Friday

FRIDAY, November 18, 2016

  • scott-lawlor-chris-lawlor-white12:00 PM Lawlor Family Nouveau Toast & Winery Luncheon Click to purchase tickets!
    2nd Floor of Galena Cellars Winery
    515 South Main Street, Galena
    Join the Lawlor Family as they officially toast their friends, area businesses, family and soon-to-be friends and unveil their 2016 Nouveau Wine. Reservations required: Lunch at the second floor of Galena Cellars’ Winery, 515 S. Main Street. Reservations online: www.galenacellars.com.  Includes French Peasant Stew served in a freshly baked bread bowl and garnished with fruit, 1 glass of wine, tax and gratuity.
    Cost: $24.95 per person includes tax and gratuity
  • 11:00 AM Massbach Ridge Winery Nouveau Tasting and Tours
    8837 S Massbach Rd, Elizabeth
    Join us for vineyard and winery tours in Massbach and sample our newly released Nouveau, Apple and Vignoles wines. Open each day from 11-5
    All new releases are also available for sampling at our Downtown Galena location, 117 N Main St.
  • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Jim Pennell Book Signing
    Galena Cellars Winery
    515 South Main Street, Galena
    Jim Pennell will be here signing copies of his new book, Local Vino: The Winery Boom in the Heartland. This book does not go on sale until February, but you can purchase a copy at a special price during Nouveau Weekend!  For book details, click here!
  • 12:00 PM Galena Cellars Vineyard Public Tour
    Galena Cellars Vineyard
    4746 North Ford Road, Galena
    Experience the essence of Galena Cellars wine as you take in the spectacular view of our country vineyard and see how our award winning wines are made on our vineyard tour. Located just six miles from downtown Galena, this tour is a must for every wine lover! Reservations are not required and starts promptly at noon.

Tour admission:  $7.50 per person
Tour and Tasting Combination Package at the Vineyard:  $10 per person
Tasting Only at the Vineyard:  $5 per person
(Tastings include choosing six different ½ ounce pours from our menu of over 40 different wines.)

  • 2:00 PM Galena Cellars Vineyard Public Tour
    Galena Cellars Vineyard
    4746 North Ford Road, Galena, Illinois
    Experience the essence of Galena Cellars wine as you take in the spectacular view of our country vineyard and see how our award winning wines are made on our vineyard tour. Located just six miles from downtown Galena, this tour is a must for every wine lover! Reservations are not required and starts promptly at 2 p.m.

Tour admission: $7.50 per person
Tour and Tasting Combination Package at the Vineyard: $10 per person
Tasting Only at the Vineyard: $5 per person
(Tastings include choosing six different ½ ounce pours from our menu of over 40 different wines.)

  • 2:30 PM Horse-drawn Wagon Parade with Revelers | Delivery of Nouveau Wine
    Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery
    Downtown Galena
    Galena Cellars celebrates the release of their 2016 Nouveau wine with a horse-drawn wagon parade to delivery the new vintage to area businesses with their thanks. Join / watch the procession.
    Cost: FREE
  • 11:00 AM Countryside Wine or Hop Tour
    Countryside Tours
    Pick up at 110 Green Street, Galena
    Countryside Tours offers wine tours, our #1 tour “The Hop,” custom tours, bachelorette/bachelor parties, and shuttle services. Tours offered daily from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. or 4-8 p.m. Call to RSVP 815-858-4671.
  • 11:00 AM Blackhawk Wine Tour
    Iowa Wine Tours, Inc
    We’ll take you to Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery, Rocky Waters Winery and Massbach Ridge Winery wineries for facility tours, tastings, on-site shopping, lunch or dinner at Procento`s Pizzeria, bottled water on board the bus, and a relaxing carefree day. Learn the history behind the Upper Mississippi Wine Region, Galena, and the Blackhawk War. Includes transportation from your B&B, hotel, or location in Dubuque, IA, Galena, IL, or Eagle Ridge. Tour runs from 11 am-3 pm and 4-8 pm, seven days a week. Minimum number of any 4 people for this tour to run. Call 563-581-8123. Cost: $65
    Cost: $65
  • 11:00 AM Nouveau Lunch at One Eleven Main
    One Eleven Main
    111 N. Main Street, Galena
    Three-Course Nouveau Lunch: Gravlax • Confit Duck & Swiss Cheese Sandwich, Nouveau French Onion Soup • S’mores Cheesecake. Visit our website for complete menu details. Call 815-777-8030 for reservation.
  • 11:00 AM Nouveau Lunch at Vinny Vanucchi’s
    Vinny Vanucchi’s ‘Little Italy’
    201 S. Main Street, Galena
    Three-Course Nouveau Lunch: Canapés – Ricotta with Honey, Parmesan with Balsamic, and Fig & Olive • Mussels sautéed in Nouveau Wine Sauce • Spaghetti Bolognese • Salted Chocolate Caramel Mousse. Visit our website for complete menu details. Call 815-777-8100 to make a reservation.
  • 1:00 PM Traditional Nouveau Luncheon at DeSoto House Hotel
    DeSoto House Hotel
    230 S. Main Street, Galena
    Enjoy our traditional Nouveau Lunch with homemade Beef Stew in a Sour Dough Bread Bowl with Brie Cheese and grapes, a glass of Nouveau Wine, and a chocolate mousse dessert. Reservations: 815-777-0090.
    Cost: $16.95
  • 3:00 PM Live Music
    The Grape Escape
    242 N. Main St., Galena
    Cost: FREE
  • 3:00 PM Wine & Cheese with Inspiration Vineyards & Thuli Creamery
    The Grape Escape
    242 N. Main St., Galena
    Join us after the Galena Cellars Nouveau Parade for a wine tasting with Jon Phillips from Inspiration Vineyards and Winery and cheeses from the Thuli Family Creamery. Includes free tasting glass.
    Cost: $10 each or $18 for both
  • 4:00 PM Countryside Wine or Hop Tour
    Countryside Tours
    Pick up at 110 Green Street, Galena
    Countryside Tours offers wine tours, our #1 tour “The Hop,” custom tours, bachelorette/bachelor parties, and shuttle services. Tours offered daily from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. or 4-8 p.m. Call to RSVP 815-858-4671.
  • 4:00 PM Nouveau Dinner at Frank O’Dowd’s
    Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill in The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel
    9853 US Hwy 20 West, Galena
    Three-Course Nouveau Dinner: Mixed Greens, Apples, Almonds, Tomatoes, Strawberries, Poppy Seed Nouveau Dressing • New York Strip, Nouveau Mushroom Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Veggies or Grilled Salmon, Creamy Corn & Tomato Salsa, Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Asparagus • Moscato Cheesecake. Visit our website for complete menu details. Call 815-776-0707 for reservation.
  • 4:00 PM Nouveau Dinner at One Eleven Main
    One Eleven Main
    111 N. Main Street, Galena
    Four-Course Nouveau Dinner: Gravlax • Nouveau French Onion Soup • Salmon Cake, Mango-Habanero Aioli, Steamed Rice, Veggies or Duck Leg Confit, Roasted Potato & Root Veggie Hash, Demi Glace, S’mores Cheesecake. Visit our website for complete menu details. Call 815-777-8030 for reservation.
  • 4:00 PM Wine Tasting: Inspiration Vineyards Wine Maker
    The Grape Escape
    242 N. Main St., Galena
    Join us for wine & cheese with Miss Kitty’s favorite wine maker, Jon Phillips of Inspiration Vineyards.
    Cost: TBA
  • 4:00 PM Nouveau Dinner at Vinny Vanucchi’s
    Vinny Vanucchi’s ‘Little Italy’
    201 S. Main Street, Galena
    Three-Course Nouveau Dinner: Canapés – Ricotta with Honey, Parmesan with Balsamic, and Fig & Olive • Mussels sautéed in Nouveau Wine Sauce • Spaghetti Bolognese • Salted Chocolate Caramel Mousse. Visit our website for complete menu details. Call 815-777-8100 to make a reservation.
  • 7:00 PM Mystery Pub Cruise
    Iowa Wine Tours, Inc
    427 Shinoak Ct., Dubuque
    Step aboard the climate controlled Galena/Iowa Wine Tours bus from your B&B, Hotel or remote location in Dubuque, IA or Galena, IL for a visit to 5 of the finest pubs in… Don`t ask; it`s a mystery that you`ll have to try and solve! Includes climate-controlled transportation and Mardi Gras beads. Tour runs from 7 pm -12 am seven nights a week. Call 563-581-8123. 6 person minimum for tour.
    Cost: $35
  • 7:30 PM Shuttle Bus Ghost Tours
    Amelia’s Galena Ghost Tours
    303 S. Main St., Galena
    Come experience haunted Galena with the locals aboard our luxury air, climate-controlled bus. Hear authentic, researched and documented ghost stories from experienced storytellers while visiting 2 haunted destinations. EMF Detector and ghost box on every tour!!! Ghost Hunt in the Ryan Mansion!
    Cost: $30
  • 8:00 PM Amelia’s Haunted Pub Crawl
    Amelia’s Galena Ghost Tours
    303 S. Main St., Galena
    Experience 3 haunted pubs featuring two kinds of “spirits”–ghostly tales and blood-curdling drink specials. Enjoy tantalizing hors d’oeuvres while listening to tales of legends and lore. Our guides will take you through history by leading the way through Galena’s enchanted cobblestone streets to 3 haunted pubs with unique history all their own.
    Cost: $25
  • 9:00 PM Live Music
    The Grape Escape
    242 N. Main St., Galena
    Cost: FREE