Von Jakob Winery & Brewery

Located among the beautiful rolling hills of the Shawnee National Forest, Von Jakob is the perfect getaway. As a family-owned business established nearly 20 years ago, we offer our guests an inviting and fun atmosphere to relax and unwind. While visiting our tasting room, sample from over 20 varieties of wine, a wide selection of hand-crafted beers and award winning hard apple cider. We offer a delicious lunch menu available daily and a full service restaurant open Friday and Saturday evenings. We also have live music every weekend and host a number of festivals, weddings and private events throughout the year. When you're here, feel free to extend your stay with us at one of our charming Bed & Breakfast Suites. Come experience a trip to Little Germany when you visit Von Jakob.



At Von Jakob, we take great pride in our wines. Many of them have received medals in national and international competitions. On average you will find around 20 styles wines available in our Tasting Room for tasting and purchasing. Our wines range from dry complex reds to sweet fruity dessert wines. We pride ourselves on our extensive and well rounded wine selection. As well, we were the first winery in the state of Illinois to produce a White Oak Port, this wine has won multiple medals at various competitions including California. We are also proud to be the first grower and producer of a Cabernet Sauvignon. Our 2000 Cabernet which was released in the spring of 2003, was a limited edition and a big hit. On average, depending on the growing season, we produce roughly 100 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon every year and as a result the only place to purchase this wine is at the winery itself.

Private Events

Von Jakob Winery offers the perfect setting for an extraordinary event. With over 15 years of experience, we are committed to making your event a truly wonderful occasion. Our event space is perfect for all types of celebrations, whether it’s a large graduation party or a small outing with friends. Our in-house coordinator, chefs and wait staff alleviate the pressure of planning and hosting your special event, allowing you to enjoy the company of those around you.


A variety of styles ranging from our crisp, clean, lightly-hopped German Pilsner to our rich, dark Chocolate Milk Stout, you are sure to find a beer that delights.

Contact Information

230 Highway 127 Alto Pass, Illinois 62905 | (618) 893-4600

vonjakobvineyard.com | info@vonjakobvineyard.com


Monday – Thursday 11am-5pm | Friday 11am – 9pm

Saturday 10am – 9pm | Sunday 10am – 6pm

TIps for Von Jakob

Scenic Surroundings – Incredible views of the southern Illinois landscape offers panoramic views of the winery’s orchards and vineyards with a picturesque backdrop of the Shawnee National Forest

Specialty Sausages – Get your choice of traditional German sausages served on a toasted bun with sauerkraut, German potatoes and coleslaw.

Live Music – Check the schedule to see when live music will be playing. Enjoy some entertainment while you sip your favorite wine, craft beer or slushy.

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