Waterman Winery & Vineyards Tour and Tasting (Waterman, Illinois)

Saturday, Aug. 6

Waterman Winery Tour and Tasting

Join the NIU Alumni Association from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6 at the Waterman Winery & Vineyard during their 20th Anniversary Customer Appreciation Weekend for an afternoon of wine and networking. 

With each paid registration, attendees will enjoy a wagon ride tour of the winery, wine tasting, snacks and their own bottle of Waterman Wine to take home. Registration for this event is $35 in advance and $40 at the door.

All attendees must be 21 or older. No refunds.

Questions? Please contact Dana King, ’05, at dking1@niu.edu or 815-753-5421.

Founded by NIU alumni Terrie, ’69, and Lex Tuntland, ’68, in 2002, Waterman Winery & Vineyards is family-owned and operated in rural Waterman, Illinois, located approximately 70 miles west of Chicago, and 40 miles west of Naperville. Their 12-acre, grass-covered vineyards are populated with 40 different varieties of red and white grapes. They produce nearly 20 varieties of wine unique to Northern Illinois and handcrafted with care.

Waterman Winery & Vineyards produces natural, award-winning wines via environmentally friendly methods. The vineyards provide a rich habitat for a wide range of wildlife including hawks, cardinals, herons, foxes, coyotes, deer, minks, dragonflies, praying mantis, bees, butterflies, and a variety of other insects.

Event Details

$35 online registration

$40 at the door


11:00AM - 1:00PM Sat 6 Aug 2022, Central timezone


Waterman Winery & Vineyards
11582 Waterman Road
Waterman, IL 60556

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