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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.

 
February


IGGVA Winter Wine Festival
February 24, 7-10 pm, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 South Dirksen Parkway, Springfield
August Hill and Illinois Sparkling Co. are pouring wines at this indoor wine festival, which is sponsored by the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association. More than 10 Illinois wineries are pouring their wines at this festival. Advance Online Ticket price is $20 per person and includes a commemorative wine glass, 7 tasting tickets,
light hors d’oeuvres, and live music by Naughty & Nice. Buy you tickets now to save. Tickets at the door are $25 and include only 5 tasting tickets. 

Live Music at the Tasting Room - Alex and the XOs
February 25, 4:30-7:30 pm

Mardi Gras Parade
February 25, 5 pm, Utica
The Utica Mardi Gras parade is at 5 pm. Come celebrate with us. Enjoy a glass of Mardi Gras or another one of your favorite wines today.
 
Ultimate Tasting
February 26, AHW/ISC Tasting Room

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 offer Ultimate Tastings 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.

 
 
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!

Live Music at the Tasting Room - Stealy Jim
March 4, 4:30-7:30 pm


Illinois Products Expo
March 4, 10am-5pm and March 5, 10am-3pm, Orr Bldg, IL State Fairgrounds, Springfield
Sample wine and food samples from 70+ Illinois producers, including August Hill Winery and Illinois Sparkling Co. Wine is available for sampling and also for sale by the glass and bottle.
 

Live Music at the Tasting Room - Steve Sharp
March 10, 4:30-7:30 pm

Live Music at the Tasting Room - Paddy's Favorite Sons
March 11, 4:30-7:30 pm

Utica St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 11, 4 pm, downtown Utica


Ultimate Tasting
March 12, AHW/ISC Tasting Room

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 offer Ultimate Tastings 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.

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: Darrell Data on Friday and King Neptune on Saturday. 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.
 
Live Music at the Tasting Room - Chrstina Eltrevoog & The Brothers and The Sisters
March 25, 4:30-7:30 pm

Amboy Education Foundation Wine & Cheese Tasting Gala Fundraiser
March 25, 6-9 pm, Long Branch Saloon, Amboy
August Hill Winery is pouring their wines at this fundraising event. Proceeds benefit Amboy Education Foundation.  Call 815/857-2164 for more information. 

 
Ultimate Tasting
March 26, AHW/ISC Tasting Room

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 offer Ultimate Tastings 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.
 
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. $50 for Insider Wine Club member and one guest; $55 for Insider's additional guests. Click here to order your ticket today. 
 *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. 

Sip 'n' Snip
April 22, AHW/ISC Tasting Room
More details to follow.

 

 
May
 

Wine on the Fox Festival
May 6, 11 am - 8 pm and 
May 7, 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.  Visit wineonthefox.com for more info. 


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. 

Ultimate Tasting
February 26, AHW/ISC Tasting Room

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 offer Ultimate Tastings 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.

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