Wine Tasting available at 11 Wineries on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, all located within 25 minutes of Makanda Inn & Cottages
Blue markers denote Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Vineyards, burgundy markers are other wineries in the area.
The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail is within the Shawnee Hills American Viticultural Area – a recognized unique grape growing region. The area is approximately 2,140 square miles between the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.
The Shawnee National Forest provides an incredible setting while visiting the Wineries on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. The Makanda Inn is centrally located for visiting wineries on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail.
The Wine Trail has a lot of activities.
The trail offers a variety of venues, many offering live weekend entertainment. The selection of wines varies greatly too, from apple-based, fruit-based, and of course many versions of traditional grape wines.
Going out for a day to the wineries, leave the driving to someone else:
Shawnee Shuttle – 618-201-4841
Jillian is great for a couple or small groups. She has been providing transportation for the wine trail for many years and is fully versed in the area.
Wrightway Transportation – 618-893-2941
A local company out of Anna, IL. This company can handle larger groups.