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Wine & Brew at the Wetland

July 15, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

$45 – $60
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These women enjoyed sampling wine while listening to music in the background at Wine & Brew at the Wetland. Photo: Christopher Reisetter

Sip, Sample, Mingle

Support Nygren Wetland Preserve

Wine & Brew at the Wetland is a unique outdoor summer event that benefits the ongoing management of Nygren Wetland Preserve, a 721-acre wildlife refuge located in Rockton, Ill., 3190 W. Rockton Rd., and Natural Land Institute’s largest preserve. Wine & Brew at the Wetland will be held on the afternoon of Sat., July 15, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Under the canopy of tents overlooking a Midwest prairie, guests will be able to sip, sample and mingle while they taste wine, craft beer, and whiskey. Tastings are provided by local brewers including Prairie St. Brewing Co., Urban Forest Craft Brewing, Carlyle Brewing Co., Pig Minds Brewing Co., and Forest City Brewers. Tastings of natural and organic wine and a variety of whiskey are provided by Artale & Co.

Wine & Brew guests will delight in a variety of prairie inspired nibbles by Greenfire Restaurant, while enjoying live music provided by Kelly Steward and Company. Guided and self-guided walks through the midsummer wildflowers and a cash bar will also be part of the summer casual affair. Guided tours start at 3:30, 4:30 and 5:15p.m.

Sponsor support is provided by: Cindy Campbell and Sjostrom & Sons, Inc. (Pale Purple Coneflower/$1,500), Gibbons Electric and Midwest Packaging and Container (Grey-headed Coneflower/$1,000), Specialty Screw Corporation (Wild Bergamot/$750), Anonymous Friend, Paul and Teri Baits, and Studio GWA (Common Milkweed/$500).

Meet NLI’s new Executive Director, Alan Branhagen, when he starts his new role on July 15 by attending Wine & Brew at the Wetland.

Read about Alan here.



Please register by Wed., July 12, 2023

Cost: $45 in advance by July 12  | $60 at the event, subject to availability

Thank You to our Sponsors







When filling out the registration form below please be sure to check the box next to $45 and select the number of tickets you wish to purchase. Then proceed to fill out the form. The payment platform is PayPal. You must select PayPal then you can choose to pay this way or by a credit card by filling in the appropriate credit card information (Visa, MC, Discover accepted).




July 15, 2023
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$45 – $60
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Nygren Wetland Preserve
3190 W. Rockton Rd.
Rockton, IL 61072 United States
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