Wine Tours and Events

Have an unforgettable experience at Waterman Winery & Vineyards! Savor our handcrafted wines and the fresh countryside air. Enjoy an authentic regional wine tasting in a casual agricultural setting. Experience the rustic charm of our century-old farm and pure flavor that only comes from our vineyards.

1. Wine tastings on Saturdays & Sundays from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. NO appointment necessary – 11582 Waterman Road, Waterman, IL 60556. $20, includes 5 tastes & souvenir wine glass. Range of dry to sweet & seasonal wines available for tastings.

2. Self-guided vineyard tours on Saturdays & Sundays from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. NO appointment necessary – 11582 Waterman Road, Waterman, IL 60556. $35, includes 5 tastes, souvenir wine glass, “take home” bottle of wine, vineyard map for same day access.

3. For bottle sales only, call 815-264-3268 to schedule an appointment for pick-up.

4. Proud Gift Local Merchant. Click Here to Buy Gift Local Digital Card.

5. Private, educational, sustainability & wine focused events – call 815-264-3268 for options availability.

6. Wine vendor at Batavia Park District Uncorked Festival on Saturday, June 8 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you at Waterman Winery & Vineyards!

Our family welcomes you to taste our handcrafted wines in the comfort of our barn. We offer a unique selection of over 20 regional wines. Fall in love with our unique Northern Illinois flavors and purchase wine to take home!

Tour our farmstead and vineyards! Discover our approach to winemaking with other like-minded wine lovers. We offer private and group tours. Call us to schedule your tour.


Appointments and tours must be scheduled in advance. Tours include wine tasting and a take-home bottle of wine of your choice.

Handcrafted Wines

Our lively, local wines are available at Inboden’s in DeKalb; Casey’s General Store in Waterman.

Ship the Perfect Gift

Our handcrafted wines make the perfect gift! Treat yourself or a loved one to unique wine from Waterman Winery & Vineyards. If you cannot come visit us, we can arrange shipment of your wine. Just give us a call, have your credit card and shipping information handy (recipient’s address and phone number).


Agricultural History

The Tuntland family comes from a long line of Illinois farmers. We welcome schools and organizations to Tuntland Farms and Waterman Winery & Vineyards to discover our approach to farming and sustainability. Learn about eco-friendly Illinois agriculture in an interactive farmstead setting. Tour the grain fields and vineyards on our farm for an enriching agricultural experience.

Special Events

Celebrate your special day with us! Waterman Winery & Vineyards is excited to host your next birthday party, class reunion, or other special event. Join us for wine tastings in our rustic barn. Our casual country ambiance provides the perfect setting to celebrate a wine lover’s occasion. We can customize your experience.

Corporate Events

Spend a day in the country with your team. We offer corporate wine tastings for team-building to strengthen corporate relationships. Share a one-of-a-kind experience in the relaxed and casual environment of our century-old farmstead.