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Alto Vineyards

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Spacious tasting area

We did the Illinois wine trail in Southern Illinois as a girls trip. This was one of my favorites... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
Enjoyed the wine and the short walking tour of the vineyards

We found several wines we enjoyed enough to buy and take home. However, we're also very glad the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Debbi H
Saint Louis, Missouri
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  • Very good29%
  • Average0%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“wine trail”(9 reviews)
“great wine”(6 reviews)
Alto Vineyards is Southern Illinois' oldest, most award-winning winery nestled in the Shawnee National Forest owned and operated by the Renzaglia Family. Celebrating 30 years in business, Alto Vineyards has built a brand-new 5,000 square-foot...more
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8515 Highway 127, Alto Pass, IL 62905-2033
+1 618-893-4898
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did the Illinois wine trail in Southern Illinois as a girls trip. This was one of my favorites because the tasting bar was large enough to have some breathing room.( At about half of the nine places we visited we were cramped at smaller...More

Thank IJKMissouri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found several wines we enjoyed enough to buy and take home. However, we're also very glad the host encouraged us to take the little 8-stop walking tour of the nearby vineyard. Easy-to-read signs explained what was going on with the different vines at each...More

Thank Debbi H
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Large selection of wines. Several different places to sit back and enjoy your wine, both inside and outside. The rooftop deck was great.

Thank mpicchioldi
Reviewed 28 June 2018

My wife and I were traveling the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail and stopped to taste some wines produced here. You have to pay for the tasting but you get to keep your glass as a souvenir. We found a couple of the wines to our...More

Thank Optimistic_Otto
Reviewed 22 June 2018

This was stop #3 on our Shawnee Hills Wine trail. They has a fantastically nice open room setting with a bar. There was a woman playing her guitar and singing. There was light food available. There was some dancing and fun with the other visitors....More

Thank lisamO6424PE
AltoVineyards, Manager at Alto Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Thanks for visiting and the great review! We hope to see you again at Alto either here or our tasting room in Champaign, IL.

Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

An excellent stop on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. The wine was great but the customer service boosted the experience to a "5"

Thank clarson2016
AltoVineyards, Manager at Alto Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Great to hear! Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you again,

Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

While I normally enjoy a visit to Alto Vinyards and it’s great atmosphere, service was very slow and lacking today, Mother’s Day. There were 2 staff assisting the many customers with the line at 3:30 pm backed up to the entrance. Not sure what the...More

Thank Kim J
AltoVineyards, Manager at Alto Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Hi Kim, We're so sorry your visit to Alto wasn't up to par. It was our busiest Mother's Day ever and we were understaffed. We're working on projects to expedite kitchen food, installing an outdoor bar window, and upping our staffing on the weekends, to...More

Reviewed 16 March 2018

Second stop on the tour and it was great. The women that was helping us was great. She was very knowledgeable and offered us some great wine, based on what we liked. She even gave us the great idea of using one of the sweet...More

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Great views and knowledgeable staff. Wines are good. I enjoy visiting this winery. The off season is still a great time to visit.

Thank destinyg79
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Had a nice tasting here. Enjoyed a few selections. Brought a bottle home. Enjoyed a glass of sangria. Would recommend

Thank Bobbie C
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