It's Time to Wine Down in ILLINOISouth
Fall is the perfect time to enjoy a glass of wine or two. Our 22 counties are home to a plethora of great wineries with beautiful views and even more delicious vino! Check out these #ILSouth wineries on your next wine adventure in ILLINOISouth.
Berryville Vineyards harmonizes with nature to cultivate premium wine grapes, which they make into premium wines! Walk through the oak forests, picnic in the vineyards, or wade in the creek and stop in at the tasting room. Berryville Vineyards features fruit and grape wines from 20 varieties of grapes as well as raspberries, blackberries and gooseberries.
You won't want to miss their Harvestfest, a Fall celebration which includes souvenir wine glasses, tastings, musical performances and food for only $10 per person. Harvestfest 2019 happens on October 12 from 12pm-7pm, and on October 13 from 12pm-6pm.
Located just off the National Road near the Covered Bridge, Cameo Vineyards is surrounded by 4,000 French American hybrid grapevines. The comfortable tasting room welcomes guests to settle in for a while. Read more about Cameo Vineyards in our Find Time to Wine blog series!
Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery, located just north of Carlyle, offers a unique atmosphere for sipping wine and is the perfect place to celebrate your daily victories and your special occasions. The lodge boasts an impressive wine selection, but the winery isn't only for wine drinkers. They also offer amazing food and other amenities such as a full bar, sand volleyball area and phenomenal sunset views. Look around and see for yourself why “It’s more than worth it…” at Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery!
Crooked Creek Winery makes handcrafted Illinois wines in a peaceful, country setting. Open for tastings Fri, Sat & Sun afternoons. Recently 4 of 9 wine categories were won by Crooked Creek Winery in the STL Post-Dispatch Top Pours Awards! Also, a St. Louis A-List 2019 Winner of Best Winery.
Fox Creek Vineyards is a small, family-owned and operated winery with its own modest vineyard amidst the rolling hills of Richland County. Once the center of the apple and peach growing industry, this area is ideal for the growing of French-American hybrid wine grapes. The soils and the intense summer heat of these hills allow for flavorful grapes that make fruity, tasty wines.
Walk the trails around the 5-acre lake or sit and enjoy the waterfall views of the Silent Forest. Hidden Lake Winery's beautiful banquet center and gazebo has space for groups of all sizes. Read more about Hidden Lake Winery in our Find Time to Wine blog series.
Lasata is the Indian word meaning "place of peace," and the winery’s atmosphere lives up to the name. A variety of wines from blush and sweet to white or dry are created here and offered for tasting. Try assorted cheeses and other goodies on your next visit to Lasata Winery with your friends, family or significant other.
Schorr Lake Vineyards is located just outside of Waterloo, IL on the edge of peaceful, picturesque Schorr Lake. A quiet wooded area where you can relax on the deck overlooking the 6-acre vineyard, or enjoy the beauty of the sunset over the lake. This winery features estate-grown and produced table and fruit wines.
Comprised of six acres of rolling vineyards, a large lake and a renovated barn, this view vineyard sits on a Centennial Farm passed down from generation to generation for over 150 years. During that time, it’s been a gathering place for the community. Now, Pour Vineyard includes a tasting room for their wines and serves as a great venue for weddings, reunions, banquets and other events.
Visit the St. Louis Post Dispatch's Best Winery (2019) on your upcoming trip to the region!
Create Your Own Wine Adventure in ILLINOISouth
ILLINOISouth is the perfect place to host you and your family and friends for an unforgettable wine adventure. Choose one of these, or many other, Illinois wineries to begin your trip, and go from there! Once you've tasted #ILSouth's locally grown wines, you won't want to leave.