Lake County, Illinois Convention and Visitors Bureau - Lake County Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries

Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries

Many award winning brews, spirits and wines 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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28 Mile Vodka & Distillery
(Highwood)
TRAVEL & VISITOR ALERT: THE DISTILLERY IS CLOSED. Please see their website ...

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Bosacki's Brewery
(Mundelein) OPEN
TRAVEL & VISITOR ALERT: TAKE-OUT AVAILABLE, TAPROOM CLOSED. Although t...

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Buffalo Creek Brewing
(Long Grove) OPEN
Buffalo Creek Brewing Company's outdoor patio area/biergarten is be open for enjo...

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Copper Fiddle Distillery
(Lake Zurich) OPEN
ABOUT COPPER FIDDLE DISTILLERY We look forward to having you visit and support our...

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

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Half Day Brewing Company
(Lincolnshire) OPEN
Half Day Brewing Company is open for outdoor dining, curbside pickup and takeout. The...

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Light the Lamp Brewery
(Grayslake) OPEN
Light the Lamp is open for outdoor/patio dining and takeout/curbside. Reservations ar...

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Lynfred Winery
(Wheeling) OPEN
TRAVEL & VISITOR ALERT: TAKE-OUT AVAILABLE, TASTING ROOM CLOSED. Altho...

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Mickey Finn's Brewery
(Libertyville) OPEN
Mickey's Finn's Brewery is open for outdoor dining and takeout. Reservations ...

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Nightshade And Dark's Pandemonium Brewing Company
(Waukegan) OPEN
ABOUT NIGHTSHADE AND DARK'S PANDEMONIUM BREWING Nightshade and Dark's Pand...

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North Shore Distillery, LLC
(Green Oaks) OPEN
North Shore Distillery is open for cocktails on the patio as well as their retail sho...

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Only Child Brewing Company
(Gurnee)
Only Child Brewing Company is a small batch, family owned & operated brewery in C...

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Oppidan Spirits
(Waukegan)
Welcome to Oppidan Spirits. Distillation is an age-old process that may have begun...

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Ravinia Brewing Company
(Highland Park) OPEN
Ravinia Brewing Company's outdoor beer garden is open for enjoyment. Amazing and ...

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Side Lot Brewery
(Wauconda) OPEN
Side Lot Brewery is open for outdoor service. Reservations are required. Call (8...

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The Onion Pub & Brewery
(Lake Barrington)
THE ONION PUB AND BANQUETS IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED HOWEVER THE BREWERY REMAINS OPEN.&nb...

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Tighthead Brewing Company
(Mundelein)
TRAVEL & VISITOR ALERT: TAKE-OUT AVAILABLE, TAPROOM IS CLOSED (EFFECTIV...

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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 aw...

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Vigneto del Bino Winery
(Antioch) OPEN
Vigneto del Bino Winery is open for outside wine tasting and curbside pickup.&nb...

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Wild Onion Brewery
(Lake Barrington) OPEN
The Wild Onion Brewery is a perfect place to relax with friends and family....

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Wright's Brew & Bistro
(Lincolnshire) OPEN
The Wright's Brew & Bistro NEW FIVE EYES, Wright’s Honey Ale&...

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Zumbier Brewery
(Waukegan) OPEN
Zumbier is open for curbside, takeout, and delivery. Please see their website fo...

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Lake Bluff Brewing Co.
(Lake Bluff) OPEN
Lake Bluff Brewing Co. strives to create the finest beer while minding the rich tradi...

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Pazzo di Vino
(Highwood) OPEN
Microwinery, tasting room and events, find it all here! ...

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17 N. Genesee St. Waukegan, IL 60085

 
Sheridan and Green Bay Roads Highwood, IL 60040

 
701 N. Milwaukee Ave. Vernon Hills, IL 60061
847.918.7828
 
739 W IL State Rte 22 Lake Zurich, IL 60047
224.662.4562
 
1270 S. Milwaukee Ave. Vernon Hills, IL 60061
847.955.1900
 
Main Street, Park Street and Slocum Lake Rd. Wauconda, IL 60084

 
480 Orchard Street Antioch, IL 60002
847.495.8999
 
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