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Why Rio Vista Wines?

The Washington wine industry has skyrocketed in recent years and Lake Chelan and the Columbia Valley have become home to too many wineries to name. With so many delicious wines and welcoming wineries, picking a favorite has never been harder. We love any chance we get to taste our way through our own backyard, meeting the talented winemakers and sipping impressive wines.  But we understand that it can be a… Keep Reading »Why Rio Vista Wines?

Rio Vista – 5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Wine Tasting

We’re sure you already know how fun wine tasting can be – working through a lineup of delicious Washington wines and picking your favorites never seems to get old. We love that wine tasting doesn’t have to be serious or complicated, but if you’re looking to step up your game or you’re not sure what to expect at your first wine tasting, here are 5 tips for getting the most… Keep Reading »Rio Vista – 5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Wine Tasting

Rio Vista Wine + Chocolate Pairings

Rio Vista Wines Chocolate Pairings

Wine and chocolate are two of life’s greatest indulgences. These two together are great for the holidays, they have a certain romantic vibe and they’re good for you, thanks to all those antioxidants. With February bringing all the romance of Valentine’s Day that lasts throughout the month, now is the time to try our favorite chocolate and Rio Vista Wine pairings to sweeten up this season of love. 2019 Estate… Keep Reading »Rio Vista Wines Chocolate Pairings

Interview with a Winemaker: John Little of Rio Vista Wines

The Beginning In my early adult life, I preferred to drink wine because beer seemed to give me stomach problems. Of course in the ‘60’s, “wine” to someone with little money meant jug wine. My grandpa made loganberry wine in his dirt-floored cellar, so I figured it wasn’t rocket science. Even jug wine cost money, so to save money and to see if I could manage it, I tried making… Keep Reading »Interview with a Winemaker: John Little of Rio Vista Wines

Christmas Gift Guide for the Wine Lovers on your List

‘Tis the season to spend quality time with friends, family, and loved ones. Whether you’re making Christmas dinner this year or plan to attend a more casual gathering with cocktails and appetizers, you will want to make sure the wine cellars is fully stocked so that the wine and laughter can flow freely. To take the guesswork out of choosing the best varietal, we have put together a list of… Keep Reading »Christmas Gift Guide for the Wine Lovers on your List

Rio Vista in the Winter

The 3 Best Ways to Enjoy Rio Vista Wines in the Winter Ahh winter, the time of year where we shift gears and focus on snuggling in for some cozy wine sipping by the fire. The world looks a little different this year, but luckily we’ve come up with a variety of ways for you to still get some Rio Vista Wine in your life. Whether you stop by the… Keep Reading »Rio Vista in the Winter

Rio Vista Thanksgiving Pairings

As wine enthusiasts, we know that one of the essential parts of the Thanksgiving feast is choosing the wine. With so many different flavors on the menu, selecting wines that pair well with all of the classic dishes can get a little overwhelming. Thankfully, we’ve got you covered with a little guidance on our best tried-and-true Rio Vista Wines to set you up for success. Tempranillo Our Tempranillo is unique—so… Keep Reading »Rio Vista Thanksgiving Pairings

Unexpected Autumn Wine Pairings at Rio Vista Wines

Golden leaves, crisp air, comfy sweaters and all things pumpkin spice—autumn is such a special time of year. However, as the warm days of summer fade and the evenings cool and lengthen, it can be tricky to figure out what wine we should be drinking and when. Insider tip: You don’t have to jump into full-bodied reds just yet! We’ve got you covered as we highlight our best unexpected fall… Keep Reading »Unexpected Autumn Wine Pairings at Rio Vista Wines

Getting Married at Rio Vista on the River

The day you say “I do” deserves to feel as perfect as the love you share, and nothing says perfect like celebrating love with hand-crafted wine, a one-of-a-kind venue, and great company.  As a child, did you fantasize about your wedding taking place under the sun on a white sandy beach? Maybe you dreamt of being surrounded by willow trees covered in twinkle lights? Maybe you fantasized strolling through lush green… Keep Reading »Getting Married at Rio Vista on the River

How to Protect Your Rio Vista Wine in the Summer Heat

Summer is officially here and the heat can prove it. Our favorite times on the river are those long, saturated July days where the air is warm and the doors hang open. These days (paired with our favorite, friendly faces and a bottle of something refreshing) amount to the perfect collection of summer moments. Don’t let us fool you, we know about the downsides to the sun’s lovin’. Most of… Keep Reading »How to Protect Your Rio Vista Wine in the Summer Heat