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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. Whether you’re traveling with kids or off on a getaway with friends, a day at Rio Vista fits the bill perfectly. Here’s what you need for a perfect summer day at either of our epic locations – at the cabin or on the river.

At the Cabin

Start your day with a cup of coffee from the Coffee Cabin and brunch in our new dine-in Café. Treat yourself to a slow, sunshine-filled morning before getting ready for a day of wine and good times! Take a stroll through downtown Manson and stop at Manson Bay Park to dip your toes in the water. Then, make your way back to Rio Vista at the Cabin. Post up in a gazebo for the afternoon and enjoy wine slushies with your crew. Kids can enjoy a fun afternoon playing in the kids’ room located on the upper level of the cabin while the adults enjoy good wine and good company.

Order lunch from a nearby business like Green Dot Sub Shop or Troy’s Pizza and enjoy people watching while sipping on a crisp, refreshing white or rosé. Make friends with the tasting room associates as you taste through wines or buy a bottle of your favorite to share over good conversation with friends. End the day by walking back into town for dinner and live music. Summer days don’t have to be complicated to be perfect.

On the River

You can get to Rio Vista on the River by car or helicopter (it’s true!) Find your way to our shade hut on the beach and settle in for an afternoon of wine and fun. It doesn’t get easier than that. If you’re planning a day at our location by the river, we suggest packing a tote with everything you might need. Essentials include sunscreen, shades, water bottles, a blanket to spread out, and towels for swimming. Other items we suggest bringing are a good book, an extra change of clothes, and light layers.

Pack your picnic gear and grab a charcuterie platter from the tasting room for easy snacking. Lay out your blanket and settle in for a day of good wine, good company, and fun in the sun. Start off strong with a round of wine tasting to pick out your favorite Rio Vista wine. Enjoy a bottle or two with your picnic and soak up the summer day while you sip. Walk down to our private beach and feel the sand between your toes. Go for a swim to cool off or simply dip your feet in the water. Afterward, lay your towel down in the sun and catch up on your summer read. Enjoy river time, family-friendly lawn games like cornhole, and on Sundays, catch live music from local artists from 1-4pm. It’s fun the whole crew is sure to love!

Do you need any more convincing to come spend a perfect summer day with us?

Join us at one of two picture-perfect locations for an unforgettable wine-tasting experience. We know you won’t regret it! Check out our calendar for more information on upcoming events.

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