Tastings & Tours in Galena
Galena is home to some of the finest wineries in the Midwest! Galena’s wine can be enjoyed throughout the year at our various wine bars, but the best time to enjoy wine tasting is from May-November. During this time, you can sip and savor Galena wines, while at the same time enjoying tours of many of the wineries as well.
The closest winery to Jail Hill is Galena Cellars, which is 5 miles outside Galena. They also have a tasting room in downtown Galena that is open year-round. They offer the widest selection of wines, including many seasonal favorites. If you happen to be here on Sunday afternoons in the summer, they feature live music at their winery. Sitting back in the sun, enjoying a glass or bottle of wine, and listening to some live music from a vantage point overlooking the beautiful countryside is the perfect way to enjoy a summer afternoon in Galena. Three additional wineries in the area include Rocky Waters Winery, Massbach Ridge Winery and Fergedaboudit Winery. The Galena area also offers organized wine tours, which make the wine tasting experience equal parts enjoyable and relaxing. These wine tours will pick you up at the Inn and shuttle you to the various wineries and experiences. The two companies we recommend are Countryside Tours and Iowa Wine Tours.
Though Galena has long been a destination for wine lovers, there’s more to us than great wine. Be sure to also check out our local craft beer scene at the Galena Brewery. Our local distillery is also an amazing place to visit. Blaum Bros. Distillery features local ingredients and well-crafted spirits, and they offer tours of their distillery.