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Tasting Room Hours: 10 am - 5 pm on Monday-Thursday; 10 am - 8 pm on Friday and Saturday; 11 am - 5 pm on Sunday. Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day. 

 
March
 
 
Live Music at the Tasting Room - Chrstina Eltrevoog & The Brothers and The Sisters
March 25, 4:30-7:30 pm

Amboy Education Foundation Wine & Cheese Tasting Gala Fundraiser
March 25, 6-9 pm, Community Center, Amboy
August Hill Winery is pouring their wines at this fundraising event. Proceeds benefit Amboy Education Foundation.  Call 815/857-2164 for more information. 

 
Ultimate Tasting
March 26, AHW/ISC Tasting Room

Discover the joys of wine as an AHW associate guides you through an incredible tasting experience for your senses. See, smell and taste how a glass affects wine and uncover the secrets of food and wine pairings. We offer Ultimate Tastings at one of the following times: 11 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:30 pm. If you are interested, call the Tasting Room at 815-667-5211 to reserve your spot.
 

Enter the Best Friend Pet Photo Contest to have your pet's photo on a wine label! 
March 27 - April 2 
Enter your pet's photo for a chance to be one of the top four winners who will have their pet's photograph on an August Hill wine label. Visit NoAnimalLeftBehindNFP.org for contest rules and information on how to enter.
 Entry is free, but voting will be $1 per vote. Proceeds from the contest will benefit participating animal shelter’s spay/neuter programs. Voting takes place April 1 - 9.

 

April
 
Return of the August Hill Chill Celebration
April 1, AHW/ISC Tasting Room
Our patio officially opens for the season so it is time for the return of the August Hill Chill, an incredibly refreshing frozen wine drink that is perfect for welcoming spring. Stop by the Tasting Room today to enjoy a chill or pick up a bag of AHW Chill Mix to create your own frozen concoctions!  

 

Taste of Mardi Gras 
April 1, 12:30 pm, Cajun Connection, 897 East U.S. Hwy. 6, Utica 
Join August Hill Winery and Cajun Connection for a "Taste of Mardi Gras". Enjoy samples of specially prepared Cajun foods paired with some of your favorite AHW wines. Click here to see the menu! Event is open to Insider's Wine Club members and their guests only. $50 for Insider Wine Club member and one guest; $55 for Insider's additional guests. Click here to order your ticket today.  *Please note that cancellations need to be requested at least 7 days prior to event in order to receive refund.*  


Best Friend's Pet Photo Contest Voting
April 1-9 

For $1 per vote, you get to help pick the winner of the Best Friend's Pet Photo Contest. Visit No Animal Left Behind's voting page to place your vote. Proceeds from the contest will benefit participating animal shelter’s spay/neuter programs.

Over-21 Easter Egg Hunt
April 14, 10 am - 8 pm, AHW/ISC Tasting Room
Wanna feel like a kid again? Join us at the tasting room for an Easter Egg Hunt! Find an egg and take it to an AHW associate to claim a prize. Each egg will have something special! One egg per customer. Participants must be 21 or over. 

Sip 'n' Snip Event
April 22, Noon-4pm, AHW/ISC Tasting Room and Downtown Utica
The winners of the pet photo contest are going to be announced at 12:30 pm, and they will get to see their pet's photo on a bottle of wine! Other fun events include a Pet Costume Contest beginning at 11:30 am; a costume parade on Mill Street at noon; live music; a wheel of chance; and vendors with fun games for you and your dog. Food will be available from local Utica businesses. Proceeds for the event will benefit participating animal shelter’s spay/neuter programs.

Rosé Soirée
April 28, 5:30-8:30 pm, AHW/ISC Tasting Room
Come and join us for an evening with friends, food, music, & ROSÉS!  We invite you to our first Rosé Soirée.  We will be featuring our new dry rosé, La Belle Rosé along with 4 other August Hill Winery and Illinois Sparkling Co. rosés.  Hearty hors d’oeuvres will accompany our rosés.  Taste each rosé and enjoy a glass of your choice.  In your favorite shade of rosé, dress to impress!  Mingle with your friends and great company with the sounds of jazz duo, Al & Jeanie Brown.  Chat with our winemaker, Mark Wenzel, to learn first-hand what makes your favorite rosé different from the rest.  Only $40/person.
 Reserve your spot today!

 

 
May


Wine on the Fox Festival
May 6, 11 am - 8 pm and May 7, 12 - 6 pm, Hudson Crossing Park, Oswego 
Sample award-winning Illinois wines, including some of your favorites from AHW and ISC, while enjoying live entertainment and delicious local fare.  Visit wineonthefox.com for more info. 


National Moscato Day
May 9
Celebrate National Moscato Day with us! 
 
Mimosas and Mom's Day
May 14, 10 am - 5 pm, AHW/ISC Tasting Room
Happy Mother's Day to all the special moms. In honor of all the moms, we are offering a mimosa bar today, with three different mimosa options. Each mom receives a free chocolate today. We are also giving away an awesome wine gift basket. Moms can sign up at the Tasting Room all day today. The drawing is at 4:30 pm; winner does not need to be present. 
 
Insider's Wine Club Will Call Weekend 
May 19, 4-7 pm, and May 20, 3-7 pm - AHW/ISC Tasting Room
Insiders can enjoy a special pairing and live music on both days. Will Call members can pick up their orders beginning on Friday. The Lounge is reserved for Insiders only during these events. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of Wine Club Membership or if you would like to sign up to become a member, click here.
 
National Wine Day
May 25
It only comes around once per year. Celebrate #NationalWineDay with us! 

 
Walk this Way - the Art of Walking in Heels
May 25, 5:30-7:30 pm, AHW/ISC Tasting Room

What better way is there to celebrate #NationalWine Day than at the Tasting Room at our "Walk this Way" event. "Walk this Way" empowers women to conquer their fears, overcome obstacles, and build confindence through the art of walking in heels. For only $35 per person, you can enjoy a glass of wine, small bites, and participate in the "Walk this Way" workshop. Space is limited, so sign up today. Want to know more? Here's a clip from the Windy City Live show about  "Walk this Way".
 
 
June
 

Uncork Illinois! Festival
June 3, 1-9 pm, Marion St. & North Blvd., Oak Park 
We are pouring AHW and ISC wines at this fun outdoor festival which features wines from 15 Illinois wineries. Come and taste some great Illinois wines and listen to live jazz music. Click here for more information or to order tickets (ticketing opening soon). 

Ottawa 2 Rivers Wine Fest
June 9-11, Ottawa Visitor Center 
AHW and ISC are both pouring at this wine fest. Enjoy wine from 20 Illinois wineries as well as lobster (fresh from Maine) and the smooth sounds of jazz. For more info or to order tickets (lobster must be pre-ordered online), visit ottawa2riverswinefest.com

Father's Day Special
June 18, 10 am - 5 pm, AHW/ISC Tasting Room
Happy Father's Day to all the great dads! Bring your dad to the Tasting Room on Father's Day and he will receive a special treat to celebrate the day.

Corkless in Galena
June 24, noon-7 pm, Depot Park, Galena

Enjoy wines from 10 wineries from northern Illinois, including some of your favorites from August Hill and Illinois Sparkling Co. There will also be live music, light snacks, and an art show at the festival. Visit corklessgalena.com for tickets and more info. 

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