Baxter’s Vineyards, the oldest winery in the state of Illinois, is a small family winery located in the historic town of Nauvoo, Illinois. The winery was established in 1857 by Emile and Annette Baxter. Today, Baxter’s Vineyards continues within the same family with co-owners, Kelly and Brenda Logan. Kelly is a part of the fifth generation of Baxter’s to grow grapes and apples and make wine in historic Nauvoo.
Hours of Operation
Baxter's Vineyards Production Facility & Carol's Pies
Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm
Jan - March Sunday hours,12 pm - 5 pm
The Wine Barrel at Baxter's Vineyards
Tuesday - Thursday, 3 pm - 7 pm
Friday, 3 pm - 9 pm
Saturday, 12 noon - 9 pm
Sunday, 12 noon - 6 pm
Additional hours are available by appointment
and are subject to availability of staffing.
2013 Beautiful Nauvoo's Baxter Video
2014 Harvest Information
The 2014 harvest season will soon be here! We offer the following varieties of grapes and apples:
Grapes are available to purchase by the pound; the pricing will vary by the quantity desired. Contact us at Baxter's for more details.
Apples are available to pick ($1 per pound) or already bagged at $1.25 per pound.
Nauvoo Grape Festival: Join in an annual celebration - more information available at www.NauvooGrapeFestival.com.
Celebrate the Nauvoo Grape Festival with us on the patio with Boulevard - a mix of classic rock, blues and country - from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Celebrate the Nauvoo Grape Festival with us on the patio from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with Wet Cigarette - a duo composed of Bo Casey and Scottie Vaughn - their smooth harmonies and sweet beats will keep you entertained all afternoon.
Join us on the patio from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a special presentation of The Icarians - a Chicago rock band whose lead singer, Cole Pelzey is a Nauvoo native.
Spend your Sunday Funday on the patio from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with Wet Cigarette - a duo composed of Bo Casey and Scottie Vaughn - their smooth harmonies and sweet beats will keep you entertained all afternoon.
September 20 & 21
Vintage Illinois Wine Festival, Matthiessen State Park
Join us on the patio for King Neptune - a mix of jazz, ragtime and blues from the 1920's and 30's - from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Spend your Sunday Funday on the patio from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with Skyline Ridge - a duo with a blend of modern country sound with a touch of bluegrass.