When you come to visit StarView Vineyards and as you travel along the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, make sure you save time to visit the orchards, markets & other hidden gems of Southern Illinois.
Bison Bluffs Farms Many people notice that several times each year there are bison grazing in the field across from the vineyard. Clifton Howell has over 350 bison that roam on his 1,000+ acres of land!
Flamm Orchard Visit for quality peaches & apples & seasonal fruit cobbler.
Rendelman's Farm One of the oldest local orchards, growing quality fruit since 1873. Visit the market for fabulous jams, jellies and smoothies.
The Shawnee National Forest Bluffs millions of years old stand guard over forested hill country. Cliffside vistas and interesting outcroppings draw thousands of people each year. Popular attractions include Garden of the Gods, Stone Face, Little Grand Canyon and their hiking trails. Inspiration Point Bluff rises 300 feet above the Mississippi River bottom land at the LaRue-Pine Hills/Otter Pond Research Natural Area.
The Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association (IGGVA) has great information about Illinois wine!
Our vineyard is part of The Shawnee Hills Wine-Grape Association. This organization is committed to educating & promoting wine grape growers & wineries in the Shawnee Hills AVA.
Shawnee Hills AVA