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Cheese Wine Event Wine and Cheese pairing event hosted by the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail March 21 11-5pm and March 22 12:30-5pm.
January Photo Contest Winner   Show me your Shawnee Photo Contest Winner from January Kaylee Ritchie
Photo Contest "Show me your Shawnee" Photo Contest. Photo entries can be submitted February 1st - 27th 2015.
Live Music Series Our live music series is abundant on the wine trail during the summer and fall months offering opportunities to enjoy the regions best musicians while taking in the gorgeous views of the vineyards and the beautiful scenic Shawnee National Forest! 
Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Wine Bucks Almost as good as wine! Looking for the perfect gift? Give the gift of wine on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail with our "Wine Bucks" program. Wine bucks act as a gift card or gift certificate that can be used at any one of the 12 Shawnee Hills Wine Trail wineries and also participating members.

Winery Members

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Cheese is Not a Solo Act

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Cheese is NOT a SOLO Act!

Wine and Cheese pairing event.

Each Ticket includes: a wine glass, 12 samples of wine paired with a culinary delight made with cheese at 12 unique wineries.

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Wine Deals

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Having trouble finding the perfect bottle of wine?

Give the Gift of Wine Bucks

The 12 Wineries of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail and participating Associate Members have come up with a way to enjoy MAXIMUM FREEDOM while visiting the wonders of the Shawnee Hills.

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Shawnee Hills American Viticultural Area

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Illinois received its first American Viticultural Area recognized by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. Southern Illinois' Shawnee Hills region is the state's first region acknowledged for its distinctive winemaking properties.

The AVA designation allows winemakers to include the "Shawnee Hills" region name on any wines that include 85 percent or more of their volume derived from grapes grown withing the AVA, re-assuring consumers that wines with the Shawnee Hills designation on the label are enriched by the region's characteristic grape attributes.

Ted Wichmann, who submitted the application for the AVA designation, founder of Owl Creek Vineyard, said, "The AVA designation earns Shawnee Hills a place on the map along with the nation's most respected wine regions. More importantly, in a wine world that's becoming increasingly homogenized, the AVA stamp confirms the Shawnee Hills region's capability for producing unique wines that are distinctly Illinois."

 

Winery & Event Photos

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Upcoming Events

New iPhone App

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A companion app for visitors of the Shawnee Hills wine country of southern Illinois. It provides an interactive map for navigating 12 winery and vineyard destinations along the trail, as well as access to detailed information about each location.

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