We are located north of Kansas City in the peaceful setting of the scenic Missouri River Bluff wine country. We offer friendly hospitality, gourmet foods, and entertaining and enlightening events. We are committed to using environmentally friendly, sustainable practices, both in the vineyard and in producing our wines. Our wines are carefully handcrafted in small batches using traditional methods of winemaking-- fermented, barreled, aged, blended, bottled and hand labeled at our tasting room location or at our vineyard location. Truly local wines, with a genuine "Taste of Place"! Relax, enjoy, expand your horizons!
Wine Slushies Today!
With the unusually warm temperatures this month we have decided to break out the slushie machine -- sooner than we expected. Today we have delicious, refreshing Peach Bellini slushies made with our Still Cider Wine!
Check our Events page to see all the fun we have lined-up for the month!
Riverwood Winery's 10th Anniversary!
Ten years ago this month, February, 2007, Ginah and I put out the "open" sign on the winery door. We were so nervous! Things started out slowly. Our first visit that day, a Friday, was from our good neighbor Tim who purchased a bottle of Blackberry wine -- our only sale that day. That Sunday (Super Bowl Sunday) was no better. Only one visitor and he arrived fifteen minutes before closing time and was in a mood to chat (obviously not a football fan)! We have since found that Super Bowl Sunday may be a good day for sports bars, but not so good for wineries (at least not ours)!
We faced some interesting challenges over those ten years. Shortly after our opening, for example, the economy collapsed and we entered into the "Great Recession" -- no problem, a perfect time to start a business! After that the Highway Department closed the primary highway route to our winery for many months for bridge replacement work -- we brushed it off! Then the unprecedented release of massive amounts of snow-melt from upstream reservoirs in northern states along the Missouri River resulted in a devastating months-long flood for Missouri. Although our winery building was unaffected by the flood, once again Highway 45 was closed for many months -- knocked the wind out of us, that's all! There will be more challenges ahead, no doubt, but that's OK. The great pleasure of meeting you all, talking about wine with you, enjoying great live music, fun food events, live theater, and having educational and interesting experiences is what counts and makes it meaningful!
We look forward to the months and years ahead. We'll have various activities and offerings to commemorate our anniversary, and we have some exciting new developments in the works. In the next few months we'll begin construction of a new building for wine and grape processing so we can increase our production and begin broader distribution at retail shops and online. We'll renovate our current production area to make a charming and comfortable space for formal wine/whiskey/beer tastings, food & wine pairing events, private events, parties and the like. We are working with designers to come up with fresh new wine labels to be ready soon. A wine club and a whiskey club are on the way, and we look forward to adding to our excellent selection of interesting bourbon and whiskies from around the world.
It's because of you that we're still here! We truly appreciate it! Thank you so much!
We hope to see you soon.
David & Ginah
New Wine Release this Weekend!
Riverwood Sweet-Tempered Red
Made with the Syrah grape, this semi-sweet red wine has a smooth dark fruit flavor that pairs wonderfully with dark chocolate!
Riverwood Red Eminence
A rich, warm dessert wine crafted from our oak-aged, estate grown Norton -- a nice wine to enjoy with chocolate, after dinner or anytime!
While you're at the winery visit our Whiskey Bar for a flight or a single pour of Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Single Barrel or Small Batch Bourbon, Irish Whiskey, Japanese Whiskey, or Canadian Whiskey! Great fun and a great way to try something intriguing! Our whiskey bar has recently been expanded to twice its size to better accommodate over 150 different whiskies from around the world! We have a wonderful selection of whisky from each of the regions of Scotland with an array of fascinating aromas and flavors, from smoky and peaty, to light and dark, to sweet, nutty, fruity and chocolatey! It's a fun and educational experience as you compare the flavors and aromas of these classic spirits!
A True "Taste of Place" - Come taste for yourself!
Our wines are fermented, barreled, aged, blended and bottled either at our tasting room location or at our vineyard location. Truly local wines, with a genuine "Taste of Place'! We have something for all palates. We use Missouri white oak barrels for our barrel aged wines -- Missouri wine aged in Missouri oak! Please come out to try our local, handcrafted wines. See our Wines page for a list of our current offerings.
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Events At Our Estate Vineyards and Historic Tobacco Barn Location!
The historic 1930's era tobacco barn at our Estate Vineyards location makes an outstanding scenic site for vineyard events, barn parties, wine dinners, and theatrical events which we schedule throughout the year. A deck outside the renovated stripping room overlooks the vineyards and a farm pond and the wild flower and grass meadows leading down to the creek valley below. A large raised patio overlooks the vineyards.
The Estate Vineyards are open for special events only. Be sure to sign-up for our Newsletter to learn about these fun and entertaining events. Check our Events page for additional information about upcoming events. See our page for photos of past events.
TASTING ROOM HOURS
Closed: Monday and Tuesday and major holidays.
Our Tasting Room and Gift Shop is centrally located between Weston, MO and Atchison, KS on Highway 45, just 7.5 miles north of Weston and 8 miles south and east of Atchison.
Our Estate Vineyard and Barn location is open for special events and by reservation only. Our Estate Vineyards and Barn are located in the Missouri River bluffs approximately three miles from the Tasting Room.
Mark Your Calendar!
See our Events page for more information.
Wed-Sat 11am - 5pm;
Sunday: Noon - 5pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday and major holidays.
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