SHAWNEE HILL WINE TRAIL ITINERARY
Wed. July 20, 2011
Arrive at the Water Valley Inn
, 3435 Water Valley Rd, Cobden, IL 62920
Take a few minutes to bring in your luggage, and, I will meet you at the Inn about 12:30pm.
My (Carol Hoffman) cell phone 618-697-2844. Give me a call if you find that we need to adjust our times at all.
12:30pm: We will take the scenic drive to Blue Sky Vineyard for lunch & wine tasting. www.blueskyvineyard.com Brandy 967-4097 Karen or Jim 995-9463
turn left on Rocky Comfort Rd. Turn left on Thorn Ln.
turn right on Rocky Comfort Rd. left on Water Valley Rd, 1.3 miles, left on Buffalo Gap, then take 1st right on Water Valley, turn left to stay on Water Valley, Own Creek on the right.
3:30pm: Our next stop will be Owl Creek Vineyard, one of the founding members of the wine trail. www.owlcreekvineyard.com 893-2557
go east about .6 miles to Bethel Church Rd, turn left on Wing Hill Rd. winery on right.
Apx. 5pm Stop in at Star View Vineyards to test broadcast site. www.starviewvineyards.com
Country musician Eli Tellor begins at 7pm.
Thurs. July 21, 2011
Have breakfast at Water Valley Inn before departing.
Depart for Alto Pass, IL.
Enjoy a great view from atop Bald Knob Mountain, at the base of Bald Knob Cross
You can browse through the Scandinavian Gift shop in the tasting room at Hedman Vineyards. www.peachbarn.com
Paul Renzaglia will be available for possible interview about pioneering the wine industry in Southern Illinois.
: Von Jakob Vineyard
will provide lunch today at the larger of their two locations. www.vonjakobvineyard.com
From Pomona Rd, turn right on Sadler Rd, which becomes Natural Bridge Rd. .7 miles past Godwin Rd
We’ll see the Pomona Natural Bridge
, surrounded by the Shawnee National Forest.
Apx. 4:45pm: anthill gallery & vintage curiosities in Cobden features the art of 55 southern Illinois artists.
Apx. 5:30pm: Enjoy award-winning pizza at Cobden’s Palace Pizzeria
Starview Vineyards, www.starviewvineyards.com
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