ILLINOISouth Brewery & Winery Tour

Posted on 01/13/2017 by TheTourismBureau

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. 

Day 1

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

Weingarten, Belleville

Winery and Wine Bar 1780 East State Route 15 Belleville, IL 618-257-9463

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Day 2

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


Day 3

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.

For an entire list of all wineries and breweries, please click here.

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