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Von Jakob Winery & Brewery

230 Highway 127, Alto Pass, IL 62905-2005
+1 618-893-4600
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Below average wine, good service

Hillside White was the highlight, sweet whites, red wines, and sweet reds all disappointed. Good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Randy P
,
Boerne, Texas
via mobile
Not impressed

Stopped in and the winery was very crowded. Ran out of the pretzels and the wine slushes. Several... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mpicchioldi
,
Edwardsville, IL
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good35%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible4%
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“wine tasting” (8 reviews)
“great view” (4 reviews)
“wine trail” (5 reviews)
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230 Highway 127, Alto Pass, IL 62905-2005
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+1 618-893-4600
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hillside White was the highlight, sweet whites, red wines, and sweet reds all disappointed. Good service provided by our tasting host and a nice view of the rolling hills from the large deck made a nice experience, however

Thank Randy P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in and the winery was very crowded. Ran out of the pretzels and the wine slushes. Several in our party tried their brewed beer and was shocked at the terrible "soapy" taste of the beer. Will pass on by next time.

Thank mpicchioldi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife Paid for a wine tasting but almost every wine she wanted to try was out of stock. I had seen the Paul & Hers Hefeweizen on their web site but was told they were sold out so I paid for a sample of...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Thank you to local clientele. We had great wine and a knowledgeable and fabulous presentation. Worth the stop

Thank clarson2016
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

This place has great dry wines, a great Meade and a very good red port. Our server was extremely knowledgeable about not only their wines but wine in general. He was able to draw comparisons between their vintages and those of other style of wines...More

Thank Jeff C
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We stopped at Von Jakob for the first time on a rainy Thursday afternoon in March. Only one or two other tables of guests were there at the time, so we had the tasting counter to ourselves. The woman working that day was super friendly...More

Thank NatParkHikerJess
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Came into the area for the weekend. Been over 10 years since I’ve been here. I remember loving this place before. Today was just “meh” with the exception of the beer. Loved the stout and the cider was pretty good too. We shared a pint...More

Thank Bobbie C
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

One of our favorite wineries! The Hillside White is a good choice. We miss the original location but understand why they moved. Good food as well.

Thank Colette E
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

The winery/brewery was entertaining with live music. Small deck. We enjoyed the wine. The bed and breakfast was very close to the road and you could hear traffic noise outside of the house. Inside was quiet. Enjoyed the large bath tub. Wish it was off...More

Thank stephl0vest0travel
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Josh J, Owner at Von Jakob Winery & Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Hello there, Thanks for coming to Von Jakob and offering us your feedback. I was delighted to find out that you enjoyed your stay and that you found the breakfast satisfying! Please come back and see us, we would be thrilled to serve you again!...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

What a place. what looks like a random spot on the road, turned into a great place to taste some home brew, great conversation and what a place to have a party. Wished I had more time to stick around.More

Thank Thomas R
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Josh J, Manager at Von Jakob Winery & Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Hi Thomas, I am very grateful of the kind words you said in support of our business! We try to be genuinely upbeat and an especially entertaining place. It pleases me to know you wished you could have stayed longer! Thanks again for the review...More

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