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Valentino Vineyards

5175 Aptakisic Rd, Long Grove, IL 60047-5186
+1 847-634-2831
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Fantastic winery, wine, and tour.

Definitely a great place to visit. Rudy and Vivian are fantastic hosts for the tour and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kevin B
Chicago, USA
Rambling and awkward

Do not go on the vineyard tour. They charged for a "tour" that consisted of the owner of the winery... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
Chicago, Illinois
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3 weeks ago
“Fantastic winery, wine, and tour.”
24 Aug 2016
“Rambling and awkward”
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5175 Aptakisic Rd, Long Grove, IL 60047-5186
+1 847-634-2831
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely a great place to visit. Rudy and Vivian are fantastic hosts for the tour and tasting. I've been on tours at other wineries, including Napa, and thought they were good, but after experiencing this I realize the other places were mediocre. It's always good...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Do not go on the vineyard tour. They charged for a "tour" that consisted of the owner of the winery rambling for 30 minutes (or less?) and then abruptly walking back into the house for the tasting. We walked to a group of vines that...More

2  Thank kathy832
Reviewed 9 November 2015

this is by far the best tour i have ever been on. and being that i am under the legal age to drink i still had a great time learning about how they make wine at these vineyards

1  Thank Mitchell K
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We did a groupon which I would not recommend, it was for a Tour, Seminar and Tasting. It certainly sounds good but I assure you it wasnt. The tour consisted of a walk down to the grapevines and a 25-35 minute lecture on variety and...More

4  Thank ejeckert
Reviewed 12 October 2015

My wife and I toured this vineyard on a recent Saturday afternoon. This winery is run by a nice family who loves what they do. Valentino Vineyards & Winery produces twenty different types of wine and has twenty-five different varieties of grapes that are grown...More

2  Thank WorldTravelers34
Reviewed 21 April 2015

A quality vineyard in Long Grove? Who would have thought that possible. But the wines are really quiet good. And the setting is really attractive. Can't make it out to Napa? This is a good fill in.

1  Thank djh5723
Reviewed 25 August 2014

The best part about this vineyard was Rudolph Valentino DiTommaso -the owner. He does know a lot about wines and explains everything very nicely. But the wines are fair, very sweet compared to most and seemed to taste all the same after a while. They...More

3  Thank Karen C
Reviewed 8 August 2014

This small vineyard in Long Grove, IL is owned by Rudolph Valentino DiTommaso who is very passionate about his craft as viticulturist and vintner. Known to his friends as Rudy, he will teach you more about grapes and wines during the tour, tasting seminar than...More

3  Thank RogRos72
Reviewed 10 September 2013

Valentino Vineyards is odd at best. If you are looking for good quality and good tasting wine, this place is not for you. Rudi the host is also rather "unique", he is very engaging, but not always in a professional way. You almost get the...More

8  Thank Fishonhomerak
Reviewed 11 August 2013

We went to Valentino for a fun thing to do on a summer weekend and it fit the bill. As my husband is an oenophile we certainly weren't expecting much from an Illinois wine. I am happy to report that they were better than expected....More

1  Thank Hpmicks
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