COVID-19 Winery Operations
Plan your trip to one of the most established wine regions in the Midwest, featuring award-winning wineries along a 40-mile trail through the beautiful Shawnee National Forest. Visit www.shawneewinetrail.com to learn more. In response to COVID-19, our Shawnee Hills Wine Trail wineries have new ways to serve you. We know that your experiences with us will be different at this time, but they will still be great. While the new phase of re-opening allows inside seating at limited capacity, many of our wineries will remain open for outside seating only.
The 9.3-mile section between Tunnel Hill and Vienna crosses trails already known to outdoor recreationists: the River-to-River Trails, which extends from the Mississippi to the Ohio River; the unmarked American Discovery Trails, which in southern Illinois follows back roads and some of the River-to-River Trail; the U.S. 76 Bicycle Route, a part. The 9.3-mile section between Tunnel Hill and Vienna crosses trails already known to outdoor recreationists: the River-to-River Trails, which extends from the Mississippi to the Ohio River; the unmarked American Discovery Trails, which in southern Illinois follows back roads and some of the River-to-River Trail; the U.S. 76 Bicycle Route, a part. You can download a PDF Shawnee wine trail map here! The original winery map. To view, just click the link; to download, right click and choose “Save as” (may vary slightly depending on browser) Find your winery of choice.
Welcome Back! In response to COVID-19, our Shawnee Hills Wine Trail wineries have new ways to serve you. We know that your experiences with us will be different at this time, but they will still be great.
While the new phase of re-opening allows inside seating at limited capacity, many of our wineries will remain open for outside seating only. Click Here to see the most up-to-date business hours and winery operations.
Please know that our family businesses and liquor licenses depend on everyone following the rules at this time. We are not only welcoming you back to our winery, but, in many cases, are welcoming you into our homes as well.
We’ve missed you so much and appreciate your patience and loyalty, today and every day. Cheers!
MIDSUMMER PICNIC PAIRINGS
August 7, 2021 11:00am-5:00pm
August 8, 2021 – 12:30pm-5:00pm
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November 6, 2021 – 11:00am – 5:00pm
November 7, 2021 – 12:30pm – 5:00pm Shawnee Hills Wine Trail
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HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
1November 26, 2021 – Noon-5:00pm
November 27, 2021 – Noon-5:00pm
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January 2, 2022 – Noon-5:00pm
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In the summer of 1995, the owners of the first three wineries in southern Illinois, Alto Vineyards, Pomona Winery and Owl Creek Vineyard recognized the untapped tourism potential of the region. With help from our local tourism bureaus and hard work from a passionate group of wine growers, the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail became the first wine trail in the state of Illinois. Today, over 20 years later, we look forward to continued growth and many more years of sharing our passion with you.
Set among the scenic countryside, we invite you to visit the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail of southern Illinois. Enjoy the distinctive character of each of our wineries, charming towns that dot the trail, unique local restaurants and a region rich in history. Be sure to give yourself an extra day or more to discover new adventures that present themselves along the way.
Have you ever wondered how to introduce your friends, family and colleagues to the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail wines you love so much? Wine Bucks are the perfect gift allow the guests to create lifelong memories during their visit.
Southern Illinois is a region in the American state of Illinois. It is primarily agricultural, like most of Illinois outside Chicagoland, but includes some attractive, rolling scenery that contrasts with the flatness of Central Illinois to its north. Distinctly southern in contrast to any other region in Illinois, Southern Illinois has a number of unique influences from the Midwest and Upland South.
- 5Metropolis- claims to be the home of Superman, and there's plenty of sights there in his honor.
- 6Mount Vernon
- Cairo- largely abandoned, it's a prime destination for urban exploration.
- Future City- a near ghost town with amazing urbex value.
- 1Shawnee National Forest
- 2Giant City State Park
- 3Shawnee Hills Wine Trail
In contrast to northern and central Illinois, Southern Illinois was primarily settled by Southerners from Virginia and Kentucky, giving it a distinctive upland south culture. In general, the area's accent and culture share far more in common with Missouri and Indiana than Chicagoland and Wisconsin. The area is fiercely independent and, while friendly, does not particularly care for Chicago.
Several communities in the region have very old and unique histories as the area was the first one settled in the state and, given its relative remoteness, it attracted more than a few Utopian communities. Each town tends to be very proud of its unique history and views itself as distinct from other ones in the area.
The nickname 'Little Egypt' is often used to refer to the region. This stems from the City of Cairo, located at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.
Lambert Field in St. Louis (STL IATA) is the closest major airport to almost all of the region, with flights to and from most destinations in the U.S. and a few international destinations. From there BART Airport Shuttle, +1-800-284-2278, provides door-to-door service to Carbondale, and other destinations in Southern and Central Illinois for around $50. Call for a quote.
Flights to and from St. Louis arrive at Williamson County Airport (MWA IATA) (four flights daily, each way), which is also served by BART.
Metropolis is slightly closer to Nashville International Airport (BNA IATA) than to Lambert Field.
Southern Illinois is largely connected by the following interstates:
- Interstate 64: This major interstate connects Mount Vernon and the northern areas of the region to St. Louis and Evansville.
- Interstate 57: The interstate connects Mount Vernon, Carbondale and Cairo to Chicagoland and Memphis.
- Interstate 24: This interstate connects the region to Paducah and Nashville.
Several smaller routes also cross the region:
- US 45: US 45 is a primary north-south route that connects Metropolis, Vienna and Eldorado to the Shawnee National Forest as well as Effingham and Paducah.
- US 51: US 51 is a primary north-south route that connects Cairo and Carbondale. It also connects the area to Decatur and Bloomington-Normal.
- Illinois 13: IL 13 is a primary east-west route that connects Carbondale, Harrisburg and Shawneetown.
- Illinois 142: A northwest-southeast route connecting Mount Vernon, Eldorado and the Shawnee National Forest.
Little Grand Canyon, Cave-in-Rock, Shawnee Forest, Giant City, Jackson Falls, Bald Knob Cross, Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, Southern Illinois Wine Trail, Jonesboro Lincoln Park,
Shawnee Adventure Guides offer guided rock climbing, rappelling, kayaking, canoeing, backpacking, and hiking in Shawnee National Forest.
See the 'Home of Superman' in bustling Metropolis, IL, on the Ohio River in the Southern Edge of the state.
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Southern Illinois's cuisine tends to be closely related to the rest of the Upland South, including Kentucky and Tennessee. Visitors can easily find staples, such as grits, barbecue and other classic Southern dishes, especially along the southernmost counties. These items tend to be harder to find once you're closer to Central Illinois. 'Burgoo,' a spicy stew made from any ingredients that are available, is also relatively easy to find, though in southeastern Illinois (especially around Albion and Edwards County), a version is served called 'chowder.' Visitors should note that 'chowder' can refer to the stew itself or the social event where it's served (i.e. 'We're going to the chowder.')
Like the south, Sweet tea is a popular drink in Southern Illinois.
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In general, the area is safe. Like the rest of Illinois, weather is somewhat varied and extreme weather is possible.
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