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“Great tasting wines”

Galena Cellars Winery & Vineyard
Ranked #2 of 37 Shopping in Galena
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Join us and enjoy our award-winning wines. Visit our gift shop at 515 South Main Street Galena IL, 61036. Vineyard now open for tours & wine tastings at 4746 North Ford Rd. Galena, IL 61036.
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We enjoy this store and their wines very much. They are our #1 choice for wine. Many different varietals for everyone's tastes. Try the wedding wine. The almond flavor is like eating angel food cake . Yum!

Thank Peasandquiet2
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

My husband and I just came from there. We walked in and the woman behind the counter was fawning over four female customers. She had said hello when we first came in but that was the last we heard from her. We got the wine list sheets that were on the counter and marked the ones we wanted to taste. And we waited.

Ten minutes went by at no time did the woman even glance in our direction.... not a "I will be right with you". Nothing. She continued however to fawn over the four woman. Finally we walked out and I don't think she noticed or cared.

We do tastings often and will easily spend a couple hundred at vineyards. We had just spent over $100 down the street. We would have done the same here. We are not in our 20s nor do we look homeless or poor. We have never been treated like this.

Awful experience in an otherwise lovely vacation.

1  Thank shamrock2013
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Mary made our visit - she was fun and knew her wine. We visited the downtown location but made the beautiful trip the their country location. Worth the 6 mile drive.

Thank daveofspencer
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Visited the downtown location and did their wine sampling. For five dollars you received 6 hearty sample portions with numerous selections for all palates. The wines I tasted were justly described and the wines that won the awards deserved the honor. Staff kind, happy, friendly and fun. The only improvements I see needed is that they need a bigger area for tasting and an organized way to wait for your turn at the tasting bar. Maybe give out numbers to people who want to taste, so that you do not have to stand crammed at the bar waiting for tasting. Then the customers could shop in the shop and wait for their number to be called without crowding the bar, the samplers, and the cash register. We waited 20-30 minutes on a Sat. afternoon to make our way up to the bar and the staff reported that this was a slow day. Overall, if you like good wine, I would recommend that you stop in and try a taste or six!!!!

Thank beachliker
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Loved every minute of our tasting last week. The winery in downtown Galena is delightful in every way. Not only is the wine great,but the store and all the goodies in it are amazingly displayed and ready for purchase. The staff on hand was knowledgeable and lots of fun. Lynette did our tasting and made our day!!!
Can't wait to return to Galena

Thank Leigh7857
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