Jump in FEET first, and stomp grapes till you’re purple! Celebrate a successful harvest with us in the vineyard.
- Stomp all day long! 11 am to 5 pm
- Taste $5
- Tours on the hour.
- Relax with a glass or share a bottle on the deck.
- Cheese trays.
- Music from 1-4 pm
Join us at the winery to see the vineyards in full fruited beauty!!
- Wagon rides
- Live Entertainment
- Light snacks
- Fresh grapes
June 23th form noon to 7 pm
Find Tickets here… www.corklessingalena.simpletix.com
Online advance tickets go on sale April 2018.
Elegant wines made from American hybrid grapes will be showcased in the afternoon and early evening. Selections of wines represent unique wines produced by family owned Northern Illinois Wineries. In addition to Wine Tastings, there will be an art exhibit, light snacks available, and music.
1 Admission $20
1 Festival Wine Glass
5 Tasting Tickets—good for 1 oz. pours or food
Additional Tasting Tickets (food or wine):
Location: Depot Parking Lot, Galena Illinois
Along the Galena River
Get your first glimpse of spring in the vineyard, join us for a wine tasting outside on the porch, stroll through the vineyard and enjoy wine and entertainment all afternoon.
Saturday, May 26th at 11 AM – 5 PM
8837 S Massbach Rd, Elizabeth, Illinois 61028
FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018 5:30-8pm
SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2018 1-3:30pm & 5:30-8pm
Join us for Wine Lovers’ Weekend, one of the largest indoor wine tasting events in the state of Illinois. Located at historic Turner Hall.
Three Grand Tasting Events! This event sold out last year, so purchase your tickets as soon as possible!
Purchase Tickets Here
Tired of the cold? Feeling a bit feverish for spring? We can cure that with a little hot spiced wine! Our spiced red wine is warmed to perfection and is sure to warm your body and soul. We will have wine tasting available as well as special tastings of a few new vintages!
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time: 11 AM – 5 PM
Mother Nature has been throwing us plenty of cold temps this winter. On top of the hill in Massbach, we have seen as low as -14F so far in 2018. Do these cold temps affect the vines? No…… but? read on……….
The vines we grow are rated to survive temperatures as low as -40F. We saw lows like this back in 2014. The several acres of Vignoles we grow do not tolerate temperatures so low but tend survive. The truck may split and die but the roots live on. We then start retraining the vine and look forward to the vintage two years down the road. I think the Vignoles will be just fine this year IF all we experienced is a couple of weeks with lows at -5F .
But!? In between the sub-zero temps the past couple of weeks, warm streaks start making us think of spring. The vines do the same and may start relaxing, maybe start some juices flowing again. The seesaw of drastic temperatures is what may be the most harmful for the vine.
Vines in cold dormancy will sleep off the low temps until warmer temps wake the roots and they start taking in groundwater up through the vine. If this happens and another cold streak hits, the vine is more subject to crack and split causing considerable damage to the truck.
What will we do? Sit and wait. Stay warm. Drink some wine. East some cheese. And be thankful for all that Mother Nature give us.
Big snowflakes fell on Dec. 11th and covered everything! I’m sure we will get many more days of snow to lighten our hearts. But, regardless of the type of weather, we receive this winter, we will be busy working with 2017’s wines; tweaking, filtering, bottling……
The tasting room always stays open and busy through the winter too. Come out for some wine when you get itchy to get out of the house. We will be glad to show you around!
Blessings to you and yours during this festive season!
Thank you for enjoying Massbach wines and the wonderful times throughout the year. We look forward to the year to come.
Peggy, Megan, Travis, Teresa, Nick and Nancy
We invite you out to Massbach Ridge to partake in holiday cheer.
Please join us on Saturday, December 16 to sit around the fire and enjoy Christmas carols with wine. Mike Kelly and Mr. Ed will be entertaining from 1pm to 4pm.
We hope to see you personally to tell you Merry Christmas!
If you can’t make it out, we will be shipping on Dec. 4th, 11th, and 18th and would love to send you some cheer!