POMONA WINERY: OUR STORY

Wines made from locally grown fruits

Specializing in wines made from locally grown fruits other than grapes, we offer seven table wines and three fortified dessert wines, each of which has received multiple awards and honors in regional, national, and international judgings. We are pleased to announce the 2017 awards, including the best Illinois dessert wine for our Strawberry wine.

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. We look forward to welcoming you to our winery on your next trip to Southern Illinois' Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. -George Majka & Jane Payne

Awards

  • BRONZE 2017 ILLINOIS; BRONZE 2017 INDY INTERNATIONAL
  • ILLINOIS GOVERNOR’S CUP 2012
  • BRONZE 2017 ILLINOIS; BRONZE 2017 INDY INTERNATIONAL
  • BRONZE 2017 ILLINOIS; BRONZE 2017 INDY INTERNATIONAL
  • 2003 ILLINOIS GOVERNOR’S CUP
  • SILVER 2017 INDY INTERNATIONAL; BRONZE 2017 ILLINOIS
  • ILLINOIS GOVERNOR’S CUP 2008; SILVER 2017 INDY INTERNATIONAL; BRONZE 2017 ILLINOIS
  • SILVER 2017 ILLINOIS; SILVER 2017 INDY INTERNATIONAL
  • 2002 ILLINOIS GOVERNOR’S CUP
  • SILVER”BEST OF CLASS” 2017 ILLINOIS; SILVER 2017 INDY INT’L
  • SILVER 2017 ILLINOIS; BRONZE 2017 INDY INTERNATIONAL
  • The strawberry dessert wine won another governor’s cup- last year it won the best dessert wine in the state (made from IL grown fruit), this year it won the best non-grape wine
  • CONCORDENCE GOLD 2006 Indy International; CONCORDENCE GOLD 2009 Illinois
  • 2009 ILLINOIS GOVERNOR’S CUP- “BEST ILLINOIS NON-GRAPE WINE”
  • 2016 ILLINOIS GOVERNOR’S CUP AND CONCORDENCE GOLD - “BEST ILLINOIS DESSERT WINE”
  • 2017 ILLINOIS GOVERNOR’S CUP AND CONCORDENCE GOLD- “BEST ILLINOIS NON-GRAPE WINE”
  • SILVER 2017 INDY INTERNATIONAL

POMONA WINERY

OWNERS

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.

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