Holiday Open House

November 23-24, 2018

Relax with family and friends and enjoy a fantastic afternoon on the trail with award-winning Illinois wines.  You can even start your holiday shopping early with great gifts along the trail.  Avoid the long lines and crowds in town and find a gift for that hard to shop for person right here on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail.  Let the knowledgeable staff along the trail direct you towards a great bottle of wine, gift basket or gift card for friends, family, colleagues or yourself.

Each winery participates in our Holiday Open House event in a different way. Some have live music, appetizers and different sales throughout the weekend.

Holiday Coat Drive:  November 23, 2018-December 16, 2018

Each of our member wineries will be collecting coats for various local charities in southern Illinois.  Give the gift of warmth this holiday season and bring your gently used coat(s) to one of our member wineries to help someone in need.

Individual Winery Holiday Open House Sales:

Alto Vineyards:  November 23 (White Friday) – 15% off all white wine bottles “to go” | November 24 (Small Business Saturday) – 20% off wine cases & 20% off all merchandise | November 25 (To-Go Wine Sale) 5% off 3 Bottle Purchases / 10% off 6 Bottle Purchases / 15% off Cases  |  Cyber Monday (All WEEKEND) Use code “celebrate” for 15% off 6 bottles or more at

Pomona Winery:  We will be showcasing and selling the unique, decorative blacksmithing of local artist, the Velvet Hammer.

Owl Creek Vineyard:

Von Jakob Vineyard:

Hedman Vineyards:

Blue Sky Vineyard:  Discounts on “To Go” wines:  5% off 6 bottles, 10% off a case.  Light hors d’oeuvres and great music.  10% off gift baskets and 30-50% off other marked gift shop items.  Music:  TBD

StarView Vineyards:  November 23 (Noon-6pm) Music by Brian Pender from 2-5pm | November 24 (11-8pm) Music by Matt Basler 4-7pm  |  5% off 3 Bottle Purchases / 10% off 6 Bottle Purchases / 15% off Cases.  Gift baskets and other fun gift items for the wine lover in your life will also be available for purchase.  Collecting donations for local animal shelters.

Kite Hill Vineyards:

Feather Hills Vineyard:

Hickory Ridge Vineyard:  20% of all proceeds from our Holiday Open House will go to local animal shelters.  If you spend more than $20.00 you will receive a souvenir Shawnee Hills Wine Trail logo glass.

Honker Hill Winery: