Feather Hills Vineyard & Winery, Makanda

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Orlandini Vineyard began its roots in 1988 when their first vines were planted. Over two decades later the grapes are still flourishing. Orlandini Vineyard is located on one of southern Illinois' highest ridge tops, deep in the heart of the Shawnee Hills A.V.A. 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.

Gary Orlandini was born in LaSalle, Illinois. He is one of five children. Noella was born in Chicago Heights, Illinois and is also one of five children. The couple met in Carbondale and married in 1974. They have lived on the farm ever since. They have two daughters, Julie and Karen and a vineyard dog Vinnie.

The Vineyard changed hands in June of 2017 to Randy and Renee Feather.
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  • We stayed in their apartment while we visited the wine trail and just loved it. Quiet, comfortable, owners are accessible and wonderful. The wines are well thought out and many great ones to choose... 
    We stayed in their apartment while we visited the wine trail and just loved it. Quiet, comfortable, owners are accessible and wonderful. The wines are well thought out and many great ones to choose...  more »
  • It is a quant winery with a nice setting on the deck and in the back yard area of the building. The wine selection is a bit limited. The sangria was tasty, with a hint of lemon and orange in its... 
    It is a quant winery with a nice setting on the deck and in the back yard area of the building. The wine selection is a bit limited. The sangria was tasty, with a hint of lemon and orange in its...  more »
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  • I really enjoyed my time at Feather Hills last summer. I stayed on-site at the room they have for rent and the hospitality was second to none. Such a relaxing environment, with the nice pond providing a serene place to sip fantastic wine and soak in the sounds of the Shawnee Forest. Can't wait to visit again!
  • Great wine,wonderful backdrop to kick back and relax. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

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