All across the beautiful rolling hills of Southern Illinois there are various wineries and vineyards that are sure to please your palate. From the beginning to the end, the Southern Illinois wine trails are dotted with some of the most prominent and notable wines to taste. Visit the eastern end of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail and sip various award winning wines at Blue Sky Winery as you take in the magnificent view they offer. If you're in the mood for live music, head over to Cache River Basin Vineryard & Winery to experience a live show as you taste their selection of wines and even head out on a hike on the famous Tunnel Hill State Trail. The Wine Trails will leave you satisfied and content as you enjoy your stay in Southern Illinois.
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.
In the mood for some delicious wine in a country setting, a soothing experience that would put your mind at ease? Then look no further than the Rustle Hill Winery, located right in the middle of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. This winery has everything you are looking for, whether it be an expanded selection of brews, several bandstands for entertainment, enjoyable shows multiple times a week, a complete lunch and dinner menu, and so much more!
Step inside the picturesque countryside aesthetic of the Alto Vineyards located at the foothills of the breathtaking Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. Heralded as one of the largest producers of fine wine when compared to other Southern Illinois wineries, Alto Vineyards is also known as one of the oldest and most award winning vineyards in the region of the famous Shawnee Wine Trail. It recently celebrated 25 years in business and also shares the region with 11 other breathtaking wineries along the Southern Illinois wine trail.
Surround yourself with the musky woodland aesthetic of the Scandinavian-esque Hedman Vineyards located in the small town of Alto Pass and surrounded by the Shawnee National Forest. Situated just 16 miles south of the town of Carbondale, the Hedman Vineyards is where you get the chance to pair gourmet food with tasty estate bottled Southern Illinois wine.
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
Venture into the dream that brothers Don and Wally Lucas helped make a reality, Honker Hill Winery is located on the highest point in Wiliamson County. It is nestled snugly in the depths of the Marion and Carbondale and is known as an integral part of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail for its production of fine wines grown directly at their vineyard.
Located only ten minutes away from the Southern Illinois University, Kite Hill Vineyards is the proud boutique winery and bed and breakfast spanned out on twenty six beautiful acres. Kite Hill Vineyards proudly refer to themselves on being “a little bit of heaven off Route 127.” And heavenly it truly is; not only does Kite Hill Vineyards presents an absolutely beautiful place to stay along with delicious award winning wines
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.
The Owl Creek Winery and Vineyard in Cobden is most probably known for two things; the history behind it and its famous Apple Knocker Hard Cider. Owl Creek has the privilege of being the first commercial winery in the Shawnee wine trail, in fact the, then owner- Ted Wichmann, co-founded the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail itself! Once you stop in to Owl Creek Vineyard
If you have ever felt like transporting yourself to a magical, cozy world of wooded landscape, then the Pomona Winery is definitely the place for you. With their garden picnic area and covered decks, you may have to pinch yourself to make sure you are not in a fairy tale. The gorgeous winery also has the advantage of being one of the founding members of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail.
Gear up to taste some of the best wines that StarView vineyards have to offer, while making a pit stop at the establishment’s StarView Vineyards’ Art Gallery. These wines have not only been awarded with multiple accolades, but they also complement the artwork around you and give you a wholesome feeling.
Known as the “Little Germany” of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, the Von Jakob Vineyard has two locations; one in Pomona, Illinois, and the other in Alto Pass, Illinois. Prepare yourself to take in the gorgeous sights from the deck at Von Jakob Vineyards in Alto Pass. You will have access to a spacious deck, a large tasting room, and an atrium equipped with a fireplace.