Winery on the River
Welcome to Rio Vista Wines. Rio Vista is a hidden jewel along the sandy banks of Columbia River and is the ONLY winery in the Chelan area on water. Spend your day with us picnicking and listening to live music, playing family-friendly lawn games under our shaded park-like trees, or take your glass of estate wine to our private beach where you can dangle your feet in the water while playing fetch with your dog. Oh, and did we mention that you can drive, boat, or FLY to us? With award-winning wine and a friendly tasting room staff to welcome you, there is no better way to spend your day than with Rio Vista Wines on the River.
The winery is currently CLOSED for the season.
The French have a saying that the best wines come from grapes grown along a river. That’s certainly true here at Rio Vista Wines. Our grapes thrive and flourish in the exceptional micro climate created by the river, the long hot summer days, the moderate winters, and the unique geology of the glacial soil.
Rio Vista Wines is a small-scale vineyard and winery, producing approximately 1,200 cases of wine annually. The property consists of ten acres of prime land on the western shores of the Columbia River, ten miles north of Lake Chelan. Seven of the ten acres are planted with grapes of both the red and white varietals.
The vineyard is planted on a southeast facing slope at approximately 600 feet elevation. The rows are planted in a north-south orientation which allows for optimum sunlight to reach the grapes. We have planted our vines in three stages, the first vines were planted in 2000, the second set were planted in 2004, and the last set was planted on the Western side of the property in 2015. By the year 2018, Rio Vista Wines will be a completely estate winery.
Pinot Grigio 2.4%
Cabernet Sauvignon 21.1%