The Winery

The Grounds

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Not only does Rio Vista offer an extremely beautifully landscaped area for your event but it also offers an array of award winning wines.  From sweet white wines to heavy dry reds Rio Vista offers a wine that will please any palate.

Your sweetheart, family, friends, and colleagues are sure to enjoy the lovely Tasting Room with a rock fireplace as well as the spacious lawns and beautiful landscape.

Perhaps a walk through the vineyards or along the sandy beach beside the great Columbia River is more to your liking.  Sip wine on the covered deck, have a picnic or a meeting, or maybe just get a little sand between your toes.

 

vineyard11Our Wines

Rio Vista Wines is a small-scale vineyard and winery, producing approximately 2000 cases of wine annually.

The property consists of 15 acres of prime land on the western shores of the Columbia River, 10 miles north of Lake Chelan.  Seven acres are planted in grapes.

The white varieties raised are Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, and Pinot Grigio.  Syrah, Merlot, Barbera, Malbe and Cabernet Sauvignon make up the reds.

 

The Winemakers

winemakers-01Winemaker, John Little, with help from his wife, Jan, and his son John, are at the reins in all phases of the grape-growing and wine-making process.

John grew up on a farm in Port Angeles, WA, under the shadow of Hurricane Ridge. He spent his time milking cows (when he wasn’t sneaking off to do a little fishing in the creeks near the farm.) He was, however, exposed to wine at a young age and enjoyed a sip or two of his grandpa’s homemade fruit wine on holidays.

fisherman-JohnJohn is a believer that good wine is made in the vineyard and the wine’s ultimate potential comes from the winemaker’s skills and practices in the field. He does it all, from pruning to wine making and making all the important decisions that go with it.

 

Visit the winery website to learn more!