2019 Nouveau Label Artwork – “Party ’til the Cows Come Home”
by David L Hinds – Springfield, IL
My artwork tends to be whimsical in nature. I love putting animals in settings people are normally seen. In this artwork everyone is having a grand time reveling in the “fruits of labor” as the season comes to an end. Nothing says “It’s time to celebrate” like a couple of cows dancing down Main Street Galena, delivering this years Nouveau from Galena Cellars!
Artist Bio: The sights and sounds of David’s childhood come to life in his colorful artwork. Whether it be quirky farm animals, cherished pets or his enduring hero, Abraham Lincoln. Whatever the thought of the day may be. David says the majority of his work is created in a days time, “I am sorry to say I don’t have the attention span to create a large, drawn out masterpiece! The thought comes and I must deal with it quickly as it is fleeting”. https://davidlhinds.com
FRIDAY EVENTS – November 22
NOUVEAU PARADE – Downtown Galena at 2:30 p.m.
The afternoon kicks off with a parade of revelers assembling for a trek down Galena’s Main Street in assorted modes of transportation and merriment from horse-drawn wagons to trolleys as the Nouveau wine is handed out to Galena merchants who sport the Nouveau posters in their shop windows.
FRIDAY NOUVEAU LUNCHEONS
Galena Cellars at 12 pm
Join the Lawlor Family as they unveil their 2019 Nouveau wine! Be a part of the official toast with friends, area businesses, family and soon-to-be friends. Make your reservations for lunch on the second floor of our flagship store in Downtown Galena! Lunch includes French Peasant Stew served in a freshly baked bread bowl with a garnish of fruit with 1 glass of wine in a keepsake glass, and a button with this year’s Nouveau art. Hope to see you here!
Cost: $29.95 + tax
One Eleven Main 11 am
Four-Course Nouveau Lunch: Cream of Roasted Red Pepper Soup – Cheese Plate – Beef Stroganoff – Nouveau Spice Cake.
Visit our website for complete menu details. Call 815-777-8030 to make a reservation.
Vinny Vanucchi’s at 11 a.m.
Four-Course Nouveau Lunch: Creamy Pumpkin Spice Soup – Salad, Garlic Bread – Sausage Cacciatore – Cannoli ‘n Spumoni. Visit our website for complete menu details. Call 815-776-0707 to make a reservation.
Fried Green Tomatoes at 12 p.m.
12:00 DOORS OPEN (event is 12-3 pm) 1:00 Cocktails & 3 COURSE LUNCH
House field blend salad, PEASANT STEW BREAD BOWL, fruit, chocolates and wine for dessert!
De Soto House at 1 p.m.
Spring Mix Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing, Sour Dough Bread Bowl with Tenderloin Beef Stew with hearty vegetables, garnished with Brie Cheese and Grapes. Dessert: Homemade Fruit Tart PLUS Glass of Nouveau Wine
$16.95 per person plus tax & gratuity. Call for reservations 815-777-0090
The Grape Escape – Wine & Cheese Pairing at 2–5 p.m.
Come and taste the Galena Cellars Nouveau wine along with wines from across the globe paired with finer cheese, charcuterie, and chocolates.
Live music by Andy Wilberding. Tasting and live music 2-5 p.m
FRIDAY NOUVEAU DINNERS
Fritz & Frites at 4 p.m.
2019 Nouveau celebration featuring an authentic French Dinner. “Coq au Vin” or “Beef Bourguignon” each prepared and served with Galena Cellars Nouveau wine. Please call 815-777-2004 to reserve a seat at our table.
Vinny Vanucchi’s at 4 p.m.
Four-Course Nouveau Dinner: Creamy Pumpkin Spice Soup – Salad, Garlic Bread – Sausage Cacciatore – Cannoli ‘n Spumoni. Visit our website for complete menu details. Call 815-776-0707 to make a reservation.
One Eleven Main at 4 p.m.
Four-Course Nouveau Dinner: Cream of Roasted Red Pepper Soup – Cheese Plate – Beef Stroganoff – Nouveau Spice Cake. Visit our website for complete menu details. Call 815-777-8030 to make a reservation.
Galena Brewing Company at 5:30 p.m.
Beer Pairing Dinner – Enjoy a five course meal made just for you! Each course will be paired with one of our deliciously crafted brews. Talk beer, talk history, or anything else that comes to the table. This dinner provides a private atmosphere to engage with other guests and our staff, giving you the opportunity to share questions and interests related to anything ‘BEER’, and so much more. Includes a souvenir glass to keep.
COUPONS and/or DISCOUNTS NOT VALID,SEATING IS LIMITED – CALL 815-275-5231 FOR RESERVATIONS
Tarragon chicken pate, seared quail egg, crispy pork belly, whipped mustard
Chilled blackberry cucumber velvet, creme fraiche, brulee crunch
Watercress greens, caramelized onions, smoked golden beets, goat cheese caviar
Confit of short rib, wilted arugula, cauliflower puree, aged shaved parmesan, stout demi
Double chocolate cake, whipped vanilla bean ice cream, barrel aged caramel, smoked sea salt, paprika
$60 PP – Tax and Gratuity not included!
Amelia’s Lamplight Dinner Theater – Legends of Las Vegas Dinner Show at 7 p.m.
Come enjoy a tantalizing dinner paired with a glass Galena Cellars Nouveau wine while enjoying hits from our live performance of Legends of Las Vegas! This includes all the great hits from Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, Elvis and Dean Martin! This is a class act and is a hit every time!
Dinner and show included in price.
FRIDAY LIVE MUSIC
The Grape Escape at 8:30 p.m.
Live music by Jordan Danielsen & Jef with 1F. (Blue Rock Duo on acoustic guitars and drums.)
Paradise Bar & Grill at 3–7 p.m.
Live music by Hard Salami
SATURDAY EVENTS – November 22
Galena Cellars Vineyard – Tours & Tastings
Join us for a vineyard tour at noon, 2pm, or 4pm and experience the essence of Galena Cellars wine as you take in the spectacular view of our country vineyard and see how our award winning wines are made on our vineyard tour while sipping a glass of Hot Spiced Apple Wine as you stroll the property. Locates just six miles from downtown Galena, this tour is a must for every wine lover! Reservations are not required.
Tour admission: $7.50 per person
Tour and Tasting Combination Package at the Vineyard: $10 per person
Tasting Only at the Vineyard: $5 per person
The Grape Escape
Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar 11 a.m. to 3 p.m
Come in and enjoy an all you can garnish, build your own bloody mary & mimosa bar.
Live Music 2 p.m. to 5 p.m
Come in and enjoy Live Music Plus $5 glasses of Nouveau all weekend!
Live Music 8:30 p.m
Live with The Obvious Regulars. Plus $5 glasses of Nouveau all weekend!
EMBE Eatery & Lounge – Live Music
Enjoy live music starting at 9:00pm til midnight with the classic rock band, Not Dead Yet! Embe features a fully stocked bar with an enormous selection of beers, cocktails, martinis and wines.
NOUVEAU WEEKEND EXPERIENCES
Iowa Wine Tours
Winery/Council Hill Station Tour
Experience 2 excellent wineries for wine tasting, pizza, cheese and on-site shopping and an old 1854 railroad depot called Council Hill Station with 99 beers, wine, mixers, and live music. We’ll pick you up at your lodging or remote location in Dubuque or Galena/Eagle Ridge. Along the way, learn the history behind the Upper Mississippi Valley Wine Region and Galena as your professional driver takes you into the past. Wineries on the tour are Rocky Waters Winery & Vineyard and Galena Cellars Vineyard. Price covers climate-controlled transportation, tasting fees, food, your first drink at Council Hill Station and bottled water on-board the Iowa Wine Tours bus. This tour is available from 11-3 Wednesday through Sunday and 4-8 on Friday and Saturday. We need a minimum number of any 6 people for this tour to go out each day. Pick up and drop off times may vary depending on where you are staying.
$65 /person – Website: www.iowawinetoursinc.com
Galena Wine Tours
Blackhawk Wine Tour
Discover the breathtaking beauty on this tour with rolling hills, scenic valleys, and steep limestone bluffs. Just the ride to the vineyards through Jo Daviess County is worth the trip. We’ll take you to three excellent wineries for facility tours, tastings, on-site shopping, lunch or dinner hosted by Procento`s Pizzeria at Rocky Waters Winery, wine and cheese at Massbach Ridge Winery, bottled water on board the bus, and a relaxing carefree day. Learn the history behind the Upper Mississippi Wine Region and Galena as your professional driver takes you into the past. Tour includes transportation from your B&B, hotel, or remote location in Galena, IL or Eagle Ridge Inn / Galena Territory, tasting fees, facility tours, lunch, and bottled water on board the bus. Wineries on this tour are Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery, Rocky Waters Winery and Massbach Ridge Winery.This tour runs from 11:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. 7 days a week. Pick up times may vary depending on where you are staying. We need a minimum number of any 4 people for this tour to run.
$70/person website: www.galenawinetoursinc.com
Winery/Council Hill Station Tour
Experience 2 excellent wineries for wine tasting, pizza, cheese and on-site shopping and an old 1854 railroad depot called Council Hill Station with 99 beers, wine, mixers, and live music. We’ll pick you up at your lodging or remote location in Galena or the Galena Territory/Eagle Ridge Inn. Along the way, learn the history behind the Upper Mississippi Valley Wine Region and Galena as your professional driver takes you into the past. Wineries on the tour are Rocky Waters Winery & Vineyard and Galena Cellars Vineyard. Price covers climate-controlled transportation, tasting fees, food, your first drink at Council Hill Station and bottled water on-board the Galena Wine Tours bus. This tour is available from 11-3 Wednesday through Sunday and 4-8 on Friday and Saturday. We need a minimum number of any 6 people for this tour to go out each day. Pick up and drop off times may vary depending on where you are staying.
$70/person website: www.galenawinetoursinc.com
My Favorite Places Galena Tour
Join me for a scenic ride through the beautiful countryside of Jo Daviess County and a visit to three of my favorite places in and around Galena. We’ll pick you up at your lodging in Galena or the Galena Territory/Eagle Ridge Inn and visit Galena Cellars Vineyard for a wine tasting and cheese, indulge in gourmet pizza at Procento’s Pizzeria for lunch and listen to live music while enjoying one of 99 beers, a glass of wine or mixed drink at an old 1854 railroad depot called Council Hill Station. Cost covers transportation, tasting fees, food and bottled water on-board the bus. This tour is available from 11:00 am till 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm till 9:00 pm. Wednesday through Sunday. Pick up and drop off times may vary depending on where you are staying. We need a minimum number of any six people for this tour to go out each day.
$55/person website: www.galenawinetoursinc.com
Galena Trolley Tours – Galena Tour
The only historically & architecturally narrated tour doing 90% of Galena’s Historic district. Travel the hills and valleys of a beautiful and historic former lead mining community and major river port.
Call 815-777-1248 for more information! Website: galenatrolleys.com
Amelia’s Galena Ghost Tours
Wino Photo Booth
Grab your girl or guy and come get your photo taken in our studio on Main.. Old tyme scenes, flapper, or just throw on a fun hat and silly wine bottle glasses and strike your own pose! 5×7 prints available immediately to take home that hilarious souvenir!
Specials all day Friday and Saturday Nouveau weekend.
NOUVEAU WEEKEND LODGING
The Inn at Felt Manor
Love the Wine Your With! – 2019 Nouveau Package
This historic and distinctive home just steps from Galena’s Main Street was established in 1848 atop Quality Hill. The Inn at Felt Manor is a destination in itself with five grand suites and the newly preserved 2 bedroom luxury Coach House. Relax on the front porch of the Inn and take in stunning views of downtown Galena and beautiful rolling hills.
Nouveau Perk: Receive a complimentary bottle of Galena Cellars wine with a two evening stay at the Inn at Felt Manor! We will also feature wine-themed treats with the evening wine and cheese happy hour & with the gourmet breakfast!
Reserve today before the manor books up at www.FeltManor.com Instagram & FB: @FeltManor
Belle Aire Mansion Guest House
Nothing to Wine About
Stay with us Friday and Saturday and receive a $25.00 gift card for Galena Cellars Winery. Stay an additional night that weekend, either Thursday or Sunday, and receive a 50% discount for that day’s stay.
Please call innkeeper directly to book this special package.
Website – www.belleairemansion.com
Hawk Valley Retreat and Cottages
Celebrate 2019 Nouveau Weekend w/ Hawk Valley Retreat
Join Hawk Valley Retreat in celebrating Nouveau Weekend 2019. Stay two nights in one of our cottages during the Nouveau festivities and receive a $25 gift card to Galena Cellars. Stay Thursday/Friday, Friday/Saturday, or Saturday/Sunday. Offer good on stays November 21st through November 24th.
Visit our website to book package: www.hawkvalleyretreat.com
Aldrich Guest House
50% off Thursday or Sunday!
What’s better than a weekend celebrating Nouveau? A long weekend celebrating Nouveau! Stay on Friday and Saturday 22 and 23 November and add on either the Thursday the 21st or Sunday the 24th for 50% off that weeknight! Give us a call to reserve – 815.777.3323
Aldrich Guest House was built in 1845 and is just a 5 minute walk to Main Street – easy access to the parade and all of the events and specials that are happening there. Douglas and Robert have been in the hospitality and service industry for a combined 50 years and by providing award-winning food, liveably elegant decor, as well as intuitive and professional yet unobtrusive service continue to be the leaders of the next generation of bed and breakfasts and were recognized as one of the Top 15 bed and breakfasts in the United States. We look forward to welcoming you soon! Website: www.aldrichguesthouse.com
Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast
Nouveau Weekend Special
Mention Nouveau Weekend when booking direct with the Cloran Mansion Bed and Breakfast. Receive 10% off your reservation!
Lamberson Guest House
Nouveau Celebration Getaway
Stay any two days, Thursday – Sunday and receive a $25 Gift Card to Galena Cellars! No need to worry about driving, as we’re a quick 2-minute walk down the Washington Street steps to Main Street festivities! Wake to 3-course candlelight breakfasts, spend your days and evenings in town celebrating Nouveau and head back up to bed on your return “home” to snuggle in by the fire with a movie and cookies.
What could be better to celebrate the harvest season than with an invitation to one of Galena’s most celebrated weekends of the year? That would be the Galena Nouveau Wine Weekend slated for Friday, Nov. 22 and Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.
Centering around Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery, the 35th Annual Nouveau is always held the third Thursday of November and showcases the annual release of Le Beaujolais Nouveau which refers to the practice of bottling the first wine of the harvest just a few weeks after fermentation.
The Nouveau invitation holds much in store for those attending the French-infused, century-plus tradition. Kicked off in Galena in 1985 by Galena Cellars, Nouveau Wine Weekend has grown to become a full-blown community celebration that revolves around all things that are wine – particularly Galena Cellar’s 2019 Nouveau wine.
“Nouveau wine is the kind of affordable wine that aspires towards drinkability without needing to be powerful or complex,” Chris explained. “It’s supposed to be something celebratory and about people getting together around the harvest. That’s exactly what our Nouveau Wine Weekend is all about.”
The weekend activities get underway at noon on Friday, Nov. 22 when the new wine is officially released with a toast at Galena Cellar’s opening luncheon held at the Main Street location that day. Many area restaurants follow suit and celebrate with traditional French fare and wine-inspired luncheons.
The afternoon kicks off at 2:30 p.m. with a parade of revelers assembling for a trek down Galena’s Main Street in assorted modes of transportation and merriment from horse-drawn wagons to trollies as the Nouveau wine is handed out to Galena merchants who sport the Nouveau posters in their shop windows.
Local restaurants and Galena businesses continue the celebration all weekend with live music, wine tastings, dinner specials and receptions.
Galena Cellars Vineyard and Downtown location will also be open for tours and tastings all weekend.