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Blue Sky Vineyards

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Wine Bar, American
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3150 S Rocky Comfort Rd, Makanda, IL 62958-4062
(618) 995
11:00 - 17:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 18:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 17:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 19:00
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Champaign, Illinois
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This winery is very nicely decorated in a Tuscan-style and had lovely wines and large sitting areas both inside and out. There was a muscician playing and singing on the Sunday that we visited. There appeared to be a walking trail that went up past an old farm-style windmill. The ceiling fans appeared to be old windmill blades, too. There... More 

Thank knobren5
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time on the trail! Stayed 1 nite B/B. Landscaping was one of the best. Small pond, man made waterfall, grapevines on site. Lots of table and chairs. Architecture inside was nicely done. Only Two separate rooms above wine bar for renting. For breakfast they brought us muffins, cheese and ham with toasted Bread. Oj.coffee in room

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Chicago, Illinois
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2,057 reviews
1,106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,383 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Makanda, Illinois, isn't to be confused with Napa Valley or the South of France. But, while looking for a place to eat lunch while driving through the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois, we came upon Blue Sky Vineyards, a family owned vineyard and winery and restaurant located at 3150 South Rocky Comfort Road near Makanda. It anchors the eastern... More 

Thank Taylor B
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend had some wedding pictures taken here and it was beautiful and wine was great! Don't let the crazy back road into this area scare you! It's worth the drive.

Thank Teresa F
Homer Glen, Illinois
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Very hot and crowded day...despite that, service was great and sangria was tasty! We stop here every visit to the Wine Trail...love the outside tables and large umbrellas, not to mention the waterfall!

Thank 2015retiredteach
Wauconda, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We stopped into Blue Sky and spent the afternoon. We shared a lovely pitcher of Sangria, ate the great food and left with a case of wine as well as the Sangria recipe! The staff was awesome, really walked us through our choices. The grounds are lovely and the patio entertainment was great!

Thank kimmerm2016
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134 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Enjoyed a wine tasting with friends! Decor was beautiful and so was the scenery!!! Plenty of staff and excellent wines.

Thank Laurie O
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Omg! I have never been to a winery. and this place is great..We were greeted by Jessica. We were able to run a tab. Had my first wine tasting which was really neat. It had a few sandwiches somethng for a light lunch or afternoon snack. The bread and oil was good..Price wasn't to bad..All and all a good experience.

Thank Bridgette H
Chicago, Illinois
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85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

We ❤️this place! Their Red Sangria is awesome as well as their other wines. The Live Entertainment was great and engaging. We ❤️to sit on the grass and relax. Today they had a Festival going on and charged a $7 cover pee person, great move on a graduation weekend$$$ for them. Even with the cover it was a good value... More 

Thank Meatball1995
Wauconda, Illinois
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118 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

The wine trail has many vineyards to stop and taste the local wine, but Blue Sky also has the venue to make you feel like you are in NAPA valley with the gated entrance, huge villa, spacious grounds with grape vines surrounding you, and the pond makes this a picture perfect spot for wine tasting. With the large volume of... More 

Thank Rex M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Wine Bar, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:30
11:00 - 17:30
11:00 - 17:30
11:00 - 17:30
11:00 - 17:30
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3150 S Rocky Comfort Rd, Makanda, IL 62958-4062
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Makanda
  • Phone Number: (618) 995
It's part of Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, http://www.shawneewinetrail.com/. Also has a couple of B&B rooms, but I would only be reviewing their food.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?