Located in the rolling hills of the Shawnee National Forest, Blue Sky Vineyard is a a Tuscan inspired winery offering award-winning, Illinois wines for every palate.
Our winemaker, Karen Hand, captures the true essence of southern Illinois grapes. Focusing on quality, that begins in the vineyard and carries on through our cellar practices, she has been able to hand craft a wide variety of wines that have received both national and international awards.
A little intimidated? Don’t be. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to help you find the best wine for your taste.
We offer two suites located just above the winery to make your southern Illinois visit more comfortable and a beautiful event pavilion that is the perfect venue for your next special occasion.
Located in the rolling hills of the Shawnee National Forest, Blue Sky Vineyard is a a Tuscan inspired winery offering award-winning, Illinois wines for every palate. Our winemaker, Karen Hand, captures the true essence of southern Illinois grapes. Focusing on quality, that begins in the vineyard and carries on through our cellar practices, she has been able to hand craft a wide variety of wines that have received both national and international awards.
A little intimidated? Don't be. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to help you find the best wine for your taste. We offer two suites located just above the winery to make your southern Illinois visit more comfortable and a beautiful event pavilion that is the perfect venue for your next special occasion.
A proud member of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail we're sure you will enjoy the Romance of Italy in the Hills of Southern Illinois at Blue Sky Vineyard. See you soon.
3150 S Rocky Comfort Rd, Makanda IL 62958
Hours - Summer:
Mon-Thurs 10am-6:30pm / Fri 10am-7pm / Sat 10am-7:30pm / Sun Noon-7pm
Hours - Winter:
Mon-Thurs 10:30am-5:30pm / Fri 10am-7pm / Sat 10am-7:30pm / Sun Noon-6:30pm
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New ReleasesCabernet FrancVarietal: Cabernet FrancVintage: 2011Description: A rich aroma full of spice and berry fruit, blends with mellow hints of cedar, creating an elegant wine with an impressively long savoriness.Status: AvailableRelease Date: 2015-01-13ChambourcinVarietal: ChambourcinVintage: 2012Description: 2012 Vintage - This full-bodied dry red wine, aged in American oak, is fruit forward and has a smooth mid-palate with a silky finish.Status: AvailableRelease Date: 2015-01-13Chambourcin ReserveVarietal: Chambourcin ReserveVintage: 2011Description: Made exclusively from our estate grown Chambourcin, the Reserve is a full-bodied dry red Illinois wine with a smooth roasted oak character and hints of bright cherry and vanilla.Status: AvailableRelease Date: 2015-01-13Dry NortonVarietal: Dry NortonVintage: NVDescription: Aromas of cedar and intense berry flavors bound from the glass of this full-bodied wine creating a bold, full-bodied flavor sure to tantalize your palate.Status: AvailableRelease Date: 2015-01-13RoseVarietal: RoseVintage: NVDescription: A crisp wine with an intense fruity nose our Rose` bursts with tropical fruit flavors.Status: AvailableRelease Date: 2015-01-13SeyvalVarietal: SeyvalVintage: NVDescription: A light-bodied white wine with hints of apple and pear. A slight suggestion of pineapple flows across the palate for a delicate finish.Status: AvailableRelease Date: 2015-01-13Villard BlancVarietal: Villard BlancVintage: NVDescription: A crisp, light dry wine with a lovely infusion of sweet citrus zest. Hints of lemon on the nose harmonize with clean fruit flavors for a delicious, juicy finish.Status: AvailableRelease Date: 2015-01-13ViognierVarietal: ViognierVintage: NVDescription: A delightful bouquet of honeysuckle and peach compliment mouth-watering flavors of apricot and green apple with a long lasting, citrus finish.Status: AvailableRelease Date: 2015-01-13Papas RosaVarietal: Papas RosaVintage: NVDescription: This red wine is made from one of Illinois' finest grape varieties, the Chambourcin grape. It is meant to be drunk young, similar to a Nouveau wine. Notes of black currants, cherry, and vanilla give this wine a smooth finish.Status: AvailableRelease Date: 2015-01-13VignolesVarietal: VignolesVintage: NVDescription: A clean full-bodied, white wine with luscious grapefruit flavors and crisp tropical aromas. A full body and smooth finish make this wine a treat for any palate.Status: AvailableRelease Date: 2015-01-13InfinityVarietal: InfinityVintage: NVDescription: A lush white wine made from Blue Sky Vineyard's Geisenheim grapes, Infinity has a citrus nose and bursts with flavors of grapefruit and mango.Status: AvailableRelease Date: 2015-01-13MisteriosoVarietal: MisteriosoVintage: NVDescription: This medium-bodied rose` wine is crisp and clean with a berry nose and a delightful, fruity finish. Sweet ripe berry aromas and zesty citrus flavors flow across the palate for an unforgettable, vibrant finish.Status: AvailableRelease Date: 2015-01-13TraminetteVarietal: TraminetteVintage: NVDescription: A floral nose harmonizes with flavors of honey and apricot. An unexpected spicy finish adds to the character of this charming Illinois wine.Status: AvailableRelease Date: 2015-01-13Bolle Sparkling WineVarietal: Bolle Sparkling WineVintage: NVDescription: This sweet, Illinois sparkling wine is the first made in the Shawnee Hills and is sure to please the palate.Status: AvailableRelease Date: 2015-01-13Chambourcin BlushVarietal: Chambourcin BlushVintage: NVDescription: This light-bodied sweet wine is made from 100% Chambourcin grapes. A light strawberry flavor with a clean berry finish, sure to please any palate.Status: AvailableRelease Date: 2015-01-13ConcordVarietal: ConcordVintage: NVDescription: Called America's original dessert wine, Concord is famous for its deep purple color and classic sweetness. The intense fruity flavor of the Concord grape lingers long after the last sip.Status: AvailableRelease Date: 2015-01-13NiagaraVarietal: NiagaraVintage: NVDescription: A sweet Illinois wine with an intensity and depth that you can only get from a Native American variety. A flavor reminiscent of grapes from Grandma's back yard.Status: AvailableRelease Date: 2015-01-13Rocky Comfort RedVarietal: Rocky Comfort RedVintage: NVDescription: This vibrant sweet wine is made from a medley of grapes. A complex wine with a clean crisp flavor and a wealth of character that can only be found in southern Illinois.Status: AvailableRelease Date: 2015-01-13Rocky Comfort WhiteVarietal: Rocky Comfort WhiteVintage: NVDescription: A unique blend of white Southern Illinois grapes, delicate notes of pineapple and pear mingle with a touch of lemon for a wonderfully soft finish.Status: AvailableRelease Date: 2015-01-13Cream SherryVarietal: Cream SherryVintage: NVDescription: Rich aromas of butterscotch and almonds compliment this deliciously, sweet sherry with nuances of toffee and a creamy finish.Status: AvailableRelease Date: 2015-01-13Renaissance Norton PortVarietal: Renaissance Norton PortVintage: NVDescription: A dense, rich Port with stunningly powerful blackberry and cherry flavors.Status: AvailableRelease Date: 2015-01-13