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Scenic Southern Illinois Winery

As members of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, we offer two wineries with incredible views of the Southern Illinois landscape. Located just minutes from Carbondale, our Alto Pass location offers panoramic views of the winery’s orchards and vineyards with a picturesque backdrop of the Shawnee National Forest. Our Pomona winery provides an intimate atmosphere with a beautiful deck overlooking the vineyard.

Illinois Weddings & Special Events

We offer the perfect setting for an extraordinary event in Southern Illinois. With over 15 years of experience, we are committed to making your event a truly wonderful occasion. Our private event space is perfect for all types of celebrations, whether it’s a large wedding or a small company party. Our in-house coordinator, chefs and wait staff alleviate the pressure of planning and hosting, allowing you to enjoy the company of those around you. Contact us for more information.

Family-Owned & Operated

Establishing Von Jakob Vineyard in 1996, owners Paul and Rhoda Jacobs made the decision to plant grapes outside their countryside home. Almost two decades later, their grape-growing efforts have sprouted into a thriving business with over 20 varieties of Illinois wine, a brewery and two Southern Illinois winery locations. All the while, the Jacobs along with their children continue to operate the winery today.

Von Jakob Winery & Brewery is open year round, 7 days a week! Learn More