Welcome to Blue Sky Vineyard

Blue Sky WineryAnchoring the eastern end of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, our winery offers you "The Romance of Italy in the Hills of Southern Illinois". We are open year-round, 7 days a week, to provide great Illinois wine. Please join us for wine tasting, a variety of hearty sandwiches, soups, pizzas, and snacks, as well as wine-alternatives such as beer and non-alcoholc beverages. Come enjoy our large indoor seating area and two beautiful outdoor terraces that overlook our vineyard and the rolling countryside. 



Where luxury & comfort meet.

Come stay with us! We have two elegant suites (Check Availability) open year round for your convenience. Complete with old-world-charm, stunning balconies, and a traditional Portuguese breakfast, our suites are sure to make your next stay in Southern Illinois truly memorable. Seasonal Room Rates Available

Weddings & Events

Beautiful. Tranquil. Inspiring.

Our winery is the "picture-perfect" location for your next event. Our Tuscan Sun Pavilion and Gazebo provide more options and space for all your special occasions. Contact our event coordinator, at bsvevents@gmail.com for more information on planning your next event. Seasonal Rates Available.

Ottawa 2 Rivers Winefest

In just a few short weeks, Blue Sky will be loading up the van and heading north to participate in this wonderful festival.  Make plans to join us!  More info here.















Blue Sky Nights

Join us on the North Patio of the Tuscan Sun Pavilion for our monthly Friday night Summer Music Series.  More info here.



May Wine Releases

Each year we get excited to finally release our Chambourcin Reserve. Our 2012 vintage has been bottled for two months and we can't hold out any longer. At Blue Sky, we have over three acres of Chambourcin grapes. Each year, we hold the best barrels for one extra year for our estate reserve. Over 50% of the 2012 vintage has been aged in French oak barrels. We blended 10% Cabernet Franc into this vintage for a little more structure and complexity. We will also be releasing our Chambourcin 2013 the same day.  Don't forget to give these new releases a taste next time you visit us!


Blue Sky Wins Big at the 2015 Rosé Competition!

Blue Sky's Rosé was awarded a Double Gold Medal from a field of 192 wines submitted from 19 states. Only 11 prestigious Double Gold Medals were awarded. Our Rosé ranks among great wines from California, New York, and Oregon.

Congratulations to our winemaker, Karen Hand, and her cellar crew!


Meet Blue Sky

Scott Simon joined our team 6 months ago.  He enjoys rock climbing and swimming, and his favorite Blue Sky wine is Cabernet Franc.  Last summer, Scott hiked the Appalachian Trail, and next month, he returns to the Trail to work as a ridgerunner.  Say Goodbye to Scott and wish him well!



Gift Baskets

Blue Sky Vineyard offers a variety of gift baskets that are perfect for even that hard to shop for person.  Choose one of our pre-made baskets or select the wine of your choice for the perfect gift.  Stop in today to browse our selection!




Appetizers. Sandwiches. Soups, Pizzas. Desserts

There is no need to grab a bite to eat before coming to enjoy the wine trail. Check out our full featured menu, and join us for a glass of wine and a meal. 


Need a Gift Idea?

Our Members Only Club is the perfect opportunity to cross someone off your list! At 10-15% off wines as well as gift shop items and other goodies, a Members Only Club Membership is a wonderful gift for that special someone.  We can ship wine to their doorstep or if they are a local they can pick it up at the winery.  More information.

Or call 618-995-9463, ext. 28