Hidden Lake Winery

Hidden Lake Winery


Hey guys I didn't want to call you in case you were busy and originally my plan was just to stop by early next week but with the new restrictions I figured it would be easier to reach out first. I want to help, any way I can. As someone who was born and raised in Breese, who's Dad sat on the county board and who's name is on the city hall, and as someone still involved with Clinton County showcase and the community I want to do everything I can to help my favorite businesses out that way stay open. I am a Territory Manager for Heartland Business and basically am personally taking care of Southern Illinois. We currently still have the ability to get businesses financing even when banks and otherwise are saying no, there are a ton of options we offer but even if just getting approved for a line of credit you don't have to use but is there if you do need it we can do that now in 72 hours or less. Similarly if you aren't already doing online ordering or ecommerce with all these limitations that is something else I can get done for you in 72 hours or less. There are a ton of other services that Heartland offers that can help long term also but my concern right now isn't trying to "sell" anyone but merely seeing if I can help them stay in business, take care of their people, market themselves and etc. I can also help with marketing and etc. This is true not just for restaurants but any business for all of these so if you have other friends send them my way. I will bend over backwards to help! I can be reached here or 3142361995 and I can do everything over phone, web conference or am happy to come in person whenever works with your schedule. I will be in and out of the area checking up on my family anyway! I hope to hear from you and whether I do or not I hope you do well weathering this storm!
When does the new winery in Maryville open?
Would love to see Under the Influence play there. Those guys are GREAT....................
Please tag you if you’re in this photo! Would love to meet up n go jeepin!
What exactly is the wine-dy jeep trail today at the jeep event?
We had a wonderful visit at this winery! Please share it with your friends and family! #hiddenlakewinery #snowsdjservice
Spent my birthday here 10/17/19 it was a very good experience. Wine tasting was reasonable, the food was good and so was the service. I will go back.
Will you have entertainment this Sunday, Sept 1?
STL Wedding Podcast is excited to announce that our latest episode features Hidden Lake Winery! Take a listen to learn more about this great venue! https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=351763492197313&id=257681534938843
We had a great time last night. I've already left a google review for you. Thank you for your hospitality!
I was hoping to speak with someone about booking a stand-up comedy show sometime. I headline all over the Midwest and South so if you're interested in some alternative, cheap entertainment guaranteed to keep patrons buying drinks and food, I'd love to work out the details with you. Basically, if you've ever had enough room for karaoke, a live DJ, or even trivia night- you have enough room for stand-up comedy. I also have promotional material ready, with all of your information ready to insert whenever it's worked out. Looking forward to hearing back from you. To see all my upcoming dates, go to Richard Cason

Grill available: Friday 12-8pm Saturday 12-8pm Sunday 12-4pm

Hope.... our Bella Vista Vineyard. Buds on the grape vines

Hidden Lake Winery is open for wine sales. Purchase a case and receive a 20% discount. You may purchase wine and legally sit outside by the lake to drink your wine if maintaining social distance guidelines. We also have have beer.

Our Bella Vista Winery is offering Family style take out meals and wine sales. Please note that the take out order is only available at Bella Vista winery in Maryville. Our Hidden Lake winery kitchen is closed. Thankyou for supporting our small businesses

We miss all of you!

Hidden Lake Winery is open for curbside wine pickup, call ahead and your order will be ready when you get there. http://vlnkx.com/_JQHXCG

The event coordinating team for Hidden Lake Winery would like to express how grateful we are to our brides. We've only needed to move a few weddings due to the Covid 19 Virus (for no extra fees) and the brides have been wonderful. We are more than happy to work with our brides to ensure a wonderful and happy experience.
Should you wish to schedule a tour or receive more information about our weddings or events, please email [email protected] and Becca Lenzini, Event Coordinator, will be happy to assist you.

S. Price Media

To brighten up your Facebook timelines amongst the quarantine, we are going to be sharing a bunch of wedding videos that have yet to make it to the Facebook world!

We present... The Wilson's Feature Film!

Everything about this day was just a bridal dream come true. Not sure how many small details Blake & Bailey had throughout their day, but everywhere we turned there was something unique to the two of them and their love. We were obsessed! Every moment of this film makes us smile, and we hope it does the same for you!

Thanks for trusting us with this big day, Blake & Bailey!

*Watch video in HD quality for the best viewing experience
**All music is used with permission and licensed via FyrFly

Videography: S. Price Media | Siarra Cheyenne Price & Benjamyn Brinker

Venue & Catering: Hidden Lake Winery
Invitation Suite: Fresh Pear Design
H&MU: Stylin on Main Salon & Spa
Florals: Flowers by Tess
Cake & Desserts: Covered in Chocolate Bistro Bakery and Catering
Reception Decor: Receptions by Robin
Photographer: Ali Brassel Photography
Calligraphy: C. Marie Illustrations


Hidden Lake Winery

Thank you for the encouragement Melissa. This has been such a difficult time. We look forward to getting our staff back to work and our guests listening to music on the patio.

Yesterday I visited my very good friends Steve and Angela at #Hiddenlakewinery. I decided to use some of my stimulus money to support my favorite small business.

Going out to Hidden Lake always feels a little bit like coming home. It’s a comfortable and happy place for many people. If you haven’t been there in a while, you should!

I’m sharing this video because it tells a story of how Steve and Angela came to own the winery. Also about how many people in the area work there or are supported by hidden lake. Steve talks about several local vendors and grape growers that they buy from. I would hate to lose a small business that also supports other small businesses.

Watch the video, listen to the passion they have for their winery and loyalty to the area. Then go buy some wine online or give them a call!!!🍷 cheers


Hidden Lake Winery, located in rural Aviston, IL, was founded in 2004. Owners, Steve and Angela Gorazd, contacted North Avenue Capital to receive the funding...

We are proud to introduce our new event coordinator who joined us earlier this year, Becca Lenzini. Becca is originally from Chicago, IL and received her degree from SIUC. She, her dog Layla, and her husband Anthony (who is a So. IL native) live in St. Loius.
Becca has extensive experience with marketing and managing events. She is delighted to be working at HIdden Lake Winery and with our brides. Her passion for the wine, exceptional attention to details, and her love of organizing events and weddings make HLW the perfect career.
Please reach out to Becca at [email protected].

Thanks to our amazing guests who have purchased our Off Duty Wine, almost $7,000 has been donated to the Illinois Nurses Foundation for nursing scholarships.

For every bottle sold, $3 goes to the foundation.

One day a nurse will save your life but you will never know it. A. Gorazd

Hidden Lake Winery

We are happy to announce an addition to our wedding dinner menu for a limited time.

What Distinguishes Red Wine From White? http://vlnkx.com/-o8AI1D

We are happy to announce an addition to our wedding dinner menu for a limited time.

Beginning April 5 - April 30 Bella Vista winery in Maryville, IL will offer Family style meals. Please order by calling 618-477-1811, 618-365-6280, or email [email protected]
Currently taking orders.

Silent Forest Reserve Cabins

In the 17 years since the founding of Hidden Lake Winery in southern Illinois, we've not seen times like these. While a lot is unknown, what we do know is that in time, we will get through this together, and we will reach the other side with a better appreciation for the truly important things in life—our families, our health, and our communities.

We continue to respond to inquiries as to whether or not the cabins in the silent forest reserve are open. The good news is that we are! The nature of our business has always been to provide a space to get away from it all. You can stay in the Silent Forest Reserve Cabins and still follow guidelines for social distancing. We are eliminating face-to-face interactions during the check-in process. We have implemented gaps between check-outs and check-ins. That allows us to completely sanitize and disinfect after every stay and for the staff to clean according to CDC guidelines. We are also spacing people out. All cabins contain minifridges and a microwave oven. We are also open for wine sales. We simply ask that if you are experiencing symptoms, or if you know you have been in contact with a person who has been tested positive, that you follow guidelines for quarantine and stay home.

We have 92 acres Hidden Lake Winery grounds in southern Illinois, only minutes from St. Louis. During this time, you can bring your fishing pole and fish our 2 ponds. You can bring your walking/hiking shoes and walk the property while looking for some of our wildlife. Bring your bicycles and ride the winery property or some of the back roads. Sit on the patio and enjoy a fire in the fire pit, all while maintaining social distance guidelines. It's something we've known for a long time—getting away and being among the natural world does wonders in soothing the mind. That's why we're here. And we want to be here for you now. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at (618) 228-9111 or (618) 477-1811 and ask for our weekly rental special.
*Weekly Rental Special end April 30, 2020.

We cannot wait to have our patio full of guests. Hopefully we can see all of you May 1!
We have take-out wine service. Our Bella Vista Winery in Maryville, IL will soon begin Family Style curb-side meals.
Stay healthy and happy!

As a winemaker, one of my favorite aspects about wine is the life story that it can tell you from grape to glass, if you know how to listen. Every "story" features an entire year of grapes ripening on the vine under beautiful Illinois Skies, with those grapes being brought into the cellar and given the attention and care they deserve for handcrafted wines. Bella is our symbol for new beginnings. It's a showcasing of the Chambourcin grape and what it truly has to offer. A combination of lower tannin and oak presence give way for the beautiful dark fruit to shine through. Bella is a very approachable, smooth, dry red wide - like a good story - holds your attention from start to finish.
- Cory Kunkle, Winemaker
Hidden Lake and Bella Vista Wineries

Our new Bella will be available soon and sold only at Bella Vista Winery in Maryville, IL. We look forward to seeing all of you again soon. Stay healthy.

[03/19/20]   The Adult Easter Egg Hunt on April 3, our Easter Brunch for April 12, and our Princess Tea Party for April 18 has been cancelled. We will open once the mandated closure is lifted, but events for April have been cancelled. Once we reopen our new Spring/Summer menu will be introduced. Thank you and we hope to see you soon.

Sugar Creek

Wine doesn't wait on the mandated closure. The Sugar Creek is being bottled today! 20% off a case of wine mix or match (does not Off Duty or 2nd Ammendment due to our donation of sales).

[03/15/20]   It is with great disappointment that due to Governer Pitzkers mandate we are are required to close both of our wineries HIdden Lake Winery and Bella Vista WInery due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) untill March 30.
We cannot express how disappointing this is for us and mainly our amazing, loyal employees who will will be layed-off for 2 weeks. This mandate will be devastating to our employees and to many businesses and we ask that once we are able to open that you support us and all small businesses.

We will be open for curbside wine delieveries. Please call 228-9111 or email [email protected] Any tips provided will go to our employees.
Bella wil be open for take-out and wine.
Thank you

[03/15/20]   Music for Sunday March 15 has been cancelled. The tasting room and restaurant is open. Thank you

Music for Sunday March 15 is cancelled. Thank you

Weekend events:
3/14/20 St. Patty's day party with the Beaucoup Bottom Band from 7-11.

3/15/20 Change of plans, Danny Kalaher from Champagne Fixx will be joining us form 2-6

Sudany - enjoy $2 glass of wine on open bottles after 3pm- 7 pm

Beaucoup Bottom Band

Saturday night y’all.. this has been an absolute rager the last few years. Let’s continue tradition, come celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with the BBB! Food will be available, music 7pm-11pm, green beer and other phenomenal drinks.. Lets party for paddy’s day
🍻🍀Hidden Lake Winery🍀🍻

Weekend events:
3/14/20 St. Patty's day party with the Beaucoup Bottom Band from 7-11.

3/15/20 Change of plans, Danny Kalaher from Champagne Fixx will be joining us form 2-6

Sudany - enjoy $2 glass of wine on open bottles after 3pm- 7 pm

Donny Lee Wayne & The Atomic Wizard Band

Upcoming show announcement!
April 3 from 6:30-10:30 at Hidden Lake Winery for the Adult Easter Egg Hunt.

March 6 & 7 in our Tasting Room
cookie+1 oz wine tasting + $1 = 😁

Your favorite wines are back! 🍷

5 Characteristics of Wine http://vlnkx.com/fYYpziZ

[02/29/20]   It's Karaoke Night with Jim Hursey at Hidden Lake Winery! Join us from 6:00pm-10:00pm for singing, wine and good times.

Calling all dog owners and lovers!
We would love to see photos of your four legged fur babies. Share a photo of your dog(s) in the comment section below to be featured in a photo montage during Vino's Birthday Pawty this Sunday, March 1st. We hope to see you there!

Only at Hidden Lake Winery.......

Hidden Lake Winery

Recently engaged? 💍

Have your wedding at the most beautiful winery in the Metro-East area! 🍷🌿

With 3+ gorgeous venues available, we can help make your dream wedding a reality! ✨

We still have a few dates available for 2019, and are now booking for 2020!

Message us or visit hiddenlakewinery.com for more information!

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Charlotte Street

Sunday, Funday! We’re back playing at the awesome Hidden Lake Winery in Aviston, IL Sunday, Feb 23rd. What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Showtime is 2:00. We love this place!!

Happy Valentines Day!!!!
Friday 2/14/20 Farm-to-Table Wine Pairing Dinner - SOLD
Saturday 2/15/19 Grab a bunch of friends or your sweetheart
and enjoy our Valentines Day Bash with Three Pedros
Sunday 2/16/20 Bangolicioius 2-6
Sunday special: $2 glass of
wine after 3pm on any open bottle of wine.

3 Tips for a Successful Spring Wedding http://vlnkx.com/HnA4aHG

Musicians in the house. Roland Kreke currently playing HLW.
Sunday special, $2 glass of wine on any open wines after 3pm

It's the weekend! Check out our newest sweet wine. This one will be distributed out and not sold at the winery so check out your local stores soon.

Musical line up:
Saturday 2/8/20 Charlotte Street 6-10pm
Sunday 2/9/20 Roland Kreke 2-6pm

Valentine's day Farm-to-Table wine pairing - only a couple openings left!
Saturday Feb 15, Valentine's dance/bash,"Three Pedros" $5 cover charge.

[02/06/20]   Hidden Lake Winery is planning a summer concert series. Half of all ticket sales will go to a local charity. We have a few chosen charities but are looking for suggestions.
CLARIFICATION: There will be 9 Saturday concerts this summer beginning June 6. For each concert 1/2 of the ticket sales will go to a chosen charity for that concert. NINE CHARITIES will benefit from your kindness. Let's "Party with a Purpose"......

Meet our 2020 Miss Hidden Lake Winery! Such a great show, thank you to our Whimsical Wine Woman, Avonlea, for hosting this event and to Champagne Fix for a great show. Dancing, Pinups and wine.

3 Tips for Planning a Dream Wedding http://vlnkx.com/0GHYDPB

Our Bella Vista Winery is open!!!!! Please go to Bella Vista Winery Maryville, IL FB or our www.bellavistail.com (updates soon) for information.
February 1, 2020 Enjoy music by Hunter Peebles from 7-11pm.

We are so excited to service this community.

3 Items to Pack for Your Honeymoon http://vlnkx.com/6I89ydD

Oh Baby It's Cold Outside! Enjoy a taste of summer with our Strawberry wine. Our 2019 Berry Distressed is now labeled.

Thursday January 23,2020 Steak night $12.95 8 oz Sirloin and potato 12-8pm. Wine special tonight only $2 glass on all open wines 12-8pm.

Friday January 24, 2020, Restaurant open 12-10pm.
Saturday January 25, 2020 Music by Bill Ammann 6-10
Sunday January 26, 2020 Music by Charlotte Street 2-6

Don't forget, the 2020 Miss Hidden Lake Winery Contest Saturday February 1 Music at 7pm, Contest at 8pm. Contestants representing five States!

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10580 Wellen Rd
Aviston, IL

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 17:00
Thursday 11:00 - 21:00
Friday 11:00 - 23:59
Saturday 11:00 - 23:59
Sunday 09:00 - 19:00
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Aviston Legion Aviston Legion
601 S Clinton St
Aviston, 62216

Welcome to the Aviston, IL American Legion. The American Legion is the largest and best of the Veterans organization’s within the United States. We are co