Välkommen. Welcome to Hedman Vineyards. You will find us in scenic fruit and wine country among the rolling hills of southern Illinois. Located in the small town of Alto Pass, we are a proud member of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. Hedman Vineyards is a charming place where gourmet food is served with estate-bottled Illinois wine.
Our award-winning wines are made from estate-grown grapes that reflect the unique terroir of our region. Located within the boundaries of the Shawnee Hills American Viticultural Area we are proud to serve wines that offer distinct flavors and aromas that can only be found in southern Illinois. From our rich, bold dry wines to our juicy, sweet wines, even a Swedish Glogg, you're sure to find a few wines to take home.
Our Swedish restaurant compliments our wine selections and offers you a truly unique experience. We provide authenticity and the highest-quality value in the culinary and viticulture world. There is nothing else like us in the region. We invite you to discover what we have to offer. You won't be disappointed.
January - March: Fri. - Sat. 11 am - 8 pm, Sunday 12 noon - 5 pm; April - December: Wed. - Thurs. 11 am - 5 pm, Fri. - Sat. 11am - 8 pm, Sunday - 12 noon - 5 pm
The Peach Barn Café is open year-round, with seating available indoors and out. Enjoy a robust dining experience filled with authentic Swedish and European flavor! We use some of the finest ingredients, including organic eggs, wild-caught fish, and local, in-season produce to create a memorable dining experience.
As a compliment to our standard menu we also offer weekly specials as fresh ingredients become available. Offerings include specialty dishes across our entire menu of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, & desserts. For more information regarding weekly specials please contact the café at 618-893-4923.
Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes
Anders and Gerd Hedman moved to southern Illinois from Stockholm, Sweden twenty-two years ago for what was supposed to be a one year adventure. After falling in love with the area, both agreed to stay and spread their wings from their day-to-day physical therapist (Gerd) and construction (Anders) jobs and bought a peach farm in Alto Pass, Illinois. Both being avid wine drinkers, adding a vineyard seemed to be a natural expansion of their farm.
Always great hosts, Hedman Winery began as a small café where guests could enjoy fresh peaches from their orchard and delicious Swedish cuisine cooked by Anders and Gerd. After a little push from customers that wanted to enjoy wines with their meal and the Hedman's love for fine wines, Hedman Winery opened its doors in 2005.
Anders and Gerd have been married for 42 years and have two daughters and four grandchildren. They have a love for family, friends, adventure, cooking and the great outdoors. FUN FACT: Both are sailors and have sailed in Sweden's Nordic Championship.
Come on out to Hedman Winery & Vineyard where you will enjoy award-winning, Illinois wines, savory Swedish cuisine and an atmosphere unlike anything else.