Explore Shawnee Forest Country!
The grapevines that we grow are mostly hybrid vines. This means that at least two varieties of grapes have been cross-bred to form a different grape variety. Our Cabernet Franc and our Chardonnay are vinifera or European grape varieties. The elevation at Blue Sky Vineyard (600ft) combined with other factors like climate, soil and drainage, allows us to grow the vinifera vines here.
We are open year-round, 7 days a week, to provide award-winning Illinois wine. Please join us for wine tasting, a variety of hearty sandwiches, soups, pizzas, and snacks, as well as wine-alternatives such as beer and non-alcoholic beverages. Enjoy our large indoor seating area and two beautiful outdoor terraces that overlook our vineyard and the rolling countryside. The scenery of the Shawnee National Forest is beautiful year-round. What better way to enjoy it than with a glass of wine.
Stay in our distinctive bed & breakfast nestled in the rolling hills of the Shawnee National Forest. Located just above our winery tasting room, you will enjoy spectacular views of our 12-acre vineyard from your own private balcony or simply sipping a glass of Illinois wine from the patio overlooking our waterfall. Experience a “Taste of Tuscany” in the heart of wine country and appreciate the ever-changing panorama of Southern Illinois.
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