: 410 Thorn Ln, Makanda, Illinois
: 618-995-2307: email@example.com
April - October
Thu - Fri: Noon - 6:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
November - March
Fri: Noon - 5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Orlandini Vineyard first became a member of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail in 2008, 7 years after releasing their first wines in 2001. Their award-winning wines can be thoroughly enjoyed by everyone, be it someone who only occasionally indulges in a glass of wine on the weekend or the most avid wine aficionado. With Orlandini Vineyard’s 8 different estate wines that are known as some of the best the Southern Illinois wine trail has to offer, you can be certain to have your taste buds’ needs covered.
Every bottle that you will handle at Orlandini Vineyards will bear the signature of the proud owner of the establishment – Gary Orlandini. Orlandini is a proud part of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail’s club of wineries and vineyard estates. His motto is to focus on the grapes to make a small amount of good quality wine that will please his customers. If you ever venture into the Orlandini Vineyard tasting room, you will be sure to catch him tending to the visitors himself. Wine is art to him, he says. And it is not difficult to see why.
The best wine that Orlandini Vineyard has to offer would be their sultry dry red 2006 Chambourcin Reserve made from grapes grown on the property. A lightly oaked and spicy combination, the Chambourcin is the one you need to ask for when visiting the estate. Another fan favorite is the 2008 Vignoles which is also estate grown. This dry white wine is tinted with hints of apricot, honey, and pineapple. If you are in the mood for a fancier setting, you can enjoy this wine by pairing it with a broiled salmon or linguini with clam sauce.
Step inside the homely and cozy feel of the Orlandini Vineyards. Their beautiful tasting room, excellent selection of wines, and the deck overlooking the gorgeous and sparkling pond ahead will transport you to a place known only to a few people.