Shawnee Hills Wine Trail

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CHEESE-NOT A SOLO ACT Wine & Food Pairing

Saturday, March 2, 2019 – 11:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, March 3, 2019 – 12:30pm-5:00pm
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Passport Program

Tuesday, January 2, 2019 – Noon-5:00pm
Thursday, February 28, 2019 – Noon-5:00pm
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Holiday Open House

Friday, November 29, 2019 – Noon – 5:00pm
Saturday, November 30, 2019 – 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 southern Illinois countryside, we invite you to visit the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail.  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