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Blue Sky Vineyard, Makanda

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Winery / Vineyard · Food & Drink
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Blue Sky Vineyard is a family-owned vineyard and winery in Illinois, owned and operated by Barrett Rochman, Marilyn Rochman, and Jim Ewers. Blue Sky Vineyard is located in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest and anchors the eastern end of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. Located within the Shawnee Hills American Viticultural Area, an area that is federally designated and recognized for its uniqueness in grape growing, Blue Sky Vineyard uses Illinois grapes to produce a number of wines. Karen Hand, Blue Sky Vineyard's winemaker, was the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association's Winemaker of the Year for 2006. They currently produce 17 different kinds of Illinois wine and 5 American wines ranging from dry to sweet. The Tuscan inspired architecture and interiors of Blue Sky Vineyard's main structure and banquet addition were designed by Nancy Karen Brian, professor at California State University Fresno, in consultation with Blue Sky Vineyard's owners.
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  • We visit a few times a year. Blue Sky is one of our favorites! The Tuscany Romance Suite is amazing! Relax by the pond, on the balcony or in the tasting room. The staff members have always been... 
    We visit a few times a year. Blue Sky is one of our favorites! The Tuscany Romance Suite is amazing! Relax by the pond, on the balcony or in the tasting room. The staff members have always been...  more »
  • What a great little escape and hideaway. We stayed overnight in the Tuscan room. Very spacious and quaint. Food was good, wine and atmosphere equally good. I would recommend this not just as a... 
    What a great little escape and hideaway. We stayed overnight in the Tuscan room. Very spacious and quaint. Food was good, wine and atmosphere equally good. I would recommend this not just as a...  more »
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  • My wife and I have stayed here several times and we love it. We always enjoy the outdoor patio in good weather and the staff has been fantastic every time. The grounds are beautiful and the rooms are great. Oh! I almost forgot to mention that we took 14 bottles of wine back home with us. If you stay or just visit you'll have a great time.
  • Plenty of staff to take orders, but not accept return of glasses. It would have been wonderful to have the music piped outside where we were. Nice, relaxing place to spend the afternoon.

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