October 2012 Newsletter

Posted on Oct 3, 2012 | 4 comments

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Upcoming Events

Oktoberfest Festival, Saturday – October 6, 2012

Get your lederhosen ready and come out to Von Jakob, the only German inspired winery/brewery in Southern Illinois, to celebrate Oktoberfest. Join us for a great event filled with award-winning wine, delicious craft beer, fantastic food and, of course tons of fun. The festival will feature an authentic German menu with such foods as our pork schnitzel, brats with sauerkraut, pretzels with dipping sauce, and more. Also, featuring authentic German music by the Waterloo German Band. We hope to see you there. Prost!

Latest News at Von Jakob

Brewery Room Opening October 7th

We are proud to announce the opening of our brand new Brewery Ballroom this Sunday October 7. Designed and constructed by owner Paul Jacobs and staff, this German/English pub inspired room boasts over 2000 square feet of space. This room features custom dark stained oak wood throughout giving it a rustic yet elegant feel. Also, from this room you are able to peek into our Brew House and Finishing Room where all the fine Von Jakob beer is brewed. The room will be open to the public on weekends but is also available for weddings, holiday parties, and other private events. Come and enjoy the new addition to Von Jakob!  View progress pics here.

Lunch Menu Available for Carryout

Now you can dine-in, order to-go or call ahead for carryout at our Alto Pass location. Call 618-893-4600 ahead and get your freshly made lunch meal to-go. Easy and convenient if you are traveling by the winery on Hwy 127.




  1. My husband and I will be staying at Woodland Cabins in the area, and are interested in visiting the winery/brewery. We would like to come see the Dirtwater Fox band as well. I assume by the hours listed this event will happen at the Alto pass location. Can you confirm this? Also, is there a dinner menu? Do we need to pre order any tickets for the winery, or the band show?
    Thank you

    • Stephanie,
      Yes, this event will be held at our Alto Pass location (Address: 230 Hwy 127 Alto Pass, IL 62905). On that day we will be serving food until about 6:30pm. To see our menu visit our website and click on the Daily Lunch Menu drop down selection when you put your cursor over the Restaurant tab at the top of the page. This entertainment is free so there is no ticket requirement. Thank you for your inquiry and we hope you have a great time visiting.
      Von Jakob

  2. I have just opened a woderful Country Red. As I have bought from you on several ocations, I can’t tell which year it is. The only numbers a are for yuor scaning. Please advise.
    Thank you
    Carey Casad

    • We don’t put years on our Country Red because there are some years that we blend grapes from different growing seasons to produce this wine. This is a very common practice and the reason why a lot of wines don’t have years on them. However, I believe the vintage we have out now for Country Red is actually all from 2011′s harvest. Hope this helps.

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