Vintage Illinois 2022
September 17-18! Join us in Utica, Illinois for the state's largest wine festival.


Vintage Illinois in Utica, Ilinois/Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery

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Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery

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Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery

Acres of rolling farmland hosting 22 different specialty grapes, over 40 wine varieties to enjoy, three tasting rooms and thirty plus years later and many cherished friendships, the Lawlors are proud to have created a family legacy…that now spans three generations!

Third generation Winemaker, Eric White, was honored as “Winemaker of the Year” in 2019 – by the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association and continues to expand the Galena Cellars wine portfolio. Stop by for a visit and enjoy a taste of Illinois!

2022 Featured Wines

Britt White: Named after our Winemaker’s sister, this handcrafted blend of Illinois grapes showcases floral notes of honeysuckle and white flowers leading to a crisp, zesty finish. The bright, vibrant acidity and light oak ageing of this wine makes it the perfect pairing for seafood and pastas. $7 | $21

2021 Marquette: This Upper Mississippi River Valley grown grape has produced a medium bodied dry red wine with rich, smooth tannins and lingering flavors of bramble fruit and anise finishing with nuances of cocoa and toasty oak. $7 | $22

Gamblers Red: Gambler’s Red is a Zinfandel blend that is fruit forward and features jammy, ripe, baked fruit notes including plum and fig jam finishing with big, bold dark berry flavors. $7 | $27

Vineyard Rosé: A blend of locally grow Frontenac and Sabrevois grapes, this dry rosé showcases notes fresh strawberry on the nose and a lively mix of red fruit on the palate. $7 | $18

Oktoberfest: One of our most popular wines, this semi-dry blend is produced with German varietals: Traminette, Riesling, and Muscat. The spice aromas on the nose meet fresh, white flowers leaving a finish that will keep you coming back for another sip! $6 | $18

Edelweiss: is a sweet white wine known for its intriguing floral components of honeyed peach and pear. This wine finishes sweet, but with its balanced acidity, provides the palate with a crisp, zesty finish. If you love our Niagara wine, you will enjoy the Edelweiss! $6 | $19

Mimosa: The perfect brunch wine! Lively and expressive Mimosa, without the fuss. A light white wine blended with freshly squeezed orange juice and lightly spritzed. Gently twirl the bottle and you’re ready to go! $7 | $19

Señor Sangria: Olé! A summer favorite. This light red wine is infused with natural fruit flavors and tastes great served over ice or spritzed with white soda and your favorite citrus fruit. $5 | $17

Señorita Sangarita: Enjoy the flavors of citrus and lime! A refreshing summer treat that can be served over ice as a wine spritzer. Marinate in fruit for an added touch. $5 | $17

Rhubarb: Light, fruity, and delicate in color, this wine tastes like biting into a piece of rhubarb pie. A delightful combination of sweetness and tart rhubarb flavor, enjoy as an aperitif or after dinner with a light dessert. $6 | $18

Spiced Apple: A great wine for fall weather, our Spiced Apple is produced from Wisconsin apple and apple pie spiced. Enjoy chilled or warmed. $6 | $18

Honey Mead: The Wildflower honey for our mead wine is sourced locally from the Mississippi River Valley. Enjoy notes of honey, floral, and citrus with a touch of sweetness of fresh acidity. $7 | $18

Jalapeño Wine: Pepper up with this exciting blend of Illinois white wine infused with serrano and jalapeño peppers. This wine has a “sweet heat” and a great new base for your favorite Bloody Mary! $7 | $18

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