Specialty Shops

Shawnee Hills has a wide variety of speciality shops around the wine trail. Are you looking for a local bakery to satisfy your sweet tooth or cater your special event? Look no further, we recommend only the best! Our local vineyards, farms and orchards are a great place to shop local and eat fresh! Looking for a special gift? Makanda & Cobden are right along the trail and they have a wide variety of local artisans work, handmade jewellery, crafts and antiques to suit everyone's desire!


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Bison Bluff Farms: Nestled on approximlately 1,100 acres in rural Cobden, IL., we have approximately 350 head of bison roaming.  If you would like to find out more about the bison or to make an appointment to purchase the bison meat, please call (618) 521-5102.


Cristaudo's: Cristaudo's is back! Under original family ownership baking the treats you remember! We offer full service catering, our signature line of cookies, pastries, a cafe lunch menu, custom cakes and more! Our 6Pence shop carries unique gifts, cards, handmade items and coming soon is our new restaurant all located in the Kaleidoscope Mercantile on the strip in Carbondale. Call 618-529-4303 for details!

Larry's House of Cakes: Larry's House of Cakes has been helping Southern Illinois Live the Sweet Life for over 50 years! Whether it is a daily indulgence by treating yourself to a cupcake or brownie; or celebrating any special occasion, we are honored and proud to be a part of turning your daily moments into lasting memories!


Rendleman Orchard Farm Market: Nestled in the hills of Southern Illinois' Shawnee National Forest, and conveniently located along the wine trail, Rendleman Orchards is an Illinois centennial family farm in operation since 1873. Our family is committed to growing the best quality locally grown peaches, nectarines, and apples as well as providing many other seasonal fruits and vegetables. Enjoy our unique Farm Market's atmosphere filled with our family heirlooms showcasing over a century of our farming heritage. You will also find many gourmet specialty items available such as jams, jellies, salsas, sauces, baking mixes, dip mixes, soup mixes, salad dressings, candles, linens, gourmet coffees, and on weekends...our famous peach smoothies and apple cider slushes!Farm Market Hours: (July-Dec) Mon - Sat 9am -5pm; Sun 12am - 5pm.

Max Creek Mercantile: Max Creek Mercantile is a good place to shop, whether looking for antiques, junktiques or uniques. Days / Hous / May Vary. Please call ahead: 618-695-3546.

The Historic Makanda Boardwalk:Home to many local artists and craftsmen, the unique boardwalk, located in downtown Makanda features a country store, restaurant, artists and more. A must see on your wine trail visit.