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“Focus on Wine”
Review of Owl Creek Vineyard

Owl Creek Vineyard
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Cobden
Certificate of Excellence
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Carbondale, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Focus on Wine”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Owl Creek has excellent wine. Their dry whites and reds are about the best in southern Illinois. If you like real wine, try the Owl's Leap Reserve. Big, full red wine that competes with the best California has to offer. They've got very nice sweet wines for those who like lighter stuff, too. The deck built into the trees is a wonderful shady place to relax, talk with friends, listen to frequent musical acts, and of course drink some good wine. They encourage you to bring your own picnic to enjoy with a bottle or glass. It's smaller than some of the more popular wineries nearby, but trust me, it's far better.

Visited July 2013
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Decatur, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Owl Creek is still the best”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

Owl Creek wins every time. We love the Seyval and the outdoor multi tiered deck is wonderful...always nice folks and great food too! Don't miss it if you plan to do the wine trail....literally, the best!

Visited May 2013
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Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
164 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Quaint Vineyard with great atmosphere!”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

We totally enjoyed visiting here this Spring. Apparently, there has been some new construction and the tasting room now sits on a second floor with a multi-level deck covered by trees. It was such a pleasant time visiting with friends, relaxing on the deck and sipping excellent Sangria. The two guys assisting with the tasting were extremely pleasant. They make a great apricot brie appetizer! Wine... great variety for a variety of palates. We will definitely stop again if on the Shawnee wine trail

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Bruce, Wisconsin
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“love it!”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

Loved it, worth the visit, back road charm, small family owned, no mass distribution, best american wine, comparable to the finest european wines!

Visited March 2013
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Effingham, Illinois
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Love it!”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Owl Creek is one of our favorites and we enjoy their Water Valley White. It's a staple in our wine collection! We enjoy the food and the outside sitting area up in the trees.

Visited March 2013
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