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Plan your Autumn Wedding at Rio Vista on the River

Rio Vista on the River is the perfect place for your perfect day. Our stunning views, versatile grounds, and onsite wine and beer selection make planning your fall wedding a gentle autumn breeze. Unlike many of the wineries in the Chelan Valley, Rio Vista on the River is situated along the banks of the Columbia and is the only winery in the valley directly on the water. Embedded in orchards,… Keep Reading »Plan your Autumn Wedding at Rio Vista on the River

The Perfect Summer Day with Rio Vista Wines

Ah, the dog days of summer – the gloriously hot summer days when we can sip wine and take full advantage of the cool waters of Lake Chelan or the Columbia River. Allow us to set the scene. It’s a midsummer day in the Lake Chelan Valley. The temperature is climbing and there’s not a cloud in sight. You’re ready for day spent sipping wine and basking in the sunshine.… Keep Reading »The Perfect Summer Day with Rio Vista Wines

Your Guide to Rio Vista Whites

Are you a white wine connoisseur looking for your new favorite? A red wine lover who’s open to persuasion? A lover of all things wine, red or white? Whatever your opinions of white wine may be, we believe there’s a satisfying white for just about everyone. Here’s a guide to the white wines of Rio Vista! 2020 Estate Chardonnay We know Chardonnay can be a point of contention among wine… Keep Reading »Your Guide to Rio Vista Whites

Rio Vista Wines – How to Do a Vertical Wine Tasting

Have you ever wondered what difference a year really makes in a wine? Are you curious why a type of wine from one year tastes different from a previous year? Have you ever wondered how your favorite wine has evolved over time? If you answered yes to any of these questions, a vertical wine tasting is right up your alley. A vertical wine tasting compares a number of wines of… Keep Reading »Rio Vista Wines – How to Do a Vertical Wine Tasting

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is just around the corner – May 9th, to be exact. Sure, you could get your mother flowers and a nice set of earrings…again. But this year, why not go above and beyond for the woman who’s gone above and beyond to raise the awesome person you’ve become? Give her something out of the ordinary this Mother’s Day – something she’ll appreciate, enjoy, and most of all, something… Keep Reading »Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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