Ponce Cellars, now closer to the fountain of youth

Handcrafted Estate wines from hand picked grapes.

Hearty Barrel-Aged Chambourcin and Norton wines

Sangria Calata, for the heart and the palate

Monte Alegre is the only vineyard and winery within the city of Carbondale, in Southern Illinois. Come stroll down Carbondale Trail and taste the wines grown in this beautiful region of the heartland.

Monte Alegre Vineyard and Ponce Cellars offer spectacular vineyard views and prime red and white wines that have made Southern Illinois a favorite tourist destination for wine lovers and their families throughout the Midwest. You can also degustate red Ports and Sangrias, all in a single stop.

Southern Illinois residents and tourists alike flock to this wine trail to get immersed in the beauty of growing, bottling, and degustating wine. Monte Alegre Vineyard and Ponce Cellars form the perfect stop in Southern Illinois for learning how to cultivate grapes for white and red wine, touring the wine cellars, degustating wines.

Come visit the Ponce Wine Trail and Monte Alegre Vineyard and Cellars in Carbondale, Southern Illinois!

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What’s New?

  • ECLIPSE 2017 – come join us

    We are pleased to announce our event for Monday August 21 when we will have a chance to witness a spectacular full eclipse of the sun in Carbondale. Our vineyard and winery site are perfectly located in the “path of totality” and we expect the vines to full of grapes...
  • Movie Premiere showing party at Monte Alegre Sep 24

    BUNDLE OF STICKS, a new independent film by Dan Johnson, will premiere at 6:30 pm on Saturday, September 24th with a second screening, also at 6:30 pm on Friday, September 30. Both screenings will take place at Guyon Auditorium in Morris Library on the SIU campus in Carbondale. Filmed in...

    Our ultra light semi-dry white is soft and pleasant with hints of pear and pineapple. It’s soft acidity will pair well with salads and light cheeses.Priced at $11.75, store and serve chilled....
  • AMERICAN TAP carries our wines

    You can buy our wines in downtown Carbondale at the AMERICAN TAP, located at 518 South Illinois Avenue, phone: 618-457-6680. In one stop you can also enjoy eating at BOMBAY OLIVE, authentic Indian cuisine....
  • Chambourcin – New Release

    Our top-of-the-line full body red table wine that is smooth yet dry and complex. Made to pair well with juice meats and strong cheeses, you will love the ease with which it fills your senses. Priced at $19 will improve with age when cellared at the right temperature (between 55...
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