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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Carbondale Tourism



What’s New?

  • Norton 2012 NEW RELEASE

    A premium 100% vintage varietal that is smooth and softly aged. Great paring with pasta, quesadillas and red meats....
  • Month of May Promotion: $4 glass of red wine

    every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday enjoy a glass of an red wine for $4 and Saturday and Sunday any red wine is $5...
  • Fond du Cave New release

    a robust blend of Chambourcin and Norton that is smooth and elegantly dry. Great paring with red meats, wild game and wild people....

    Enjoy a glass of red, rose’ or white wine for only $4 for the whole month of April on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Use the code word APRIL16 for instant credit.  ...
  • 2016 Wine Growing Season Started March 12, 2016

    The 2016 wine growimng season is off to a slow start, but we have been serving our loyal customers since Saturday March 12. Soon to be released wines: Fond de Cave Chambourcin Norton Chardonel...
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