New Traditions One Vintage at a Time... 

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Famous Fossil Winery

We have created a vineyard & winery that express the unique qualities of this climate, this landscape and this culture.  We add to that the distinct care and dedication of our staff and the devotion we give to growing grapes and making wine.   Since we opened our winery in 2008, you have given your tastes, your opinions, your laughter and your love and all of that and more is put into our wines.  Thank you.

Tel: (815) 563-4665 |  Email: info @

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A variety of 15 distinctive Illinois regional wines.


Our process, the journey, the people. 

small bites

Sweet & Savory Plate with local cheeses, chocolate, meats and crackers. 


Absolutely loved it.

Amazing wine and a peaceful get away.

Emma Brown, NYC

“Just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed our visit to your winery. What a beautiful facility and great wine!  

S. & C. & M. 


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395 W. Cedarville Rd.

Freeport, IL 61032

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Contact Us


(815) 563-4665

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395 West Cedarville Road

Freeport, Illinois 61032

Hours Of Operation

We are open for outdoor seating

Fridays Noon to 5:00
Saturdays 11:00 to 6:00 

and Sundays Noon to 5:00. 
We offer tasting flights
of 4 or 6 wines. as well as wine 
by the glass or by the bottle.

We are open everyday for
curbside pick-ups 

and to ship wine within Illinois. 
Call 815-563-4665 to schedule a pick up

or to have wine shipped.

Please have payment ready.  
Thank you for your support!!!