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Winery Experiences

Welcome to the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail

 Experience unforgettable wines, fall in love with beautiful scenery and savor your experience at each of our amazing wineries.  What a wonderful way to unWINEd!

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.

Couple Walking in Vineyard - Photo Courtesy of Illinois Office of Tourism

We look forward to welcoming you to our wineries.  Each of our member wineries showcases their own personality and style and you will find an array of wine and food experiences along the way.  Whether you’re looking for a girlfriend getaway, buddy trip, family vacation or romantic retreat, we’ve got you covered.  Plan your adventure today.  Check out each of our member wineries by clicking their logos below.