Join us for “Hopefest on the Hill” at our August Hill & ISC winery and vineyard. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Illinois Valley, live music, and your favorite wine while hanging out on our spacious hillside AND raising money for a good cause. This is a FUNdraising event for our local American Cancer Society Relay for Life team; all proceeds from parking will be donated, and the Relay for Life team, Hopefest for La Salle County, will also have a 50/50 raffle at the event.
One $20 Advance Ticket = One Parking Spot
Tickets are for reserved parking because we have limited parking at the winery. The cost per car is $20 if purchased in advance (max of 10 people per group per IL Covid guidelines). The cost goes up at the door (if we don’t sell out) to $25 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, 2 for 2 cars, etc.
Wine Orders & Pre-Ordering – wine available by the bottle only
Order food and have a picnic! Here is a list of food places we recommend:
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.
The Lizzi Neal Band is playing from 1:30-4:30 pm!
Park between the lines in the marked parking spaces please as our parking is limited. Then check in with our staff and pick up your chilled wine.
What to Bring
Other important info
Getting you Here
There is NO “August Hill Winery” signage from the road. 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 These directions 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