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Scenic Southern Illinois Winery

As members of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, we offer a beautiful winery with incredible views of the southern Illinois landscape. Located just minutes from Carbondale, our facility in Alto Pass offers panoramic views of the winery’s orchards and vineyards with a picturesque backdrop of the Shawnee National Forest. While visiting, enjoy a variety of award winning Illinois wines, craft beer and delicious hard apple cider.

Illinois Weddings & Special Events

We offer the perfect setting for an extraordinary event in southern Illinois. With almost 20 years of experience, we are committed to making your event a truly wonderful occasion. Our private event spaces are 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 a beautiful southern Illinois Bed & Breakfast. 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