Wine Down in ILLINOISouth Along the Carlyle Lake Wine Trail

Wine Down in ILLINOISouth Along the Carlyle Lake Wine Trail

Posted on 02/25/2020 by TheTourismBureau

The Carlyle Wine Trail is an endless adventure through ILLINOISouth's Central Region. Visitors to the trail are sure to enjoy the extraordinary flavors of locally-grown and produced wines, from sophisticated dry reds to popular sweet country wines. Each winery offers a unique and often surprising experience. The trail's four wineries produce over 100 different wines, following a tradition of fine winemaking established by early settlers of Illinois whose wine-making expertise originated in Europe. Although each winery is different, all are proud of their well-crafted red and white wines. Plan to travel the Carlyle Wine Trail on your upcoming winery adventure in ILLINOISouth!

Nestled in the quiet beauty of the "Silent Forest" just east of St. Louis, Hidden Lake Winery's rolling vineyards welcomes wine lovers from all over the United States! Enjoy Hidden Lake Winery's gazebos, ceremony sites, reception halls, cabins, gift shops and — of course — it's lake! Hidden Lake Winery offers everything you need to make your winery adventure in ILLINOISouth an unforgettable success!
Plan your visit to Hidden Lake Winery: 10580 Wellen Rd. | Aviston, IL 62216 | (618) 228-9111

Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery in Carlyle offers to show you the wild side of life on your next winery adventure in ILLINOISouth! This South African-themed winery includes a restaurant, wedding venue and an open-air bar that offers an extensive selection of beers, spirits and over 20 wines. Get in touch with Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery: 15469 State Rte. 127 | Carlyle, IL 62231 | (618) 594-8830

The folks at Twelve Oaks Vineyard believe in offering quality wines that are hand-crafted in the beautiful southern Illinois countryside. The grapes grown in this charming vineyard are maintained and cared for by the same family that operates the winery. Twelve Oaks Vineyard provides the perfect opportunity to support a small local business on your upcoming ILLINOISouth trip!

Plan to explore Twelve Oaks Vineyard wine selection: 18975 Vogel Road | Carlyle, IL 62231 | (618) 594-7459

Crooked Creek Winery is a family-owned winery dedicated to producing hand-crafted wines that honor the flavors of locally-grown grapes. This winery explores traditional European styles of wine making, all while using local grape varietals. Their offerings include a range of sweet to dry wines. And, at Crooked Creek, you'll always find peace sipping your wine and watching the family horses grace the surrounding pastures.
Find your next winery adventure at Crooked Creek Winery: 24585 W. 10th Street Rd. | Centralia, IL 62801 | (618) 495-2161





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