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Address: 309 S Walnut St, Rochester, IL 62563-9703
Phone Number: +1 217-498-9800
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13:00 - 18:00
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Sun 13:00 - 18:00
Mon 16:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 13:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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READY TO UNWIND? Come to the Walnut Street Winery located just 4 miles east...

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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Gem of the Midwest

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 October 2016
Faye P
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 on the wall of fame!

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Thank Faye P
Springfield, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 us in a plastic waste basket with ice…..would you like the appearance of your wine... More 

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Thank danh007
LorenShanle, Owner at Walnut Street Winery, responded to this review

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 use for our wine buckets. The containers are always cleaned after each use. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 often to welcome us with a bright smile and good conversation. I'm so happy we... More 

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Thank MaggieK15
Chicago
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 California and blended here. Local cheese (yum) and Wisconsin sausage (with Ritz crackers!) for sale.

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Thank JudyAC
LorenShanle, Owner at Walnut Street Winery, responded to this review

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 blend any of our wines. When you look at the label on a bottle of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 stop here! I will make this my wine place every time we come! Wish I... More 

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Thank Natalia G
Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 hands all evening. We particularly like the Riesling

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Thank Glen2486
LorenShanle, Owner at Walnut Street Winery, responded to this review

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

Madison, South Dakota
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

We really enjoyed winery, especially sitting outside having wine, crackers & cheese. The woman working there, Jolene, was especially friendly and helpful. If we are ever that way again, I would stop back in!

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Thank Donna B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

I was at the Walnut Street Winery with my boyfriend and his family. I have been there a number of times with friends too. I love the wine and atmosphere. The wine is created in-house with only the best California grapes. From the live music, to the intimate indoor seating and outdoor gathering area, this is a great place to... More 

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Thank Tamara S
LorenShanle, Owner at Walnut Street Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for the very kind review. We sure do appreciate it. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful place for our cousin reunion! The wine was great, wonderful hospitality, And the service was 5 star! Thank you to Loren Shanle Jr. And staff!👏

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Thank Scott J
Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

Quaint little winery. The people are extremely friendly, the atmosphere is wonderful and the wines are great. The free entertainment is a plus! I highly recommend

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