Things to Do

Tastings, Tours, Festivals, Food and More. 



Our tasting room is open for wine tasting and enjoying wine by the glass during our business hours.  Wine tasting is 4 wines for $3 or 6 wines for $5.  Glasses of wine are $5, $6 and $7 each.  You don’t need a reservation to taste our wines or to relax in our winery.  Notice of groups of 10 or more is appreciated. 


Our Sweet & Savory Plate features locally made cheeses, local sausage and local crackers – all gluten free!  Our Plate also includes fresh fruit and our homemade chocolates.  Add a Sweet & Savory Plate to your tasting and discover the joys of wine and food pairing.  $8 for Half Plate.  $15 for Full Plate.


Our private grounds are available for our customers and private parties.  Please arrange for formal photo sessions by calling or emailing in advance.  Photo sessions are  $25/hour.   This includes engagement photos, family photos, pet photos and more. 



We host many fun activities throughout the year including painting events, yoga, cookouts, cooking classes, dog walks, wine tasting and food pairing parties and more.   The best way to learn about our events is to add your name to our E Newsletter and we'll keep you posted about everything that happens at Famous Fossil.  See our contact page to join the e newsletter.  Or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook/ where we'll keep  you up-to-date about events, new wines and more.


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. 
Wine by the bottle only -
sorry, no tastings at this time.

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.

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