Take a look at all of the wineries available through the Carlyle Lake Wine Trail.



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Hidden Lake Winery and Banquet Center, located in rural Aviston, is situated in “Silent Forest,” a wooded parcel of land abounding in local lore. Their winemaking is influenced by the German heritage of the farming families who settled in this part of Illinois. Their goal is to offer a variety of wines that will satisfy many different palates.  The wines are produced with locally-grown fruit and bottled in Hidden Lake Winery’s cellar.

Wine tastings are $3 to sample all of the delicious wines they have to offer. Hidden Lake Winery has so many beautiful views to take in. From the patio overlooking the pond, the surrounding woods, and a rock waterfall. Guests can enjoy a glass of wine (or other beverage if desired) in a tranquil setting with old friends, or perhaps with new ones.


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Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery is located just north of Carlyle and offers a unique atmosphere for sipping wine and is the perfect compliment to everyday celebrations as well as those special occasions. Not only do they carry their own line of wine but they offer a little something for everyone. Amazing food and a host of other amenities such as a full bar, sand volleyball and phenomenal sunsets where you can relax with friends while sipping a glass of wine.

They have a captivating wine room, the Kudu Room, where you can sample their wines. Wine tasting is complimentary. Bretz Wildlife Winery has several varieties you can try and will fall in love with.

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Twelve Oaks Vineyard is located in the beautiful country south of Carlyle. The grapes grown in this charming vineyard are maintained and cared for by a small family-owned business that believes in offering quality hand-crafted wines. Their reserve wines humbly wear the label of the variety of grapes that are grown in the vineyard. Twelve Oaks Vineyard invites their customers to the tasting rood and the pristine backyard, overlooking a pond, to come out and enjoy the fruit flavors in the wine while relaxing in a county setting with family and friends.

The tasting room is custom built with a family made penny countertop on top of a beautiful Amish made bar out of redwood boards that once belonged in the barn of the owners parents. The tasting room is full of great stories and family memories. The first three tastings are free.

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Crooked Creek Winery is a family-owned winery dedicated to hand-crafted wines that are the truest expression of the local grape varietals while exploring traditional European styles of wine making. Our offerings include a range of sweet to dry wines. You’ll always find peace sipping your wine and watching the family horses grace the surrounding pastures.