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Shawnee Hills Red Grapes

Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Tours

Experience the wineries of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail while riding in style.  This tour will take you through the rugged hills and dense forests of the Shawnee National Forest as you relish a truly authentic wine culture in the heart of southern Illinois.  Sample award-winning vintages as you travel from winery to winery through some of the most beautiful countryside in the Midwest. 

While there are eleven wineries on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, we recommend that you choose between 3 - 5 wineries to allow time to enjoy a tasting, lunch or live music at the individual wineries. 


Alto Vineyards

Alto Pass, IL

The Renzaglia Family welcomes you to Alto Vineyards.  Since our first vintage in 1988, our wines have won numerous medals in National and International wine competitions. Our family takes great pride in growing high quality grapes and producing award winning wines.

Blue Sky Vineyard

Makanda, IL

Enjoy the "Romance of Italy in the Hills of Southern Illinois". Take in the breathtaking view of the Shawnee Hills from their outdoor patio while sipping on award-winning, Illinois wines or enjoy a stroll through the 13-acre vineyard. 

Feather Hills Vineyard

Makanda, IL

In the summer of 2017, Randy and Renee Feather purchased Orlandini Vineyard.  Making their dream a reality in southern Illinois, they look forward to carrying on the tradition of great wines and friendly service that began with Gary Orlandini while adding their own, unique touches. 

Peachbarn Winery & Café

Alto Pass, IL

Enjoy award-winning, estate grown wines paired with savory Swedish cuisine in our 1940's Peachbarn.  During your stay, browse through our unique selection of Scandinavian gifts all while sipping a glass of your favorite wine.  

Hickory Ridge Vineyard

Pomona, IL

Enjoy some of the the best views on the trail from our cozy tasting room, one of the decks, or one of the vineyard picnic tables. A family owned and operated winery, Hickory Ridge Vineyard is located on the western edge of the Shawnee Hills AVA, nestled in the hills of the Shawnee National Forest and surrounded by Illinois' most wild and scenic attractions.

Honker Hill Winery

Makanda, IL

Located on the highest point in Williamson County and surrounded by the Crab Orchard Fish and Wildlife Refuge and Shawnee National Forest, Honker Hill Winery produces Illinois wines from fruit grown directly at their vineyard. Enjoy great views from the patio near the fireplace, their unique wildlife room, or gazebo.

Kite Hill Vineyards

Murphysboro, IL

Kite Hill Vineyard's aims for full flavors to tantalize and excite the senses. Their tasting room staff are always excited to guide you through a tasting journey, and are confident they have something for everyone regardless of whether you like sweet or dry, red or white.

Owl Creek Vineyard

Cobden, IL

Owl Creek is an artisanal family winery focused on the production of wines grown in the Shawnee Hills AVA. They are passionate about their wines and look forward introducing you to the great vintages that are grown in our region.  Also home to Appleknocker Hard Cider, you can enjoy a variety of hard ciders produced with local, southern Illinois apples.

Pomona Winery

Pomona, IL

Specializing in wines made from locally grown fruits other than grapes, Pomona Winery offers seven table wines and three fortified dessert wines, each of which has received multiple awards and honors in regional, national, and international competitions.

StarView Vineyards

Cobden, IL

StarView Vineyards is home to a family operated winery and vineyard.  While there, sample Illinois wines, enjoy food from our cafe` menu or enjoy a selection of of locally brewed beers.  Take a walk around their large pond and see the Koi, turtles, and other wildlife that call StarView Vineyards home.

Von Jakob Vineyards

Alto Pass, IL

While visiting their tasting room, you may sample from over 20 varieties of wine, a wide selection of hand-crafted beers and award winning hard apple cider.  They offer a delicious lunch menu available daily and a full service restaurant open Friday and Saturday evenings.  Experience a trip to Little Germany when you visit Von Jakob Vineyard.

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