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Walnut Street Winery

309 S Walnut St, Rochester, IL 62563
+1 217-498-9800
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Beware: Call Before You Head Over

Headed out to the winery from a vacation in Springfield on a Sunday evening - arrived at 6pm... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
ziggit5
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New Lenox, Illinois
Along the bike trail...

My husband and I stopped here while we were riding on the bike trail. They have a gambling room... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
Marcy N
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READY TO UNWIND? Come to the Walnut Street Winery located just 4 miles east of Springfield, IL off Route 29 in Rochester. THE WINERY WILL SOON HAVE VIDEO GAMES AVAILABLE TO PLAY. We have daily tastings of 20 different Shanle Wines that are all produced & bottled at the winery. WINE GARDEN & BOCCE BALL COURT, WISCONSIN CHEESE & CRAFT BEERS, PIZZA SERVED DAILY, CASE DISCOUNTS, SCHEDULE PARTIES, MEETINGS, & GATHERINGS, BIKE TRAIL ACCESSIBLE, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, GIFT SHOP. Visit one of the premier local wineries. We have something for everyone!
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  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
27 Jun 2017
“Along the bike trail...”
18 Jul 2017
“Beware: Call Before You Head Over”
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309 S Walnut St, Rochester, IL 62563
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Headed out to the winery from a vacation in Springfield on a Sunday evening - arrived at 6pm. Despite the website indicating the hours were from 1 - 8 pm and the sign on the door indicating the same thing, the place was dark and...More

Thank ziggit5
LorenShanle, Owner at Walnut Street Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

I'm sorry to hear that we missed your business. Sometimes we do close early on Sundays if we don't have any business. On the day that you came out we hadn't had a customer for 3 hours. My employee closed just before 6 pm on...More

Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here while we were riding on the bike trail. They have a gambling room, which I am not into. They have a patio to sit on when the weather is nice. It seems dark on the inside. The lady behind...More

Thank Marcy N
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Small family-owned winery. Very intimate and filled with locals. The selection is enough to keep you busy. And the price is very reasonable! $3 for 3 tastings. If you like dessert wine, their port is a good one.

Thank chauwoww
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been to many wineries around Illinois and Missouri. Rosie Red is my favorite wine in the world! My wife's is GOP ! This is also a great place to hang out and listen to music. The back outdoor area is...More

Thank Jason Sarah H
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This little winery is a hidden gem in the Midwest. The owner and staff are very cordial and nice. The wine is amazing as well. They have great entertainment periodically. Go check them out.... you won't be disappointed! You can also have your picture put...More

Thank Faye P
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I stopped in here to meet someone, and drink some wine. The wine tasting experience was very nice as the bar area was pleasant. We ordered a bottle of wine to take outside to the fenced-in garden area. The bottle of wine was served to...More

Thank danh007
LorenShanle, Owner at Walnut Street Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2016

Sorry about your bad experience at the winery. I'm not really sure what was going on when you visited the winery. However, we will definitely try to improve. This is the the first time we have ever heard any complaints about the plastic containers we...More

Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful wine you can't find anywhere else in this area, quaint setting that makes you feel welcome, spacious patio area outside to enjoy, great live entertainment... I could go on and on about Walnut Street Winery. We love this place! Loren, the owner, is there...More

Thank MaggieK15
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here on our way to Springfield for the weekend. Very friendly bartender and bar manager. The wines were OK, not spectacular but fun to sample. Don't expect a lot, have fun, and it will be enjoyable! The wines are from...More

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LorenShanle, Owner at Walnut Street Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2016

All of our wines are produced & bottled at the winery in Rochester, IL. We use produce from Calf., Argentina, South Africa, & Italy to make our wines. The fermentation process & wine stabilization does take place at our location in Rochester. We do not...More

Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Such a sweet, cozy wine get away! Very friendly and unforgettable! Yummy! We stopped to try a glass and decided to stay to hear the music out on the cute little back patio! Such warm and friendly staff! If you come to Springfield, you MUST...More

Thank Natalia G
Reviewed 24 November 2015

We went to visit this small winery on a Saturday afternoon, not really knowing what it would be like. We got a tour of the wine making operation. We went back in the evening and Jo was the perfect "tender" and we were in good...More

Thank Glen2486
LorenShanle, Owner at Walnut Street Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2016

Thank you for the kind review, Glen. Hope to see you again.

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