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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 gorgeous setting to savor your journey.

The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail offers the cool, crisp and refreshing Illinois wines that you are looking for this season. Visit our member wineries and enjoy some of the many wines that are perfect for the season. The warmth of spring is the perfect time to enjoy a refreshing glass along the trail.


A Few Suggestions:

Traminette: Crisp, spicy and full of character, this wine is a great pair with spicy dishes and fresh fruit.

Vignoles: A luscious white wine with fresh tropical fruit and citrus flavors, this wine is the perfect match for a warm, spring afternoon.

Vidal Blanc: Bright, fresh, light and filled with all the flavors of spring, this wine showcases fresh flavors and aromas of apple and pear and is a great match for the lighter dishes of the season.

Chambourcin: Young, fruit forward and Beaujolais in style, these wines are perfect for a spring afternoon.

Rose’: Rose’ wines are perfect for any season but shine in the spring and summer seasons. A great match for any meal.

These are simply a few of the award-winning wines that you can enjoy along the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. There are many unique wines and experiences along the way. We hope you will take a moment to plan an early getaway with us and enjoy the perfect environment for your early spring travels.