Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Announces January/February Winter Passport Program

The beginning of January brings about the official start of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Winter Passport Program.  Enjoy the excitement of visiting your favorite wineries, savoring their wines and SAVING BIG with great discounts on wine, merchandise, food and more.

Winter is a great time to enjoy the slower, quieter side of Illinois wine country and the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail has provided you with great incentives to do so.  With your purchase of a $15.00 winery passport, you will receive discounts at each of our member wineries and a chance to win wonderful prizes along the trail. What do you say? Enjoy a week or weekend with us and join in the fun with our NEW passport adventure.

Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Executive Director Brandy Nance says:  “Passports are an especially great value for regional, southern Illinois residents that can readily visit the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail more than once during our winter season.  This enables them to explore our member wineries across multiple weeks.”

There are eleven wineries on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail and they are all open year round. Fewer people mean a casual pace and more intimate tasting experience.
You often will find the owners serving tastings and have the chance to really get to know them.
The cooler temperatures mean no bugs and the trees are bare, allowing you to see much further into the forests. Bluffs hidden behind the summer foliage, emerge dramatically into sight.

How it Works: Bring your passport to each Shawnee Hills Wine Trail winery and have it stamped at each winery you visit. (One passport per person, per visit. Each passport is valid for one time use at each winery.) Once your passport has been stamped/completed, leave it at the last winery that you visit. Your passport acts as your ticket for entry into our drawing for great prizes along the trail. Completed passports MUST be turned in by February 28, 2018 to be eligible for prize drawings. Prizes will be announced on March 11, 2018. Discounts may not be used in conjunction with any other winery sales or promotions.

Individual Winery Discounts:

Alto Vineyards:  20% off all “to go” wine

Blue Sky Vineyard:  FREE bread & oil presentation with purchase of two bottles of wine

Hedman Vineyards: 10% off any “to go” bottle of wine

Orlandini Vineyard: 10% off your purchase

Owl Creek Vineyard:  10% off your purchase

Kite Hill Vineyard $5.00 off a “to go” bottle of wine

Honker Hill Winery: 10% off “to go” wine

Hickory Ridge Vineyard: $5.00 off a “to go” bottle of wine

StarView Vineyards 15% off one food item

Von Jakob Vineyard: 10% off any appetizer

Pomona Winery Free souvenir wine glass with purchase of a bottle of wine

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