Immersed in the local tradition, Honker Hill Winery takes great pride in producing wines from grapes grown on the property. The newest member of Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, Honker Hill Vineyards is enclosed by the beauty that is the Shawnee National Forest spanning Southern Illinois. Sip wonderful wines while delighting in in-house musical performances in Honker Hill Winery’s cozy tasting room, or slip outside and warm yourself in the gazebo by the outdoor fireplace as you sip your favorite sangria and take in the quiet country setting.
History of Honker Hill Winery
Honker Hill has a rich history that extends beyond making wine. In 1980, the Lucas family purchased the 90-acre farm and established a private hunting club which won various awards in excellence and became highly renown. It wasn’t until 2004 that the Lucas brothers planted the vineyard and took advantage of Honker Hill’s location in the Shawnee Hills American Viticulture Area (AVA).
In 2008, Honker Hill Winery was built to process the grapes grown on the property. A year later the winery was opened to the public and Honker Hill Winery became a Shawnee Hills Wine Trail member. Currently, the winery produces a variety of semi-sweet and semi-dry wines that are available for purchase at the winery.
Honker Hill Winery Flavors
Enjoy a variety of around 10 different semi-sweet and semi-dry wines that are sure to help expand or transition your palate to whatever best suits your taste. Also, take time to enjoy Honker Hill Winery’s wonderful seasonal blends.
Visit Honker Hill Winery in the fall and winter and enjoy a warm glass of Hot Honker Hill Hootch! Hot Honker Hill Hootch is a best seller and delight the senses of even the most complicated palate.If something a little more traditional suits your style, dive in to Wally’s Red Wine, a semi-dry red wine that encompasses many of the flavors that Southern Illinois wine has come to be known for.