The Winery at Shale Lake

Comfort, culture, and nature are three features people all over the world try to reconcile for the perfect weekend getaway. The winery at Shale Lake represents the ideal getaway for couples, groups of friends, and more in the greater St. Louis region. Located in the heart of  the Southern Illinois Wine Country, Shale Lake offers visitors a little bit of everything. 

The Winery at Shale Lake is home to a host of snug cabins perfect for winter, spring, summer, or fall. Offering a variety of cabins and cottages varying in size and accessibility, The Winery has options that will work for everyone. 

The Winery at Shale Lake is the culmination of a lifelong dream of Mr. and Mrs. Wesa. For years they wanted to cultivate and offer their unique wines to the great people of Illinois. This passion is evident in their wines, and Shale Lake as a whole. They truly care for their property, wine, and food, and they want to share it with all their visitors. 

The idyllic scenery around the Winery at Shale Lake gives guests the opportunity to explore nature by walking through any of the location’s six miles of trails. Finally, The Winery at Shale Lake is also the ideal venue for private events, and especially weddings. With great views, incredible wine, and excellent hosts, Shale Lake is the quintessential romantic countryside wedding. 


Contact Information

Susan and David Wesa
Reservations and Information:

1499 Washington Avenue, Williamson, Illinois 62088, United States

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Other Information

  • Hours Open

    Friday: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday: 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Accessibility

    Some cottages have wheelchair access
  • Locally or Family Owned Notes

    Locally owned and operated by a family.