Rio Vista

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 Saturdays and Sundays 12:00 to 5:00

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Rio Vista Wines will be showcasing our newest vintage release during Chelan Nouveau for the next two weekends: April 19th & 20th and 26th and 27th from 12:00 to 5:00. Winemaker John will introduce his newest wines and share tips on the winemaking process. Visitors will be the first to enjoy a sample of the latest Chardonnay, Viognier. and Sunset on the River. Take this opportunity to make an official start to the wine season by having your first picnic on the Rio Vista grounds or at the river.
Incredible Sale

to celebrate our 7th anniversary

Saturdays and Sundays
through March
12:00 – 5:00
 We are extending our incredible sale to celebrate our

7th anniversary!

6 bottle sales 20% off
   Case sales 30% off

      Selected varieties case sales 50% off

(Selected varieties: Wacky White, Chardonnay, Sunset on the River and Loony Red)



Upcoming Events

Lake Chelan Winter Fest:
Friday to Sunday,  January  17 to 19.  Rio Vista will be pouring wine during the Wine Walk at Whaley’s General Store.
The winery will be open, too, and offering many activities.
Bon fires
Sledding, bring your kids and sleds
Hot dogs (free with winter fest button)
Wine tasting (no charge)
Hours: 12:00 to 5:00
Anyone with winterfest button can enter drawing for Rio Vista library wine of there choice.
Drawing at 4:00
Winner must be present to collect


Red Wine and Chocolate:  2 weekends:  Feb 8 & 9, and Feb 14-17, 12:00 – 5:00

Spring Barrel Tasting:

Friday-Sunday, May 17-19: 12:00-6:00
Taste future releases straight from the barrel.
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