Frequently Asked Questions


General

Yes, that’s a great idea! Guests can purchase a Wine Club Membership in the name of the person it is being gifted to or you can give us a call and designate a month, a quarter, or an entire year of your membership to be gifted for either pick up or shipment. All State and Federal laws apply.

A reservation for dinner service is recommended at the Winery. On occasion the Winery closes weddings and other private events. A reservation is the best way, not only to make sure that the Winery is open on the date that you would like to visit, but also to ensure you will not have to wait to be seated.

A reservation is also suggested Ristorante di Acquaviva to ensure that a table is waiting for you and your guests at the time you wish to dine.

Yes, Acquaviva Winery wine can be shipped to 44 States (where the law allows) and several countries all over the world to you or as a gift. Our wine can be purchased for shipment online or by calling the Winery 630.365.0333 and placing an order. Wine Club members can also elect to have their wine shipped quarterly. Shipping and handling charges apply.

Shipping Information

Can we ship to you? The short answer is, “It depends.” It depends on where you live. You will receive a confirmation email when your order has shipped. Please call if you have questions! 630.365.0333

  • Holiday delivery: Allow ten business days prior to the date you wish to receive your shipment.
  • All orders will be shipped via UPS, unless otherwise requested.
  • If you’re shipping wine, someone over the age of 21 must be available at delivery to sign for it. FedEx and UPS will not leave the package unless an adult with a valid ID signs for it. If multiple attempts to deliver fail, the wine will be returned to the winery and can be shipped again at your expense.
  • Every state has different regulations regarding the shipment of wine.
  • Can we ship to your State? You will be asked to enter your State on our Wine Market Page, if we can ship to you, you will proceed to check out. If we can’t ship to your state, you will be prevented from completing your order. If we cannot ship to you, consider having our wine shipped to someone who lives in a state we can ship to. But make sure you can trust them to not drink your wine.
  • Pick-up orders: Phone orders for pick-up at Acquaviva Winery may still require 24-48 hours for processing. Please call 630.365.0333 to speak to our staff with questions or concerns or if you are in a time crunch and we will do our best to help!

In a word, yes. Every single grape that we crush, ferment, and place in a barrel on reserve at Acquaviva Winery, and bares the Acquaviva label is grown on the vineyard estate. The entire winemaking process from grape to bottle happens right here at Acquaviva Winery in Maple Park, IL.

There are private and semi-private options at the Winery in Maple Park and at Ristorante di Acquaviva in Sycamore.

Semi-Private West Dining Room, Acquaviva Winery, Maple Park, IL

The Winery can accommodate semi-private dining events of up to 100 guests in our West Dining Room, without closing to the public (special audio or accommodation for musicians is not available for semi-private booking).

Private Events Acquaviva Winery, Maple Park, IL

We will close the winery to the public for private events, such as weddings and corporate events, that exceed 100 guests and/or require an audio system or musicians, for example (subject to a spending minimum). In this case, guests have full use of the Winery’s dining room and al fresco spaces on the patio and under the pergola.

Private Events Acquaviva Winery, Barrel Room Bar, Maple Park, IL

The Barrel Room Bar is located downstairs, under the dome, adjacent to the Barrel Room. It accommodates up to 25 guests for private events. Guests may choose to have guests dine, or enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres with wine and drinks at the fully stocked, rustic bar.

Acquaviva Winery Luxury Bed & Breakfast, coming soon

The Luxury Bed & Breakfast is still under construction. We are expecting it to be open early in 2017. The Luxury Bed & Breakfast will accommodate up to 12 overnight guests for private chef dining parties, retreats and corporate events, bridal parties, or special events.

Dining in the Vineyard and Orchard

Acquaviva has several outdoor spaces for that can accommodate up to 300 guests for farm to table garden style dining designed luxuriously; casual, family style picnics; BBQ served to table or buffet style. This is perfect for a company picnic or family reunion for example.

Semi-Private Events at Ristorante di Acquaviva, Sycamore, IL

The dining room at Ristorante di Acquaviva may be reserved for semi-private events and can accommodate up to 50 guests. Spending minimums may apply at certain times of the year.

When a barrel has become too old to reliably age wine on reserve, it is retired. Retired wine barrels are recycled and reused on the vineyard estate. They are used in weddings and celebrations as décor, they are cut in half and used to start seedlings for the gardens and orchard, we use them as planters and concierge tables. We do not sell the retired barrels.

Acquaviva Winery is committed to customer satisfaction.  If your item(s) is damaged during shipment, we will be happy to replace the product at no additional charge to you.  Please contact us with questions or concerns within 30 days of your delivery date. All items are non-refundable. 

1.630.365.0333 or info@acquavivawinery.com

Wine Tours and Tastings

We offer a variety of wine tours and tastings that allow guests to become more familiar with our wines, tour the facility, tour the vineyard and orchard, meet the wine maker, and experience the winery from behind the scenes.

Wine Market

The Acquaviva Winery Wine Market is located in the lower level of the Bed & Breakfast on the Vineyard Estate. Guests may enjoy a glass of wine while shopping, relax in the lounge with a perfectly pared cheese platter, or sit on the patio and unwind surrounded by the pastoral setting of rural Illinois.

Acquaviva Winery Wine Club

Enjoy the winery from the comfort of your own home or take Acquaviva Winery wine to a gathering to share with friends by joining the Wine Club. Wine Club membership is a great way to become a VIP and enjoy the Winery anywhere.

Acquaviva Winery Luxury Bed & Breakfast, coming soon

Once it is open, the Luxury Bed and Breakfast will offer an exquisite way to experience the Vineyard Estate.

Ristorante di Acquaviva, 219 West State Street, Sycamore IL

Join us at Ristorante di Acquaviva in picturesque downtown Sycamore, IL. It is as if we lifted it directly out of the early twentieth century, Ristorante di Acquaviva has a rustic warm bar and elevated, yet comfortable, dining room with a menu that features farm to table, modern Italian cuisine. Ristorante di Acquaviva is located only 15 minutes west of the Winery.

Ristorante di Acquaviva, 219 West State Street, Sycamore IL

Ristorante di Acquaviva is located in Sycamore just 15 minutes west of the Winery on Route 64 (North Avenue). It is a full service bar and restaurant serving modern Italian Cuisine in a warm, intimate atmosphere. The same high standards and farm to table commitment of Acquaviva Winery govern each dish served at Ristorante di Acquaviva.

 

Acquaviva Winery Wine Market

The wine market is located adjacent to the Winery on the Vineyard Estate in Maple Park, in the lower level of the Bed & Breakfast. Guests may relax in the lounge or on the patio of the wine market, enjoy a glass of wine and browse the unique items in the shop.

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