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There’s no need to travel to Burgundy or Napa Valley to experience a truly authentic wine culture.  Within a few hours drive from St. Louis is the first formed wine trail in the state of Illinois and some of the oldest vineyards in the state.  Surrounded by the rolling hills of the Shawnee National Forest, we invite you to enjoy a visit to the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail in southern Illinois.  Enjoy nationally and internationally awarded wines, friendly service and unique wine and food experiences.  Composed of eleven wineries dotting a well-marked 40-mile trail, each winery offers their own individual style and winemaking techniques that make your journey a pleasant adventure through the hills of southern Illinois.

A wide array of specialty shops, unique eateries, breweries, and art galleries dot southern Illinois and are only a few minutes drive from the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail and any of our inns, cabins or bed and breakfasts. Offering truly local experiences, unique craft brews, and eclectic art originals, these businesses offer one-of-a-kind opportunities that you won’t find anywhere else but in southern Illinois.

You won’t want to miss out on all of the tastes and unique experiences along the trail so make your plans for an extended stay.  As we like to say: Come for the Wine.  Stay for the Experience.

Our Winery Owners


Left to Right
Back Row:  Paul Jakobs, Randy Feather, Anders Hedman, Brett Morrison Jim Ewers, Ron Presswood, Brad Genung, Barb Bush
Middle:  Rhoda Jakobs, Regina Morrison, Mike Lucas
Seated:  Renee Feather, Gerd Hedman, Jayne Lucas, Sylvia Presswood
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