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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.

 
January
 

Live Music at the Tasting Room - Steve & Steve 
January 20, 4:30-7:30 pm

Live Music at the Tasting Room - Champaign Freight 

January 21, 4:30-7:30 pm

Ultimate Tastings
January 22, AHW/ISC Tasting Room
Come experience an Ultimate Tasting with us 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.

Live Music at the Tasting Room - Greg Wolf
January 28, 4:30-7:30 pm

Eagle Watch Weekend - January 28-29, Utica
Come to Utica to see the bald eagles! In past years, they have seen as many as 300 eagles nesting and fishing along the Illinois River. Stop by the Tasting Room after your visit to warm up your toes a bit and enjoy a glass of August Hill Spice. We'd love to see you!  Click here for the Eagle Watch schedule and ticket purchase information.

 

 
February

Wine & Chocolate Lover's Day
February 3, 10 am - 8 pm, Tasting Room
Join us at the Tasting Room for wine & chocolate flights featuring August Hill Winery and Illinois Sparkling Co. wines paired with Cocoa Blue Chocolates. 3 wines and 3 chocolate choices in each flight - you choose your flight: Dry wines, sweet wines, infusions, or sparkling wines. $15/flight.
 

Winemaker Quartet Dinner
February 10, 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 paired with eight different wines (click here to see the menu). Each course is paired with one or two wines - which pairing do you prefer? You get to vote in this entertaining dinner. $95/person. Order your tickets online or at our tasting room to become a part of this unique dinner experience! 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 11, 11 am - 5 pm, Utica
Wine, food, shopping and fun! Join us for the 2017 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! Walk to all 11 locations who are offering wine and/or food or ride the free trolley between stops. $20/person. Click here for tickets or more info.

National Drink Wine Day
February 18
Come celebrate national #drinkwineday with us at the Tasting Room. 

Mardi Gras Parade
February 25, 6 pm, Utica
The Utica Mardi Gras parade is at 6 pm. Come celebrate with us. Enjoy a glass of Mardi Gras or another one of your favorite wines today.
 
March
 
National Mulled Wine Day
March 3
Join us at the Tasting Room to enjoy a glass of August Hill Spice in honor of Mulled Wine Day!

Insider's Wine Club Will Call Weekend 
March 17, 4-7 pm, and March 18, 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.

Utica St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 11, 6 pm, downtown Utica

 
 
April
 
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 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 and Illinois Sparkling Co. wines. Event is open to Insider's Wine Club members and their guests only. Ticket sales will open soon. *Please note that cancellations need to be requested at least 7 days prior to event in order to receive refund.*  

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

 
May
 
National Moscato Day
May 9
Celebrate National Moscato Day with us! 
 
Mother's Day Treat
May 14, 10 am - 5 pm, AHW/ISC Tasting Room
Happy Mother's Day to all the special moms. Bring your Mom to the Tasting Room on Mother's Day and she will receive a mimosa to celebrate the day.
 
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! 

 
 
June
 

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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