Passport Program

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.  Enjoy the excitement of visiting your favorite wineries, savoring their wines and SAVING BIG with great discounts on wine, merchandise, food and more. 

With your purchase of a 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.

Prizes Include: Wine Trail Merchandise / Overnight Stays / Wine Bucks / Event Tickets & More!

Purchase Your Passport

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, 2019 to be eligible for prize drawings.  Prizes will be announced on March 11, 2019.  Discounts may not be used in conjunction with any other winery sales or promotions.

Guests who visit all wineries will receive a souvenir Shawnee Hills Wine Trail corkscrew.  (Mailed after event.)

How It Works

You may purchase your passport at any Shawnee Hills Wine Trail winery to begin your adventure.  Passports will be available for purchase November 2018 at our Holiday Open House.  

 Winery Passport Discounts

Alto Vineyards: 20% OFF Any “To Go” Wine

Blue Sky Vineyard: FREE Bread & Oil Presentation with Purchase of One Bottle of Wine

Hedman Vineyards: 10% OFF Any “To Go” Bottle of Wine & 20% OFF Cases

Feather Hills Vineyard:  15% OFF Any “To Go” Wine

Owl Creek Vineyard: 10% OFF Your Purchase

Kite Hill Vineyard: $5.00 OFF a Bottle of “To Go” Wine

Honker Hill Winery: 10% OFF Any “To Go” Wine

Hickory Ridge Vineyard: $5.00 OFF a Bottle of “To Go” Wine

StarView Vineyards: 15% OFF a Single Food Item

Von Jakob Vineyard: 10% OFF Any Appetizer

Pomona Winery:  FREE Souvenir Wine Glass with Purchase of One Bottle of Wine


Shawnee Bluff Canopy Tour

Win two tickets for a tour of the Shawnee National Forest at Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour when you purchase and use your winter passport.  This adventure consists of 8 zip lines, 3 suspension bridges and 3 short hikes.  Approximate tour time 3 hours. 

Wrightway Transportation

Win a tour of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail with Wrightway Transportation.  With over 20 years experience their knowledgeable, local drivers offer you a homegrown experience during your visit.  Grab a few friends and enjoy a fun, comfortable and safe trip throughout the hills of southern Illinois.

Hutchins Creek Cabin

Win a weekend at this cozy cabin,  located along spring-fed Hutchins Creek, surrounded by Shawnee National Forest Wilderness Areas, and at the southern edge of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail.  Regardless of weather conditions, this cabin offers multiple outdoor living spaces including a fire pit, multiple decks, and a screened-in porch.  Perfect for your next getaway.