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Pomona Winery

2865 Hickory Ridge Road

Open: Year-Round

About Us:

After making wines for over a decade, we broke ground for the Pomona Winery in 1989, opening as a licensed winery in 1991.  At that time, we were the second winery in the area and the sixth in the state.  


Leah Hughey

Friday, May 11, 2018
By far the best winery on the Shawnee trail. I had done the wine trail several years ago and remembered thoroughly enjoying this winery the most. I brought my parents and siblings along this time and made sure to take them to Pomona first. It was exactly as great as I remembered. They serve non-grape wines. The majority are made from apples and they are all incredible. The staff is so knowledgeable and friendly. They describe their wines in detail during the tasting and recommend food pairings. They also provide a list of stores where you can purchase their wines in your area. This is the most informative and serene winery that you will visit. You can tell they put great care into their jobs.

Kirk S Caskey

Monday, July 2, 2018
This is our favorite winery. They have been perfecting their wines for years and I can honestly say that I love the all. A definite must see destination for Southern Illinois. But since it is our favorite place, please don't tell anyone about it.

Matthew Schweizer

Sunday, May 6, 2018
Hands-down, simply the best non-grape fruit wines you're going to find in the whole region. Starting from that premise, we can keep going: great location and facility, a charming and delightful family of owner-operators, and frequent food and entertainment programs that'll keep you coming back. Cannot recommend enough!

Lara Morgan

Monday, April 9, 2018
Large barn shaped building made of reclaimed building materials. Lots of plants inside too. Making a nice atmosphere. All the wines are non grape from local area fruits. Largely apples. We enjoyed our tasting and learned you can have dry apple wine. At the end we tried the strawberry wine. Sweet but amazing that it smells and tastes of strawberries.

Doug Schons

Monday, April 9, 2018
Our favorite of the 11 wineries on the trail. So good we went there twice on Saturday! Great fruit wines and super knowledgeable and friendly staff!

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