Shawnee Hills Wine Trail

Southern Illinois Wineries

The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Is located mostly in Union County, IL Between Anna, IL and Carbondale, IL. The Wine Trail consist of 12 wineries with a couple more along the way that are not in the Association. All the Wineries are a few miles apart or about a 5 minute drive.  All the Wineries on the Shawnee Hills wine trail are different in their own way from all dry wines to all nonGrape wines. The Views from each of the wineries vary such as a grand landscape of orchards and vineyards to  emerged  among the trees of the Forest.

Southern Illinois Wines are produced with a variety of different grapes. Some of the more prominent grape varieties are Chambourcin, Traminette,Vignoles, Chardonel, Seyval, and Norton, as well as, Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc.

Many people ask how long it takes to visit all the Wineries. The answer is 2-3 days depending on how long you want to take in the atmosphere at each winery.

Be sure to visit our Transportation page for more information on how to get around the Wine Trail.


Alto Vineyards & Winery - Alto Pass, IL

8515 Illinois 127
Alto Pass, IL 62905
Phone: 618.893.4898
The Alto Vineyards is the Oldest Winery on the Trail and the first to introduce a variety of grapes to the trail. Outdoor festival and concerts are a favorite here! Pet Friendly

Blue Sky Vineyard

3150 South Rocky Comfort Rd
Makanda, IL 62958
Phone: 618.995.9463
The Romance of Italy in the Hills of Southern Illinois. Whether sipping a glass of award-winning Illinois wine from the patio or enjoying a stroll through the 12-acre vineyard, you will cherish this Tuscan Retreat. Pet Friendly

Cache River Basin Vineyard & Winery

315 Forman Lane
Belknap, IL 62908
Phone: 618.685.2274
Unique wines like Cache River Swap Water will keep you guessing what is next on the list of wines here! They have a restaurant and full wine tasting.   

Hedman Vineyards and Peach Barn

560 Chestnut Street
Alto Pass, IL 62905
Phone: 618.893.4923
Savor the flavors of Sweden in Southern Illinois. Cozy wine cellar, where you can visit the gift shop, also eat a Swedish meal, and taste the wine.
Pet Friendly

Hickory Ridge Winery & Vineyard

1598 Hickory Ridge Road
Pomona, IL 62975
Phone: 618.893.1700
Enjoy the best view on the trail from the cozy tasting room, one of the decks, or one of the vineyard picnic tables. The only winery on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail to make 100% of our wine from grapes grown on the property. Pet Friendly

Honker Hill Winery

4861 Spillway Rd.
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: 618.549.5517
Pet Friendly

Kite Hill Winery & Vineyard

83 Kite Hill Road
Carbondale, IL 62903
Phone: 618.684.5072
The First winery located at the north end of Route 127.  Great outdoor deck over looking the lake.  Jim & Barb will make the tasting special for you. Pet Friendly

Lincoln Heritage Winery

772 Kaolin Rd
Cobden, IL 62920
Phone: 618.833.3783
Just a couple miles from the Inn, but not in the association as of yet this is a great stop along the way. They have a great cherry chocolate wine that would go with any occasion. Pet Friendly

Orlandini Vineyard

410 Thorn Lane
Makanda, IL 62958
Phone: 618.995.2307
Saluki Red is a favorite among locals. You will most likely get to meet Mr. Gary Orlandini who is a wonderful winemaker and owner of this Winery. Pet Friendly

Owl Creek Vineyard

2655 Water Valley Rd
Cobden, IL 62920
Phone: 618.893.2557
Award Winning wines and now they are adding their very own Apple Cider Beer to the mix. Pet Friendly


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