It's never too early to start planning for nicer weather to come. What better way to enjoy the summer sun than to spend the day sipping wine or trying a fresh brew outdoors at some of the region's best wineries and breweries? ILLINOISouth boasts more than 100 wineries, breweries and distilleries over 22 counties. Below are just a few, mapped into an easy-to-follow trip itinerary that's ready to go for the next sun-filled day.
Please keep in mind, this trip is designed for adults 21 years of age or older. We recommend taking this trip over 2-3 days.
Mastermind Vodka, Pontoon Beach.
Tours by appointment. 4262 State Highway 162 Pontoon Beach, IL 618-512-1039
Peel Brewing Company, O'Fallon
Restaurant and Brewery featuring Craft Beers brewed on site. 104 South Cherry Street O'Fallon, IL 618-726-2244
Winery and Wine Bar 1780 East State Route 15 Belleville, IL 618-257-9463
Stubborn German Brewing Company, Waterloo
Real German Beer 119 South Main Street Waterloo, IL 618-504-2444
St. Nicolas Brewing Company, Du Quoin
Brewpub and Restaurant 12 South Oak Street Du Quoin, IL 618-790-9212
Bretz Wildlife Lodge and Winery, Carlyle
Winery and Restaurant 15469 IL-127 Carlyle, IL 618-594-8830
Recess Brewing, Edwardsville
Taproom 307 North Main Street Edwardsville, IL 618-692-5101
Villa Marie Winery, Maryville Winery serving Appetizers 6633 East Main Street Maryville, IL 618-345-3100 Took the tour? Share your photos with us by tagging us on Facebook or using #ILSouth on Instagram.
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