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.
Each of these listed wineries is within a short drive of your Carroll County lodging.
Famous Fossil Vineyard & Winery
We have created a vineyard & winery that express the unique qualities of this climate, this landscape and this culture. We add to that the distinct care and dedication of our staff and the devotion we give to growing grapes and making wine. Fifteen wines, including full bodied reds, refreshing whites, luscious fruit wines and sweet dessert wines. Sweet & Savory Plate of local cheeses, sausage, crackers, and fruits is available every day.
- Wednesday - Saturday 11:00 to 6:00
- Sunday 12:00 to 5:00
- Open Every Day 11:00 to 6:00
Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day
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.
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.