Northern Illinois has been part of the rapid increase in small vineyards. The fertile soil and weather profile are perfect for a number of wine grapes, but even better, the warm hospitality of our region will make any winery visit a pleasant part of your getaway.

Great Wineries

Each of these listed wineries is within a short drive of your Carroll County lodging.

Fergedaboudit Vineyard and Winery

46 acre vineyard offering a wide variety of excellent wines. Closed during the winter months.

4595 West Speer Rd., Hanover, IL, 61041
(815) 591-2126

Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery

Forty varieties of wine (including a number of international award winners) made by a winner of the Illinois Winemaker of the Year. Galena Cellars also offers a downtown Galena tasting room (at 515 S. Main St.) with a wine patio. The vineyard, just off the Stagecoach Trail, offers regularly scheduled tours and will schedule personal tours with a reservation. See website for tour details and hours.

4746 North Ford Rd., Galena, Illinois 61036
(815) 777-3235

Massbach Ridge Winery

Over a dozen fine wines grown from French and American hybrid varieties that love the Northern Illinois climate. Vineyard tours available, additional tasting room at 117 N. Main St. in Galena. See website for tour details.

8837 South Massbach Rd., Elizabeth, IL, 61028
(815) 291-6700

The Muse on Cedar Creek

The Muse on Cedar Creek is a relaxing and scenic destination where you can enjoy a great selection of local wine and beers, delicious foods, and the comfort of a quiet location.


  • Monday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday: CLOSED
  • Wednesday: CLOSED
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sunday: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
395 West Cedarville Rd., Freeport, Illinois
(779) 994-6873

Rocky Waters Vineyard and Winery

Fourteen wine varieties, many the winners of multiple awards. Event facilities available for rental on the 112 acre vineyard grounds.

2003 West Hanover Road Hanover, Illinois 61041
(815) 591-9706

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