“Find Time to Wine” is continuing with Homestead Vineyards in West Salem, IL. West Salem is a little over an hour from Evansville, IN and 2 hours from St. Louis, MO. Their outdoor area is the highlight of this amazing stop!
The outdoor area features amazing views of the entire vineyard with lush rose bushes at the beginning of each row. They have several sitting areas as well as a gazebo with a fan for warm days. The owners, Shirley and Larry, can usually be found throughout the grounds talking with customers and treating everyone that visits like close friends.
As for the wines, Homestead Vineyards is known for carrying the largest selection of fruit wines in the area and all are reasonably priced. Most of the wines are sweet and semi-sweet and perfect for sipping in the warm weather. They also offer a selection of hard apple ciders that can appease avid wine or beer drinkers alike.
Want to check out some other wineries in the area? Click here for a full list or check out how close the following wineries are:
- Crooked Creek Winery – Centralia, IL – 13.4 miles
- Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery – Carlyle, IL – 20.7 miles
- Hidden Lake Winery and Banquet Center – Aviston, IL – 34.1 miles
Throughout the season they also have live music. Make sure to check their Facebook page for updates on events and new wines. Remember, wherever your travels take you, make sure you always find a little time to wine.