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Hedman Vineyards

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Wine Bar, European, Swedish
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560 Chestnut St, Alto Pass, IL 62905-1000
+1 618-893-4923
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Peoria, Illinois
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206 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on a Friday afternoon while touring some of the wineries on the wine trail. Even though it was a gorgeous day, we happened to be the only people here at the time, which was perfect! We did a wine tasting downstairs, and the woman working there was super friendly and we enjoyed some great conversation with her.... More 

Thank SeeJessTravel
West Bay, Grand Cayman
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204 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go for the food and the glogg (spiced sweet warm wine). Had the sampler of Swedish meatballs, pickled fish, mustard sauce, crackers, hard boiled eggs with fermented fish paste, cheese and sour cream. We also had bowl each of the creamed mushrooms and one of squash soup. Full meals are available downstairs while only appetizers are available upstairs. W

Thank daenergymon
Marion, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The staff make you feel right at home. It's a cozy, laid back environment. Love the upstairs and outdoor pavilion. The food..DELICIOUS!!!! I buy the ligonberry jelly pretty much at each stop. My favorite wines on the trail.

Thank AprilSpring27
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The food and service were good. Despite the small space they are able to do alot. Upstairs great place to have a party.

Thank Alecia H
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Simply the best in all of Southern Illinois. Always extremely enjoyable. Gerd Hedman id a great chef and the wine is top notch.

Thank rudisroti
Urbana, Illinois
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Stopped in for a wine tasting. The tasting room is built in a beautifully restored old barn set in rural Southern Illinois. I thoroughly enjoyed their wine - not the over-sweet adult KoolAid that I associate with some Southern Illinois wine.

Thank LazyDogBrewer
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We always enjoy Hedmans' Cafe . Meals are ample and delicious . Their wines are excellent as well. We like to take guests here as we can always rely on a great meal and unique dining experience.

Thank Susan Z
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is our 3rd time to visit Hedman, and each time the food has been delicious! We have had the cream of mushroom soup twice, and both times it was the best soup I've ever eaten. We were excited to see that the tasting room had expanded above the cafe making more room. We also really like their Glog warm... More 

Thank LeeAnn W
Newton, Illinois
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I ordered beef tenderloin and my wife ordered the Cedar plank Salmon. Both dishes were amazing. I have no idea what type of sauce they put on top of my potatoes and steak, but it was incredible. My wife also ordered the Lobster Bisque as an appetizer. She said is was the best she has ever eaten. We love to... More 

Thank Scott36447
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132 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Food, staff, wine and facility are fantastic. Very friendly and attentive. A menu like no other, the Swedish meatballs are fantastic.

Thank waterbearer69

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
Wine Bar, European, Swedish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 560 Chestnut St, Alto Pass, IL 62905-1000
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Alto Pass
  • Phone Number: +1 618-893-4923
Hedman Vineyards is a winery and restaurant located along the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. Opened in 2005 by the namesake of the vineyards, Anders & Gerd Hedman, they have grown into a staple of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail by offering some of the best food and wine to be found in Southern Illinois and the Heartland.Hedman Vineyards sits at the foot of the road leading to Bald Knob cross and is easily accessible from Illinois routes 127 & 51. Full service for guests who chose in- and outdoor dining, available reservations, and an accessible ten acres of vineyards make Hedman Vineyards a fantastic choice for spending the day and/or evening with friends and family.More important to the experience at Hedman Vineyards is the culture which supports the business. Anders and Gerd can be found, on most days, prepping traditional Swedish cuisine for lunch and dinner. To compliment our rich tradition of delectable Swedish cuisine we also offer wines made with strong European and Swedish influences.For the dry wine drinker we offer a Norton (Our favorite) & Chambourcin, along with several other dry and semi-dry wines. For those with a taste for something a bit more sweet we offer wines made from both peaches and grapes, including our award-winning Peach Dessert Wine.Whether for conversation, great wine, fantastic food, specialty gifts from our Scandinavian gift shop, or just the beautiful scenery, we hope you'll join us on your next trip to the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?