Visit the original Alto Vineyards and discover the wine trail in Southern Illinois!
—this event will be rescheduled for a later date due to COVID19 —
Hey Champaign area wine lovers – join us on a trip to Southern Illinois wine country! Hop on a bus at Alto Vineyards Champaign in the morning and head south to our Alto Vineyards headquarters in Alto Pass. Your ticket includes a tour of the vineyard and cellar and a full wine tasting. Ripe with wine history – Alto was the sixth winery in the state when it opened in 1988 – learn about Illinois wine where it all started and see the land and grape vines for yourself. Afterward, we’ll make hour-long stops at Starview Vineyards and Blue Sky Vineyards along the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. We’ll stop for dinner in Mt. Vernon and be home by 9pm.
Itinerary: Saturday March 28, 2020
8am Bus departs from Alto Vineyards, Champaign, IL (we’ll provide coffee and doughnuts!)
11:30a Visit Alto Vineyards for a full tasting and tour of the property
2p Visit StarView Vineyards
3p Visit Blue Sky Vineyards
5p Dinner at Joe’s Pizza, Marion, IL
9p Bus returns to Alto Vineyards, Champaign, IL
*Ticket price includes bus fare, wine tour and tasting at Alto Vineyards. You are welcome to bring a picnic lunch, however there are food options available for purchase at each winery. Both StarView and Blue Sky offer wine tastings for $5, as well as glass and bottle purchases.