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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

 

February

Wine & Chocolate Lovers Day
February 5, 10 am - 8 pm, AHW/ISC Tasting Room

Join us at the Tasting Room for Wine & Chocolate flights featuring August Hill Winery and Illinois Sparkling Co. wines paired with Gayety's Chocolates. 3 wines and 3 chocolate choices in each flight -  you choose your flight: Dry wines, sweet wines, infusions, or sparkling wines. $15/flight. Click here to see the flight menu

Live Music at the Tasting Room - Dan Farrell
February 6, 4:30-7:30 pm

Utica Mardi Gras Parade
February 6, 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. Live music by Dan Farrell from 4:30-7:30 pm. Stay to enjoy the Mardi Gras parade at 6 pm in downtown Utica.

 

SOLD OUT!   Winemaker Quartet Dinner
February 12, 6 pm, AHW/ISC Tasting Room
We have invited three of our closest winemaker friends to create a unique dinner experience that showcases some of the greatest wines that Illinois produces! Enjoy an opening toast and introduction to the winemakers followed by a six-course gourmet meal prepared by Chef Rina from The Bistro. Each course is paired with two stylistically different wines from two winemakers - which pairing do you prefer? You get to vote in this entertaining dinner. Click here to see the menu. Refund policy: full refunds are available prior to January 31. To request a cancellation, please contact the Tasting Room prior to this date. 

 

Winter Wine Walk
February 13, 11 am - 5 pm, Utica
Wine, food, shopping and fun! Join us for the 2016 Winter Wine Walk sponsored by the Utica Business Association.
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. On the day of the event, pick up your souvenir glass and passport and your adventure begins! Visit all the locations listed on your passport and ride the free trolley between stops. $15/person; $25 for 2 people (if purchased by February 11). Online ticket sales close at midnight on 2/11; tickets can be purchased at the door for $20 each.  Click here for more info and to order your tickets. 
SPECIAL NOTE ON WINE GLASSES: The first 1800 people who order tickets will receive the official "Winter Wine Walk" glass. All ticket purchasers after that will receive a "Vintage IL" glass. 

Live Music at the Tasting Room - Jon Wilson
February 20, 4:30-7:30 pm


SOLD OUT! Comedy Night at the Tasting Room
February 26, 8:30 pm, AHW/ISC Tasting Room
Join us at the Tasting Room for laughter and fun. Comedian Jay Harris begins his performance at 8:30 pm. 

Live Music at the Tasting Room - Jeff Kagay
February 27, 4:30-7:30 pm

Ultimate Tasting
February 28, AHW/ISC Tasting Room

Take an in-depth journey beyond our Signature Tasting. 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 are offering Ultimate Tastings at 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.


March

Mulled Wine Day
March 3, 10 am - 5 pm, AHW/ISC Tasting Room 
Celebrate national Mulled Wine Day with a glass of August Hill Spice. Enjoy a tasting of 3 different August Hill Spice varieties in an AHW logo mug for $15 and you get to keep the mug. We also are having a sale on the AHW Spice Mix on this day in case you want to make your own mulled wine at home - 2 bags  of AHW Spice Mix for $12

Insider Wine Club Will Call Weekend
March 11, 4-7 pm, and March 12, 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.

Utica St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 12, 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. Parade starts at 5:00 pm.

Coloring & Wine
March 23, 5-7 pm, AHW/ISC Tasting Room
You may have heard that coloring can be good for adults, mainy for its de-stressing powers. So why not up two de-stressing activities - coloring and wine! Join us for the fun! 
$20 for coloring book, colored pencils, and a glass of wine. 

Adult Easter Egg Hunt

March 25, 10 am - 8 pm, AHW/ISC Tasting Room

Join us for an adult Easter Egg Hunt. Each egg contains a special surprise. Limit 1 egg per customer.  

MARCH 27 - TASTING ROOM CLOSED
The Tasting Room is closed on Easter Sunday. 

 

August Hill ChillApril

Patio Opening Celebration
April 1, AHW/ISC Tasting Room
In celebration of our patio officially opening for the season, 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 9, 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. Event is open to Insider's Wine Club members and their guests until Friday, March 9. On that date, 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
April 30, noon - 4 pm, AHW/ISC Tasting Room
This event is going to be loaded with fun: more info to follow with all the details. 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! Proceeds benefit "No Animal Left Behind," an organization that helps to provide low-cost spaying and neutering of local cats and dogs.


May

Wine on the Fox Festival wine on the fox
May 2, 11 am - 8 pm, and May 3, 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. 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). Available at Oswego Village Hall. Visit wineonthefox.com for more info. 


Mother's Day Treat
May 7-8, 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. 

National Moscato Day
May 9

Insider Wine Club Will Call Weekend
May 13, 4-7 pm, and May 14, 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.

 

June

Ottawa 2 Rivers Wine Fest
June 10-12, 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.

Utica Garden Fair
June 11, 9 am-4pm and June 12, 9 am- 3 pm, Downtown Utica
Come to Utica for the 14th annual garden walk, fair, and plant sale. Check out the huge variety of plants for sale and get some gardening tips from the Utica Garden Club. Then stop by the Tasting Room to relax on the patio and enjoy a glass of your favorite wine or an August Hill chill. Enjoy live music from 4:30-7:30 pm. For more info, visit uticagardenclub.org.

Father's Day Special
June 19, AHW/ISC 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.

Corkless in Galena
June 25, noon-7 pm, Depot Park, Galena 
Enjoy wines from 10 wineries from northern Illinois, including some of your favorites from August Hill. There will also be live music, light snacks, and an art show at the festival Buy your Tasting Package in advance for 15% savings. Tasting Package includes: 2 Admission Tickets, 10 Tasting Tickets, 2 Festival Wine Glasses, and 2 Raffle Tickets Cost is $27.00 ($35 value). Admission at the door is $5 and tasting tickets are $1 each.


July

Utica Fireworks
July 3

Insider Wine Club Will Call Weekend
July 15, 4-7 pm, and July 16, 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.

 

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September

Insider Wine Club Will Call Weekend
September 9, 4-7 pm, and September 10, 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.

Kick-off Celebration for Vintage Illinois
September 16, 4:30-7:30 pm, AHW/ISC Tasting Room
Help us kick off the Vintage Illinois weekend at the Tasting Room. Enjoy live music by Greg Wolf while sipping a glass of your favorite wine.

Vintage Illinois Festival
September 17-18, 11am-6pm on Saturday;
12-5pm on Sunday, Matthiessen State Park, Utica 

Taste wines from 27 Illinois wineries, including your favorites from August Hill Winery and Illinois Sparkling Co., while listening to live music in this beautiful Matthiessen Park setting. Visit vintageillinois.com for additional information or to order your tickets. 

 

October

Angel of Hopefest
October 2, AHW/ISC Tasting Room

Burgoo Festival
October 8-9, Utica

Fall Colors Weekend
October 22-23

 

November

Veteran's Day Parade
November 6, Utica

Insider Wine Club Will Call Weekend
November 11, 4-7 pm, and November 12, 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.

 

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