At Kite Hill Vineyards, we highlight the unique flavors of the Shawnee Hills AVA. From crisp aromatic whites to rich flavorful reds the influences of the nature around us, or terroir, are present in every wine we make. Our specific varietal wines and blends change regularly, so stop in today to see what red, white, and rose wines we have for you to taste and enjoy.
Our knowledgeable staff spend time learning each wine when it is released, and we can’t wait to take you with us on a tasting journey. From the first swirl and smell, to the last note on your palate, we want you to appreciate everything our high-quality, award-winning wines have to offer. Whether you have extensive wine-tasting experience or are just getting started, Kite Hill is a great place for everyone to find their new favorite southern Illinois wine.
Our cozy tasting room and deck overlooking the lake make the perfect place for your wine experience. Whether you are traveling wine country solo, as a couple, or with a group, we are happy to invite you in for a taste of the Shawnee Hills. In addition to wine, we offer seasonal selections such as our “always in season” wine slushies, apple cider sangria, and hot spiced wine when the weather gets chilly. You never know what you might find when you come to Kite Hill. Small snacks are available for purchase (cheese, sausage, crackers), and picnic baskets are welcome. Make us a stop on the trail or your destination for the afternoon.
If you’re looking for lodging for your wine trail getaway, Kite Hill also has a bed and breakfast. Start your day overlooking the vines, and end with a glass of our award-winning wines on our back deck. Immerse yourself fully in the wine country experience!
Bringing a large group or bus? Call ahead and we can make plans to accommodate you. Calling ahead helps ensure we have staff and space to serve you as well as our other guests.
We are happy to schedule tasting appointments on days when our tasting room is not open. Please call ahead to make arrangements.
Hours & Information
Sunday – Monday: Noon – 5:00 pm
Wednesday – Thursday: 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Friday – Sunday: Noon – 5:00 pm
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