Southern Illinois Wineries

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Southern Illinois Wineries & Shawnee Hills Wine Trail

Alto Vineyards   –  First vintage in 1988,  they have won numerous medals in National and International wine competitions.  The Renzagial family takes great pride in growing high quality grapes and producing award winning wines.  The New Tasting room is a must see. 

Blue Sky Vineyards – Anchoring the eastern end of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, this winery offers you “The Romance of Italy in the Hills of Southern Illinois”. Open year-round, 7 days a week, to provide great Illinois wine. Please join us for wine tasting, a variety of hearty sandwiches, soups, pizzas, and snacks, as well as wine-alternatives such as beer and non-alcoholc beverages. Come enjoy the large indoor seating area and two beautiful outdoor terraces that overlook our vineyard and the rolling countryside.

Lincoln Heritage Winery – The tastefully decorated tasting room provides a relaxing atmosphere for experiencing the wines, visiting with friends, or for private parties. The tastings are complimentary and picnic baskets are always welcome. 

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

Von Jakob Vineyard – As members of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, they offer a beautiful winery with incredible views of the southern Illinois landscape. Located just minutes from Cobden, the facility in Alto Pass offers panoramic views of the winery’s orchards and vineyards with a picturesque backdrop of the Shawnee National Forest. While visiting, enjoy a variety of award winning Illinois wines, craft beer and delicious hard apple cider.

StarView Vineyards – Nestled in the rolling hills of the Shawnee Hills in southern Illinois, they invite you to visit us year round and taste our award winning wines. Open daily for wine tastings along with the cafe menu that offers delicious homemade food. Sample 5 of our 11 wines for $5 and take a StarView wine glass home with you. The deck is the perfect spot to enjoy a glass or bottle with friends and family and take in the beautiful scenery of our vineyards.

Hedman Vineyard & Winery – Browse through the Scandinavian Gift shop while tasting the Estate wines, from grapes grown the vineyard. Dine at the Peach Barn Cafe’, serving authentic Swedish cuisine.  Alto Pass, IL 

Rustle Hill Winery – The crossroads of the Shawnee Wine Trail, Rustle Hill Winery features music, art, a full restaurant, over 65 beers.  

Owl Creek Vineyards – Take time to visit the winery on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail during your next vacation or sample the wines, hard cider, and the great food. 

Orlandini Vineyard – In Southern Illinois, in the heart of the Shawnee Hills A.V.A., resides the quaint and charming Orlandini Vineyards. Orlandini began when the first vines were planted in 1988 on what is one of Southern Illinois highest ridgetops. Gary Orlandini, the founder, tends to these vineyards with love and care. The first vintages were released to the public in 2001, and people have been reveling in the wonders of the vines ever since. The wines that are produced are some of the finest that you will find anywhere. 

Kite Hill Vineyards – Take a tour of our wines and specialty wine drinks to find the right match for your palate. Once you’ve selected a bottle, relax and enjoy our “little bit of heaven off 127” 

Cache River Basin Vineyard & Winery – Situated in the rolling hills of beautiful Southern Illinois, Cache River Basin Vineyard & Winery provides for its patrons a selection of outstanding Southern Illinois fine wines, produced on site, a fine dining experience in Wineaux’s Restaurant 


All Wineries Located in Southernmost IL among the Shawnee National Forest.

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