The Galena area is home to some of the finest wineries in Illinois. You can stop in to meet the vintners, learn their process, enjoy a paired tasting, and take home a bottle or two of your favorite with a Jo Daviess County winery tour!
Winemaking is a fascinating process that provides for some of the freshest, most unique, and best wines in a given region – and Jo Daviess County is no exception. Finding regional wines on the local shelf during a visit is one way to experience these distinctive wines but a visit to the source – now there’s an experience!
Visiting a Jo Daviess County winery can provide an afternoon of educational and entertaining insight into a particular producer’s process as well as samplings of their freshest results – sometimes of rarities that you can get nowhere else!
Jo Daviess County Winery Tours
Fergedaboudit Vineyard and Winery
4595 Speer Rd, Hanover, IL
www.fergedaboudit.com – 815-591-2126
Fergedaboudit is a boutique, Jo Daviess County winery and vineyard specializing in dry-red-bold wines. Stop in for a sampling of their wines and to enjoy their scenic vineyard.
Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery
4746 N. Ford Rd, Galena, IL
www.galenacellars.com – 815-777-3330
Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery offers and tours of their vineyards and winery, as well as tastings of their 40 award-winning wines. A wonderful experience.
Massbach Ridge Winery
8837 S. Massbach Rd., Elizabeth, IL
www.massbachridge.com – 815-291-6700
Come sample award-winning, estate-grown wines and tour this beautiful, Jo Daviess County winery. You can also visit their tasting room in downtown Galena at 117 N. Main St.
Rocky Waters Vineyard and Winery
2003 W. Hanover Rd, Hanover, IL
www.rockywaters.net – 815-591-9706
Experience our spectacular view, taste wines from our locally grown grapes, relax on the deck, and enjoy some wine.
Rocky Waters is a boutique, Jo Daviess County winery producing Marechal Foch, Leon Millot, St. Croix, and white varietals of Lacrosse and St. Pepin. Stop in for a visit and enjoy their winery, vineyard, gift shop, and tasting room.
Jo Daviess County Lodging
Jo Daviess County, Illinois is chock full of great things to see and do – winery tours are just the tip of the iceberg! Make your visit the best it can be with a stay at Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast. You’ll realize true luxury in our opulent Galena bed and breakfast, with European-style accommodations, impeccable service, and meticulously groomed outdoor gardens. Come see why everyone loves Galena and Jo Daviess County!