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Von Jakob Winery & Brewery

230 Highway 127, Alto Pass, IL 62905-2005
+1 618-893-4600
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Friendly staff, wines pretty good

We stopped at Von Jakob for the first time on a rainy Thursday afternoon in March. Only one or two... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SeeJessTravel
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Peoria, Illinois
Enjoyed the beer better.

Came into the area for the weekend. Been over 10 years since I’ve been here. I remember loving this... read more

Reviewed February 13, 2018
Bobbie C
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good36%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“wine tasting” (7 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 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed February 13, 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

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Reviewed November 14, 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.

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Reviewed September 7, 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

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Josh J, Owner at Von Jakob Winery & Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 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 August 13, 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 November 2, 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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Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

Was excited to go here from hearing they had amazing views. The deck was very small, not enough umbrellas to sit under, the slushies were small and overpriced. One of the members of our group had to return his beer because it tasted like bleach...More

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

Hi Diana, I am very disappointed to hear about your experience at Von Jakob - the confusion that went on from our Staff, the late arrival of food, and the wrong orders. We do our best to try and give a satisfying experience to everyone...More

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Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

We started our second day on the wine with lunch on the devk. Great shrimp appetizer and reuben with a bock beer. Food was good and the view was perfect. They were not busy which made wine tasting much more fun. Chambourcin was our favorite...More

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

Hi William, Just wanted to thank you so much for supporting our business and posting such a nice review! We could not do what we do without your support and on behalf of the entire staff we send many THANKS ! Come see us again...More

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Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

I'll start off by saying they were very busy at the time of our visit. That might be part of the reason our visit wasn't so great. We ended up having multiple employee's serve us which got kind of hectic because one would pour us...More

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

Hi Heath, We are disappointed to hear about how you did not get the most attentive service when you had specific questions. We are striving to be better and will keep your comments in mind. We would be delighted to offer You a FREE complimentary...More

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Reviewed June 25, 2017

At least the view is nice. We have been there a couple of times, always to meet people we know. The large room for gatherings has terrible acoustics for both music and trying to converse with anybody. I know bands that have been told to...More

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

Hello there, We are quite disappointed to hear about the cold food and odd beer you received when you were at our winery. Our goal is to provide a unique and memorable experience for each guest, and we apologize for coming up short on your...More

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Reviewed April 16, 2017

Von Jakob has a great location with great views. They brew several types of beer which are all pretty average, along with their pretty average wine. They have some German-style food which is okay. Their sauerkraut was packaged cabbage mix with Italian dressing on it....More

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