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Makanda - Blue Sky Vineyards

3150 South Rocky Comfort Road
618- 995-9463

Open: Year-Round

With the grapes planted and the winemaking underway, our family turned their sights toward the winery itself. Nancy Karen Brian, Chairman of the Department of Design at California State University, Fresno, designed the Tuscan inspired Blue Sky Winery. After years of dedication and attention to every detail we opened our doors to the world on July 4th, 2005. Ever since then, we have continually strived to create a place of great tranquility.


Jacqueline Kuder

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018
About $15 for a bottle of wine. The choices were sweet or not. Service was nice and helpful but not overly friendly. They do not typically let you open a tab on the weekends. Food was good, but a little over priced.

Jessica Johnson

Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018
I was excited that my husband and I could finally go to a winery together. He is from the area and everyone talks highly of the wineries, especially Blue Sky. The winery was beautiful however I was extremely disappointed in their staff. Our visit was around the holidays (off season). Besides a quick glance there was no acknowledgement of us entering. There were only 2 other couples sitting. I was hoping for a warm greeting such as “hello can I help you?” Instead we stood around for a bit and ordered a glass of wine to give it a try. No suggestions were made by the staff even when we mentioned it was our first time there. We stayed for about 1.5 hours and never witnessed them smiling or being friendly with any other customers who walked in. We were disappointed, and hope to check out the other wineries the next time we go back.

Brenda Eve Ladin

Saturday, Sep. 9, 2017
Blue Sky Vineyard was the NASA location of longest duration for the 2017 total eclipse of the sun. We traveled to attend the all day event, and it was well worth the trip. The wife of the General Manager greeted us at the entrance at 9:00 a.m. We purchased our commemorative wine glasses, and related special eye glasses. Great attention to detail was a part of the experience. The grounds were beautifully maintained, and we planted ourselves at a table with an umbrella, behind the DJ station, not far from the line-up of talented musicians. There was a food truck outside, and sit down service inside the winery. The special red wine had wonderful notes, and the atmosphere was ideal for near darkness, in the middle of the day. These friendly folks made us feel at home, and they threw a first rate party. The Vineyard made their lovely grounds available, free of charge, to anyone wishing to attend. It was a great time, and a memorable experience. Highly recommended.

Katherine Dillon

Monday, Aug. 28, 2017
We came here during a weekend trip to the Wine Trail. It was mid-afternoon on a Saturday, and the tasting area was very busy. When we did make it up to the bar, it took a VERY long time before our presence was even acknowledged. We're patient when we can see staff is overwhelmed, but it would've been nice if someone would've at least said "hello" (especially when you're standing right in front of them). The tasting itself was good- they have a large selection of wines to choose from. We walked around a bit; the grounds are expansive and very nice. Overall it was a positive experience.

Ian Havener

Friday, Sep. 1, 2017
We really liked this winery. The outdoor sitting area is huge and beautiful. The tables are each hand painted and the terracotta roof is impressive. The girl running it that day was super sweet and knowledgeable. The wines were delicious, as well as the sangria. The sangria is pretty sweet but it was good!

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