Regarded as the only winery on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail to make all of their wines from grapes that are home-grown on their property, Hickory Ridge Vineyard and Winery is located on the western edge of the Shawnee Wine Trail, tucked away on a hilltop in Pomona, Illinois. Whether you’re enjoying the trail from the tasting room, or one of the decks, you will surely be reaching for your camera to capture the breathtaking coziness of the Hickory Ridge Vineyard and the National Forest.
Known for their excellent dry white, red, and rose wines, Hickory Ridge is famous for being run by its friendly staff and its inclusive nature; your dog is welcome on the trip as well! With their rapt attention to detail, Ron and Sylvia Presswood have worked tirelessly to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for their guests. You will feel right at home with Hickory Ridge’s hospitable aura surrounding you. When you step in, you will instantly notice the souvenirs, books, and art adorning the walls and shelves, you can even observe and read them if you so feel like. Or if you want a breath of fresh air, then why not join the other guests at one of the two decks and soak in the scenic beauty.
Home of the dry red Norton wine, which also happens to be winner of the Illinois State Fair Best in Show, Hickory Ridge is the perfect place for wine enthusiasts and casual travelers alike. So take off your shoes and grab your guitar, Hickory Ridge is the one vineyard you have got to visit at least once in your lifetime.