Lavender Crest Winery: Special Place To Wine & Dine

Since I am a fan of short day trips, I think Lavender Crest Winery in Colona, Illinois, is a must visit destination. Lavender Crest, which opened in 2004, is located on 9 acres of rich land. It is a special place to enjoy outside dining as well as indoor dining, special occasions and events. The outdoor dining area is on a shaded patio and looks out onto the vineyard and a large gazebo.

View of Lavender Crest Vineyards
View of Lavender Crest Vineyards
The Gazebo at Lavender Crest
The Gazebo at Lavender Crest
View Of Outdoor Dining Area, Vineyards and Gazebo
View Of Outdoor Dining Area, Vineyards and Gazebo

The inside of the winery includes a large gift shop with a wide selection of Lavender Crest wines as well as wine related gifts and fine chocolates. The winery is open for lunch and wine tours with a wine tasting room featuring award-winning wines.

The Wine Tasting Area
The Wine Tasting Area
Indoor Dining Area and View Into Banquet Area
Indoor Dining Area and View Into Banquet Area
Gift Shop Area
Gift Shop Area

If you looking for a special dinner experience, there are special All You Can Eat Prime Rib Wine Downs monthly through December. The dinner is 5:30pm to 8:00pm with live music from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

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The facilities are available for rental for Friday night events, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, anniversary parties, retirement parties, baby and bridal showers, class reunions, and dances.

An Array Of Wines
An Array Of Wines

I recently attended a retirement lunch at the winery. The retirement luncheon was in the large banquet area and included two wine selections. I chose the white table wine and found it very good with our soup, sandwich and salad luncheon. The area is quiet and conducive to conversation with a beautiful view of the vineyards.

Take some time to enjoy the view at Lavender Crest Winery. Have a leisurely lunch, do the wine tasting and stroll the beautiful grounds.

Interesting Wine Bottles
Interesting Wine Bottles

 

Lavender Crest Winery

Hours: Monday through Sunday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Lunch served 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

5401 US Highway 6, Colona, Illinois

www.lavendercrest.com

(309) 949-2565

 

 

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Deborah Doehler As a life-time resident of the Quad Cities, Deborah is a multi-media artist who works in jewelry, painting, pottery, drawing, collage, and design. Deborah is retired from Black Hawk College after working for 35 years in Marketing as an award-winning graphic designer, writer, supervisor and graphics coordinator. Since 1975, she has had her own design company and studio. You’ll find Deborah serving on the Visual and Public Arts Committee for Quad City Arts where she was a board member for 8 years. She supports art and cultural events in the Quad Cities area including volunteering for events at MidCoast Fine Arts Bucktown Center for the Arts where she leases a gallery space. She served as Marketing Director for Riverssance Festival of Fine Arts for 15 years.

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