The Great American Solar Eclipse is this Monday, August 21! We’ve got events all week – great music, lunch plates, award-winning wine (including Solar Celebration Villard) and a WONDERFUL view of the sky with 2 minutes and 40 seconds of darkness under the path of totality!
We’ll have The Hangry Hut food truck here Saturday, Sunday, and Monday serving southern fried catfish, shrimp tacos & more! We are also picnic friendly – feel free to bring outside food and drinks (but no alcohol), blankets, chairs, pets (on a leash and outside), lawn/outdoor games, telescopes, cameras, and tripods. We’ll have our award-winning wine, a beer truck, and water and sodas for sale, as well. You’re free to roam Alto’s grounds but please leave the grapes alone! It’s almost harvest time and they’re not exactly delicious yet – let us make great wine out of them.
For Eclipse Moday:
– There are still $20 General Admission tickets available at altosolarcelebration.eventbrite.com (kids under 5 are free!).
– The parking lot opens at 9a with designated VIP parking – there is no overnight parking here at Alto Vineyards. We open for business at 10a.
– At Alto, the partial eclipse starts at 11:52a, totality is 1:21, and the partial eclipse ends at 2:47.
– Please be patient! There will be a huge influx of people in the area in general, please allow for extra travel time (our employees will be doing the same!). We’re excited to have you here with us during such an amazing event and we hope to deliver the best experience possible!
On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will reach it’s greatest duration point a few miles south of Carbondale, Illinois. At Alto Vineyards, we are uniquely situated to enjoy a great view of the entire eclipse! Our Solar Celebration is a four-day event leading up to this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
We welcome families, friends, couples, and astronomy enthusiasts to come out and listen to some of southern Illinois’ most talented musicians play some good tunes and watch the solar eclipse from our beautiful patio and wine deck. We have an entire weekend celebration planned including food, lawn games, music, and, of course, our award-winning wine!
We will have special-label wine, eclipse viewing glasses, and tee shirts available to purchase, as well as a great line up of bands scheduled every day and special deals on wine and merchandise!
Friday, August 18th:
Tim Whiteford solo 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Yard Games, bbq plates, and music all day!
Monday, August 21st:
General admission: $20
Towne 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m
Till the Morning Comes 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
King Juba – Blues, Funk & Soul 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Yard & board games, bbq plates, and music all day!
Rooftop Rendezvous: $150 – SOLD OUT
VIP reserved seating on the upstairs wine deck, catered appetizers and meal provided. Enjoy the best view of the Shawnee Forest from our unique wine deck. You will have an unrivaled glimpse of the Eclipse, plus delicious food and Alto’s wine. ONLY 50 VIP tickets available.