Waterman Winery and
11582 Waterman Road
Waterman, IL 60556
Open: Saturday & Sunday from 12-4 pm
Monday-Friday, open by appointment or
Seasonal-closed January, February, & March
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
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.
lively, local wines!
Visit our northern Illinois grain farm & winery to try our unique,
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:
note our license does not allow "purchased" bottle consumption on site.
Prices/Specials at the Winery:
during regular hours= $5 for 6 “tastes”
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.
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
After Hours Private “Wine Tasting”
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.