Winter Winery Operations
It’s going to be a busy time on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail and we have the best teams in the business ready to take care of you. Please be patient. It may take a bit more time to be served, but we promise to serve you with a smile.
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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.
January 2, 2023 – Noon-5:00pm
February 28, 2023 – Noon-5:00pm
Shawnee Hills Wine Trail
March 10, 2023 – 12:00pm-6:00pm
March 11, 2023 – 11:00am-6:00pm Shawnee Hills Wine Trail
August 5, 2023 – 11:00pm-6:00pm
August 6, 2023 – 12:30am-5:00pm 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.