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Lake County Wineries & Brew Pubs

Many award winning wines and brews await you on your next adventure...

Lake County has a little bit of everything, and that includes its own piece of wine country. It’s easy to get lost in a glass of Lynfred Winery’s award winning wines. Cozy up to a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon that is as warm and welcoming as the ambiance around you. But don’t get carried away just yet, there’s plenty more to enjoy!

Taste the expertise that goes into the small batched and fortified wines of the Vigneto del Bino Winery in Antioch. Try a new flavor for every season or the award-winning classics since they planted their first vine in 2009. The Antioch winery now has over 2,300 vines stretching over 10 acres of land. Valentino Vineyards in Long Grove is the place to be for stunning views of 20 leafy acres and a tasting of wines that would make Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, see green. Spend an afternoon sampling 20 wines and might I suggest the cheese plate? They’re available with advanced notice!

Something’s Brewing in Lake County! Mickey Finn’s set the standard for Lake County when they became our first brew pub in 1993 and have been raising the bar ever since. Try some samples, commit to a pint of one of their seasonal brews, and even take home a jug for later.

You don’t have to love sports to appreciate a good beer, but Half Day Brewery in Lincolnshire has plenty of both. When trying their hockey themed brews, start with the Red Line Ale, and then work your way through to the Bench Minor Blonde, and don’t forget my favorite…The Hattrick Hefeweizen.

Let the North Shore Distillery lift your spirits with their award winning Gin and Vodka, and even learn the trick to sampling their Sirène Absinthe, all made onsite. Ever try Aquavit? It’s a spirit blended from caraway, cumin and coriander, and the North Shore Distillery is the only place in Chicago that brews their own! Get a behind the scenes tour to see how it’s all done, and then sample the spirits that recently won them the title of Best Local Distiller by Chicago Magazine.

Go for a stroll through historic Downtown Waukegan, home of author Ray Bradbury and then enjoy a fine selection of wine at 17 North Bar and Grill. Explore the unique streets of Downtown Antioch and stop in Rugan’s pub for an impressive collection of craft beers. The Beer Market in Vernon Hills is a craft beer lover’s paradise and features over 500 microbrews as well as gluten free options, seasonal brews and more. 

Cheers!

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17 North Bar and Grill
(Waukegan)
Sports bar, bar and grill and wine bar. Upstairs private dining area for parties and special events...

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Bonta' Pizzeria and Restaurant
(Lincolnshire)
An authentic Italian market with a deli boasting fine imported and domestic meats and cheeses, fresh...

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Bosacki's Home Brew
(Mundelein)
Bosacki's is a local microbrewery serving traditional and historic beers. Fresh beer is available i...

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Brew Restaurant & Bar
(Lincolnshire)
Enjoy innovative food and beverages in a stylish setting. Menu includes entree salads, steaks, seafo...

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Broken Earth Winery
(Long Grove)
The Broken Earth Winery in Long Grove offers wine tastings, wine club memberships, video gaming and ...

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Buffalo Creek Brewing
(Long Grove)
Lake County's only destination brewery in the heart of Historic Downtown Long Grove. We specialize i...

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Copper Fiddle Distillery
(Lake Zurich)
We look forward to having you visit and support our small, locally owned business in Lake Zurich, Il...

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Flesk Brewing Company
(Barrington)
Flesk Brewing is a delightful brewpub located in Barrington's Ice House Mall. Flesk is a dog friendl...

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Glunz Family Winery & Cellars - Grayslake
(Grayslake)
Enjoy four generations of wine making at Lake County's first winery. Award-winning wines available ...

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Half Day Brewing Co.
(Lincolnshire)
Casual, comfortable yet energetic and an inviting, exciting and sophisticated atmosphere. The menu f...

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Lake Bluff Brewery
(Lake Bluff)
Lake Bluff Brewing Company is a small craft brewery devoted to upholding the lofty standards of qual...

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Light the Lamp Brewery
(Grayslake)
Light the Lamp Brewery is located in beautiful downtown Grayslake. Serving innovative beer, modern a...

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Lynfred Winery
(Wheeling)
Welcome to Lynfred Winery Wheeling! Established in 2008, Lynfred Wheeling is a satellite location...

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Mickey Finn's Brewery
(Libertyville)
Mickey Finn's Brewery is a landmark, casual, social gathering place famous for handcrafted beer. Sin...

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Nirvana Wine and Grillerie
(Vernon Hills)
World tastes inspired menu comprised of the freshest ingredients prepared to compliment the flavors ...

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North Shore Distillery, LLC
(Libertyville)
A Spirit Lover's Paradise! We are the first craft distillery in Illinois, and we make a range of...

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Onion Pub and Brewery
(Barrington Area)
The Onion Pub is a perfect place to relax with friends and family. Enjoy fresh handcrafted beers fro...

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Only Child Brewing Company
(Gurnee)
Only Child Brewing Company is a small batch, family owned & operated brewery in Chicago’s North Shor...

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Prairie Kraft Brewing Company
(Buffalo Grove)
Prairie Krafts Brewing Company creates and responsibly markets house beers that enhance the enjoymen...

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Prairie Krafts Brewing Company
(Buffalo Grove)
Prairie Krafts Brewing Company creates and responsibly markets house beers that enhance the enjoymen...

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Ravinia Brewing Company
(Highland Park)
Cozy taproom and taco bar located in the historic Ravinia District. Features amazing beer, live musi...

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Roaring Table Brewing Co.
(Lake Zurich)
Our menu features an eclectic variety of beers showcasing the amazing range of flavors that a few si...

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Rugan's
(Antioch)
A Wine, Martini & Ale House located in downtown Antioch. Featuring live music Thursday, Friday & Sat...

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The Beer Market
(Vernon Hills)
An old-world specialty beer pub with a lively, modern twist and charm. Featuring over 500+ microbrew...

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The Vine Martini & Wine Bar
(Grayslake)
The Vine is located in Downtown Grayslake. We focus on bringing a warm and relaxing environment to t...

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Tighthead Brewing Company
(Mundelein)
Tighthead Brewing Company is a craft brewery located in Mundelein. The brewpub is a neighborhood ins...

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UnWined of Long Grove
(Long Grove)
UnWined holds a variety of wines by the glass as well as a diverse collection of wine bottles that ...

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Valentino Vineyards Inc.
(Long Grove)
You don't have to take a trip to California to see a beautiful vineyard. Taste award winning wines, ...

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Vigneto del Bino Winery
(Antioch)
Vigneto del Bino Winery is a boutique winery specializing in “Wines grown from local Vines”. The win...

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Wright's Brew & Bistro
(Lincolnshire)
Come enjoy Lincolnshire's best NEW brew & bistro. Serving bistro fare & rotating craft brews includi...

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Zumbier Brewery
(Waukegan)
Zumbier Brewery produces fine small batch beer. Fill growlers, give tours, tap room and food pairing...

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