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Famous Fossil Winery

395 W Cedarville Rd, Freeport, IL 61032-9156
+1 815-563-4665
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Relaxing at a local winery

Recently went to visit Famous Fossil Winery in Freeport, Illinois with some friends. We did the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paula M
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Rockford, Illinois, United States
Part of our Illionis wine trail

A sleepy little town, with great atmosphere. I hit it at just right time, only one in the winery... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
Kenneth O
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Elgin, Illinois
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  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
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395 W Cedarville Rd, Freeport, IL 61032-9156
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+1 815-563-4665
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently went to visit Famous Fossil Winery in Freeport, Illinois with some friends. We did the wine tasting. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Even got to try some rhubarb wine! Quite good tasting. Then we went to the Sunday afternoon guitar playing event in...More

Thank Paula M
Reviewed 11 May 2017

A sleepy little town, with great atmosphere. I hit it at just right time, only one in the winery. Had great wines and a knowledgeable staff. Will definitely be back in the future.

Thank Kenneth O
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff, quality wine and nice atmosphere. If your making a day tour of wineries / breweries in Western Il, perfect place to start!

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This winery is worth the visit whether you enjoy exploring new wine options or just want to be in the "country." Pam was the perfect hostess for our tasting. We were not rushed and the pours were generous. She explained each wine and provided some...More

1  Thank Susan L
Reviewed 21 November 2016

The wines were very tasty and we bought several bottles. I loved the casual, cozy atmosphere. Barrels for tables, games and puzzles to work on while you sat around. We ate a lunch plate of cheeses, sausage, and other assorted snacks. Would certainly recommend

1  Thank Grammanator
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Ruby the Spaniel was a wonderful greeter! The staff is both gracious and knowledgeable. It is a very quaint place with a very nice view. I want to go back in the summer and sit outside , sip some wonderful wine with Ruby and enjoy...More

1  Thank monkeytattoo2
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Looking for somewhere to visit on lovely Sunday for a drive, we opted for the 2 hour trip to Famous Fossil Winery. What a cozy lovely place! Lyn was sweet and the wine was tasty! We got the 1/2 Sweet and Savory plate and sat...More

1  Thank Sonia M M
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Near Cedarville, the winery is in a beautiful setting. The grounds are lovely and the vineyard well kept. The shop was decorated with things of autumn; pumpkins, corn shocks, etc. The shop was well lit and clean, with an employee to assist. We did not...More

1  Thank TeeSue
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Found this place while looking for things to do in the area. Stopped in and got a mini tour by the owner after which we did a tasting. Some very nice wines are available. Bought a glass along with a snack tray and sat out...More

1  Thank 512valar
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere was adorable! Cute place with gorgeous views of the vines from the quant balcony. The tasting was smooth and the attendant was friendly and eager to find us just the right wine. We enjoyed a snack and a glass of wine on our...More

2  Thank Cdulgar
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