The start of the vineyard at Massbach Ridge was in 2000, with the Massbach tasting room opening its doors on the estate in late 2003. We started with just a few styles of grapes and have expanded to producing over 15 types of wine! In 2011, our second wine tasting room was opened in downtown Galena.
Massbach Ridge Winery cultivates an experience of celebrating local wine in a scenic setting with a personable staff you’re soon to call friends! You can frequently find the home team on the property doing what they do best. Stop by and learn more from Megan, Travis, or Peggy!
Since growing up on her family’s rural Illinois dairy farm, Peggy Harmston has always been inspired by the land. It called her out of the office and into the fields to cultivate a dream. Peggy and her husband, Greg, had a vision that the beautiful ridges of Massbach in the forgotten hills of Jo Daviess County could grow bountiful grape vines unexpected for Illinois.
"I’m Peggy Harmston, Winemaker and Owner of Massbach Ridge Winery. I’d like to invite you to come discover our award winning wines on our estate just 10 miles off of Highway 20. We’re celebrating 20 years on the vineyard of Massbach Ridge Winery. We are proud to say that we have a variety of wines featured in local restaurants and retailers.
We love to talk with our customers that keep coming back for the scenic setting, enjoyable wines, and comfortable experience. We invite you out to either of our locations to discover your new favorite wine and relax in a welcoming and laid-back atmosphere. Whether you’ve been drinking fine wines for years or just starting to discover wine, we guarantee you will find a wine you love."