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?
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
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
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