Starview Vineyards

5100 Wing Hill Rd Cobden

Shawnee Hills Wine Trail/Starview Vineyards
Southernmost Illinois
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StarView Vineyards is home to a family-owned-and operated winery and vineyard. Located in rural Southern Illinois in the Shawnee Hills American Viticulture area, the state’s only Federally designated wine-grape producing region, StarView grows and produces fine boutique wines. We are open daily, year-round and look forward to meeting you.

StarView Vineyards is operated by Brett and Regina Morrison and Ron and Susan Dalius. Brett has been in the wine industry for over 19 years and has been making wine for 12 years. Brett introduced Regina to the "wine lifestyle" and she has loved being involved in the tasting room operations.

StarView Vineyards was founded in 2006 when a new tasting room was built. Starview became the 6th winery on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. The Wine Trail has grown in popularity and currently, there are 11 member wineries.

StarView is one of the premier destination wineries in the region. They have entertained tens of thousands of guests and hosted weddings, parties and weekend music series. They are pet-friendly, so bring your four-legged family member along with you. The Morrison and Dalius families are excited to share their vineyard and wines with you and hope you come by to visit and become part of their story. too!

The Vineyard

StarView Vineyards is located in the Shawnee Hills American Viticulture Area. The Shawnee Hills AVA is a specific area of southern Illinois, designated by the Federal Government, as a grape growing region. The grapes grown in this wine region have unique and distinct wine making properties. Wines that have “Shawnee Hills” on the label must have 85% or more of their volume derived from grapes grown within the A.V.A.

Our vineyards are continuing to expand and today we grow seven varieties of both Native American grapes and French American Hybrids. We have approximately 7.5 acres of vineyards. About 90% of the wine that we make here comes from grapes that we grow in our vineyards. We take great pride in growing our own grapes and making our own wine. We are members of the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintner's Association.

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