Henry County is known for its simple pleasures, and that includes our local beverages as well! What could be better than touring a winery or craft beer brewery and enjoying the taste of Henry County by the glass or goblet? Seeing where and how it’s made adds to the enjoyment.
Wine goes with everything
Have a delightful lunch or a wine tasting with local wine at Lavender Crest Winery in Colona, followed by a tour of their facility. Take a walk through the beautiful grounds, observing the vineyard, the gazebos and the many flower gardens. Then hit the gift shop for chocolates and wine gifts. Wines include Colona White, Chocolate Love and Miche Sepi.
Raise a pint with a friend
Is beer more to your taste? Geneseo Brewing Company offers both ales and lagers in its small neighborhood brewery in historic downtown Geneseo. Check their website for the next live music performance. They have a full menu of sandwiches, burgers and other tasty fare, but pay special attention to their dessert menu, which features such surprises as Beer Cake, Cinnamon Beer Bread and Chocolate Stout Cake, made with their Peanut Butter Porter. How can you go wrong with beer for dessert?
Enjoy the view
“Local, local, local!” doesn’t just apply to real estate. It’s also a thing in dining now. Lionstone Brewery & Gastropub in Geneseo keeps it all local. Local beer, local food – even the wood used in this gastropub’s wood-fired pizza oven is local! Beers include Iron Harvest Belgian Saison and Vanilla Velvet Porter and pizzas include the Hunter Gatherer and the Antipastolicious.
A local favorite, Geneseo Brewing Company, will soon be yours too!
Flavorful and unusual beers from a micro brewery testing the flavor limits. Friendly atmosphere and delightful decor add to the visit! Craft the finest ales and lagers in our small neighborhood brewery located in historic downtown Geneseo, Illinois. Rebuilding the Geneseo Brewing Company tradition since 2014, first established in 1884. Stop in. Visit. Raise a pint to friends and fun! A wide variety of beers, appetizers, and pizzas tricycled from Raelyn's restaurant are available.
A perfect place to meet family and friends for lunch. Lavender Crest Winery features wine production, a wine tasting room, a gift shop, an espresso bar that serves lunch, and a banquet center that seats 250-300 guests. The banquet room has been host to wedding receptions, business meetings, and Friday events where visitors are invited to listen to music, have a meal, and let the cares of the week disappear. The gift shop and espresso lunch area feature a variety of coffee drinks, mocha, latte, and cappuccino in addition to sandwiches, soup, pastries, and other delicacies. Tours of our production facility are available for $5 per person. Please call to make reservations. Menu
A welcoming sight as you enter Geneseo from the I-80 corridor, exit 19. Lionstone Brewing is a great place to gather with friends. A fun, tasteful designed interior compliments the creative food entrees and beer selections, changing with the seasons.
Lionstone Brewery and Gastro Pub is a combination production brewery and tasting room.
Watch the beer brewed from your seat, entertainment for brew aficionados. Start off with a sampling flight of beer, a plethora of flagships and experimental beers are offered. Try the pub pretzels with the house made dipping sauces. Play a game of Jenga while you wait for your food.
Try the wood fired pizza or brisket sliders or the weekly food specials - always clever and delicious! For dessert try the Lionstone Puffs, dessert pizza or the waffle Sunday.Lunch, dinner, or a night out, Lionstone is at the top of the list!