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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  


Your Pet on a Wine Label Photo Contest
March 28-April 4
We are co-sponsoring an event for No Animal Left Behind, an organization that provides low-cost spaying/neutering of cats and dogs throughout the area. Submit your photo before April 4 for a chance to be one of the top 4 winners who will have their photo on an August Hill wine label. To enter, visit NoAnimalLeftBehindNFP.org.



 

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. 

Vote for your Favorite Pet Photo to be on AHW Wine Label
April 1-11
For $1 per vote, you get to help pick the top 4 winners of the pet photo contest who will have their pet’s photo on a wine label. Voting is open from April 1-11. Visit No Animal Left Behind's voting page to place your vote.

Adult Easter Egg Hunt
April 3, 10 am - 8 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!

National Moscato Day
April 9


Taste of Mardi Gras       SOLD OUT
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.*)

Stems & Stilettos Fundraising Event
April 11, 6-9 pm, Knights of Columbus, 806 Oakley Ave., Streator
August Hill Winery will be pouring AHW and ISC wines at this event organized by Streator Drug. Enjoy wine and craft beer tasting, appetizers, silent and live auction. Proceeds for the event are used to assist Crimestoppers and Illinois Valley Brain Injury Clubhouse. $25/person or $40/couple. 

Sip 'n' Snip Tasting Event
April 25, Noon-4 pm, downtown Utica

The winners of the "No Animal Left Behind" photo contest will be announced at this event where they will get to see their pet's photo on a bottle of wine! The event is going to be loaded with fun: live music, silent auction, wheel of chance, food available from local businesses, PLUS Wine & Craft Beer Tasting. Each person receives a souvenir glass and 10 tasting tickets for wine & craft beer tasting.  $15/person or $25 for 2 people if purchased by April 20; $20/person after 4/20. Reserve your spot here. Additional tasting tickets will be available at AHW the day of the event for $1 each. PLEASE NOTE THAT TASTING TICKETS ARE NOT MAILED. Simply pick up your tasting tickets, glass, and list of participating businesses at the AHW Tasting Room on day of event. 

Food Fight For Scleroderma
April 26, 5-8 pm, The James Hotel, 55 E. Ontario St, Chicago
We are pouring AHW and ISC wines at this action-filled event where three of Chicago's hottest chefs go head-to-head in a live cooking competition. Taste the dishes they prepare and root for their favorites, all in the name of the Scleroderma Foundation! Tickets are $95 and available at www.chicagofoodfight.com.

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! 



Uncork Illinois! Festival
May 30, 1-9 pm, Marion Street & North Boulevard, Oak Park
We are pouring AHW and ISC wines at this fun outdoor festival. Come and taste some great Illinois wines and listen to live jazz music. Tickets and more info available soon.

 

JUNE

Ottawa 2 River Wine Fest
June 5-7, 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.

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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