The Remote Winery In Illinois That’s Picture Perfect For A Day Trip

Take a day trip to the vineyards of Tuscany without getting on a plane or even leaving the state. Instead of another country, you’ll find yourself in a place that bills itself as the “Romance of Italy in the Hills of Southern Illinois.”

No matter which direction you come from, you’ll get to marvel at the scenic Shawnee National Forest that contributes to Blue Sky’s rolling hills. Even out-of-staters can enjoy a fast and fun trip to this gorgeous winery.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Blue Sky Vineyard is located at Shawnee National Forest, 3150 S Rocky Comfort Rd, Makanda, IL 62958.

You can get exact directions, membership information, and more on their website and Facebook page.

What other Illinois vineyards are close enough for a single day of fun? Share your favorite wines and where they are made with us!