We are proud to promote the transportation members of our Association. These companies offer everything from taxi-type service to full day group tours of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. Each tour operator member is individually owned and operated and offer many amenities to make your "Wine Trailing" an outstanding experience. Please click on the links to their websites for availability and pricing options.
A1 Charter: We have almost 20 combined years serving the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail and offer a variety of vehicles including: perimeter seating buses and a wheelchair accessible bus. Bachelor/bachelorette parties, weddings, reunions, birthday parties, no matter what the occasion let us take care of the transportation. Call 618-305-9777 for more information.
Gottus Limo: Gottus Limousine is family owned and operated business located conveniently in the small town of Pinckneyville, Illinois, about an hour away from St. Louis, Missouri. Pinckneyville is also only forty-five minutes from Carbondale, Illinois, home of the Southern Illinois University Salukis. I am in the limo business because I like to make people happy. Let us make you happy by putting your destination in the hands of Gottus Limousine Service.
Shawnee Shuttle: Shawnee Shuttle is a professional guide service offering custom tours of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail and surrounding region. Specializing in small group tours of 2-6 adults. Custom itineraries reflect group interests. Exciting tours including local wineries and vineyards, art and antique shops, orchards and farms, natural areas and more!
Shawnee Hills Wine Trail - Touring Tips
Choose four to six wineries to visit in any one day. This allows you ample time to learn something about each winery and experience their full tasting experience without overwhelming your palate.
Be safe and take advantage of our many trusted touring partners. Designate a driver.
No alcohol of any kind may be brought onto winery premises. If your tour company allows alcohol in the vehicle please be mindful of our policy and leave your beverages on the bus, limo or shuttle.
Visibly intoxicated guests will not be served in accordance with the law, even if you are not driving.
Stay overnight and make the most of your visit. Many of our wineries offer lodging options and there are many lodging opportunities along the trail from cabins, bed and breakfasts, hotels, inns and more to make your visit more enjoyable.
Enjoy snacks and drink plenty of water in between or during your winery visits. Many of our wineries offer a lunch menu or small snacks like cheese & crackers that will help absorb the vino that you are trying. Remember, little tastes add up. Snacking throughout the day will keep you from over-imbibing.
- Visit during the slower season or during the week. This will allow you more personalized service at the tasting bar and will allow more time to enjoy your tour more thoroughly. You may even enjoy a private wine tasting with the winemaker.