This is what we’re all about: a month of Crush. The activity on the lake has slowed down but the vineyards are rocking and rolling. The hills are brilliant with concise rows of reds, golds, oranges and fading greens. In the air, there’s a palatable scent of grape skins, yeast, juice and jubilation. Wine club members are flocking to the valley to help with crush. Harvest parties fill the calendar. Despite the rush on the crush pad, in town you’ll find a laid back atmosphere where parking is easy as blinking and seats at your favorite restaurant are available. It’s our favorite time of the year and we hope you come out to see it. Take a hike into our hills, stroll through town or sit next to the water. Whatever you do, pause a moment to look around and take in the beauty of the Chelan Valley – it’s naturally intoxicating.
No other place in the valley will you have an instant sense of family. The stone cottage tasting room brings you into a different mindset and you are urged to relax, take a load off and simply enjoy. Out by the waterfall fountain you can gaze into . . .
When planning a trip to Rio Vista, pack a little bit of will power. Once you arrive and look down the sloping lawn onto the river, you won’t want to leave. It’s a place that engenders languid ease – exactly what you want on a day off.
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