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 at 11:00 am and Blue Sky Vineyard at 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.
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
Owl Creek Vineyard:
Von Jakob Vineyard:
Blue Sky Vineyard:
Kite Hill Vineyard:
Feather Hills Vineyard:
Hickory Ridge Vineyard:
Honker Hill Winery:
Overnight stays at unique southern Illinois lodging, tickets to our next Wine & Food Pairing Weekend: Autumn Inspirations and souvenir corkscrews.
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
Tickets Go On Sale
June 01, 2019
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 at 11:00 am and Blue Sky Vineyard at 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.