Welcome To Alto Vineyards

Located in the foothills of the beautiful Shawnee National Forest in Alto Pass, we are Southern Illinois’ oldest, most award-winning winery. Since our first vintage in 1988, our wines have won numerous medals in both national and international wine competitions. Visit for live music on the weekends, tour the 9 acres of grapevines, and enjoy the scenic views of Illinois. Offering around 20 wines, beer, free wifi and more, we’re on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail on Highway 127 in Alto Pass, just 20 minutes from Carbondale. Our second tasting room in Champaign, not far from the University of Illinois campus, opened in December of 2001. Offering all of our wines with tons of beautiful outdoor seating, our Champaign location is on North Duncan, right off Highway 57.

Alto Pass Location:

Sunday – Thursday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Friday-Saturday: 12:00pm – 7:00pm

Champaign Location:


Tuesday – Thursday:  12:00pm – 6:00pm

Friday -Saturday:  12:00pm – 7:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm


Upcoming Events

“Wine is what we do best, and it’s what we are all about.” – Paul Renzaglia

The Renzaglia Family invites you to Alto Vineyards to enjoy some of the finest wine produced in the United States. Located on the scenic Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, our family-owned vineyard and winery offers the unique flavors of Southern Illinois wine. Our family takes great pride in growing high quality grapes from our vineyard to produce award-winning wines. Visit Alto Vineyards in Alto Pass, or our tasting room in Champaign, and experience where one man’s dream became a Southern Illinois tradition.

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