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Holiday 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. December 22 and 23 - 10 am-6 pm; December 24 (Christmas Eve) - 10 am-2 pm Closed Christmas Day.


Free Case Shipping for Insider Wine Club Members 
Now through December 31
Wine club members receive FREE SHIPPING when you order 12 or more bottles of wine. Insiders also receive 20% off the regular price when you purchase 12 or more bottles! To order AHW wines, click here; to order ISC wines, click here.

Free Gift Wrapping
Now through December 24
Receive free gift wrapping on all gifts purchased in our Tasting Room!

DECEMBER



20% off all
wine racks

December 15-21, Tasting Room

 

50% off wine by the glass
December 22-24, Tasting Room


 


Live Music at the Tasting Room
December 20, 3-6 pm, AHW/ISC Tasting Room
Enjoy a glass of August Hill Spice or a glass of your favorite wine while listening to live music by Todd Witek. 

Holiday Farmers Market
December 20, 9 am - 1 pm, Illinois Building, State Fairground, Springfield
Meet Illinois growers and producers as they showcase their products at this indoor farmers' market. One stop shopping for your holiday preparations - your favorite AHW/ISC wines, cheese, fresh meats, fresh produce, and much more! Plus wine samples, kids activities, and music too. 

Friar Tuck Peoria Tasting
December 23, 1-4 pm, 1401 W. Glen Ave., Peoria
Sample some of your AHW and ISC favorites at this in-store tasting.

Wine Tasting at Wine 'n' Liquor
December 26, 3-6 pm, 840 N Galena Ave, Dixon
Join us at Wine 'n' Liquor in Dixon. We will be pouring samples of August Hill Winery wines at this in-store tasting. 

Champagne Night at Binny’s Chicago-Lakeview
December 26, 5-8 pm, Binny’s Beverage Depot, 3000 N. Clark, Chicago
Come sip and enjoy on your quest to find that special bottle of holiday bubbly! You can taste Illinois Sparkling Co. bubbly at this event, as well as Champagnes and other sparkling wines from all over the world. Event Cost: $40.00 ($30.00 with Binny's Card). Reservations Required; call 773-935-9400

Live Music at the Tasting Room
December 27, 3-6 pm, AHW/ISC Tasting Room
Enjoy a glass of August Hill Spice or a glass of your favorite wine while listening to live music by Ric Soens.
 

Winestyles Shorewood Tasting
December 28, 5-8 pm, 1145 Brook Forest Ave., Shorewood
We are pouring August Hill Winery wines at this tasting. Join us and sample some of your favorites.

Champagne Open House at Binny’s Highland Park
December 29, 5-8 pm, Binny’s, 153 Skokie Valley Highway, Highland Park
Bubbly means celebration, so get ready to celebrate! Taste Champagne and sparkling wine from around the world, including some of your favorites from Illinois Sparkling Co. Reservations required; call 847-831-5400 to reserve a spot.

JANUARY

Starved Rock Wedding Expo
January 4
Are you coming to town for the Wedding Expo at Starved Rock Lodge? While you are in town, drop by the Tasting Room to sample wines or to ask us about booking a bridal shower, bachelor/bachelorette party, or rehearsal dinner at the Tasting Room. Click here for more info on private events at the Tasting Room.

Winter Artisan Event 
January 16, 5-8 pm AHW/ISC Tasting Room
Meet the new Illinois artisans who are featured in our Tasting Room Gallery while sipping on a glass of your favorite wine. Insider's Wine Club Members can also pick up their January shipment starting today! 

Ultimate Tastings at the Tasting Room
January 18, AHW/ISC Tasting Room
Have you experienced an Ultimate Tasting yet? If not, we are going to have time slots available on the last Sunday of the month, October 26, at 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. With prior notice, we can also book additional Ultimate Tastings to suit your schedule.

Eagle Watch Weekend
January 24-25, 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 more info.

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 the Franken's bubbly, and a franks sampler while listening to some great live music. 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 and listen to live music. 

Salsa & Stereo Sunday - Sunday, February 1, 1-4 pm 
Insiders can enjoy music, 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! 


FEBRUARY

Wine & Chocolate Lover’s Day
February 6, AHW/ISC Tasting Room
More info to follow.


Winemaker Quartet Dinner
February 13, AHW/ISC Tasting Room & 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, AHW/ISC Tasting Room & Winery
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 February 8-14. Click here to order your tickets.

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