Where is the Illinois River Road?
Traversing both east and west sides of the Illinois River from Ottawa, 150 miles south to Havana, the Illinois River Road has spurs to the communities of Princeton and Canton. The Illinois River Road corridor has over 100 natural and historic sites and numerous unique communities located throughout its 10-county region.

The Scenic Byway is conveniently located between Chicago and St. Louis, but just far enough to get away from it all. So get off the beaten path and see what the Illinois River Road has in store for you!

  
  


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Willett's Winery & Cellar
105 E. Market Street, Manito, IL 61546



Willett’s Winery & Cellar in Manito, Illinois was established at 105 East Market Street in downtown Manito in 2005 by Dan & Cris Willett, five years after the planting of a 5-acre vineyard near Spring Lake long the Illinois River. The original winery opened after the renovation of an 1893 building used as a harness shop. Renovations included the revealing of natural wood trusses and flooring, the creation of two cellar-viewing windows & an outdoor courtyard, and the re-purposing of many materials. In 2010, Willett’s Winery & Cellar expanded their operation to include a production building and banquet center.

A visit to Willett’s Winery & Cellar will be a relaxing experience, as you tour the winery, peruse our wine-related gift items, and sample the wines created from grapes grown in Willett’s Vineyard. Willett’s Winery & Cellar offers a wine to please any palate, from dry oak-aged red (Leon Millot) to semi-sweet whites (Vignoles) to port-style (Red Coyote) and more.


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GPS: 40.425881, -89.779525
Phone: 309-968-7070



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