Beer, Wine & Spirits in Rockford


Microdistillery Educational Tasting for Two or Four at Minhas Micro Distillery (50% Off)

Minhas Micro Distillery

Monroe

Visitors learn all about the operations of the microdistillery, after which they sample products and leave with a sampler glass

$20 $10

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Wine Flights Paired with Cheese and Fruit for Two or Four at Vetro Winery (Up to 35% Off)

Vetro Winery

Jefferson

Visitors taste a selection of wines paired with cheese and fruit at a winery with sweeping views of the surrounding woods and marshland

$30 $20

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$15 for a Brewery Tour for Two with Two Glasses of Beer at Penrose Brewing Company ($20 Value)

Penrose Brewing Company

Penrose Brewing Company

Learn about the Geneva brewery’s craft-beer brewing process and sip two 12 oz. beers

$20 $15

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Fine Wine at Glunz Family Winery & Cellars (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Glunz Family Winery & Cellars

Grayslake

Variety of wine made in small batches, including table wine, seasonal wine, and fortified wine

$25 $15

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Bottles of Take-Home Wine at Fisher King Winery (Up to 39% Off)

Fisher King Winery

Mount Horeb

Sample five styles of wine before taking your favorite bottle home

$31.95 $20

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Brewery Tour, Beer Tasting, and Take-Home Glasses for 2 or 4 at Tighthead Brewing Company in Mundelein (50% Off)

Tighthead Brewing Company

Tighthead Brewing Company

Tours take guests through steps of brewing and into tap room to sample four beers in 5-oz. glasses

$32 $16

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Wine Tasting for 4, 10, or 20 with 50% Off In-Store Purchases at WineStyles (Half Off)

WineStyles

Naperville

Wine tasting and education event features instructor-led tasting of six wines; sessions focus on region or styles

$40 $20

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Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six with Chocolate Pairings or Cheese Tray at Northleaf Winery (Up to 56% Off)

Northleaf Winery

Milton

Guests explore six wines paired with chocolates or a flight of wines with cheese in the tasting room

$31.80 $15

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Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Downers Grove Wine Shop (Up to 53% Off)

Downers Grove Wine Shop

Downers Grove

Samples of six wines accompany light appetizers during tasting sessions for two, four, or six

$20 $10

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Select Local Merchants

Acquaviva Winery's 40 acre estate contains more than picturesque rows of vines and trellises, though those can be found in spades, as well. The winery includes a tasting room, pizza bistro, and marketplace within a elegant edifice custom-built for the winemakers' purposes. The architecture and decor, created by artist Andrew Zabela, boasts the rich color palette and complexity associated with the high Renaissance, a brand of opulence seldom seen i the New World. Domed ceilings feature elaborate, gold-painted plaster filigrees, which, in turn, frame Zabela's hand-painted murals. The elaborateness of the decor actually stands in stark contrast to the simplicity of the wines. "We have a minimal intervention approach to our process, creating soulful wines that express the true nature of every part of our vineyard," says wine maker Sergio Benavides, "permitting our terrior, grapes, and vines to speak for themselves." He manages every acre of the vineyards, coaxing flavor from 23 different varieties of grapes. His care and tending pay off; virtually every bottle of wine the vineyard produces, from the Bianco Bello to the Frontenac, boasts multiple awards and notes of extremely robust self esteem.
47W614 Route 38
Maple Park,
IL
US
Shake off your long day with a meal from Emmett's Tavern and Brewing Co., a casual American restaurant. Emmett's Tavern and Brewing Co. is a jackpot for those looking for low-fat and gluten-free meal options. Emmett's Tavern and Brewing Co. is fully loaded with TVs for your viewing pleasure. Bring the whole clan to Emmett's Tavern and Brewing Co. — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here. Big groups always enjoy coming to Emmett's Tavern and Brewing Co. Wireless Internet access is available for no charge at Emmett's Tavern and Brewing Co. Dine under the sun (or stars) at Emmett's Tavern and Brewing Co. with their charming outdoor seating. The restaurant can get thronged with crowds on Fridays and Saturdays, so book your table ahead of time through their reservation system. Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Emmett's Tavern and Brewing Co. patrons come in casual attire. You can also grab your grub to go. For the tastes of Emmett's Tavern and Brewing Co. from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services. Guests of Emmett's Tavern and Brewing Co.'s W Main St location can park their vehicles on the street. Emmett's Tavern and Brewing Co. makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside. Emmett's Tavern and Brewing Co. offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person.
128 W Main St
West Dundee,
IL
US
Kick back with your friends and enjoy an American meal at Millrose Restaurant. Dieters looking for low-fat options will be out of luck, though, as taste trumps caloric value here. Order a bottle for the table if you like — Millrose Restaurant has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more. Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at Millrose Restaurant, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining. The private room at Millrose Restaurant is an excellent option when you're heading out with a big group for a night of celebration. Enjoy the beautiful weather while you chow down — with outdoor seating, Millrose Restaurant is a great summer destination. Don't get stuck waiting for a table — the restaurant accepts reservations. Show up in sneakers or a suit at Millrose Restaurant, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance. You can also serve food from Millrose Restaurant at your next party — the restaurant offers catering. No need to spend time searching for a space — there is a nearby lot with valet available as well. Taste the greatness Millrose Restaurant is serving up with meals around $30. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Millrose Restaurant.
45 S Barrington Rd
South Barrington,
IL
US
Visitors have an unusual transportation option for getting to Summer Solstice: if they get an early enough start, they can float up to the day of craft beer and concerts by canoe. As the Fox River ambles past the historic buildings of downtown Yorkville, it deposits a flotilla of revelers in Riverfront Park. Those who don’t want to paddle in are also allowed to arrive on foot or palanquin to enjoy the rootsy music and frosty brews of the fest, a collaboration between Rogue Barrister Records, Three Angels Brewing, and the Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce.
301 East Hydraulic Street
Yorkville,
IL
US
Vintage Brewing Company deluges devotees with bountiful beers born out of Belgian, German, and American traditions. These refreshing hop-laden selections rest beside a slew of creative culinary concoctions, many of which comprise locally sourced ingredients. A plate of AJ's pretzels ($6) saunters in at the beginning of a feeding frenzy, with house-made pretzels perched on a pedestal and set to dive into a sea of VBC beer mustard and cheese dip. Vintage Brewing Company ups the burger ante with bratwurst burgers ($10.50) that explore what happens when two 4-ounce grilled brats are picked to live inside a beer-bread pretzel roll with oatmeal stout bacon sauerkraut, swiss cheese, and beer-cheese sauce. Throughout the visit, diners can pair plates with an array of bottles and cans, beers on tap, and wine.
674 S Whitney Way
Madison,
WI
US
The Old Sugar Distillery produces small-batch liquors made from Midwestern ingredients. Its cornerstone concoction, the Old Sugar Factory Honey Liqueur, is distilled from dark-brown beet sugar and then aged in a wooden womb of American oak before being subtly sweetened with pure Wisconsin honey. The Cane and Abe Freshwater Rum, named in honor of President Lincoln and his favorite criminal-scaring stick, is made with cane sugar lovingly beamed up from the saccharine states of Hawaii and Louisiana and then aged in charred American oak barrels. These luscious liquids can be sampled either by sipping a freshly made cocktail ($6) at the distillery's long wooden bar, or by buying a bottle ($30) for midnight sips in the dead chill of winter. The Old Sugar Distillery also offers free tours and tastings with up-close views of the large copper pot still.
931 E Main St
Madison,
WI
US
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