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?

  • We are off daylight savings time too: we close at 5-pm instead of 6-pm

    Please note that our hours for the winter have changed and now we close at 5-pm until next spring: Wednesday to Saturday from 1 to 5 pm; Sunday from 2 to 5 pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday  ...

    As our beloved Reed Station Road undergoes much needed renovation and improvement, it does not affect access to Monte Alegre Winery yet. But even when the road renovation is in full swing, you will be able to access the winery entrance before the road closing sign. So, drive past the...
  • 2015 wine growing season started February 13, 2015

    the 2015 wine growing season is off to a slow start but we have been opened and taking care of our loyal customers since Friday February 13. Soon to be released: Chambourcin Norton Sangria Calata  ...
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