Since we can’t host our typical Wine Club Will Call event at the Tasting Room this month, we invite our Wine Club members to join us for “Wine Club Wine on the Hill” at our August Hill & ISC winery and vineyard. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Illinois Valley, live music by James Gedda, and your favorite wine while hanging out on our hill.
One $5 Ticket = One Parking Spot
Tickets are for reserved parking because we only have 40 spots at the winery. One ticket is good for admittance for 1 car to the Wine on the Hill event (groups at the event are limited to 10 people per Illinois COVID guidelines). The cost for Wine Club members is $5 per car. Click here to reserve your spot. Please note, when ordering it will ask for number of “attendees”; you will choose 1 for one car and 2 for 2 cars.
Wine Orders & Pre-Ordering – wine available by the bottle only
All Wine Club Pick Up Orders only available at the Tasting Room
Your July wine club orders (and any other wine club orders) are only available for pick up at our Tasting Room in Utica, IL. If you are picking up your order prior to coming to the event, we recommend storing it in a cooler to protect it from the heat. The procedures for Wine Club pick up weekend can be found here.
Stone Jug BBQ is offering delivery to the event. To order, call Stone Jug at 815-780-8275 and let them know you are ordering for the August Hill event. Click here to view the menu.
Venue & Accessibility
The venue is a large, grassy hillside overlooking the Illinois Valley. Depending on where you choose to sit, the climb varies between slightly challenging and quite challenging. We will have two porta pots and a hand washing station on site.
James Gedda & Jack Whittle, 1:30pm – 4:30 pm
Parking is limited to 40 vehicles. We will have a person guiding arrivals into parking spots for the first hour. If no parking attendant is present, please follow the layout and conserve more spots for others arriving later. Then check in with our staff and pick up your chilled wine.
What to Bring
Other important info
There is NO signage from the road stating “August Hill Winery.” Please use Google Maps Pinpoint to find us; the pinpoint is: https://goo.gl/maps/ouxzULMX7oXxFHPS9. If you look at satellite view, you can see our spot. Here are the written directions (note both of these are coming from the north, so if coming from the south you will need to turn at the road at the bottom of the hill prior to crossing the river):
From Peru, IL on Rt. 251 to Winery & Vineyard
From Peru, go south on Rt. 251 over the Illinois River Bridge. Turn right at first road after you cross bridge (2551st Rd). Follow curved road @1 mile to “T” and turn right (still 2551st Rd.) Our winery is about 1.7 miles on left, offset up on the hill. The winery building is white with a burgundy roof, and there are a couple of semi trailers parked up near it. Also, there is a blue sign near the entrance of driveway saying our address: 21N 2551Rd. GPS: 41.299550, -89.163228
From Spring Valley, IL on Rt-89
From Spring Valley, stay on Rt-89 crossing the Illinois River Bridge. Before going up the steep hill, turn left on road (2551st Rd). Travel on road for about 1.5 miles where curves around a farm on right. Just after the curve, you will see the winery offset on the right up on the hill. Our winery building is white with a burgundy roof, and there are a couple of semi trailers parked up near it. Also, there is a blue sign near the entrance of driveway saying our address: 21N 2551Rd. GPS: 41.299550, -89.163228