3150 S. Rocky Comfort Rd.
Makanda Illinois 62958United States
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The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail's biggest vineyard draws hundreds of visitors to its Tuscan-themed winery, a destination in itself with a resort-like atmosphere.
On a peak weekend, you'll find hundreds of cars and motorcycles packing the parking lot at Blue Sky Winery. It's a perfect fall destination and a great place to finish a tour of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. You can book suites here and enjoy a Portuguese breakfast in the morning, or order pizzas, salads, sandwiches and desserts as a day visitor. Most, though, go with a classic bread-and-cheese plate to complement wines such as the popular, tart Chambourcin Reserve. With stucco tiles and exposed brick, the theme is Tuscan, with a peaceful waterfall and hilly grounds that slope to a lake. On busy weekends, you'll likely be treated to live music, as well. Grab a patio table decorated with famous works of art and kick back for awhile.