Announcements

Chambourcin: A Shawnee Hills Favorite

The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail produces unique, flavorful, award -winning wines from fruit grown right here in the Shawnee Hills American Viticultural Area (AVA).  The most common varietal, found at all of our wineries but one, Pomona Winery does not produce grape...

Drink Local

The holiday season is upon us and the encouragement to shop local and support your local economy is abundant.    It seems to be understood that buying local products boosts the economy, creates local job opportunities and strengthens the overall community and its...

Thanksgiving Wine Guide

With so many different foods on your Thanksgiving table, finding the perfect wine to match your feast may seem overwhelming.  We know that you spend weeks planning and prepping to make the holiday run seamlessly.  From cleaning the house and Thanksgiving décor to...

Wine & Food: The Perfect Pair

A great wine and food pairing is one of life’s most pleasurable things and who knows what pairs best with their wines any better than the wineries themselves?  The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail wineries have teamed up three weekends each year to showcase their wines with...

Harvest Season is Here

There’s no need to travel to Burgundy or Napa Valley to experience a truly authentic wine culture. Enjoy the experiences of harvest right here in southern Illinois. Shawnee Hills Wine Trail vineyards are buzzing with excitement. The grapes are ripening and ready to be...

Winter Wine Travel

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. Southern...

Spring Into Wine

Come for the Wine. Stay for the Experience. When it comes to wine trail travel, it's tempting to think only of vineyard hopping in the summer months. However, early spring can provide a lovely trip free from crowds and the early blooms of the season make for a...