: 3150 South Rocky Comfort Rd. Makanda, IL 62958
March 1 - January 1
Mon - Thur: 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Fri: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Sun: Noon - 7:00 pm
January 1 - March 1
Mon - Thur: 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Fri & Sat: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sun: Noon - 6:30 pm
Ever feel like taking in the view while sipping wine on a fine, merry evening? Now you can. Enter the gorgeous region of the Blue Sky Vineyard, located at the eastern end of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. This winery features a stunning lake with a cascading fountain; you will also be surrounded by greenery which will instantly transport you into your own world of Heaven. To further create the best experience for their guests, the Blue Sky Vineyard is home to their awe-inspiring Tuscan Villa. There, you will find two beautiful suites located just above the tasting room to create a better and more encompassing experience for the guests.
Known for its striking resemblance to Italy, the Blue Sky Vineyard opened in 2005 and is famous for its abundance of the Mediterranean motif seen on its architecture. Blue Sky is instantly regarded as one of the most scenic vineyards to visit when travelling along the Southern Illinois wine trail. The wide varieties of wines available are perhaps most known for being awarded various state and national accolades, such as the prestigious Jefferson Cup.
One can’t deny the signature dry red wines that all the guests come to taste or the home-grown Chambourcin, Cabernet Franc or Norton. The masterful winemaking of Karen Hand is particularly evident in Blue Sky Vineyard’s Papa’s Rosa. A dry wine that should be savored while still young, the Papa’s Rosa is produced from the finest Chambourcin grapes ladled with the sweet taste of cherries and blackcurrents and topped off with the silky smooth finish of the vanilla.
So venture to one of the most beautiful wineries in Southern Illinois and experience the splendor that Blue Sky Vineyard has to offer. You can be sure to never have a dull moment when you will be sipping a glass of wine surrounded by the beauty of the Southern Illinious wine trail.