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410 THORN LN, Makanda, IL 62958, US



About Us

Back Deck of tasting room view of pond

Our Story

Nestled among the hills in the Shawnee Forest of Southern Illinois lies Feather Hills Vineyard. A family owned boutique winery, our roots date back thirty years to when Gary Orlandini planted his first rows of Chambourcin grapevines. Slowly, as Southern Illinois began to make its mark as a nationally recognized wine growing region, so did the winery. After the unfortunate passing of the original owner, the Feathers’ purchased the property in 2017. Although the vineyard and winery has undergone several changes, the quality and consistency of our wines remain the same. Our passion is hand crafting complex, high-quality wines that all of Illinois can be proud of. 


Coming Up

Food and Wine Pairing weekends:

Cheese-Not a Solo Act

March 7-8, 2020

Midsummer Picnic Pairings

August 1-2, 2020

check out www.shawneewinetrail.com for more info

3rd Annual Harry Potter Day!

September 26, 2020 


Farmhouse Cellars

A truly unique winery experience, our Farmhouse Cellars Winery Suite offers a prime location for the Shawnee Hills wine trail. The suite offers all the luxury of a high end hotel while being centered within the winery itself. For your stay, you will get a behind the scenes look at the winemaking process while enjoying your own private tasting. In the evenings, you can relax down by the water or look out over the vines and enjoy a beautiful sunset from the front porch.  

Room Amenities:

King bed, large walk in shower, Full kitchen, TV and wifi.

Weekend rentals only, but midweek dates can be accommodated on request. Please email us directly.


Live Music Schedule

No upcoming events.

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Contact Us

Feather Hills Vineyard and Winery

410 THORN LN, Makanda, IL 62958, US


Tasting Room Hours

Open today

12:00 pm – 05:00 pm

Monday-Thursday:  By Appointment Only

Friday: 12pm to 5pm

Saturday: 11am to 6pm

Sunday: 12pm to 5pm

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