RIO VISTA WINES, the Winery on the River, is a hidden jewel on the banks of the sparkling Columbia River and the only waterfront winery.  You can visit by car, boat or float plane. (Call Chelan Seaplanes at 509-672-555 for fly-in wine tasting). If you can’t come by boat or plane, watching from one of the three decks or landscaped lawns while savoring a glass of fine wine is an enjoyable experience  with places for everyone to enjoy including the kids.


 RIO VISTA at the CABIN is our new tasting room located in the quaint village of Manson.  Situated in a real log  cabin, we are already building a reputation as a cozy, convenient gathering place where you can enjoy your favorite Rio Vista wines around the fireplace or on the outside deck.  Call 509-687-1179 for more information

                  Rio Vista Viognier was selected as one of the top 50 wines in all of the Pacific Northwest!  Including Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia.  Way go to, Winemaker John!!!
Rio Vista raised more than $11,000 during the Fire Victims Benefit Concert and Auction. Thank you to everyone who helped make this such a huge success! One hundred percent of the funds raised were used to help those affected by the recent fires in our area.
thumbRio Vista’s owner/winemaker John Little walked away with the top award at the annual NCW Wine Awards. This year’s competition drew 244 entries from 37 wineries. The awards culminated with a gala wine tasting and awards presentation at the Toyota Center in Wenatchee.


John’s 2013 Viognier earned the judges highest admiration with a “Best of Show” plaque. In addition he was awarded a Double Gold Medal for the 2013 Riesling; Gold Medals for the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013 Chardonnay and 2013 Wacky White; Silver Medals for 2012 Barbera, 2012 Malbec, 2012 Tempranillo, 2011 Loony Red, 2013 Sunset on the River; and a Bronze Medal for 2012 Pinot Noir.

No wonder he was named a Platinum Winemaker! Rio Vista’s many fans are exceedingly proud of him.

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Upcoming Events

Join us for harvest activities during “Crush”
October 4th and 5th ~ 12:00-6:00
October 12th and 13th ~ 12:00-6:00
Thanksgiving Barrel Tasting Weekend
Get sips of our newest wines right from barrel
November 29th and 30th ~ 12:00-5:00
Annual “Sledding & Bonfire Party”
2 bonfires, hot dogs, chili, & s’mores
Saturday, December 27th ~ 12:00-5:00


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. It’s a great place for people to thrive and flourish, too.

You can reach us by car, by boat, or even by float plane. (Contact Chelan Sea Planes)
The hunt for great wines is an enjoyable sport, so bring your wine-loving friends and taste the passion in our wines.

Accolades for Rio Vista Wines

Wow! Rio Vista’s 2009 Cab Sauv. rated “Outstanding” by the Spring, 2013 edition of Wine Press Northwest. Rio Vista Wines joined such acclaimed wineries as Leonetti, Milbrandt, Mercer, L’Ecole, and Waterbrook in this honor.

Rio Vista was presented with a gold plaque for being named a WASHINGTON STATE TOP TEN TASTING ROOM by Seattle Met Magazine, Summer 2012.

Rio Vista 2010 Viognier was awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze medals; Sunset on the River, Riesling, and Merlot wines earned Silver medals, and Loony Red was presented a Bronze medal in summer wine competitions: The Best of North Central Washington, Washington Wine Competition, and Vineyard & Winery Management Magazine.


“RIO VISTA Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sunset on River and Ice Wine made the “Best of Chelan” list by the Wine Critics review.

RIO VISTA WINES partners with Port of Chelan County and Washington Water Trails Association to host Columbia River kayaking tourism events.

Welcome to Rio Vista Wines, the only waterfront winery in the region
Please visit us during our 6th year of operation and 8th year of commercial wine making

March 23 – 24 Saturday, Sunday 12:00 – 5:00
March 29 – 30 Friday, Saturday 12:00 – 5:00
April 6, 7, 13,14 Saturday, Sunday 12:00 – 5:00
April 19 – 28 Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12:00 – 5:00
May 3 – 31 Saturday, Sunday 12:00 – 6:00
June 1 – Sept 29 Wednesday – Sunday 12:00 – 6:00