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Galena, IL 61036
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Wine Lovers Weekend

Various Locations
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815.747.6335

Event Dates


This is a citywide celebration of good wine, good food and good friends. Wine lovers of all sorts enjoy fine wine, culinary delights, celebrity chefs, pampering packages and all of the stops Galena can possibly pull out.

Be spirited away to warm the winter and add romance, whether it be for vino, gourmet cuisine or the love of a town with history and charm all its own. Wine-inspired dinners, spirit tastings, spa experiences, history tours, cooking demonstrations and shopping enchant visitors.

The opening Grand Tasting & Auction is one of the largest indoor wine tasting events in Illinois. Sample from 300 varieties of hand-picked wines and spirits.

-6-8 p.m.: Grand Tasting & Auction at Galena Convention Center. $50 per person. Purchase tickets online here.
-Noon: Wine Lovers Weekend at Galena Cellars Vineyard: A local celebrity chef works side by side with Galena Cellars winemaker Christine Lawlor-White to prepare a meal full of flavor and spice. Noon. Reservations required. $49.95 per person. Includes tour and lunch with paired wine.
-4-6 p.m.: Grand Tasting at Galena Convention Center. $50 per person. Purchase tickets online here.
-Bloody Mary bars, wine tasting and tours, vineyard lunches, magic shows, quiz shows and more!