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Blue Sky Vineyards

3150 South Rocky Comfort Rd, Makanda, IL
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Ranked #3 of 7 attractions in Makanda
Type: Wineries
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Denver, Colorado
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Southern Illinois wineries are usually on hilltops, completely surrounded by thick hardwood forest. All are insanely picturesque. This one is no exception. The tasting room was build to look like a Tuscany villa. There are even a few rooms you can rent if you're staying in the area. The wines we tasted -- we prefer dry reds and whites --... More

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Carterville, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Beautiful winery both inside and out. Great place to relax and listen to a great band. You can order food there or bring your own.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I LOVED the old Tuscan look of the main building, and the views of the vines and the pond were great. The entertainment, "As Girls Go," (2-girl band) was EXCELLENT.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We checked out Blue Sky during our recent trip to the area after hearing about it from people who tried it, and so glad we did! The wine tasting was varied, and led to grabbing lunch and a couple glasses of wine. We didn't mind the $3 deposit on the glasses, because we were going to buy them anyway. The... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Tasty wines and a beautiful setting. Great personnel, ready to pour a sample and answer any questions you may have about the wines. You can purchase wines by the glass, bottle or get a pitcher of their yummy sangria! The perfect place to spend an afternoon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My husband and I went on a mini trip and stopped at the Bluesky vineyard. It was beautiful! The girl who served us (her name was Sunshine) was very knowledgable about the wines, she was very friendly and helpful. We tried their bread and olive oil and it was wonderful. I can't wait to go back when everything is bloomed... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We did a wine tasting a decided on a bottle of Cabernet Franc. Along with the wine we ordered 2 appetizers, French style bread with their signature seasoned olive oil and hummus with pita. Both were very good. On Saturday afternoons live music is provided. Well worth a visit!

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Libertyville
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

This is not your mother's winery. It has a fantastic selection of wine and a spectacular vie from the building which cost more than $1,000,000 to build. The place is spectacular and stands out from all the other places on the southern Illinois wine trail.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The outside is beautiful! That was about it. As soon as we walked in it was chaotic with people not knowing where to go for food/or wine. From the moment we walked in and spoke to a lady (who was a far cry from friendly) we felt they just wanted to heard you about and take your money. We did... More

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West Frankfort, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

There are several beautiful wineries in Southern Illinois but this has to be one of the prettiest. It's a little hard to find the first time but worth the trouble. Great wine and service. The only bad thing about it is it's hard to leave!

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