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27 Underrated Metro East Destinations

Tiffany Garavaglia
Attractions, Beer, Farms, Food, News, Orchards, Shop Local, Shopping, Wine, Wineries

The River Front Times recently published an article on the 36 Metro East Destinations That Are Totally Underrated and since so much in our territory was listed we decided to break down the underrated spots that fall in ILLINOISouth. See the List Below: (more…)

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Find Time to Wine: Cameo Vineyards

Tiffany Garavaglia
Find Time to Wine, Wine, Wineries

Who is ready to take a trip to a secluded winery for the ultimate experience in relaxation and fun. Cameo Vineyards is nestled away in Greenup, Illinois approximately 2 hours from the city life of St. Louis. This vineyard crushes approximately 35 tons of llinois grapes each year to produce over 14 varieties of wine.  (more…)

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A Weekend in Litchfield & Hillsboro

Tiffany Garavaglia
Accommodations, Attractions, History, Museums, New Counties, Nostalgia, Outdoors, Recreation, Rt. 66, Shop Local, Shopping, Uncategorized, Wineries

Looking for a great weekend trip? Litchfield and Hillsboro are great places for a girls getaway, couples retreat, or a family gathering. Both are located in Montgomery County with Litchfield being a stop on the famous Route 66. With plenty of history, as well as things to do, these Illinois cities  make the perfect weekend getaway! (more…)

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ILLINOISouth Brewery & Wine Tour

Tiffany Garavaglia
Beer, Life's A Trip, Wine, Wineries

It’s never too early to start planning for the nicer weather that is coming soon. What’s a better way than soaking up some rays spending a day sitting outside sipping wine or trying a fresh brew? ILLINOISouth has several options when it comes to wineries and breweries (we even have a distillery!)


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Heartland Rivers Wine Trail

Alex Matthews
Attractions, Food, Tourism Times, Wine, Wineries

Wine down in ILLINOISouth along The Heartland Rivers Wine Trail…

The Wine Trail is an endless adventure through ILLINOISouth. Visitors can enjoy the extraordinary flavors – from their sophisticated dry reds to the popular sweet country wines . . . each winery offers a unique and often surprising experience.

The trail’s twelve wineries produce over 100 different wines, following a tradition of fine winemaking established by early settlers of Illinois who brought their wine-making expertise from Europe. Each winery is different. Small to medium in size, all proud of their well-crafted red and white wines that range from bone dry to dessert sweet.

Heartland Rivers Wineries:
Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery (Carlyle)
15469 State Rte. 127 | Carlyle, IL 62231 | 618-594-8830

Crooked Creek Winery (Centralia)
24585 W. 10th Street Rd. | Centralia, IL 62801 | 618-495-2161

Forsee Vineyards & Winery (Coffeen)
18165 N. 4th Ave. | Coffeen, IL 62017 | 217-534-6347

GenKota Winery (Mount Vernon)
301 N. 44th St. | Mount Vernon, IL 62864 | 618-246-9463

Hidden Lake Winery (Aviston)
10580 Wellen Rd. | Aviston, IL 62216 | 618-228-9111

Mary Michelle Winery & Vineyard (Grafton)
Pere Marquette State Park Lodge | Grafton, IL 62037 | 618-786-2331

Orchard View Winery (Alma)
307 2nd St. | Alma, IL 62807 | 618-547-9911

Plainview Vineyard (Plainview)
10456 2nd Rd. | Plainview, IL 62685 | 618-836-5514

Roundhouse Wine Co. (Centralia)
1938 Dogwood Ln. | Centralia, IL 62801 | 618-532-1600

Schorr Lake Vineyards (Waterloo)
1032 S. Library St. | Waterloo, IL 62298 | 618-939-3174

Springers Creek Winery (Edwardsville)
817 N. Rt. 157 | Edwardsville, IL 62025 | 618-307-5110

The Winery At Shale Lake (Williamson)
1499 Washington Ave. | Williamson, IL 62088 | 618-637-2470

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ILLINOISouth Wineries!

This information originally appeared in the Tourism Times Seasonal Guide. Click here and sign up to receive three issues every year at no cost!

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