Thanks to Makanda Inn & Cottages for this great write up on Alto Vineyards for their “Winter on the Wine Trail” Series! Winter is a great time to visit the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail because there’s fewer crowds, a more relaxed atmosphere, and a more intimate wine tasting experience. And if you’re looking for a place to stay, the Makanda Inn is one of the most beautiful places in Southern Illinois! Their lodging features a large bed & breakfast and multiple private cottages right across from Giant City State Park. It’s located in a beautiful natural forest on the heart of the wine trail just down the road from the historic Makanda Boardwalk. Book your stay at Makanda Inn today and visit us this season!