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StarView Vineyards

StarView Vineyards StarView Vineyards is a family operation. Kate and Scott Sensmeier bought an existing vineyard and with the help of family and friends, spent the past year transforming the vineyard and building a new retail to sell their new wines and host events. In 2005, StarView Vineyards became the eighth winery on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. Come sample wines and tour the vineyards where seven varieties of grapes grow on just under 6 acres at StarView vineyards, including: Norton, Chambourcin, Niagara, Chardonel, Vignoles, Concord. Each vine is meticulously pruned by hand and the vines are individually nurtured to produce the highest quality of fruit. At harvest time, only the most perfect grapes are harvested by hand. All of the hard work has paid off and we are starting our medal collection!! Our award winning, hand crafted wines are blended onsite we hope you have an opportunity to sample them all. If you can't make it to the vineyard, call and ask about having us ship wine to you. The laws change frequently, so we may or may not be able to ship our wines to you.

From HWY 57: StarView Vineyards is located 5.5 miles off of Exit 36 at Lick Creek. Follow the Shawnee Hills Wine trail signs & turn Right on Hall Church. Go through a stop sign and continue onto Winghill Road. Veer Left at Rocky Comfort, and the road becomes Wing Hill. When you go down a hill and cross a bridge, turn RIGHT. StarView Vineyards is up the hill on the left. From US HWY 51: StarView Vineyards is located east 3.1 miles on Winghill Road. Wing Hill Road is approximately 18 miles south of Carbondale and 6 miles North of Anna on US Hwy 51.

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5100 Wing Hill Road, Cobden, IL, US, 62920 Email:
Phone: 618-893-9463 Web:
Fax: 618-893-4125
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Silver - 2006 Indy Wine Champion, Bronze - 2006 IL State Fair. This exceptional wine, was lightly oaked and is medium bodied with very deep color and characteristic varietal flavor. This blend of Chambourcin produced a wine that is lovely with aged cheeses, antipasto, and spicy foods.
Our Chardonel is un-oaked so you can taste the bright and flavorful Chardonel grapes. Pale golden yellow color. Aromas of toasty fruit toffee and baked pear follow through on a round, silky entry to a dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body with a touch of caramel apple. Finishes with peach and lemon water accented fade. BTI awarded this wine Highly Recommended.
Very smooth and wonderful deep amethyst color that is as fragrant as the vineyard in summertime. This wine is reminiscent of the wines made on farms and enjoyed on back porches for generations. Ours is delightfully jammy but not overly sweet.
  Moonlight White
A blend of white wine grapes that together create a luscious sweet wine that has melon flavors and kiwi notes; this wine is a wonderful sipping wine, enjoy it chilled.
Norton is a regional favorite. Nortons are very hearty grapes and produce a wine that is bold, rich, and well suited to oaking and aging. We've released our Norton for you to enjoy now and to cellar and enjoy in years to come. This balanced wine is rounded and has subtle flavors of coffee and chocolate coming through.
  Red Giant
Just released in December 2009. Vinted with a new varietal, Noirette. Red Giant has wonderful tannin structure and flavors of raspberry and licorice. A wonderful new varietal that is being introduced in the region!
  Red Star
The Chambourcin grapes in this wine have been blended to produce a big, rich and smooth sweet wine with Sweet, jammy grape and vanilla aromas. A round entry leads to a sweet medium-bodied palate with ripe grape and blackberry flavors. Finishes with a pleasant ripe berry fade. Not overly complicated but very pleasant. It is best enjoyed at a lower temperature. It is a wine that can be paired with mostly any foods or enjoyed on its own.
Aromas of singed flan, sour apple, and dusty nut skins follow though on a round entry to a dryish light-to-medium body. Finishes with a crisp, wet stone and citrus peel.
  Silver Star
This is our signature blend of grapes with the predominant grape being Niagara, a large, luscious, aromatic green grape. A deep golden color. Sweet peach and pear fruit aromas and flavors. Light bodied and crisp with refreshing tanginess. Clean and fruity—a very good summer picnic wine for sandwiches.
Bright ruby color. Aromas of cinnamon stick, cumin, cherry custard, and tomato follow through on a soft, silky entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with tangy acidity and a touch of vine and cedar chips. Finishes with a crisp, spiced apple fade, pepper, and melon rind fade. BTI awarded this wine Highly Recommended
Traminette is a white wine grape, which produces wine with pronounced varietals character similar to one of its parents, Gewürztraminer. Ours has a Pale silvery straw color. Aromas of dusty apples, citrus aloe soap, and yeasty lemon cake batter follow through on a soft, round entry to a fruity light-to-medium body with melon and applesauce notes. Finishes with a crisp, tangy, accented fade.
Pale ruby color with a silver cast. Ripe aromas of grape, cherry, and rhubarb. A brisk lightly spritzy entry leads to a sweetish light-to medium-bodied palate with rhubarb and watermelon flavors. Finishes with a tart, lightly tannic, cherry skin fade. A simple, clean, picnic wine
  Vidal Blanc
Light and fruity, with very pronounced citrus notes. Lemon and lime flavors are in the forefront and is a soft, semi sweet finish lingers on the palate.
Our semi-sweet Vignoles has an exceptional bouquet. Pale yellow gold color. Aromas of fresh cotton candy and caramel pear tart. A soft, brisk entry leads to dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body with tart crabapple and kumquat notes. Finishes with a touch of minerality, grapefruit, and nectarine. An interesting fish wine. Try with Veracruz styled snapper. BTI awarded this wine Highly Recommended & Best buy.
  White Star
Bronze - 2006 IL State Fair, Bronze - 2006 Indy Wine Champion, Bronze - 2006 Taster's Guild. White Star is our signature blend of estate grown grapes with the predominant grape being Niagara, a large, luscious, aromatic green grape. This wonderfully fragrant, sweet wine is an outstanding sipping wine or is a marvelous to compliment lighter flavored foods.


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