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:
September 27 & 28
The Norbie Series Wine Release Party - join us in celebrating the release of two new wines and one re-release! Beginning on Saturday, September 27, we will be celebrating the release of Cranberry Norbie, Peach Norbie and the re-release of our popular Blackberry Norbie!
In celebration of our latest wine releases, we will be hosting Bocephus Wayne on the patio from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 27. And on Sunday, 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.
Baxter's Vineyards is a proud sponsor of the Great River Road Run - a 1/2 Marathon, 5K, 10K and 13 or 50 mile bicycle ride that begins in Hamilton, Illinois and following the beautiful Great River Road to Nauvoo. Visit www.GreatRiverRoadRun.com for more information!
Nauvoo is home to the Boo-ti-ful Nauvoo Pumpkin Walk - our wonderful community will hand carve and display over 500 pumpkins along Mulholland Street. There is a ghosts & goblins parade that will begin at 6 p.m. and the pumpkins will be lit at dusk. Visit www.BeautifulNauvoo.com for more information!