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. 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.

Open Wednesday through Sunday 12:00 to 6:00 


Fire Victims Benefit Silent Auction and Concert featuring the band “Crisis”!   3:00 to 6:00, Sat. Aug. 23rd

Mark your calendars for Sat. Aug. 23 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Come and help to raise money for the victims of the Carlton Complex Fire. We will be listening to the sweet sounds of “Crisis” with lead singer Larry Francois (whose home was lost at Alta Lake). We are also having a silent auction that will include golf packages, dinners, library wines, paintings, float plane winery tours, a limousine winery tour, a dump truck load of top soil delivered to your property and many other items. No cover charge, but a donation of at least $5 is suggested. See you all then!  All of the auction proceeds and 20% of all wine sales will go to help the fire victims.  Jay Witherbee of Chelan Catering Kitchen will be catering a dinner for $10 a ticket during the concert.  He will be donating HALF of all sales to the fire victims.  Thanks Jay!

August is Washington Wine Month. Come and get any case of a single variety for 40% Off!



Independence Day with our 6th annual “Boat to the Winery”


Rio Vista will celebrate Independence Day with our 6th annual “Boat to the Winery” on Saturday, July 5th, with a performance by “Elvis!” Scott Coon is an Elvis winner in several NW competitions. You’ll love reliving the great days of the “king” and his music with this special concert.

In addition to our regular food items of smoked salmon & cheese and salami & cheese, we will be cooking brats and dogs with toppings and chips. We’ll be releasing the 2012 Barbera and Malbec during the weekend.

The performance will be outside from 4:00 to 5:30 but we will be open from 12:00 to 6:00. Please bring a blanket or folding chair to sit on for the performance.

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Upcoming Events

4th of July, Boat to the Winery:
Friday, July 4th: 12:00-6:00
A perfect time to put your boat on the river and sip some great wines
Chelan Bach Fest:
Thursday, July 17, 7:30
A free concert from the string quartet playing on the gazebo (please bring blankets or folding chairs)


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