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October Happenings at Rio Vista Wines

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Although most of Lake Chelan’s visitors make time to visit in the summer, locals know that fall is when the real magic happens. The leaves shift from green to a stunning array of yellows, reds and browns. The mornings are crisp, the days are still sunny and we eagerly wait for the grapes to tell us when they’re ready to come off the vine. October is a time for lovers, friends and families alike – from harvest and crush celebrations to haunted houses and live music. Join us this month in Manson as we enjoy all the incredible activities the Lake Chelan Valley has to offer!

Haunted Manson – All Month

Celebrate the changing season all month long! Starting October 1, enjoy a wide variety of activities for all ages in Manson. Wander through a haunted house, join the pumpkin walk, take a ride in a wine barrel train and top the month off with trunk-or-treat. Visit for more information.

Live Music at Rio Vista on the River – October 9, 1-4pm

Join us on the banks of the Columbia River at Rio Vista Wines for great music and even better wines. Put your toes in the sand and relax to the music, and don’t forget your lawn chair!

Soup-er Fun Pick-Up Party – October 14, 4-6pm

This is a free event to all wine club members. Come enjoy fall at Rio Vista Wines on the River. Taste the wines that have been selected in your fall wine club allotment while you sample multiple home-crafted soups that pair beautifully with their accompanying wines. This event is sure to warm you right up as we move into our cooler weather season. $15/non wine club member.

Scarecrow Awards – October 30

Come to the Harvest Party in downtown Manson on October 30 to vote for your favorite scarecrow! Meet ours:

Loony Lenny looks over the Rio Vista Vineyard on the river. But…one day the vines of the Vineyard came alive and attacked poor Lenny. He ran as fast as he could to the Cabin in Manson, losing his shoes on the way. Now he sits on the stoop at the cabin and drinks Rio Vista wine all day except in the mornings when he drinks pumpkin spice lattes, because you can’t drink wine all day!

We hope to see you this month at The Cabin tasting room in downtown Manson and at our winery on the river!