Shawnee Hills Wine Trail

Discover the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, Illinois’ first official American Viticultural Area (AVA) designation and enjoy luxurious lodging at nearby Illinois Bed & Breakfast Association member inns.

Located in the very southwest corner of Illinois, Shawnee Hills spans the Shawnee National Forest’s western portion. Area rivers, lack of geologic glaciations, and good ground drainage make Shawnee Hills ideal for vineyards. Moreover, Shawnee Hills’ climate is similar to that found in wine-producing regions of Spain and Italy, resulting in grapes that rival those of traditional wine-making regions.

Shawnee Hills’ wines are known for their uniqueness and distinct flavors only found in southern Illinois. Savor the flavors in the tasting rooms of our beautiful wineries. Tour the grounds and the wineries themselves, and pick up distinctive gifts for any occasion. Some of our wineries offer hall rental for special gatherings and celebrations.

For your extended Shawnee Hills Wine Trail exploration, try an area bed and breakfast for your lodging needs. Member inns of the Illinois Bed & Breakfast Association provide the perfect atmosphere for your viticulture adventures!

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Von Jakob Vineyard

1309 Sadler Rd, Pomona, IL 62975


White sided house with black shutters with chimney surrounded by bushes, stairs with railing, American Flag on house.

Sidwell Friends Bed and Breakfast

1812 Richview Rd, Mt Vernon, IL 62864


A classic 1925 colonial. Tastefully appointed with a mix of antiques and fine reproductions. Signature pieces from the “Althorp Living History” collection are featured in the formal living room. Artwork, hardwoods, orientals, well-stocked book shelves, Jacuzzi air tub, heated tile … Continue reading

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The Stablehouse

1642 Milligan Hill Road, Alto Pass, IL 62905

618/893-1425 or 213/712-3274 cell

The Stablehouse is a fully furnished two-bedroom (and futon couch + rollaway) guest rental adjacent to one of the barns and stables of the beautiful 75 acre Herold Farms in Alto Pass. The interiors have a western theme, and a … Continue reading

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Country Schemes B&B

3220 Old Metropolis Rd., Vienna, IL 62995


Country Schemes B&B is located on a third generation centennial farm nestled in a quiet, peaceful and relaxed atmosphere in Southern Illinois. Slow to the pace and enjoy hiking biking, sightseeing or simply relax on the deck or front porch.