Come sample some of the best of Jo Daviess County with a visit to Galena breweries, wineries, and distilleries. Whether you’ve a taste for craft beers, fine wines, hard ciders, or locally distilled spirits, Galena has it all!
There’s something special about regional products, especially when it comes to food and drink. Independent producers not only share the unique flavors of a region but also add to an area’s color and personality with their delicious efforts. Locally produced wines, beers, and spirits offer more than just a refreshing drink. They’re also providing a literal taste of the region, something you cannot get at home.
Jo Daviess County is home to a number of award-winning distilleries, brewers, and vineyards – many of which are right here in Galena.
Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery
Winery: 515 S Main St – Vineyard: 4746 N Ford Rd
Galena Cellars operates both a downtown Galena winery as well as a full-scale vineyard farther out in the country. In fact, guests of Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages will be happy to discover that this vineyard is less than 4 minutes drive down the road! Whether you visit the downtown Winery and Tasting Room or the Vineyard for a tour and taste, you will not be disappointed. This local vintner has produced more than 40 varieties of wines since the early 1970s – many of them award winners. Visit galenacellars.com to learn more.
Massbach Ridge Winery Tasting Room
Tasting Room: 117 N. Main St. – Vineyard: 8837 South Massbach Road, Elizabeth, IL 61028
Massbach Ridge Winery has been producing delicious, fine wines right here in Jo Daviess County since 2003. Massbach Ridge Winery is located about 30 minutes south of our Galena inn in Elizabeth, IL. Like Galena Cellars, however, they also operate a tasting room right here in town. Tours, tastes, and more. Learn more about them online at massbachridge.com.
Galena Brewing Company
227 North Main Street
Galena’s hometown brewery is the appropriately named Galena Brewing Company, which opened in 2009, resurrecting a name last used in 1938. The brewery offers 13 taps, a full bar, and a menu of appetizers, soups and sandwiches, wraps, and more. Find them online at galenabrewery.com.
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.
9380 W US Highway 20
Blaum Bros isn’t just the only distillery in Galena, it’s the only distillery within more than an hour’s drive! Blaum Bros is a family-owned and operated craft distillery producing premium whiskey, vodka, gin, and absinthe right here in Galena. Stop in for a taste and a tour of their fantastic grain to bottle production facility. www.blaumbros.com
With all the great restaurants in the area, plus these Galena breweries, wineries, and distilleries, you know you’re going to have a great time. Book your Galena getaway at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages today. We look forward to sharing the area with you!