Things here in Utica are ramping up for the warmer weather to come. If you aren’t aware we have opened a new location a mile and half north on Rt 178 at 2958 N IL Rt 178. It is our wine bar and event center. It was built for the customer comfort in mind and will be the center piece for Illinois River Winery events. We have scheduled a fish fry and wine pairing dinner in March and will be adding more events in the near future. Our tasting room will be more for retail sales and tastings. We do offer tastings at both facilities so choose your favorite and enjoy our award winning wines. The wine bar has 5 craft beers on tap. We offer a light fare menu specifically paired with our wines in mind. We are in the planning stages of enhancing our customer enjoyment including events at our large outdoor patio area at our wine bar. Check back often for updates and a schedule of events.