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Waterman Winery and Vineyards, Inc.

11582 Waterman Road

Waterman, IL 60556


Winery "Open" during Waterman Road repairs. Watch for our IDOT sign on Route 23 and turn West on Miller Road or Lee Road; go West 1.0 mile, and then turn South (from Miller Road) or North (from Lee Road) and go 0.5 mile on Waterman Road.

Open: Saturday & Sunday from 12-4 pm April-December

Monday-Friday, open by appointment or chance!

Seasonal-closed January, February, & March

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Enjoy a regional wine tasing in our casual, agricultural setting on Saturday or Sunday, 12 to 4 pm, April through December 20th.  We produce unique red, white, and fruit wines, grown, fermented and bottled on site, 10 miles south of Dekalb, IL.  Corn and soybean fields and modern grain farm equipment are part of your experience at our sustainalbe farm and vineyard.  Tours or "wine tastings" events are available by appointment.

"2010 Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award"

"Dekalb County Soil & Water Conservation Award"

Medal winning wines at the State of Illinois Wine Competition

Wine prices average $13/ bottle

Note: Our wines are available at Schnuck's, Lundeen's, Inboden's and HyVee in the Dekalb/Sycamore area and at Casey's General store in Waterman.

We produce lively, local wines!

Visit our northern Illinois grain farm & winery to try our unique, regional wines.

Photograph your family or friends with a tractor or combine.  See the grain fields surrounding our farm location.  Taste wine from grapes grown in our vineyard.

We are open for wine-tasting and "take home" bottle sales:  Please note our license does not allow "purchased" bottle consumption on site.

Prices/Specials at the Winery:

Average wine price= $13/bottle

Wine tasting during regular hours= $5 for 6 “tastes”


Open to the Public

From DeKalb, go south on Rt. 23 to Perry Rd.  Turn right on Perry, and go west for 1 mile to Waterman Road.  Turn left on Waterman Rd. and go south for 3.5 miles.  The winery will be on your left.  A tan house is in front, as is the winery sign.  The winery is in a red Morton building in the farmyard. 

From Chicago, travel west on “88” and head towards Sugar Grove, Big Rock and Hinckley and Route 30.  Continue west on Rt. 30, till you find the stoplight in Waterman.  This is Elm Street.  Turn right on Elm and go North 2.5 miles.  Elm becomes Waterman Road.  The winery will be on your right, tan house and red winery. 

Tours and Tastings

Remote Gifting or Convenient Shopping Possible! 

If you are interested in shipping wine to yourself or to someone else, we can make that happen for you! Call the winery, have your credit card handy, and the recipients absolutely correct address and phone number. It is a simple and fun way to remember someone or to make your life delicious!


Appointments for tours must be set up several weeks in advance at a mutually acceptable time for visitor and winery.

Tours are $30/person, plus tax, and include wine tasting and a "take home" bottle of wine of your choice.

Call Alexa Tuntland to make an appointment. 815-264-3268 

Tasting and Tours


After Hours Private “Wine Tasting” Events

 We offer space and wine tasting for your speical occasion.  The atmosphere is casual with an emphasis on wine and sustainable agriculture.  You may bring in snacks and we will supply the wine tasting and country ambiance.  Facility rental is $100/hour, plus tax.*  Event "wine tasting" minimum fee is $10/person*, plus tax.  A deposit and contract is required to reserve your date, which must be reserved a minimum of 4 weeks in advance, and is based on availability of owners and our facility.  No other alcohol, besides our wine, is allowed on site.  *We reserve the right to update our pricing schedule, prior to contractural agreement with you.  To discuss your event, please call Alexa Tuntland, 815-264-3268.

IGGVA-Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Assoc.



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