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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.

 

JANUARY


IGGVA Winter Wine Festival
January 30, 6-10 pm, Crowne Plaza, 3000 South Dirksen Parkway, Springfield
August Hill Winery and Illinois Sparkling Co. will be pouring wine at this annual indoor festival. Taste your way through the offerings of more than twenty Illinois wineries while experimenting with different food and wine pairings. Entrance to the festival is $15 per person which includes 7 tasting tickets if purchased in advance and 5 tasting tickets if purchased at the door. Food stations will be presented by suggested wine pairing. Additional tasting tickets can be purchased for $1 per ticket. You may also purchase wine by the glass, bottle, and case directly from the vintners. Stay the night and learn even more about the Illinois wine industry! The Illinois Wine Lovers tract starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, January 31st and provides more in-depth information on the history of wine-making in the Midwest, climatological challenges, and a food and wine pairing presentation. The Illinois Wine Lovers Package which includes the Friday night festival and a breakfast buffet is $30 per person. A discounted block of rooms have been reserved at the Crowne Plaza Springfield for your convenience. To reserve, please call (217) 529-7777 and reference the IL Grape Growers block. Click here to reserve your spot for the event.

 

INSIDER WINE CLUB MEMBERS WILL CALL WEEKEND 
January 30 - February 1, AHW/ISC Tasting Room
We're celebrating with wine club members all weekend! Will Call members can pick up their wines beginning Friday, January 30. 

Franken's & Franks Friday - Friday, January 30, 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, January 31, 3-7 pm 
Snack on a delicious pairing. 

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


FEBRUARY

Wine & Chocolate Lover’s Day
February 6, 10 am - 8 pm, AHW/ISC Tasting Room
If you love chocolate, you are going to want to join us for Wine & Chocolate Lover's Day. We will be offering chocolate and wine flights and each flight includes 3 wines and 3 chocolates, specially paired for a delightful taste experience. There are four flight options to choose from: AHW Sweet Wines, AHW Dry Wines, AHW Infusions, and ISC Sparkling Wines. $15 per flight. Click here to see the menu with delicious flight options. 


Mardi Gras Parade
February 7, 6 pm, Downtown Utica
Stop by the Tasting Room for a glass of our fun infused wine, Mardi Gras, or one of your other favorite AHW or ISC wines. Stay to enjoy the Mardi Gras parade in downtown Utica.



Feeney Liquor Wine & Beer Tasting
February 7, 6-9 pm, Morris VFW
We are pouring wine at this annual tasting which features over 80 different wines and a wide selection of beers. Advance tickets available at Feeney Liquor for $15; tickets at door are $20. Proceeds from the event go to two families who are experiencing financial hardships due to unexpected events in their lives. 



Winemaker Quartet Dinner
February 13, AHW/ISC Winery
 
We have invited three of our closest winemaker friends to create this unique dinner experience that showcases some of the greatest wines that Illinois produces! Depart from the AHW/iSc tasting room at 6 pm. Ride the Trolley to the winery and caves. Enjoy an opening toast and introduction to the winemakers. Dine on a six-course gourmet meal prepared by Chef Rina from The Bistro. Each course is exquisitely paired with two stylistically different wines from two winemakers – 1 gal and 1 guy. “Her wine” and “His wine” - which pairing do you prefer? You get to vote for the guys or the gals in this entertaining dinner. Refund Policy: Full refunds are available prior to January 31. To request a cancellation, please contact the Tasting Room prior to this date. $95 per person. Click here to reserve your spot.
 

Winter Wine Walk 
February 14, 11 am - 5 pm, Downtown Utica
Each person receives 10 Tasting Tickets for wine and food and a Souvenir Glass! Additional tasting tickets available for $1 at various locations on day of event. Wine & Food at 8 locations and Food at 2 additional locations. On the day of the event, pick up your souvenir glass and passport at Canal Market, 208 Clark St., Utica, and your adventure begins! Visit all the locations listed on your passport and ride the free shuttle bus between stops. Visit tinyurl.com/UticaWineWalk for a complete list of participating businesses as well as lodging options. $25 for 2 people or $15 for 1 person if you purchase your tickets by February 7. $20 per person after 2/7. Click here to order your tickets.


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. 

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.

 

INSIDER WINE CLUB MEMBERS WILL CALL WEEKEND 
March13-15, 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. 

Franken's & Franks Friday - March 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, 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.  

Salsa & Stereo Sunday - March 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! 

St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 14, 5 pm, Downtown Utica
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a special St. Patrick's cocktail and enjoy the Utica parade as it proceeds past the Tasting Room.

 


APRIL

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!

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.

Taste of Mardi Gras 
April 11, 12:30 pm, Cajun Connection, 897 East U.S. Hwy. 6, Utica     
Enjoy samples of specially prepared Cajun foods paired with some of your favorite AHW and Illinois Sparkling Co. wines. More details to follow.

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

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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