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Shawnee Hills Wine Trail

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Winter Winery Operations

 

It’s time to enjoy the slower, quieter side of Illinois wine country. Spring, summer and fall are all great times to travel the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail but the winter season offers a unique experience for those that venture out during our off season.

Click Here to see the most up-to-date business hours and winery operations.

Know Before You Go:  Code of Conduct & Policies for Wine Trail Shuttle / Bus Tours

We welcome groups every day and strive to provide memorable, fun-filled and educational experiences for all guests that choose to visit our wineries.  It is our goal that every guest has a chance to enjoy these opportunities.  Prior to booking your transportation service Click Here to view State Law and Wine Trail policy for shuttle / bus tours of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail.

Featured Events

PASSPORT PROGRAM

January 2, 2024 – Noon-5:00pm
February 29, 2024 – Noon-5:00pm
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CHEESE - NOT A SOLO ACT

March 8, 2024 – Noon – 6:00pm
March 9, 2024 – 11:00am – 6:00pm     Shawnee Hills Wine Trail

midsummer picnic pairings

August 2, 2024 – Noon – 6:00pm
August 3, 2024 – 11:00am – 6:00pm     Shawnee Hills Wine Trail

Autumn Inspirations

November 01, 2024 – Noon-6:00pm
November 02, 2024 – 11:00am-6:00pm
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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