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Wine & Food Pairing Weekends

11 wineries of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail have paired up to create three wonderful, themed, wine and food pairing events.  We invite you to join us for a progressive tasting along the trail and enhance your appreciation and enjoyment of our wines paired with delicious samples.

Is there anything more classic than the perfect wine paired with the right cheese?  Join us for a fun-filled weekend of cheese infused dishes that showcase how cheese can play the perfect supporting role to our award-winning wines.  This is a great weekend to explore different styles of Illinois wine with many different, delicious and comforting cheese/cheese infused dishes.

Our wineries are all open for regular business hours during this event.

Cheese-Not a Solo Act – March 10-11, 2023

Wine and Cheese Event




Pre-purchase your ticket online and select your starting point.  The first winery that you visit will give you a souvenir wine glass and your tasting ticket. Bring your ticket to each location along the trail to enjoy your pairings. Leave your completed/stamped tasting ticket at the last winery visited to be entered for a chance to win a great prize from one of our associate members.

Event Hours

Friday, March 10, 2023 (12:00pm-6:00pm)

Saturday, March 11, 2023 (11:00am-6:00pm)

Ticket Valid for Both Days

Winery Pairing Guide

Alto Vineyards:  Baked Asiago Cheese Bread w/ Parmesan Dip and Fruit paired w/ Chardonel or Vignoles

Pomona Winery:  Stuffed Mushrooms paired with Jonathan Oak or Golden

Owl Creek Vineyard:  Bourbon Pecan Brie Bites paired with ChardonOwl

Von Jakob Vineyard: Pretzel Stick w/ Bavarian Cheese Dip paired with American Chambourcin or Hillside White

PeachBarn Winery:  Baked Goat Cheese and Cinnful Peach Habanero Jam on Rye Toast paired w/ Midcentury or HER Rosé

Blue Sky Vineyard:  Muffaletta Salami Roll Ups paired with Cabernet Franc Rosé or Rocky Comfort Red

StarView Vineyards:  Strawberry Pretzel Pie paired with Dry Rosé or Morning Star

Kite Hill Vineyard:  German Chocolate Pie paired w/ Chambourcin

Feather Hills Vineyard:  Prosciutto & Tomato- Parmesan Palmiers Paired With Amalgam or Rosso Gustoso

Hickory Ridge Vineyard: Homemade Cheese Rolls paired w/ Traminette or Tram Number Two

Honker Hill Winery:  Antipasti Skewers w/ Balsamic Glaze & Sable Tartlets w/ Swiss Meringue & Fresh Berries paired w/ Eclipse Riesling or Wally’s Dry Red

Prizes Include

Tickets to our next Wine & Food Pairing Weekend:  Midsummer Picnic Pairings


Ticket Information

Ticket Information:  $35.00 per person.

Designated Driver Prices:  $35.00 per person.  DD’s will receive food samples, a non-alcoholic drink at each winery, and the chance to win prizes.

Ticket Includes: One sample of wine and a sample dish that is chosen to pair perfectly with the selected wine at each of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail wineries, one souvenir Shawnee Hills Wine Trail logo wine glass and entry into a drawing for fabulous prizes along the trail.


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