Taste some of the award-winning wines StarView has to offer while exploring StarView Vineyards’ Art Gallery. View the works of local artists or set off around their large pond to view the array of local wildlife and large koi while exciting your taste buds with wine made from StarView’s select Shawnee Hills grapes. StarView Vineyards takes pride in offering the one of a kind grape varieties that are exclusive to the Shawnee Hills AVA (American Viticulture Area).
Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Vineyards
As part of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, StarView Vineyards produces a variety of grapes specific to the Shawnee Hills AVA. StarView’s ever expanding vineyards cover over 7 acres of rolling hills and produce 7 types of grapes, both French Hybrid and Native American varieties. 90% of the wine produced at StarView Vineyards is made from grapes grown on the property. Currently, Starview Vineyards produce Chambourcin, Chardonel, Norton, Niagara, Vidal Blanc, Vignoles, and Seyval grapes.
Southern Illinois Award Winning Wines
Following the initial harvest, StarView Vineyards produced 6 award winning wines. Less than 10 years later, Starview has taken home awards on a dozen of their Southern Illinois wines. All of the fine boutique wine varieties produced at StarView Vineyards are crafted from grapes raised in the Shawnee Hills AVA, the only wine-grape growing region federally designated in all of Illinois. Only wines with at least an 85% concentration can wear the Shawnee Hills label. StarView Vineyards offers a wide assortment of Southern Illinois wines from full bodied reds to light and crisp white wines like StarView’s 2014 Chardonel. Crafted from parent grapes: seyval and chardonnay, the 2014 Chardonel combines these flavors as well as notes of pear and fresh green apple with a lemon rind finish. Great for making your night lighter and more flavorful.
Local craft Beer
Starview Vineyards also carries some of the best locally produced beer and nonalcoholic alternatives. Take some time to enjoy StarView Vineyards’ Café and dine on one of their wonderful menu items with your wine sampling.