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Lake County Wineries & Brew Pubs
Many award winning wines and brews await you on your next adventure...

Enjoy a nice glass of Lynfred's award winning wineLake 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!

Mickey Finn's Amber Wheat Ale is a popular Lake County beverageSomething’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.

Try fresh brewed Gin in the North Shore Distilleries tasting roomLet 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. Viva Le Vine in Downtown Libertyville offers a rare collection of aged wines, as well as hand crafted brews and ports.


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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. ...Read More

Bonta' Italian Deli and Wine Shop (Lincolnshire)
An authentic Italian market with a deli boasting fine imported and domestic meats and cheeses, fresh grilled vegetables, baked entrees, gelato, olives...Read More

Bosacki's Home Brew (Mundelein)
Bosacki's Home Brew is a small microbrewery and tavern/tasting room providing a variety of beers with the emphasis on beer to take home and share with...Read More

Brew Restaurant & Bar (Lincolnshire)
Enjoy innovative food and beverages in a stylish setting. Menu includes entree salads, steaks, seafood, hand-crafted sandwiches and flatbreads, and an...Read More

Broken Earth Winery (Long Grove)
The Broken Earth Winery in Long Grove offers wine tastings, wine club memberships, video gaming and a seasonal menu of small plates featuring wine fri...Read More

Buffalo Creek Brewing (Long Grove)
Lake County's only destination brewery in the heart of Historic Downtown Long Grove. We specialize in German and Belgian style beers, but also cater t...Read More

Cafe Pyrenees (Libertyville)
Casual Country French Bistro dining with a full bar, outdoor patio, catering, live entertainment and a retail wine shop.

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No matter which route you take, all roads lead to fun in Lake County, Illinois, which is located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee. Lake County is home to 170 lakes and rivers, 30,000 acres of lush forest preserves, miles of hiking and biking trails, Six Flags Great America, Naval Station Great Lakes, Ravinia Festival and sandy beaches along Lake Michigan's shoreline. Family adventure is around every turn and awaits you in Lake County.
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