruit wines. Tours are available April through October as the weather permits. Their hay and wagon ride tours are especially fun. You can also visit their tasting room at 117 N. Main Street in Galena.
Fergedaboudit Vineyard and Winery – www.fergedaboudit.com
4595 Speer Rd, Hanover, IL
Fergedaboudit specializes in dry-red-bold wines and has won several medals in Illinois state wine competitions. The tasting room is open Thursdays through Sundays and, though they don’t offer tours, you are encouraged to stop by and enjoy the scenic vineyard.
Rocky Waters Vineyard and Winery – www.rockywaters.net
2003 W. Hanover Rd, Hanover, IL
Rocky Waters produces fourteen different wines, including both red and white varietals from their own, locally grown grapes. While they do not offer tours, visitors are encouraged to stop, shop, and enjoy some wine while taking in the views from their tasting room deck.
Galena Wineries and Vineyards Lodging
There is always something to see and do in Galena and the surrounding area. That’s what makes us so popular a destination! When the day winds down, though, you’re going to want somewhere to rest your head. Why make it some impersonal hotel or motel when you can stay in style at Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast? Our opulent Galena bed and breakfast offers true relaxation with European-style accommodations, impeccable service, and meticulously groomed outdoor gardens.