Entrance to Blue Sky Vineyard in the Winter

Blue Sky Vineyard: “Winter on the Wine Trail” Series

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What to do at Blue Sky Vineyard This Winter

Located at the eastern end of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, Blue Sky Vineyards offers award-winning Illinois wines, in the classic Tuscan style, with breathtaking views of the Shawnee National Forest! This winery has Tuscan-inspired décor including stucco walls, Portuguese tiles, and beautifully carved doors. They are open year-round, here’s what to do this Winter at Blue Sky Vineyard:

Entrance to Blue Sky Vineyard in the Winter

Blue Sky Vineyards is just one of many wineries on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail that participates in the annual winter passport program. The program runs during January & February. These two months, you can get some really great discounts!  There are prize drawings too!

Shawnee Wine Trail Passport Program


Winter Events at Blue Sky Vineyard

Here are some winter events to know about:

January White Wine Sale

White Wine Sale there’s still time:

When you visit Blue Sky Vineyard during the month of January, you can save on their discounted fine wines. During your visit, you can sample some wines, and then buy bottles to enjoy throughout the year at home!

Blue Sky Vineyard has marked down all their White Wines, Blushes and Sherry 10% by the Bottle and 25% by the Case at the Winery. In addition to in-store purchases, online case purchases are discounted by 20% of their original price.


Red Wine Sale:

In February, all red wines at Blue Sky Vineyard will be discounted, just as our white and blush wines were in January. So if you prefer red wines over white, February is the time to make your purchase!


Bridal Shows:  

Blue Sky Vineyard will be attending the Marion Bridal Show and the Bristol Bridal Show in Paducah, KY. If you are recently engaged, these events are a great way to meet our event coordinator, Sara Mc Roberts and start planning your special event!


Valentine’s Day Event:

Blue Sky Vineyard is hosting an event for Valentine’s day in February 2020. Details are not finalized just yet but, there may be a tasting room special that weekend, with a special event that night. More details to follow on their website.


Must-Try Winter Wines

In closing, here are some great winter wines to try at Blue Sky Vineyard:

  • Chambourcin Reserve 2015 (Double Gold Medal @ 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition): This estate-grown bottled wine is aged in French and American oak for two years. It is a complex, big and aromatic wine with a solid tannin structure and rich berry flavors and aromas. A great match for hearty beef stews and warm winter dishes
  • Rosé: Floral and fruity aromas of roses, watermelon, and strawberry give this rose’ a nice balance of tannins and acidity. This rosé is a great example of the quality of fruit and wine that can be produced in the Shawnee Hills. Gold Medal at 2018 California Rosé Wine Experience. It’s not just a summer wine, our Rosé is perfect for nights by the fireplace or for enjoying with any meal.
  • Cream Sherry: Estate Grown Rich aromas of butterscotch and almonds complement this deliciously, sweet sherry with nuances of toffee and a creamy finish. The perfect pair with bread pudding, one of our favorite comfort foods. Governor’s Cup Winner @ 2019 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition.


Blue Sky Vineyard in the Winter

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Planning your winter getaway on the wine trail? The weather has been very mild this year in southern, Illinois!  We’d be happy to host your stay! Book your stay with us today.[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column]