StarView Vineyards is located in the Shawnee Hills American Viticulture Area. The Shawnee Hills AVA is a specific area of southern Illinois, designated by the Federal Government, as a grape growing region. The grapes grown in this wine region have unique and distinct wine making properties. Wines that have “Shawnee Hills” on the label must have 85% or more of their volume derived from grapes grown within the A.V.A.

Our vineyards are continuing to expand and today we grow seven varieties of both Native American grapes and French American Hybrids. We have approximately 7.5 acres of vineyards. About 90% of the wine that we make here comes from grapes that we grow in our vineyards. We take great pride in growing our own grapes and making our own wine. We are members of the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintner's Association.


Currently the grapes that we grow on our property are:

Cabernet Sauvignon
Chambourcin
Chardonel
Merlot
Norton
Niagara
Seyval
Vignoles