DISCOVER the wonders of Rio Vista, the only waterfront winery in the region and the only one you can boat up to. EXPLORE the acres of vineyards, rustic beach hut, landscaped grounds and outstanding Kerry Siderius Watercolor Art Gallery.

Winemaker, John Little, with help from his wife, Jan, is at the reins in all phases of the grape-growing and wine-making process.

John grew up on a farm in Port Angeles, WA, under the shadow of Hurricane Ridge. He spent his time milking cows (when he wasn’t sneaking off to do a little fishing in the creeks near the farm.) He was, however, exposed to wine at a young age and enjoyed a sip or two of his grandpa’s homemade fruit wine on holidays.

John graduated from Central Washington University and taught school in Seattle for 9 years. But the big city was not where his heart lay. He realized that farming was the profession that held the most interest for him so he and Jan and their 4 kids moved to Eastern Washington where they purchased an apple orchard which he farmed for 10 years. During this time he also began experimenting with wine making.

After the orchard, John worked as head carpenter at Wenatchee Valley College and retired in 2004. Jan retired from teaching at the same time. They then moved full time to Rio Vista and became serious winemakers.

John is a believer that good wine is made in the vineyard and the wine’s ultimate potential comes from the winemaker’s skills and practices in the field. He does it all, from pruning to wine making and making all the important decisions that go with it.

Opening Hours

Monday

9am-5pm

Tuesday

9am-5pm

Wednesday

9am-5pm

Thursday

9am-5pm

Friday

9am-5pm

Saturday

9am-5pm

Sunday

9am-5pm

Address

Our Address:

24415 US-97, Chelan, WA 98816, United States

GPS:

47.92166659999999, -119.8888547

Telephone:
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