Blue Sky Vineyard Reds, Whites & Blues Festival Join us Graduation Weekend for fine wines, live music, delicious food and local artisans. Bring your friends and family to the winery for a graduation celebration to remember.
Sat (10am - 8pm) - Sun (Noon - 8pm)
3150 S. Rocky Comfort Rd - Makanda, IL 62958 Click here for Driving Directions
Willett's Winery and Cellar 3rd Annual Wine, Art, Balloon & Jazz Festival Approximately one dozen Illinois wineries, a half dozen food vendors, artists, craftsmen, potters and other artisans plus live jazz all day long from Joe Metzka & Friends, The Purdue Jazz Combo and the Sally Weisenburg Trio. Tickets are $10 at the event which include a souvenir wine glass and ten tasting tickets. Call Willett's Winery & Cellar at 309-968-7070 for more information.
Blue Sky Vineyard Tay-Sachs Benefit Concert Blue Sky Vineyard is hosting the 6th Annual Benefit Concert in memory of Elise Ryne Rochman to raise money for funding the on-going research needed to find treatments and a cure for Tay-Sachs Disease.
10:00am - 8:00pm
3150 S. Rocky Comfort Rd. - Makanda, IL 62958 Click here for Driving Directions
Grand Tastings Friday, March 23, 5:30-8pm Saturday, March 24, 3:30-6pm Advanced tickets online: $30 At the door, subject to availability: $35 Galena Convention Center, 900 Galena Square Drive, Galena, IL Complimentary shuttle service available from downtown Galena (Galena Welcome Center, 123 N. Main Street) to Galena Convention Center every fifteen minutes during event.
Wine lovers unite in Galena on March 23-25 for the 7th Annual Wine Lovers’ Weekend, one of the largest indoor wine tasting events in the state of Illinois! Enjoy a spectacular weekend in Galena and beautiful Jo Daviess County indulging in wine tastings, winemaker dinners, shopping, winery tours, and lodging and spa specials. Tickets for the Grand Tastings—offering sampling from more than 300 wines—available now online: www.wineloversweekend.com.
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard International Music, Wine & Beer Festival 26 & 27: 7th Annual Music and International Wine and Beer Festival, Saturday:11am-11pm, Sunday:12-6pm. Wines and beers from six continents featured for tasting & purchase, live music all day both days. The Lions Club-food concessions, Artisan cheese from Ropp Jersey Cheese & The Chocolatier confectionary chocolates,. Charity Raffle for Winemaker’s Cruise, over 21:$10 per person for souvenir glass and 5 tasting tickets; additional tickets for sale, ages 12-20 $5 band cover, under 12 free.
33633 State Route 9, Mackinaw, 61755 Click here for Driving Directions
May 26 -27, 2012
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard International Music, Wine & Beer Festival Annual Music and International Wine and Beer Festival, Saturday:11am-11pm, Sunday:12-6pm. Wines and beers from six continents featured for tasting & purchase, live music all day both days,. The Lions Club-food concessions, Artisan cheese from Ropp Jersey Cheese & The Chocolatier confectionary chocolates. Charity Raffle for Winemaker’s Cruise, over 21:$10 per person for souvenir glass and 5 tasting tickets; additional tickets for sale, ages 12-20 $5 band cover, under 12 free.
33633 State Route 9, Mackinaw, IL 61755 Click here for Driving Directions
July 15, 2012
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard Art and Wine Festival Local and regional Midwest artisans display and retail their art, Greg Williams performs, wine tasting, car clubs invited. FREE. 12-6pm
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival The Annual Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival is for those who have the desire to emulate Lucy and get their "feet” wet in the wine. Wine tasting, food by The Catering Company and live music from The Shake. The Lucy Look-a-Like contest will be held at 3:30pm the first prize is $50. Admission is $5pp entry, kids 12 and under free.
33633 State Route 9, Mackinaw, Illinois 61755 Click here for Driving Directions
July 26, 2013
IGGVA and 100.5 WYMG YMG Uncorked Sample craft beverages from local wineries and breweries all in one convenient, air-conditioned, location!
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Erin's Pavilion, Southwind Park, Springfield, IL Click here for Driving Directions
September 6, 2013
Galena, Illinois Galena Food & Wine Festival The Galena Food and Wine Festival aspires to be a culinary dream featuring the talents of Galena area restaurants as well wine tasting—showcasing approximately 150 varieties—sponsored by Family Beer & Liquor.
Galena Cellars Winery & Tasting Room--Geneva Geneva Festival of the Vine, sponsored by Geneva Chamber of Commerce Savor the flavor of Geneva during Festival of the Vine, our autumn harvest celebration. This annual festival is a celebration of the flavors of fall. Initially a celebration of anything grown on a vine, the festival now revolves around food and wine. Sip wines from around the world and sample mouth-watering international specialties prepared by Geneva restaurateurs while you enjoy versatile local and Chicagoland musical and dance entertainers on the Flavor Fare stage. Additional festival events include an arts and crafts show, merchant wine offerings, flower market, live demonstration stage, Kids’ Corner, complimentary trolley and horse-drawn carriage rides plus great shopping in Geneva’s historic downtown.
Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery Fall Harvest & Art Festival Join us for a fun-filled celebration of the fall harvest! Entertainment for the entire family includes live music, delicious food, geode cracking, grape stomp contest, vineyard tours and horse-drawn wagon rides. We'll also be showcasing the talents of the Galena Cultural Arts Alliance with an art show. The artists will return to the vineyard on Sunday.
Noon - 6 pm
Galena Cellars Vineyard, 4746 N. Ford Road, Galena, IL Click here for Driving Directions
IGGVA Vintage Illinois Vintage Illinois is the largest wine tasting festival in the state of Illinois! It is truly an extraordinary wine tasting event. Visit the festival's website for more information at www.vintageillinois.com.
Saturday - 11 am to 6 pm Sunday - 12 pm to 5 pm
Vermillion River Entrance (south entrance) of Matthiessen State Park Utica, IL Click here for Driving Directions
IGGVA Grape Escape The Quincy Grape Escape is a unique wine tasting festival held along the Mississippi River in Historic Quincy, Illinois. The two day event features live music, wine tasting and delicious food! Visit the festival's website for more information at www.quincygrapeescape.com.
Saturday - 11 am to 9 pm Sunday - 12 pm to 5 pm
Clat Adam's Park Quincy, IL River Front Click here for Driving Directions