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 & Winery
(Tasting Room & Carol's Pie's)
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)
Monday, 3 pm - 6 pm
Tuesday - Thursday, 3 pm - 8 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
2017 Home Wine Maker's Contest
Join us for our 23rd Annual Home Wine Maker's Contest! Entries are due by Thursday, June 22 at 5 p.m. Rules and details are on the entry form below.
All wine contest entries will be on display on Saturday, June 24 with samples available from 1-4:30 p.m. Awards will be announced at 4:30 p.m. Following the awards, we will be holding a Seafood Boil (tickets required) and will also enjoy live music from The Icarians.