Our list of wineries are in alphabetical order. You can take advantage of our consierge service and have one of our innkeepers plan a trip for you. Rent a limo to take you to the near or far ones and make a day of tastings!



Experience the August Hill family's passion for creation in their relaxing tasting room in historic downtown Utica, just minutes from Starved Rock State Park. Enjoy tastings of August Hill's handcrafted wines while exploring the other individual creations presented within the tasting room. When the weather is nice, sit back and relax with a glass of wine and some cheese and crackers on the outdoor patio.

August Hill Winery
106 Mill Street, Utica, IL 61373

Open: Monday through Thursday, 10am to 5pm; Friday and Saturday, 10am to 8pm; Sunday: 11am to 5pm.


Carlyle Brewing Company (Beer Brewery)

It's been said that every great city needs a real brewery. Well, now you have one, Rockford!

Carlyle Brewing Company is owned and operated by Don Carlyle, an accomplished, world-traveled brewmaster who adheres to the time-honored traditions and standards of the masters.

With a variety of fresh-brewed beer styles to sample, along with fun, pub-style foods including brats and hot pretzels, Carlyle Brewing Company is a unique place to gather with friends, celebrate an event or just relax over a pint.

215 East State Street
Rockford, IL 61104
815.963.BREW (2739)

Just 30 miles from Copperstone Inn!

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant in Burr Ridge is casual, upscale dining facility, premium barrel aging room, Napa-style tasting room, full service bar, and retail gift store all under one roof. Wine Club Events bi-weekly. Located directly off of I-55 and South County Line Road exit.

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant
15690 S. Harlem Avenue, Orland Park, IL 60462

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Wheeling
583 North Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling, IL 60090

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - South Barrington
100 West Higgins Road, Ste. V-1, South Barrington, IL 60010
847-836-WINE (9463)

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Sparkling Wine Facility
510 Village Center Drive, Burr Ridge, IL 60527


Hours of Operation: Open Monday to Thursday, 11am to 9:30 pm, Friday & Saturday, 11am to 10 pm, and Sunday, 11am to 9 pm.

Burr Ridge Hours of Operation: Monday to Thursday, 11:30 am to 9:30 pm; Friday & Saturday, 11:30 am to 10 pm; and Sunday, 11:30 am to 9 pm.

Famous Fossil Vineyard & Winery

Famous Fossil Vineyard & Winery is located in Freeport, Illinois. Enjoy Illinois wines, delicious local foods and beautiful views at Illinois’ only certified biodynamic vineyard.

Famous Fossil Vineyard & Winery
395 West Cedarville Road, Freeport, IL 61032

Hours open: Thursday 11am to 5pm, Friday 11am to 7pm, Saturday 11am to 5pm, Sunday 12pm to 4pm, and by appointment.

Just 30 Miles from Copperstone Inn!


Fox Valley Winery

Fox Valley Winery is located in Oswego, Illinois with an additional location in Sandwich. These locations offer daily tastings of the amazing Illinois wines the Faltz Family creates and prides themselves in. The shops are also a great place to find that elegant or fun perfect gift. The Faltz Family offers summer and fall events at their Vineyards in Sheridan, as well as pick a pumpkin on weekends in October.

Fox Valley Winery
The Faltz Family
5600 Route 34, Oswego, IL 60543

Winter business hours at Oswego, Monday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm; and Sunday, 12pm to 6pm.

Winter business hours at Sandwich; Monday, 6:30am to 6pm; Tuesday to Saturday, 6:30am to 7pm; and Sunday, 8am to 6pm.


Fox Valley Winery - Tasting Room & Coffee Studio
207 East Church Street, Sandwich, IL 60548


Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery

Tour and taste 35 varieties of wine produced by the Lawlor Family. Sit on the deck and view the hills of the vineyard while sipping on a glass of their award winning wines. Napa Valley of the Midwest! You can also stay in one of our two lodging options, overlooking the vineyard and the beautiful Jo Daviess County countryside. Open Memorial Day weekend through October. Friday to Sunday, 1am to 8pm, and Monday to Thursday, 12pm to 8pm.

Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery
515 South Main Street, Galena, IL 61036


Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery
477 S. 3rd Street, Geneva, IL 61034

Glunz Family Winery & Cellars

Glunz Family Winery & Cellars
888 East Belvidere Road, Suite #211 & 107, Grayslake, IL 60030

Glunz Family Winery & Cellar
221 Robert Parker Coffin Road, Long Grove, IL 60047


Hailey's Winery & Vineyard

Hailey's Winery & Vineyard, located in Byron, Illinois is a family owned Winery specializing in quality homemade wines. We will be offering 8 different varieties, available for tasting and by the glass. Please come in and enjoy some good conversation and a glass with some friends. You can also pair your glass of wine with selections of homemade bread, cheeses or chocolates. We will be opening in the spring of 2009 and look forward to seeing you. Please visit our website for details about our progress and grand opening details.


Just 30 Miles from Copperstone Inn!

Hailey's Winery & Vineyard
114 South Franklin Street, Byron, IL 61010

Illinois River Winery

Nestled along the bluffs of the Illinois River valley, near Starved Rock State Park Illinois River Winery offers tasting of award-winning wines and winery tours. Enjoy a glass of wine and an appetizer, when you come visit local canyons and waterfalls. The wine garden is open in the summer, or sip your wine by the fireplace in the winter.

Illinois River Winery
723 South Clark Street, Utica, IL 61373


Open Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm; Saturday, 10am to 7pm; Sunday 11am to 5pm.

Lavender Crest Winery

For three years, Wilbert and Martha Rittmueller visited various Mid-west and New York wineries. The results of those visits was starting this wonderful business. After a long search for the right location, the perfect spot was found on a nine acre tract of land a few hundred yards east of I-80 on Route 6. The location featured easy access to local people and interstate travelers, and provided the potential that was desired for the birth of the new winery.

The name was chosen for several reasons. Fond childhood memories of Martha's grandmother and a visit to a lavender field helped fuel the decision to enhance the experience the owners wanted to share.


Lavender Crest Winery
5401 U.S. Highway 6, Colona, Illinois

Open daily from 10:30am to 6pm.

Massbach Ridge Winery

Massbach Ridge Winery enjoys getting you lost - Lost in the beautiful countryside of Jo Daviess County, Lost in our relaxing atmosphere, Lost in the simple pleasures life has to offer. While we are off the beaten path (see our website for directions), we promise to make each visit an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Exercise your tastebuds and try more than a dozen diverse wines or enjoy the magnificent sunsets from our outdoor wine patio. Overlooking more than 18 acres of vineyard, there is not a highway or tall building to obstruct our pristine view. Join us for one of our spectacular wine events (see our calendar of events on the website) or stop in any weekend. We'd be happy to show you around.


Massbach Ridge Winery
8837 South Massbach Road, Elizabeth, IL 61028

Hours: Open daily from 11am to 5pm

Prairie State Winery

This summer will mark our tenth year in business and we are beginning the festivities with several exciting announcements. A NEW WINE! We are now releasing our newest wine, Vignoles. A temperamental grape from southern Illinois harvested at the height of ripeness with great results. With hints of pineapple and peach, serve this wine chilled with summer fare. A NEW EXPANSION! We are thrilled to announce the green expansion of our winery with tours of the new production and bottling facility coming this summer, 2008. Our wind turbine and solar panels will be helping us achieve a smaller carbon footprint. A NEW BARREL ROOM! Our beautifully remodeled barrel room for not only barrel storage but also events. Seating for gatherings of all sorts in the barrel room. A NEW EVENT! Join us the second and fourth Friday of each month for wine, from 5-8:30pm. Live music, nosh and merriment too. Limited seating.

Prairie State Winery
217 West Main Street, Genoa, IL 60135


Established in 1998, our family winery produces many award winning wines. All of our wines are made exclusively from Illinois grape varieties including those grown in our own vineyard. We offer complimentary sampling daily of all of our wines. Stop in, view the production area from our "scenic overlook," browse our tasting room gift shop for a great Illinois product and enjoy a glass of locally grown and locally made Illinois wine.

Rocky Waters Vineyard/Winery

Rocky Waters will be in its 12th growing season in 2009. We have 25 acres of vineyard, making us one of the largest vineyards in Illinois. All vines are now in full production. Rocky Waters also has a Guest House, which is located just off the beach of its private five acre lake stocked with Channel Cat, Large Mouth Bass, and Blue Gill. The winery is located on a hill top overlooking the vineyard and a valley with several farms, a scene usually found only in mountainous areas .

Rocky Waters Vineyard/Winery, Inc.
2003 West Hanover Road, Hanover, IL 61041

Hours March to December, Monday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm; Sunday, noon to 4pm. January and February call for hours or appointment.

Valentino Vineyards & Winery

Valentino Vineyards & Winery
5175 Aptakisic Road, Long Grove, IL 60047

Open Friday, 5pm to 9pm; Saturday, 11am to 5pm; and Sunday, noon to 4pm. Monday to Thursday by appointment.


The Village Vintner Winery

Welcome to the Winery of Carpentersville, a truly unique winery experience. Come in, relax, and enjoy individually handcrafted wines in our winery's distinctive atmosphere. Learn about different wines, food pairing or simply sample our blends of outstanding international varieties.

Whether you are a beginner learning about wines, or an expert who enjoys wines from around the world, you'll find our winery the perfect place to explore new tastes and create your own personal vintage.

The Village Vintner Winery
2273 Randall Road, Carpentersville, IL 60110

Waterman Winery and Vineyards

Waterman Winery and Vineyards produces handcrafted wines from grapes grown in our 11 acre vineyard which is part of our DeKalb County farm. Both red and white wines, ranging from dry to sweet, are available for tasting and purchase. Tours are available by appointment. Visit our farm, vineyard and winery and enjoy the SUNSET. Located 12 miles south of DeKalb, Illinois.

Waterman Winery and Vineyards (formerly: Stiengtunt Vineyards & Winery)
11582 Waterman Road, Waterman, IL 60556

Open Saturday and Sunday, 12pm to 4pm, April through December. Also open by chance or appointment.


Wollersheim Winery

Wollersheim Winery
7876 Wisconsin 188, Prairie du Sac, WI 53578
(608) 643-6515


Copperstone Inn
6702 Yale Bridge Rd
Rockton, IL 61072