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 brews and spirits at Zümbier, Nightshade and Dark's Pandemonium Brewery and Oppidan Spirits.

Cheers!

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28 Mile Vodka & Distillery
(Highwood)
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9th Hour Brewing Co.
(Lake Villa)
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Beer Garden at Independence Grove Forest Preserve
(Libertyville)
The outdoor Beer Garden at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville fe...

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Birch Beverages
(Gurnee)
Birch Beverages' mission is to aid in the revitalization of the hospitality indus...

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Bitter Jester Music Festival
(Highland Park)
The Bitter Jester Music Festival (BJMF) returns for its 15th season of live concerts ...

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Bosacki's Brewery
(Mundelein)
Bosacki's Brewery is a local microbrewery and taproom producing a variety of trad...

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

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Copper Fiddle Distillery
(Lake Zurich)
Visit and support this small, locally-owned business in Lake Zurich. They are your lo...

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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)
Half Day Brewing Company features artisan hand-tossed pizza made in a wood-fired...

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Harbor Brewing Co. Lake Villa
(Lake Villa)
Lake County Libation Trail partner to open its doors in Winter 2021...

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Harbor Brewing Company
(Winthrop Harbor)
Harbor Brewing is open for outdoor enjoyment in its new biergarten. It offers small-b...

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Light the Lamp Brewery
(Grayslake)
Light the Lamp Brewery is located in beautiful downtown Grayslake. Serving innovative...

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Liquid Love Brewing Company
(Buffalo Grove)
Chicagoland brewing project focused on bringing you beer that has heart. Utilizing on...

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Lynfred Winery
(Wheeling)
Lynfred Winery is the oldest family-winery in Illinois.  We work with vineyards ...

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Mickey Finn's Brewery
(Libertyville)
Since 1993, this landmark, casual, social gathering place famous for handcrafted beer...

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Nightshade And Dark's Pandemonium Brewing Company
(Waukegan)
Nightshade and Dark's Pandemonium Brewing celebrates Waukegan's own Ray Bradb...

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North Shore Distillery, LLC
(Green Oaks)
North Shore Distillery, LLC makes a range of original, delicious distilled spiri...

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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)
Distillation is an age-old process that may have begun as early as 2000 B.C. and cont...

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Pazzo di Vino
(Highwood)
In Italian, PAZZO means "crazy for" or "overly passionate." At Pa...

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Phase Three Brewing Company
(Lake Zurich)
The Lake Zurich brewery creates hand-crafted suds brewed with quality igredients by h...

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Ravinia Brewing Company
(Highland Park)
Ravinia Brewing Company--a cozy taproom and taco bar located in the historic Ravinia ...

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Roaring Table Brewing Co.
(Lake Zurich)
The menu features an eclectic variety of beers showcasing the amazing range of flavor...

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Side Lot Brewery
(Wauconda)
Drink. Lounge. Play. A rustic, reclaimed and leather-filled lounge. Cool, welcomin...

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

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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)
Vigneto del Bino Winery is a boutique winery specializing in “Wines grown from ...

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

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

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Zumbier Brewery
(Waukegan)
ZumBier Brewery produces fine small batch beer. Fill growlers, give tours, tap room a...

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

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Sheridan and Green Bay Roads Highwood, IL 60040

 
701 N. Milwaukee Ave. Vernon Hills, IL 60061
847.918.7828
 
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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