Come enjoy live music and regionally produced wines and craft beer at Von Jakob Vineyard. With two locations to explore, the vineyards offer guests a broad experience of the charm that the Southern Illinois Shawnee Hills Wine Trail has to offer. Visit their warm cozy tasting room in Pomona or host an event at their Alto Valley location surrounded by Von Jakob orchards. You are sure to find whatever bests suits your style with Von Jakob Vineyards.
Von Jakob Vineyards Tasting Room
Visit one of Von Jakob Vineyards’ tasting rooms and select your perfect palate pleaser. Ranging from dry complex red wines to sweet dessert wines, Von Jakob Vineyards has around 20 wines available to taste or take home at any given time. Their extensive menu guarantees to hold something for even the most selective wine aficionado.
Von Jakob Vineyards was the first to produce a white oak port wine made from resources in the Southern Illinois Shawnee Hills region. This particular wine has gone on to win multiple medals across the country. Another Illinois first, Von Jakob’s Cabernet Sauvignon, is a limited edition. The winery only produces about 100 cases annually. Because of the limited production, Cabernet Sauvignon is only available for purchase at Von Jakob Vineyards.
Brewing Local Craft Beer
The brewery, which opened in 2010, is the newest addition to Von Jakob Vineyards and is already producing seasonal brews as well as 8 distinct styles of handcrafted beer. Whether you enjoy a rich dark stout or a lighter German Pilsner, there is plenty to enjoy for the avid beer enthusiast.
In the summer of 2012, Von Jakob Vineyards released their first batch of hard apple cider produced from apples grown in their own orchards. Currently, all house beers are only available on site, so come experience the broad Southern Illinois variety that is the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail.