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Rocky Waters Vineyard and Winery, Hanover

(3.6/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web)
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TripAdvisor
  • This was one of the most educational wine tasting we've attended in the northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin area. Owner is a very well versed host during the wine tasting. Helped us to understand ou...  more »
  • Rocky Waters was a very clean and well kept shop. I found it interesting that a number of locals seemed to be regulars there. There is a pretty good view from the parking lot as well. We're not wine e...  more »
  • The views from the outdoor seating area and surrounding area are beautiful. The tasting was only ok. Had two wines that were good to my taste. It would have been better if you could rinse out wine gla...  more »
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  • This was my second visit to the winery while traveling from MA. What I enjoy are regional wines, made from grapes that are grown to withstand the climate of the area they are grown and not standard "popular wines". Being poured wines while hearing how the grape is grown is processed is always exciting and interesting rather than larger wineries that may just give you a brief descriptor. Priced competitively, the wines were delicious and refreshing from dry to semidry. The conversation makes the tasting much more enjoyable. Also, it was nice to be remembered from visiting last year. Definitely a stop worth making again on a future visit.
  • Thank you, Kyle for an excellent Rocky Waters experience. The wine is delicious. We bought three bottles! Kyle took the time to explain the history of the winery. He also explained what makes this wine taste better that others. The winery is gorgeous. I love that you can sit and enjoy the beauty of the surroundings while sharing a great bottle of wine. A must stop on our way to Galena.
  • It was hard for my group to actually choose something we did like about this place. Don't get me wrong, it was a beautiful place and the atmosphere was wonderful. However, the wine is completely horrible. We didn't like a single one we tasted. We felt they all tasted the same. They were also completely out of white wine so that was really disappointing.
  • We arrived just before closing in what is really the off season. The owner welcomed us. He was very personable, was able to explain each wine in detail. It was very informative as well as fun. Yes, as someone mentioned, they were all out of whites. And though that may be have been disappointing, I didn't see it as a fault. They use only ONLY THEIR OWN GRAPES. Other vineyards bring grapes in from California or Michigan or other places. To me, that's a little misleading. At Rocky Waters, the wine is from right there or they dont service. I liked that idea a lot! Buy Local!
  • Worst experience ever. Beautiful place but sad to say the service was horrible and the gentleman behind the counter was rude and pushy. Went with family sat at the bar and waited patiently for 20min before being asked "What do you want" then before we answered he told us to hold on so he could clean tables and try helping somebody he must of known. Then when he came back told us he only had 4 of the 9 wines they offered. Which they were blushes, and we wanted something that was dry red, so we decided to leave and that is when he became really rude to us in front of other people. He said "What, you don't like blushes!!" We said we were looking for something dryer. He replied "Well, don't let the door hit you!!". Highly NOT recommended.