Wine & Food Pairing Weekends

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All 11 wineries of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail have paired up to create three wonderful weekends of savory wine and food pairings.  We invite you to join us for a progressive tasting along the trail and enhance your appreciation and enjoyment of our wines paired with delicious samples. 

NEXT EVENT:  Cheese-Not A Solo Act - March 4-5, 2017

Is there anything more classic than the perfect wine paired with the right cheese?  Join us for a fun-filled weekend of cheese infused dishes that showcase how cheese can plan the perfect supporting role to our award-winning wines.  This is a great weekend to explore different styles of Illinois wine with many different, delicious and comforting cheese/cheese infused dishes.

How it Works: Pre-purchase your ticket online and select your starting point.  The first winery that you visit will give you a souvenir wine glass and your tasting ticket. Bring your ticket to each location along the trail to enjoy your pairings. Leave your completed/stamped tasting ticket at the last winery visited to be entered for a chance to win a great prize from one of our associate members.

Event Hours:  Saturday, March 4, 2017 (11:00am-5:00pm) and Sunday, March 5, 2017 (12:30pm-5:00pm)    Event Ticket Covers Both Days

Individual Winery Pairing Guide: 

Alto Vineyards - Italian Broccoli Cheese Soup paired with Chardonel or Shawnee Gold

Pomona Winery - Cheddar and Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms paired with Jonathan Oak or Golden Oak

Owl Creek Vineyard- Hand-Battered Fresh Cheese Curds Served with a Trio of Housemade Dipping Sauces paired with ChardonOwl or Water Valley White.

Von Jakob Vineyard - Cheesy Twice Baked Potatoes paired with Johnny Apple or Hillside Red

Hedman Vineyards - Brie with Crackers and Queens Blend paired with Chambourcin

Blue Sky Vineyard - Mini Bacon, Broccoli & Swiss Quiche paired with Seyval or Rocky Comfort White

StarView Vineyards - Blue Cheese & Walnut Flatbread paired with Chardonel or Morning Star

Kite Hill Vineyard - Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Fig paired with Limited Edition Late Harvest Chardonel

Orlandini Vineyard  - Cherry and Swiss Breakfast Biscuits paired with Saluki Blush

Hickory Ridge Vineyard - Camembert Sandwiches paired with 2 or Traminette

Honker Hill Winery - Italian Meatballs with Cheese paired with....


Prizes Include:  A two-night stay at beautiful Big Sky Cabins


Ticket Information:

$35.00 per person until February 26, 2017.  No tickets will be available for purchase after February 26, 2017.

Designated Driver Prices:  $35.00 per person

Ticket Includes: One sample of wine and a sample dish that is chosen to pair perfectly with the selected wine at each of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail wineries, one souvenir Shawnee Hills Wine Trail logo wine glass and entry into a drawing for fabulous prizes along the trail.