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Shawnee Hills Wine Trail

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COVID-19 Winery Operations


Welcome Back!  In response to COVID-19, our Shawnee Hills Wine Trail wineries have new ways to serve you.  We know that your experiences with us will be different at this time, but they will still be great.

While the new phase of re-opening allows inside seating at limited capacity, many of our wineries will remain open for outside seating only.  Click Here to see the most up-to-date business hours and winery operations.

Please know that our family businesses and liquor licenses depend on everyone following the rules at this time. We are not only welcoming you back to our winery, but, in many cases, are welcoming you into our homes as well.


We’ve missed you so much and appreciate your patience and loyalty, today and every day. Cheers!

Featured Events


August 1, 2020 11:00am-5:00pm
August 2, 2020 – 12:30pm-5:00pm
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November  7, 2020 – 11:00am – 5:00pm
November 8, 2020 – 12:30pm – 5:00pm       Shawnee Hills Wine Trail


November 27, 2020 – Noon-5:00pm
Novmeber 28, 2020 – Noon-5:00pm
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January 2, 2021 – Noon-5:00pm
February 28, 2021 – Noon-5:00pm
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About The

Shawnee Hills

Wine Trail

In the summer of 1995, the owners of the first three wineries in southern Illinois, Alto Vineyards, Pomona Winery and Owl Creek Vineyard recognized the untapped tourism potential of the region.  With help from our local tourism bureaus and hard work from a passionate group of wine growers, the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail became the first wine trail in the state of Illinois.  Today, over 20 years later, we look forward to continued growth and many more years of sharing our passion with you.


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.

Give the Gift of Shawnee Hills Wine Country

Have you ever wondered how to introduce your friends, family and colleagues to the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail wines you love so much?  Wine Bucks are the perfect gift allow the guests to create lifelong memories during their visit.

Star – Shawnee Hills Wine Trail exceeded my expectations. My husband & I first started exploring September 2013. There are so many wineries on trail. We have gone back a few time since then. Traveling the trail there is beautiful landscapes and breathtaking views. Some of the wineries are small & quaint, with very friendly atmosphere, which I personally prefer. Some are much larger & have great entertainment. Every winery we have visited have had great wines. This wine trail is in rural area. If you enjoy quiet country drives, beautify scenery and wine (of coarse), I highly recommend Shawnee Hills Wine Trail!
Beth Ricketts

A rare find…nestled in the beautiful Shawnee National Forest…so happy we happened in many years ago…we make it a point to stop in the area once a year. Great wines, entertainment, and scenery!!
Micki Kremer

5 Star – Awesome experience! We go every year!! Love everything from the wine to the food and all the staff!
Amanda Mueller

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