Do you love to go wine tasting? Fall is the perfect season to explore the special wines of the Midwest, and you can sample dozens of varietals just minutes from our resort in North Utica. Illinois River Winery produces top quality bottles that you can sample all year long in the tasting room. Open to the public, you can try a number of wines from sweet to dry and pick our your favorite to bring home. You can purchase bottles at the shop or have a case delivered right to your house.
When you arrive at Illinois River Winery, find a spot at the 30-foot long tasting bar to join in the fun. Create your very own custom flight from over 30 handcrafted wines. On weekend afternoons, you can hang out in the outdoor garden to sip wine and hear live bands. The winery is family-friendly with a bistro area where your kids can nibble on popcorn or order tasty food off the menu. This is a great spot to visit after a fun fall hike at one of the nearby state parks.
The tasting room at Illinois River Winery is open every day of the week starting at 10 am (12 pm on Sundays). On Friday and Saturday evenings, you can sample wine until 8 pm. A flight of 6 different wines costs only $3.00 per person.