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Wine & Food Pairing Weekends

11 wineries of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail have paired up to create three wonderful weekends of savory wine and food pairings.  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.

Join us for a Midsummer Celebration and enjoy delightful picnic style pairings with your favorite Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Wines.  With summer in full force, a relaxing outdoor picnic is just what the doctor ordered.  Grab a few friends and enjoy fresh foods of the season with award-winning reds, whites and rose’s from your favorite wineries. 

Midsummer Picnic Pairings | August 3-4, 2019




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.

The SIU Alumni Association will gather with you on August 3, 2019 at Kite Hill Vineyard and Blue Sky Vineyard at 11:00 am – 2:30pm to show Saluki pride and will feature something special for SIU Alumni and/or sign up new members . We are ready to see Southern Illinois painted maroon and this will be the inaugural region event for the Alumni Association.  More information listed below.

Event Hours

Saturday, August 3. 2019 (11:00am-5:00pm) and Sunday, August 4, 2019 (12:30pm-5:00pm)

Event Ticket Covers Both Days

Winery Pairing Guide

Alto Vineyards:  Potato Salad with a Honey Mustard Vinaigrette paired with Rosato or Wiener Dog White

Pomona Winery:  Pasta Salad with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Red Onion, Black Olives and Feta paired with Kir

Owl Creek Vineyard:  Elote en Vaso (Mexican Street Corn) paired with Seyval Blanc or Piña Colada Hard Cider

Von Jakob Vineyard: 

Hedman Vineyards:  Thai Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce paired with Dry or Semi-Dry Traminette

Blue Sky Vineyard:  Homemade Watermelon & Habanero Ice Cream paired with Rose`

StarView Vineyards:  Frozen Peach Shortcake Squares paired with Vignoles

Kite Hill Vineyard: Caprese Skewers paired with Rose`

Feather Hills Vineyard: Grilled Sausages with a Charred Corn Salad paired with Sauvignon Blanc

Hickory Ridge Vineyard: Wine Infused Brownies paired with The Other Side or Eclipse

Honker Hill Winery:  Pulled Pork BBQ sliders and C.B.’s Special Macaroni Salad w/ a Slice of Watermelon paired with Wally’s Red or Eclipse Riesling.


Prizes Include

Overnight stays at unique southern Illinois lodging, tickets to our next Wine & Food Pairing Weekend:  Autumn Inspirations and souvenir corkscrews.


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.


Purchase Your Tickets Today

Purchase Your Tickets for our Next Wine & Food Pairing Weekend:

Midsummer Picnic Pairings

Last Day to Purchase Tickets

July 28, 2019

SIU Alumni Association Logo

Are you ready to start gathering with fellow Salukis around the region?

Are you ready to share your memories of SIU and make new memories?

Are you ready to reconnect with classmates and make new Saluki friends?

Here is your chance!!!

August 3 the Alumni Association will gather with you at Kite Hill Vineyard and Blue Sky Vineyard at 11:00 am – 2:30pm to show our Saluki pride. The Alumni Association is ready to see Southern Illinois painted maroon and this will be the inaugural region event.

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