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Breweries, Wineries, Distilleries

Breweries, Wineries, Distilleries

Local craft libations in Downstate Illinois

It's never too early to start planning your visit to Downstate Illinois. What better way to enjoy your trip than to spend the day sipping wine or trying a fresh brew outdoors at some of the region's best wineries and breweries? Downstate Illinois boasts more than 100 wineries, breweries and distilleries over 21 counties. 

Berryville Vineyards

Claremont, Illinois
The winery harmonizes with nature to cultivate premium wine grapes. Walk through the oak forests, picnic in the vin...more!

Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery

Carlyle, Illinois
Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery, located in beautiful Southern Illinois, just north of Carlyle offers a unique at...more!

Cameo Vineyards

Greenup, Illinois
Located just off the National Road near the Covered Bridge, the winery is surrounded by 4,000 French-American hybri...more!

Carlyle Lake Wine Trail

Centralia, Illinois
Officially established in 2017, The Carlyle Lake Wine Trail consists of five wineries located on the back roads and...more!

Castle Finn Vineyard & Winery

Marshall, Illinois
We opened Aug 1st, 2010 and are a small family owned winery. We are nested back off the beaten path among the corn ...more!

Copper Dock Winery

Pocahontas, Illinois
Down a winding, gravel road in rural Pocahontas, Illinois, surrounded by 27 acres of woods, sits Copper Dock Winery...more!

Crooked Creek Winery

Centralia, Illinois
Handcrafted Illinois wines are made in a peaceful, country setting. Open for tastings Fri, Sat & Sun afternoons...more!

Crooked Creek Winery Downtown

Centralia, Illinois

De Vinos Winery

Red Bud, Illinois
Relaxing atmosphere, fresh new look. We offer a wide variety of wines, with an accent of Argentinian products. Also...more!

Excel Bottling & Brewing Co.

Breese, Illinois
Book a tour of Excel Bottling & Brewing Co. on your upcoming Downstate Illinois adventure in Breese, IL! Excel ...more!

The Family Vine

Greenville, Illinois
Winery in a beautiful setting with delicious food, features fresh brick oven pizzas and Family Vine's own speci...more!

Fox Creek Vineyards

Olney, Illinois
Situated on a farm settled by the proprietor's great-grandmother, the vineyard sits amid low rolling hills. Enj...more!

Gatter Brewing Company

Palestine, Illinois
A small brewery getting their feet wet in Palestine, IL. ...more!

Hidden Lake Winery

Aviston, Illinois
Walk the trails around the 5-acre lake or sit and enjoy the waterfall and views of the Silent Forest. The beautiful...more!

Homestead Vineyards and Winery

West Salem, Illinois
Homestead Vineyards and Winery is located in West Salem, IL. ...more!

Hopskeller Brewing Company

Waterloo, Illinois
Inside the intimate atmosphere of a renovated 1850s home, this 7bbl Brew Pub offers its award-winning English and N...more!

Irene's Vineyard

Oblong, Illinois
Locally owned and operated by the Boldrey family. All grapes are locally grown except for one for Chardonnay. In ad...more!

Jo-Al Winery & Country Store

Mascoutah, Illinois
Come experience some of Illinois' finest sweet and semi-sweet fruit wines. The Country Store features home-made...more!

Lasata Winery L.L.C.

Lawrenceville, Illinois
Lasata is a Native American word for place of peace, and the winery's atmosphere lives up to the name. A variet...more!

Liberty Courtyard Wine Tasting

Evansville, Illinois
Liberty Courtyard is a wine tasting room in Evansville, Illinois. We feature a select variety of wines as well as s...more!

Lieferbrau Brewery

Red Bud, Illinois
Family owned brewery, bringing you high-quality craft beer. We are a family-friendly brew pub with a full rail. Whi...more!

Lot 50

Paris, Illinois
Lot 50 Brewing is a local craft brewery located in Paris, IL....more!

Millpond Brewing & Incubator

Millstadt, Illinois
Visit the new Millpond Brewing & Incubator in Millstadt for quality beer, a full service bar, and warm atmosphe...more!

Old Monroe Distilling Co.

Columbia, Illinois
Old Monroe Distilling Co. each begin with grains grown on their 8th generation family farm and water from their spr...more!

Peel Brewing Company

O'Fallon, Illinois
Peel Brewing Company is a new business venture for the owners of Peel Pizza. It is located on the second floor of t...more!

The Pour Vineyard

Red Bud, Illinois
Comprised of six acres of rolling vineyards, a large lake, and a renovated barn, this view vineyard sits on a ...more!

Railshake Brewery & Lounge

Highland, Illinois

Schlafly Highland Square

Highland, Illinois
Schlafly Beer is proud to be Missouri's original and locally-owned, independent craft brewery. Since 1991, we h...more!

Schomaker Distillery

Nashville, Illinois
A quaint little Distillery hidden on a private country property. Enjoy drinks, food, and company. Everyone is ...more!

Schorr Lake Vineyards

Waterloo, Illinois
Relax on the deck that overlooks the vineyard and lake and enjoy the estate-grown and produced table and fruit wine...more!

Shoehorn Brewing

Belleville, Illinois
Shoehorn Brewing uses a 7 BBL brewhouse to bring you a wide array of beer styles from pilsners, stouts and browns t...more!

Southern Illinois Beer Trail Association

Du Quoin, Illinois
The Southern Illinois Beer Trail Association represents 17 of Downstate Illinois's breweries, from Alton to Cob...more!

St. Nicholas Brewing Co. MDH

Murphysboro, Illinois
The only ACTIVE Brewery in a General Aviation American Airport....more!

St. Nicholas Brewing Company & Restaurant

Du Quoin, Illinois
After years of work, this historic former hotel is again a focal point in Du Quoin. The St. Nicholas Brewing Compan...more!

St. Nicholas Landmark

Chester, Illinois
Upscale pub fare and fresh local craft beer in a historic building overlooking the Mississippi River....more!

Stubborn German Brewing Company

Waterloo, Illinois
A Biergarten with a view and authentic German beer in this German-inspired Taphaus and brewery....more!

The Mill

Ruma, Illinois
Food, Wine, Beer & Martini Bar...more!

Twelve Oaks Vineyard

Carlyle, Illinois
Twelve Oaks Vineyard offers quality hand-crafted wines in a beautiful country setting for you to relax and enjoy wi...more!

The Weingarten Winery & Event Venue

Belleville, Illinois
The premier destination setting in the metro area, The Weingarten offers a relaxing, rustic setting located on acre...more!

White Rooster Farmhouse Brewery

Sparta, Illinois
White Rooster Farmhouse Brewery focuses on preserving the art of brewing using traditional barrel aging processes. ...more!

Witness Distillery

Vandalia, Illinois
Witness Distillery produces the finest in distilled spirits. Our water with nothing added and our grains, most sour...more!

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Peanut Butter & Jam Festival

Peanut Butter & Jam Festival

June 14, 2024 - August 9, 2024 @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Highland Downtown Square | Highland, IL
Downtown Waterloo Summer Band Concert Series

Downtown Waterloo Summer Band Concert Series

June 18, 2024 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Downtown Waterloo Bandstand | Waterloo, IL
Porta Westfalica Festival and Parade

Porta Westfalica Festival and Parade

June 18, 2024 @ 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Courthouse Square | Waterloo, IL

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