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Tasting Room hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - 10 am-5 pm; Thursday - 10 am-6 pm; Friday and Saturday - 10 am-8 pm; Sunday - 11 am- 5pm.


MARCH 

"Between the Canyons" Wine & Craft Beer Tasting Event
March 7, 7-9 pm, Starved Rock Lodge, Utica
August Hill Winery and Illinois Sparkling Co. are pouring wines at this Starved Rock Lodge event featuring a wide variety of wines and craft beer plus appetizers and entertainment. Admission is $25 per person. Click here to order your tickets. Overnight packages are also available. 

Illinois Products Expo
March 7, 10am-5pm and March 8, 10am-3pm
Orr Bldg, IL State Fairgrounds, Springfield

Sample wine and food samples from 70+ Illinois producers, including August Hill Winery and Illinois Sparkling Co. Wine is available for sampling and also for sale by the glass and bottle. Click here for more info.

Wine & Chocolate Dinner at Starved Rock
March 8, 5:30-8 pm, Starved Rock Lodge, 2668 East 873 Road, Oglesby
Do you love wine? How about chocolate?  This is the dinner for you then as they are incorporating the two for a 4-course meal.  Our winemaker, Mark Wenzel will be attending this dinner to tell you a little bit about the AHW and ISC wines that are paired with the meal. Reservations are required due to limited availability.  $65 per person. This event will take place on the Porch of Elements Restaurant. Click here to reserve your spot.  Click here to check out the delicious menu. 


INSIDER WINE CLUB MEMBERS WILL CALL WEEKEND 
March 13-15, AHW/ISC Tasting Room
We're celebrating with wine club members all weekend! Will Call members can pick up their wines beginning Friday, March 13. 

Live Music & Special Pairing on Friday - March 13, 4:00-7:00 pm
Insiders can enjoy a special pairing plus live music by Sean Walsh & his Irish folk band. Will Call members can pick up their wines beginning today. 

Insider Will Call Event - Saturday, March 14, 3-7 pm 
The St. Patrick's Parade is happening in downtown Utica today. Enjoy a glass of your favorite wine and snack on a delicious pairing and then head outside to see this fun parade. Live music by Gary Brennan & his Irish Folk Band from 4-7.

Special Pairing on Sunday - March 15, 1-4 pm 
Insiders can enjoy a special pairing today.

Not a wine club member? Insider's Wine Club members enjoy bi-monthly automatic shipments of AHW and/or ISC wines chosen by the winemaker; they also receive special discounts and benefits. Stop by the Tasting Room or sign up online today! 


Irish Infusion available by the glass
March 13-17, Tasting Room
Our Apple Infusion has been set upon by the leprechauns. Come and sip on an Irish Infusion to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
 

St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 14, 5 pm, Downtown Utica
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a glass of your favorite wine and enjoy the Utica parade as it proceeds past the Tasting Room.

Amboy Education Foundation Wine & Cheese Tasting Gala Fundraiser
March 23, 6-9 pm, Long Branch Saloon, Amboy
August Hill Winery is pouring their wines at this fundraising event. Proceeds benefit Amboy Education Foundation. $20 per person. Call 815/857-2164 for more information.

 


APRIL

New Wine Release/Return of the August Hill Chill
April 1, AHW/ISC Tasting Room 
It's time to celebrate 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! We are also releasing a new dessert wine for everyone today, Chambourcin Élevage. This enriched port-style wine will warm you  up on a cool spring day. 

Adult Easter Egg Hunt
April 3, 10 am - 5 pm, AHW/ISC Tasting Room
Join us for an Adult Easter Egg Hunt! Each egg will have something special! One egg per customer.

Chapel Hill Golf Course Bridal Show
April 4, 11 am - 2 pm, 12927 County Road 26, Princeton
Thinking of tying the know soon? Then stop by the Bridal Show at Chapel Hill Golf Course where a variety of wedding industry vendors from the around the area will be highlighting the services and products they offer to prospective couples. There will also be a wine tasting after the show featuring August Hill Winery wines. For the Grooms who accompany their Bride, they are offering a free round of 18 holes with cart as an added bonus!


Taste of Mardi Gras 
April 11, 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 and Illinois Sparkling Co. wines. We are only taking reservations for Insider's Wine Club members and their guests at this time. If additional spots are available, we will open this up to the public. Price is $45 per person (plus tax) for Insider's Wine Club members (up to 2 people per membership). Price for additional guests is $50 per person. Limited seating so reserve your spot today.  Click here to order your tickets.  (*Please note that cancellations need to be requested at least 7 days prior to event in order to receive refund.*)

Sip 'n' Snip Tasting Event
April 25, Noon-4 pm, downtown Utica
This event is going to be loaded with fun: a wine & food pairing, silent auction, live music, and more. The winners of the photo contest will also be announced at this exciting event where they will get to see their pet's photo on a bottle of wine!  More details to follow.


 

MAY

Wine on the Fox
May 2, 11 am-8 pm and May 3, 12-6 pm, Hudson Crossing Park, Oswego
Don't miss this opportunity to sample award-winning Illinois wines, including some of your favorites from AHW and ISC, while enjoying live entertainment and delicious local fare. Wine Tasting is $15 per day for a souvenir wine glass, a wristband and 5 tasting tickets. An Advanced Two-Day Pass may be purchased for $25, which includes a souvenir wine glass and 20 tasting tickets (10 per day). Advanced two-day passes are non-refundable and may be purchased at the Oswego Village Hall. Additional tasting tickets are $1 each. For more information, visit wineonthefox.com.

Mother's Day Treat
May 10, AHW/ISC Tasting Room
Happy Mother's Day to all the special moms out there. Bring your Mom to the Tasting Room on Mother's Day. She will receive a special treat to celebrate the day.

Artisan Showcase
May15, 4:30-7:30 pm, AHW/ISC Tasting Room
Meet the new Illinois artisans featured in our Tasting Room Gallery and check out all of their incredible artwork.

INSIDER WINE CLUB MEMBERS WILL CALL WEEKEND 
May 15-17, AHW/ISC Tasting Room
We're celebrating with wine club members all weekend! Will Call members can pick up their wines beginning Friday, May 15. 

Artisan Showcase and Franken's & Franks Friday - Friday, May 15, 4:30-7:30 pm
Creative local artists and live music - all in one great event. Insiders can also enjoy a special pairing of ISC Franken's bubbly with franks. Will Call members can pick up their wines beginning today. 

Insider Will Call Event - Saturday, May 16, 3-7 pm 
Snack on a delicious pairing. 

Salsa & Stereo Sunday - Sunday, May 17, 1-4 pm 
Insiders can enjoy chips and homemade salsa, and a taste of ISC Stereo.

Not a wine club member? Insider's Wine Club members enjoy bi-monthly automatic shipments of AHW and/or ISC wines chosen by the winemaker; they also receive special discounts and benefits. Stop by the Tasting Room or sign up online today! 


JUNE

Canal Antique/Flea Market
June 7, 8 am - 5 pm, downtown Utica

The Canal Antique & Flea Market opens at 8 am in downtown Utica. The Tasting Room opens at 11 am for shoppers who need a nice break from the busy shopping. Join us for a glass of wine or a flight. 

Father's Day Treat
June 21, 10 am - 5 pm, Tasting Room 
Happy Father's Day to all the great dads out there. Bring your Dad to the Tasting Room on Father's Day and he will receive a special treat to celebrate the day.


JULY

Fireworks in Utica and Canal Antique/Flea Market
July 5, Canal Market open 8 am - 5 pm, Fireworks at dusk, downtown Utica

The Canal Antique & Flea Market opens at 8 am in downtown Utica. The Tasting Room opens at 11 am for shoppers who need a nice break from the busy shopping. Join us for a glass of wine or a flight. Enjoy dinner in downtown Utica followed by the fireworks. 

INSIDER WINE CLUB MEMBERS WILL CALL WEEKEND 
July 17-19, AHW/ISC Tasting Room
We're celebrating with wine club members all weekend! Will Call members can pick up their wines beginning Friday, July 17. 

Franken's & Franks Friday - Friday, July 17, 4:30-7:30 pm
Insiders can enjoy a special pairing of ISC Franken's bubbly with franks. Will Call members can pick up their wines beginning today. 

Insider Will Call Event - Saturday, July 18, 3-7 pm 
Snack on a delicious pairing. 

Salsa & Stereo Sunday - Sunday, July 19, 1-4 pm 
Insiders can enjoy chips and homemade salsa, and a taste of ISC Stereo.

Not a wine club member? Insider's Wine Club members enjoy bi-monthly automatic shipments of AHW and/or ISC wines chosen by the winemaker; they also receive special discounts and benefits. Stop by the Tasting Room or sign up online today! 

 
 
AUGUST
 

Canal Antique/Flea Market
August 2, 8 am - 5 pm, downtown Utica

The Canal Antique & Flea Market opens at 8 am in downtown Utica. The Tasting Room opens at 11 am for shoppers who need a nice break from the busy shopping. Join us for a glass of wine or a flight. 

 
SEPTEMBER

Canal Antique/Flea Market
September 6, 8 am - 5 pm, downtown Utica

The Canal Antique & Flea Market opens at 8 am in downtown Utica. The Tasting Room opens at 11 am for shoppers who need a nice break from the busy shopping. Join us for a glass of wine or a flight. 
 
Artisan Showcase
September 11, 4:30-7:30 pm, AHW/ISC Tasting Room
Meet the new Illinois artisans featured in our Tasting Room Gallery and check out all of their incredible artwork.
 

INSIDER WINE CLUB MEMBERS WILL CALL WEEKEND 
September 11-13, AHW/ISC Tasting Room
We're celebrating with wine club members all weekend! Will Call members can pick up their wines beginning Friday, September 11. 

Artisan Showcase plus Franken's & Franks Friday - Friday, September 11, 4:30-7:30 pm
Creative local artists and live music - all in one great event
Insiders can also enjoy a special pairing of ISC Franken's bubbly with franks. Will Call members can pick up their wines beginning today. 

Insider Will Call Event - Saturday, September 12, 3-7 pm 
Snack on a delicious pairing and listen to live music. 

Salsa & Stereo Sunday - Sunday, September 13, 1-4 pm 
Insiders can enjoy chips and homemade salsa, and a taste of ISC Stereo.

Not a wine club member? Insider's Wine Club members enjoy bi-monthly automatic shipments of AHW and/or ISC wines chosen by the winemaker; they also receive special discounts and benefits. Stop by the Tasting Room or sign up online today! 

 
Kickoff Celebration for Vintage Illinois
September 18, 4:30-7:30 pm, AHW/ISC Tasting Room
Help us kick off the Vintage Illinois weekend at the Tasting Room. Enjoy live music while sipping a glass of your favorite wine.

Vintage Illinois Festival

September 19-20, 11 am-6 pm Saturday; 12-5 pm Sunday, Matthiessen State Park, Utica 
Taste wines from 28 Illinois wineries while listening to live music in this beautiful Starved Rock setting. Visit www.vintageillinois.com for additional information.
 
 
OCTOBER
Burgoo Festival
October 11, 9 am-5 pm, Downtown Utica
Start your day off at the Tasting Room with a mimosa or an August Hill Spice before venturing out to see all the Burgoo Festival has to offer. Named for a hearty pioneer stew that is served at the event, the festival is LaSalle County Historical Society's major fund raising event of the year. More than 300 arts and craft vendors and flea marketers line the streets of Utica. Food vendors will offer butterflied porkchops, barbecue, home made ice cream, cold drinks, the Society's famous home made pies, and more. Various bands and vocalists will provide musical entertainment all day. Also, remember to visit the barn, blacksmith, and watch various demonstrations.

Fall Color Weekend at Starved Rock
October 17-18, AHW/ISC Tasting Room
Come admire nature's brilliant display at Starved Rock State Park this weekend. After a beautiful hike at the park, stop by the Tasting Room to enjoy a glass of wine.
 
 
NOVEMBER
 

INSIDER WINE CLUB MEMBERS WILL CALL WEEKEND 
November 13-15, AHW/ISC Tasting Room
We're celebrating with wine club members all weekend! Will Call members can pick up their wines beginning Friday, November 13. 

Franken's & Franks Friday - Friday, November 13, 4:30-7:30 pm
Insiders can enjoy a special pairing of ISC Franken's bubbly with franks. Will Call members can pick up their wines beginning today. 

Insider Will Call Event - Saturday, November 14, 3-7 pm 
Snack on a delicious pairing. 

Salsa & Stereo Sunday - Sunday, November 15, 1-4 pm 
Insiders can enjoy chips and homemade salsa, and a taste of ISC Stereo.

Not a wine club member? Insider's Wine Club members enjoy bi-monthly automatic shipments of AHW and/or ISC wines chosen by the winemaker; they also receive special discounts and benefits. Stop by the Tasting Room or sign up online today! 

Black Friday
November 27, AHW/ISC Tasting Room
More details to follow

Small Business Saturday
November 28, AHW ISC Tasting Room
More details to follow

Cyber Monday
November 30, AHW/ISC Tasting Room
More details to follow.

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