Do you love to drink wine on vacation? Turn your next weekend getaway into a wine extravaganza when you stay at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort! Don't miss Vintage Illinois 2017 at Matthiessen State Park on September 16th and 17th. This incredible wine festival features more than two dozen local wineries sampling their best varietals just minutes from our family resort. Reserve your King Suite, Vacation Villa or Luxury Cabin at our family hotel with an indoor water park and plan a weekend of fun, food, and wine.
The lineup at Vintage Illinois includes samples from more than 25 local wineries. You can taste the latest varietals from the best Illinois vineyards including Alto Vineyards, August Winery, Creekside Vineyards, Wild Blossom Winery, Lavender Crest Winery, and many more. When you get hungry, you can buy lunch from local food trucks or just head back to our resort to enjoy dinner at Jack's Place Restaurant & Bar.
Tickets are available online in advance for $25. Your admission includes a Vintage Illinois 2017 souvenir glass, wristband for access to the event, and 7 complimentary tasting tickets. You can also get tickets on the day of the event for $30. Matthiessen State Park is easy to get to from Grizzly Jack's. Hop in your car and be at the wine festival in less than five minutes!
Children are allowed into the event but take note that no family activities will be organized. You might want to make this a special weekend getaway just for the parents!