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The 7 Best Places for Wine Tasting in Galena

Go Wine Tasting in Downtown GalenaGalena is the perfect getaway destination, especially if you’re looking to do a little wine tasting! It’s a town built with such historic, small-town charm, and has something to offer a spectrum of visitors. Galena’s picturesque and quiet streets are filled with quaint shops and boutiques, gourmet restaurants, spas, and wineries. Even better, all of this and more is easily attainable, as Galena is only a one-tank trip from many large Midwest cities.  Throughout the year, there are a variety of events that draw wine lovers to Galena, and numerous wine bars and wineries open for wine tasting, which allows visitors to keep the drinks flowing throughout the remainder of the year.  Book your room at our beautifully renovated and award-winning Galena Bed and Breakfast, and sip your way through Galena’s best wines.

The Best Wine Tasting Near our Galena Bed and Breakfast

If you’re an avid wine connoisseur, then you should put Galena’s Wine Lover’s Weekends on your bucket list.  Though many of the top events are over or already booked for the year, it’s a great time to plan for next year!  The next Wine Lover’s Weekend is March 27 & 28, 2020. If you’re interested in attending, make sure to book your accommodations for this incredible event early!  Corkless Galena, another popular event for wine tasting, is held each June.  2019’s Corkless in Galena will take place on June 22, but look for future dates of this exciting event. The next major Wine Lover’s Weekend events will be the Galena Cellars Fall Harvest & Art Festival taking place in September, the Massbach Stomp also in September, and the Nouveau Wine Festival in Wine tasting starts at our Galena Bed and BreakfastNovember. These events are incredibly popular, so make sure you book early at Galena’s most luxurious Bed and Breakfast, Jail Hill Inn.

Even if you don’t make it for one of these great Wine Lover’s Weekend activities, there are plenty of other great opportunities to go wine tasting in Galena.  Public tours are offered at the local Award-winning favorite, Galena Cellars Winery.  For only $5, you’ll enjoy some delicious wine tasting after the tour, which includes six different 1/2 ounce pours from our menu of over 40 different wines.  Massbach Ridge Winery also offers wine tastings both at their vineyard and their Galena tasting room. Both the Rocky Waters Winery and the Fergedaboutit Winery are also lovely nearby places to visit.  If you’d rather stick to the streets of Galena, Jamie’s Wine Studio and The Grape Escape are great places to go wine tasting.  To take a taste of Galena home with you, stop into Galena Wine and Cheese.

And, of course, end your day or start your evening off on the right foot with our delicious afternoon wine and cheese reception right here at Jail Hill Inn Bed and Breakfast. It’s held daily from 4:00-8:00 p.m. in the lobby area. No matter how you choose to spend your time, wine tasting in Galena will surely add a pleasurable flavor to your getaway. Book your room at our luxurious Galena Bed and Breakfast today.


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