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Galena Cellars Vineyard and Winery

  • 4746 N. Ford Rd. Map It
  • Galena
  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Fodor's Review

There are plenty of ripe reasons to make a stop at Galena Cellars: nearly 20 award-winning wines in 2011 alone; best white wine from Illinois; and winemaker Christine Lawlor-White, who was twice voted Illinois Winemaker of the Year. In-season vineyard tours guide you through the growing grapes and let you in on the winemaking process. Turn your visit into a romantic retreat by booking the upstairs guestroom. A downtown Galena location (515 S. Main St.) holds tastings daily.

Sight Information


4746 N. Ford Rd., Galena, Illinois, 61036, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Tastings $5
  • Tours daily May 1-Oct. 31; weekends April and Nov.


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