Makanda Inn - Winter on the Wine Trail - Hedman Vineyards

Hedman Vineyards: Winter on the Wine Trail Series

What to do at Hedman Vineyards This Winter

Winter on the Wine Trail - Makanda Inn & Cottages

At Hedman Winery & Vineyard, you will enjoy award-winning wines, along with tasty Swedish cuisine and a great atmosphere. The story of how Hedman came to be is a great story. The owners, Anders and Gerd actually began as a small cafe, selling fresh peaches to their guests from their orchard.

They also served delicious Swedish cuisine cooked by the owners. With little push from customers, Hedman began to sell wines with their meals and, Hedman Winery opened its doors in 2005.

Makanda Inn - Winter on the Wine Trail - Hedman Vineyards

This winter, Hedman Vineyards invites you to escape the wintery weather and get cozy, in their beautiful 1940’s barn with a warm glass of glögg. Their Swedish Café is a great place to enjoy winter comfort cuisine including their well-known Lobster Bisque (yum)! The estate wine and Swedish imported goods make great gifts for the holidays.

Winter Events at Hedman Vineyards

Live music at Hedman Vineyards

Live Music

Hedman Vineyards hosts live music every Saturday from 2-5 pm starting January 25th, 2020. Current shows include Corey Evitts, The Magnatones, and Fiddle Rick. For more on their music schedule, check their events page on their website.


Valentine’s Day Dinner

Valentine's Day at Hedman VineyardsHedman hosts its annual Valentine’s dinner. It is Sunday, February 16th at 7:00 pm.
Join them for an intimate, delicious, 4-course meal paired with estate-grown wines – a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day!


Board Game Fun

Hedman hosts board game fun the first Sunday of every month. Enjoy some fun with family and friends a variety of different board games.

You receive 10% off appetizers, wine, and beer – the perfect cozy winter-activity.


Must-Try Winter Wines at Hedman Vineyards

fireplace and book at Hedman Vineyards

While there are plenty of wines to try at Hedman Vineyards, the top 3 winter wines at Hedman Vineyards are:

  • Swedish Glögg Mulled, warm, red wine featuring flavors of spices  & dried fruit – Holiday Cheer in a glass!
  • Dry Chambourcin – Lightly oaked European-Style unfiltered dry red
  • Chambourcin – Dessert Port-style wine with notes of dark berries

While all three of these wines are made from Southern Illinois’ premier wine grape, Chambourcin, they each have defining characteristics that set them apart.

We hope you visit Hedman Vineyards this winter for your next winter getaway!

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