River View Vineyard & Winery is nestled in the scenic Minnesota bluffs above the beautiful winding Mississippi River Valley. Our small country winery, which opened to the public in 2011, produces a variety of native blends of wine from choice select cold-climate grapes. We offer 10 different types of wines - reds, whites and blushes, so there's something for every palate. Close to nature, yet a short ride from La Crosse, Wisconsin, we offer a relaxing, memorable experience. Enjoy breathtaking views and take home delicious locally produced wines.
Our winery is located on Apple Blossom Drive (County Road 1), three miles north of La Crescent, Minnesota. We are currently closed for the season. River View Vineyard & Winery is located in the Upper Mississippi River Valley American Viticulture Area (AVA), established by the U.S. Government in June 2009. The AVA is the largest in the US and includes the driftless or blufflands regions of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois. This AVA designation permits wine produced exclusively from cold-hardy grapes grown in our vineyards be labeled “Estate Grown” wines. All 11 wineries of the Great River Road Wine Trail are located in the Upper Mississippi River Valley AVA.
River View Vineyard & Winery is a member of the Great River Road Wine Trail. Read more about us and our origins in this great article published last August in the LaCrosse Tribune. Many thanks again to writer Steve Cahalan for sharing our story.