Dining November 01, 2017
This Whimsical Winery In Illinois Is A Horse Lover’s Dream
Do you love wine and horses? Then we’ve found the place where you can die happy. Time stands still at this charming vineyard, and you’ll find peace and tranquility all around.
Rejuvenate yourself in the best way at this picturesque paradise. Read on for more details.
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Big Horse Vineyards in Lewiston is a winery, restaurant, and place to celebrate all in one. It hosts many events throughout the year including dinner theatres, live music, and other parties you surely don't want to miss.
The vineyard is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. There is no price to enter the grounds, unless an event is taking place, and all ages are typically welcome.
In addition to the fabulous, countryside views you'll find here, this winery is popular for it galloping steeds. Visitors have a view of the Horse Park from the deck and may even enjoy horse and carriage rides.
Stroll along one of the vineyard's trails to see huge draft horses up close. Most people never get to see how tall these animals can get.
The huge deck at this lovely place also overlooks the vineyard. You could spend hours winding through the rows and checking out all the delicious grapes.
Guests enjoy tastings, private tours, and luxury dining here as well. There are many varieties of wine, both red and white as well as blush and rose. There are also both sweet and dry varieties.
There is even a wine made from peaches called Peach Fuzz.
The best things to do here is enjoy the lovely outdoor seating where you can see horses, enjoy a meal, and drink the afternoon away. There is beauty all around at this magnificent vineyard.
Patrons enjoy a bistro that is open for lunch and dinner. Menu items include sandwiches, pizza, and salads, as well as upscale salmon, chicken, and pork dishes.
The winery is also an epic wedding venue. Brides and grooms may ride in a horse-drawn carriage to make that perfect day extra special. The space is also great for corporate events, birthday parties, and graduation parties.
Big Horse Vineyards is located at
11603 N County 9 Highway in Lewistown, and you can get more information on its website or Facebook page.
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