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Award winning wines from the Shawnee Hill Wine Trail.

Orlandini Vineyard began its roots in 1988 when their first vines were planted and over two decades later the grapes are still flourishing. Located on one of southern Illinois' highest ridge tops, deep in the heart of the Shawnee Hills A.V.A., you will love the view from our patio. After years of practice and experimentation in wine making, Orlandini Vineyard began releasing wines to the the public in 2001. Novices and connoisseurs have been enjoying our hand tended vintages ever since.

In the summer of 2017, Randy and Renee Feather purchased Orlandini Vineyard. Randy, a southern Illinois native, fell in love with winemaking while in graduate school and knew that one day he would be a winery owner, even mentioning this to Renee while on their first date. As time passed, and the relationship grew, Randy's dream became a passion for them both. Making their dream a reality in southern Illinois, they look forward to carrying on the tradition of great wines and friendly service that began with Gary Orlandini while adding their own, unique touches.

Events

Midsummer Picnic Pairings - August 5-6, 2017

Join us for a Midsummer Celebration and enjoy delightful picnic style pairings with your favorite Shawnee Hills Wine Trail wines. We'll be serving Fruit Empanadas paired with our Saluki White. Check out the Shawnee Wine Trails website to purchase your tickets and see what the other wineries will be serving.

2017 Total Solar Eclipse:

We will be open all weekend to celebrate this rare occurrence. Come out and relax on our beautiful deck or sit by the water and listen to some great live music. Our keystone event will be The Eclipse Ball on Sunday evening which will be a private event for ticket holders only. On the day of the Eclipse, only those holding tickets will be allowed on the vineyard. For more information, check out the link below:

Orlandinieclipse.com

List of our upcoming events here at Orlandini Vineyards!

July:

  • 7/15 - Tim Crosby
  • 7/16 - Brian Pender
  • 7/22 - Bill Harper
  • 7/23 - Kevin Fox
  • 7/29 - Movin Mary
  • 7/30 - Danny Brown

August:

  • 8/5 - TBD
  • 8/6 - BJ Reach
  • 8/12-8/13 TBD
  • 8/19-21 TBD
  • 8/26 - Larry Dillard
  • 8/27 - TBD

Wines

DRY

2014 Vidal (dry white) Grown by Harvest Moon located just three miles south of our vineyard. Bright, crisp, and balanced. Our Vidal is vinted without oak to amplify the natural grapefruit and lemongrass flavors of the grape variety and to enhance the natural mineral taste. Serve chilled alongside shellfish, fruit and cheese platters, poultry dishes, or a lemon merengue pie.

2013 Reserve Chambourcin (dry red) An estate wine grown and crafted to showcase the balance a Chambourcin can offer. Similar to a Pinot Noir, but with more bite. We only contact the reserve with American & French oak for a limited time to ensure the fruitiness is not overpowered by wood. Smooth and medium bodied, this vintage is smoky and spicy. This wine is ready to drink now but will age well for up to ten years. Goes well with marbled beef, Creole food, or it pairs well with any tomato based dish.

SEMI-SWEET

Saluki White (semi-sweet white) Our Riesling wine is led by its bright floral nose of white rose and honeysuckle. The taste begins with flavors of a candied lemon drop and has a lingering finish of cool and crisp green apple. Serve chilled alone or with a grilled tropical style fish, Thai cuisine, or very sharp cheese.

Saluki Blush (semi-sweet blush) A traditionally produced blush made without oak, this is a light bodied way to enjoy the taste of the Chambourcin grape. The grapes for the blush are always the first red grapes off the vine during harvest which is when sugars are lowest and acids are higher allowing this wine to have flavors bursting of red cherries and other early spring berries.

Rosso Gustoso (semi-sweet red) Ask your server for pronunciation tips. This is a one of a kind wine. We start by fermenting the grapes on their skins to produce the rich purple color. Cranberry with spicy red apple peel lead the nose and the palette. Serve room temperature or slightly chilled. Pairs well with fall vegetables and mushrooms, pork dishes with apple, and goat cheese.

SWEET

Saluki Red (sweet red) Wine vinted for the sophisticated sweet wine drinker. Produced from the Chambourcin grape, this produced luscious black cherry and juicy dark plum notes. Best served chilled it is a great pairing for dry rubbed barbeque, grilled summer vegetables, and creamy desserts.