Explore Shawnee Forest Country!
After you're done exploring the wetlands, hop on over to refuel and relax at this intimate winery and restaurant.
In 2001, Jack Dunker opened the Cache River Basin Vineyard & Winery. His vision included not only a vineyard, but also a restaurant where his guests could enjoy food, wine and views of the countryside, and cabins where they could extend their stay in the area. Today his vision is a reality. You can experience his wines and his sense of humor at his aptly named Wineaux’s restaurant and Boondocks cabins.
Wineaux's serves American cuisine, including Angus Beef steaks and burgers, ribs, and seafood, and specializes in food cooked with wine! Take home a bottle of Southern Illinois fine wine, produced on site, with names like Cache River Swamp Water, Copperhead Red, and Hummingbird Nectar.
Relax with refreshments on the deck overlooking the vineyards and the wine bottle-shaped pond.
Tucked up in the woods behind the winery are two pet-friendly cabins. These remote and peaceful getaways feature two bedrooms, queen size beds, and Sealy Posturepedic mattresses with Eurotop for your sleeping comfort. Renters enjoy hot tubs and an infrared sauna on the enclosed back decks.