Wine Tasting and Pure Bliss in Wauconda

Bliss Wine and Gifts is a wine shop located in the beautiful town of Wauconda. It’s where many of the locals hang out, but is often visited by people both near and far. I have brought colleagues there from as far as the United Kingdom, and from their words, “I wish I could live here!”  And who wouldn’t want to?  Wauconda is a great place to live!


Meet Scott & Maria Weisbruch


Bliss Wine is owned and operated by Maria & Scott Weisbruch. They opened for business in 2009. Main Street Wauconda has never been the same ever since. Maria knew in her heart that having a place like this in Wauconda would be a great complement for the people and businesses in Wauconda ~ and boy was she right! Her future thinking helped drive what you see happening in this quaint little, now happening town, of Wauconda! What an inspiration she is to anyone thinking about pursuing their dreams. Her advice….”Jump in with two feet and see what happens!”

Scott Weisbruch, Maria Weisbruch, Bliss Wine and Gifts, Holiday Walk on Main 2012, Wauconda,

Scott and Maria Weisbruch as Suzie Snowflake and Jack Frost | Holiday Walk on Main 2012

Free Wine Tasting Daily

You know that “Cheers” theme song, “♪♫ ♪ where everybody knows your name ♪♫ ♪”….well, this is what Bliss Wine and Gifts reminds me of. You walk in this very inviting wine shop and there in the middle of the room is a granite countertop where you’re able to taste a few sips of wine. Oh did I forget to mention that it’s free? Bliss Wine offers free wine tasting daily. And if you like what you’ve tasted, and trust me you will, wine is available for purchase at half-a-glass or full. Of course.  Did this picture make you thirsty?

Bliss Wine Tasting, Clean Slate German Riesling

Bliss Wine Tasting ~ Clean Slate German Riesling


Live Band Entertainment

And when you saunter over to the left towards the front of the wine shop, is where a stage can be set up for local musical artists to entertain you with their songs, bongos, guitar, harp or harmonica. The performance usually starts at 6pm every Friday. Just a few of the entertainers that I have had a chance to see are 3Lincolns, Josh Skaja and Kevin Purcell. Check Bliss Wine and Gifts on Facebook to see their entertainment schedule or you can also check our Calendar of Events to keep up to date with local happenings!


Vineyard Room

Towards the back of the wine shop is what they call their “Vineyard Room“. You can enjoy some quiet time back there and oh yeah, just in case you’re wondering it’s called “Vineyard Room” because the back wall is painted with a vineyard mural by the Wauconda HighSchool Art department. You can see a photo of it below.  The “Vineyard Room” is also available for use for Private parties.

Bliss Wine and Gifts, Wauconda High School Art Department, Mural Painting, Vineyard Room

Vineyard Room | Mural Painting by Wauconda High School Art Department

Appetizers and Specialty Dinners


Throughout the wine shop are bistro tables where you can enjoy some mini appetizers from cheese and crackers, olive tempanade, Italian sampler, artichoke dip, Greek plate. And for a bigger appetite, specialty dinners are also served nightly by Bulldogs Grill or From Scratch Cafe.


Beer Tasting


Before entering the “Vineyard Room”, you will find the “beer tasting” bar, which you’re able to indulge in every Thursdays from 5:30pm to 8pm. And what’s a beer without the tasty accompaniment of mini-burgers from Bulldogs Grill?!


Wine, Classes and Wine of the Month Club


And for the pièce de résistance, since it is after all called Bliss Wine and Gifts, along one side of the wall are wine racks with assorted variety of wines. The wines are reasonably priced from about $8 and up. If you ever want to learn about the different variety of wines, how to swirl and sip, Bliss Wine offers wine tasting classes, as well as cooking classes and art classes.  Want to learn more about wine and food pairings?  Join their Wine Club of the Month.


Gift Items


For the “Gifts” part, you will also find some one of a kind gift items throughout the store, like cards, books, wine charms, wine glasses, cheese plates, serving platters, dips, sauces, rubs, the list goes on…

Bliss Wine & Gifts

Bliss Wine is located at 201 S. Main Street, Wauconda, IL, (847) 526.7133.

Hours are:  Tuesday thru Friday 11am to 8pm, Saturday 11am to 6pm, and Sunday 12pm to 5pm.

Make sure to visit their store, or their website and engage with them on their Facebook Page.

Bliss Wine and Gifts

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Bliss Wine and Gifts 42.259393, -88.140598 Bliss Wine and Gifts ~ is located in beautiful downtown Wauconda, Illinois. It offers the best in quality wines at reasonable prices along with a variety of microbrews, \"must have\" gifts and delicious appetizer selections.  Also offers specialty dinners and live entertainment.

About Jocelyn Wilhelm

Jocelyn Wilhelm is very passionate about her community and has a strong drive to help businesses succeed in this day of all things digital. Jocelyn has a knack for knowing how to perfectly optimize every marketing effort for both search engines and direct target audience. Jocelyn owns her own consulting firm, JW Social Media where she helps companies develop their Inbound Marketing Strategy. A long-time resident of Wauconda of over 14 years, Jocelyn is an avid foodie and wine enthusiast and loves to frequent local establishments to learn all about them and shares her experiences with the community using the power of social media. Check out how she engages with the Wauconda community on My Town Wauconda Facebook Page.


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