SAVOR THE WINES OF SHAWNEE FOREST COUNTRY
Taste the regional characteristics in our locally produced wines. Browse our guide to the closest and best Illinois wineries and vineyards for your next celebration or trip. The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail features 11 award-winning wineries located along a 35-mile scenic drive along highway 127 and highway 51 in the Shawnee National Forest. Set among the scenic countryside, we invite you to visit the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail of southern Illinois. Enjoy the distinctive character of each of our wineries, charming towns that dot the trail, unique local restaurants and a region rich in history. Be sure to give yourself an extra day or more to discover new adventures that present themselves along the way.
Located on the scenic Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, our family-owned vineyard and winery offers the unique flavors of Southern Illinois wine. Our family takes great pride in growing high quality grapes from our vineyard to produce award-winning wines. Visit Alto Vineyards and experience a Southern Illinois tradition.
BLUE SKY WINERY
Anchoring the eastern end of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, our winery offers you the “Romance of Italy in the Hills of Southern Illinois”. Take in the breathtaking view of the Shawnee Hills from our outdoor patio while sipping on one of our award-winning, Illinois wines or enjoy a stroll through our 13-acre vineyard.
Nestled among the hills in the Shawnee Forest of Southern Illinois lies Feather Hills Vineyard. A family owned boutique winery, our roots date back thirty years to when Gary Orlandini planted his first rows of Chambourcin grapevines. Our passion is hand crafting complex, high-quality wines that all of Illinois can be proud of.
PEACHBARN WINERY & CAFE
You will find us in the scenic fruit and wine country among the rolling hills of southern Illinois in the small town of Alto Pass. Hedman Vineyards is where gourmet food is served with estate bottled Illinois wine. Our award-winning wines are made from estate grown grapes that reflect the unique terroir of our region.
HICKORY RIDGE VINEYARD
All Hickory Ridge wines are made from grapes grown solely on the premises. Vigilant attention in the vineyard produces excellent quality fruit for making our wines. We are known as the place for excellent dry wines as well as award-winning whites and roses’. Take a bottle and find your own hideaway or venture out to the thousands of acres of the Shawnee National Forest that surround our vineyards
KITE HILL VINEYARD
Take a complete tasting tour of our award-winning wines, or sample just those you like. Our tasting room staff will be happy to tailor the experience to fit your palate. We have a wide selection of dry, semi-dry, semi-sweet, and sweet wines in red, white, and blush. Kite Hill Vineyards has the OG Wine Slushy.
Nestled in the rolling hills of the Shawnee Hills in southern Illinois, we invite you to visit us year-round and taste our award-winning wines. Relax on our deck and see why it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a glass or bottle with friends and family and take in the beautiful scenery of our vineyards.
VON JAKOB WINERY
We take great pride in our wines. Many of them have received medals in national and international competitions. On average you will find around 20 styles wines available in our Tasting Room for tasting and purchasing. Our wines range from dry complex reds to sweet fruity dessert wines.
Cache River Basin Winery
Situated in the rolling hills of beautiful Southern Illinois, Cache River Basin Vineyard & Winery provides for patrons a selection of outstanding Southern Illinois fine wines, produced on site, a fine dining experience in Wineaux’s Restaurant and cabins.
Lincoln Heritage Winery
Our winery philosophy is simple, yet guides us in everything we do. We strive to make the best wines we can in the best setting we can. Our goal is not only to make wines that we can be proud but to make wines that our customers enjoy and are proud to share with their friends. Come visit us in beautiful southern Illinois!
Down a winding road, beyond a luscious vineyard awaits. The beautifully carved full service bar features a wide selection of beers, cocktails, and wines. Relax around the fireplace in comfortable high back lounge chairs or enjoy live music outside near a glowing fire. The Tasting Room is an ideal atmosphere.
The Lucas Brothers’ Honker Hill Winery is a family-owned winery and vineyard. In 1980, the family purchased 90 acres of land and developed an award winning and highly recognized private hunting wildlife club. In 2004 the vineyard became established. The winery was later built in 2008, in order to hand process the grapes. In November 2009, the winery officially opened to the public.
OWL CREEK VINEYARD
We are a local winery and cidery based out of Cobden, Illinois. All of our wine and cider products are produced and bottled on site using as many local ingredients as we can get our hands on! Come visit us! We provide: guided tastings to help you find your favorite beverage; a selection of tasty cafe offerings; live local music on the weekends, and a friendly & relaxing atmosphere.
HOGG HOLLOW WINERY
A small family owned and operated Winery, Vineyard, heirloom garden and farm animals. Bring the Family, have some wine or juice. Stroll around the vineyard or feed the animals.
Just get out and enjoy.
Pomona Winery has been making non-grape wines with local fruit since 1991.
We have 9 non-grape wines. Seven of them are apple table wines and two are berry dessert wines. We try to focus our tasting on education and teaching customers about wine like how ours are made. We also like to pair our wines with meals, so we always have new exciting recipe and food pairing suggestions.