Fall Wine Weekends

Wine-down with a weekend away.

There's nothing quite like relaxing with a glass of Illinois wine and watching the golden hues of fall blanket the countryside. Escape for a weekend at one of these popular oenophile destinations. Enjoy good food and wine before overnighting at cozy cabins and spending time at other nearby attractions. 

You won't want to leave!

Places to Eat

  • Some of the wineries have on site dining options, ranging from pizzas and sandwiches at Blue Sky Vineyard to German favorites at Von Jakob Vineyard and Swedish specialties at Hedman Vineyards. A complete list can be found here.
  • Giant City State Lodge not only offers a great place to overnight, but also the perfect stop for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Be sure to try their famous all-you-can-eat family-style chicken.

Places to Stay

Things to Do

Places to Eat

  • With the parade at 2:30, you'll want to manage your lunch timing carefully. Be apart of the official toast at Galena Cellars' flagship downtown store while enjoying French Peasant Stew and a glass of wine.
  • Four-course Nouveau Lunch specials can be booked for 11:00 at both One Eleven Main and Vinny Vanucchi's. Fried Green Tomatoes and De Soto House also have lunch options while Grape Escape offers an afternoon wine and cheese pairing from 2-5.
  • For later in the evening, feast on an authentic French dinner at Fritz & Frites or enjoy a Legends of Las Vegas Dinner Show at Amelia's Lamplight Dinner Theater.
  • Click here to browse a full itinerary of food options available throughout the day

Places to Stay

  • There's no shortage of impressive lodging options to retire for the evening.
  • Receive a complimentary bottle of wine when you book a 2 night stay at The Inn at Felt Manor
  • What's better than a weekend away? A long weekend away of course! Save 50% on a third night (Thursday or Sunday) at Belle Aire Mansion or Aldrich Guesthouse.
  • Enjoy other specials like Galena Cellars gift cards and discounted rates for the event weekend. View other lodging options here.

Things to Do

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