Blue Sky Vineyards

Blue Sky Vineyard

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.

Contact Information
Address: 3150 S Rocky Comfort Rd, Makanda IL 62958
Phone: 618-995-9463
Fax: 618-995-9763
Website: www.blueskyvineyard.com
Email: bluesky@blueskyvineyard.com
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
Varietals: Chardonnay,Chambourcin,Vignoles,Norton,Traminette
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Amenities
Tasting Room: yes
Cellar Tours: yes
Vineyard: yes
Motor Coach Tours: yes
Kid Friendly: yes
Handicap Accessible: yes
Restaurant/Food: yes
Weddings: yes
Banquet Facilities: yes



New Releases

Cabernet Franc
Varietal: Cabernet Franc
Vintage: 2011
Description: 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: Available
Release Date: 2015-01-13


Chambourcin
Varietal: Chambourcin
Vintage: 2012
Description: 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: Available
Release Date: 2015-01-13


Chambourcin Reserve
Varietal: Chambourcin Reserve
Vintage: 2011
Description: 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: Available
Release Date: 2015-01-13


Dry Norton
Varietal: Dry Norton
Vintage: NV
Description: 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: Available
Release Date: 2015-01-13


Rose
Varietal: Rose
Vintage: NV
Description: A crisp wine with an intense fruity nose our Rose` bursts with tropical fruit flavors.
Status: Available
Release Date: 2015-01-13


Seyval
Varietal: Seyval
Vintage: NV
Description: 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: Available
Release Date: 2015-01-13


Villard Blanc
Varietal: Villard Blanc
Vintage: NV
Description: 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: Available
Release Date: 2015-01-13


Viognier
Varietal: Viognier
Vintage: NV
Description: A delightful bouquet of honeysuckle and peach compliment mouth-watering flavors of apricot and green apple with a long lasting, citrus finish.
Status: Available
Release Date: 2015-01-13


Papas Rosa
Varietal: Papas Rosa
Vintage: NV
Description: 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: Available
Release Date: 2015-01-13


Vignoles
Varietal: Vignoles
Vintage: NV
Description: 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: Available
Release Date: 2015-01-13


Infinity
Varietal: Infinity
Vintage: NV
Description: 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: Available
Release Date: 2015-01-13


Misterioso
Varietal: Misterioso
Vintage: NV
Description: 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: Available
Release Date: 2015-01-13


Traminette
Varietal: Traminette
Vintage: NV
Description: A floral nose harmonizes with flavors of honey and apricot. An unexpected spicy finish adds to the character of this charming Illinois wine.
Status: Available
Release Date: 2015-01-13


Bolle Sparkling Wine
Varietal: Bolle Sparkling Wine
Vintage: NV
Description: This sweet, Illinois sparkling wine is the first made in the Shawnee Hills and is sure to please the palate.
Status: Available
Release Date: 2015-01-13


Chambourcin Blush
Varietal: Chambourcin Blush
Vintage: NV
Description: 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: Available
Release Date: 2015-01-13


Concord
Varietal: Concord
Vintage: NV
Description: 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: Available
Release Date: 2015-01-13


Niagara
Varietal: Niagara
Vintage: NV
Description: 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: Available
Release Date: 2015-01-13


Rocky Comfort Red
Varietal: Rocky Comfort Red
Vintage: NV
Description: 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: Available
Release Date: 2015-01-13


Rocky Comfort White
Varietal: Rocky Comfort White
Vintage: NV
Description: 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: Available
Release Date: 2015-01-13


Cream Sherry
Varietal: Cream Sherry
Vintage: NV
Description: Rich aromas of butterscotch and almonds compliment this deliciously, sweet sherry with nuances of toffee and a creamy finish.
Status: Available
Release Date: 2015-01-13


Renaissance Norton Port
Varietal: Renaissance Norton Port
Vintage: NV
Description: A dense, rich Port with stunningly powerful blackberry and cherry flavors.
Status: Available
Release Date: 2015-01-13




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