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Every experience begins as Galena Wine Tours picks you up from your bed and breakfast, hotel or other remote location and embarks on beautiful journey around the Upper Mississippi Valley Wine Region. Cash only. Tours will close for the season on December 1 and re-open on March 1, 2024.
Galena Wine, Food & Brew Tour
Join us for a fun-filled day in the beautiful countryside of Jo Daviess County and a visit to Rocky Waters Winery & Vineyard for a flight of wine, 2 slushee samples and delicious pizza along with on-site shopping before departing for Massbach Ridge Winery for a flight of wines, tasty cheese, dark chocolates and on-site shopping. Our last stop is the Highway 20 Brewing Company for your choice of a cold brew or a glass of Galena Cellars wine, pretzels, and on-site shopping. $85 per person covers climate controlled transportation from your lodging in town Galena or the Galena Territory / Eagle Ridge Inn, tasting fees, food and bottled water. This tour is available from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday or Friday evenings, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. Pick up times may vary depending on where you are staying.We only accept private group tours. You have to have at least 10 people in your group or pay for the minimum number of 10 people. Maximum capacity for the bus is 13 people. No minors allowed.
Wine & Food Tour
Experience a breathtaking ride through the beautiful countryside of Jo Daviess County on the way to two excellent wineries for tastings along with delicious pizza, tasty cheese and decadent dark chocolate. We`ll pick you up at your lodging in town Galena or Galena Territory/Eagle Ridge Inn and take you to Rocky Waters Winery & Vineyard for a flight of wines, 2 slushee samples, pizza and on-site shopping before departing for Massbach Ridge Winery for a flight of wines, cheese, chocolates and on-site shopping. $75 per person covers climate controlled transportation, tasting fees, food and bottled water. This fun-filled tour is available from 11am to 2pm, 7 days a week. We only accept private group tours. You have to have at least 10 people in your group or pay for the minimum number of 10 people. Maximum capacity for the bus is 13 people. No minors allowed.
Flights & Food Tour
Take a scenic ride along the Great River Road to excellent wineries in Bankston and Dubuque, Iowa for a flight of four bottles and delicious woodstone-fired pizza and on-site shopping at Park Farm Winery in Bankston, Iowa before departing for Stone Cliff Winery along the Mississippi River in Dubuque, Iowa. There, you will enjoy another flight of four bottles. This tour is available from 11:00 am to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Pick up times may vary depending on where you are staying. We only accept private group tours. You have to have at least 12 people in your group or pay for the minimum number of 12 people. Maximum capacity for the bus is 13 people. No minors allowed.
Backwoods Brew & Food Tour
Enjoy a scenic ride through the backwoods of Jo Daviess County to three local pubs. Begin at Highway 20 Brewery for snacks and locally-brewed beer or wine, followed by a stop at Old School Saloon in Scales Mound for delicious pizza and your choice of beverage. Complete your journey at New Diggings General Store in Wisconsin for drinks in a setting renowned for its rustic charm. This tour is available from 3:00 am to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Pick up times may vary depending on where you are staying. We only accept private group tours. You have to have at least 12 people in your group or pay for the minimum number of 12 people. Maximum capacity for the bus is 13 people. No minors allowed.
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Interested in hiring us for one of your special events?
"Great Experience 70th Birthday"
My wife and I traveled to Dubuque to celebrate my 70th birthday. While researching activities prior to our visit, I came across information on this service and, after contacting the owner settled on one of the tours.
We couldn't have made a better choice.
The driver (and owner) picked us up at our hotel and, after picking up some more participants at various other hotels in Dubuque and Galena, we were off. As we traveled and got to know our fellow wine enthusiasts, Dennis kept up a running commentary on the wineries we were to visit as well as regaling us with the history of the region and the many landmarks along the way.
The price for the trip included wine tastings at each of the wineries, a pizza at the second stop, bottled water, on the bus, and (as an added bonus) Dennis took care of sorting and storing all of our purchases so that all we had to do was enjoy the wines and the scenery. In addition, he had a good working relationship with the wineries we visited and made sure that everything was working smoothly for our activities. At no time were we rushed and we were constantly urged to relax and enjoy ourselves.
Personally, the part most appreciated was the hotel pick-up. We didn't have to worry about a designated driver so everyone had a chance to partake freely of the many wines available without having to be concerned about driving under the influence. And while there are other organizations offering tours, Iowa Wine Tours, Inc. is the only tour that offers this hotel pick up service. Dennis has been conducting these tours for ten years and was the first to do so.
Bottom line is that this is one experience you shouldn't miss if you're in the Dubuque area and we will surely do the tour again when next we visit.
Thank you Dennis for a great time!
- Cress H.
Bachelorette Party was Great!
I booked this trip for my friends bachelorette party for something to do during the day! We had a blast! I would definitely recommend it! It's a great price, super convenient that they pick you up from your hotel, and we had great pizza!! We can't wait to do it again!
- Katherine F. -