Pomona Winery specializes in wines made from locally grown fruits other than grapes.
Enjoy a beautiful drive through the Shawnee National Forest, taste exceptional non-grape wines, and savor the wooded setting from our covered decks or the garden picnic area. The winery does not serve food, but you’re welcome to bring snacks or lunch to enjoy. We look forward to welcoming you to the winery on your next trip to Southern Illinois and the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail.
Pomona Winery offers seven table wines and two fortified dessert wines. All of our wines have received multiple awards in regional, national, and international judging and they have a very comfortable atmosphere to enjoy them.
Pomona Winery has been making non-grape wines with the help of local growers since 1991. Flamm’s Orchards in Cobden, IL and Rendleman’s Orchards in Alto Pass, IL supply 20 tons of Jonathan and Golden Delicious apples every year. From those 20 tons, around 3,000 gallons of apple wine are made. The berries are also locally grown by Hall’s Berry Farm in Lick Creek, IL or Bill Bass Farms in Cobden, IL. Local fruit is used whenever possible and the winery is always open to new wines if the fruit is locally available.
Pomona Winery provides visitors with a unique tasting experience which emphasizes cooking and pairing wine with food. We are so excited to share recipes from our tasting presentation with you. Our hope is to get guests focused on the adventure of wine and see intoxication as a fringe benefit and not the end goal of the experience. Feel free to search through categories to find recipes connected to your favorite Pomona Wines. We love experimenting with wine and food…especially when it means we get to eat and drink good food and wine with friends! Find these unique recipes and pairings on the winery website.
Garden Variety – During the spring and summer, check out all the different flower types in the garden at the winery. The Annabelle hydrangeas are beyond beautiful!
Strawberry Servings – Try the fan-favorite Strawberry Dessert wine.
Bountiful Beauty – Enjoy the beauty of the Shawnee Hills while sipping your glass of sweet non-grape wine.