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Riverwood Winery

About Us:
We are located north of Kansas City in the peaceful setting of the scenic Missouri River Bluff wine country. We take pride in our handcrafted wines, friendly hospitality, gourmet foods, and entertaining and enlightening events. Our wines are fermented, barreled, aged, blended and bottled at our tasting room location or at our vineyard location. Truly local wines, with a genuine “Taste of Place”! Relax, enjoy, expand your horizons!

We Feature:
Tastings of our wines (including the port-style wines) from the tasting room and gift shop, and have available a wide range of wine-related gifts and products.
The Winery offers gourmet food items which complement our wines, such as cheeses, crackers, sausages and chocolates.
We also offer international wine tastings, live music, and a variety of other events and activities throughout the year. See our Events page for more information.
Over 150 different Whiskies
Event Space for Bridal Showers, Graduation Parties, Birthdays and more!
Location:
The Winery Tasting Room is located on Missouri Highway 45, a major arterial highway for travelers to and from St. Joseph, Missouri; Atchison, Kansas; Leavenworth, Kansas; Weston, Missouri; Platte City, Missouri; and the Greater Kansas City Metro Area.

It is located 2.5 miles from Snow Creek Ski Area, set among agricultural fields; between the wooded bluffs which parallel the Missouri River, approximately one mile due east of the July 3, 1804 camp site of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

The Winery’s location offers visitors wonderful views of the surrounding riverbluff hills as they change from season to season and the adjacent agricultural fields as the crops grow, ripen and are harvested.

Historic Building:
Riverwood Winery’s Tasting Room and Giftshop is based in a 1950’s era renovated school building located along the east bank of the Missouri River. The building is an example of classic 1950’s style architecture –- single level, flat roof, lots of windows.

The building was designed by Joseph Radotinsky, a noted architect in the Kansas City and western Kansas areas. Radotinsky designed several well known buildings, and served as the State Architect for the state of Kansas.

From the 1950’s through the early 1980’s the building housed Lakeview Elementary School. After the school closed its doors in the early eighties, the building was purchased by a local chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, (VFW) and used as the VFW meeting hall. An Atchison couple purchased the building from the VFW in the mid-1990’s and it was used as a consignment and antique shop.

In 2005, David and Ginah purchased the building for conversion into Riverwood Winery.

Scenery:
The Winery is set among agricultural fields and between the wooded bluffs which parallel the Missouri River. It is located approximately one mile due east of the July 3, 1804 camp site of the Lewis and Clark expedition. The Winery’s location offers visitors wonderful views of the surrounding riverbluff hills as they change from season to season and the adjacent agricultural fields as the crops grow, ripen and are harvested.

The Winery is situated at the foot of the scenic Missouri River bluffs. The bluffs were formed millions of years ago as glaciers moved into the area. As the glaciers slowly advanced, the ground was pushed aside, forming the hills along the river. Those hills contain fine soil which is ideal for tree-fruit production, as well as for establishing vineyards. Along the entire length of the Missouri River as it passes through the state can be found orchards, vineyards and wineries. Indeed, prior to Prohibition, Missouri was one of the largest wine producing states in the nation.

Seasons at Riverwood:
Late fall and winter visitors to the Winery have an opportunity to witness spectacular flights of thousands of snow geese as they fly from open water to their feeding areas, which, depending upon the crops planted the previous season, may be in the fields surrounding the Winery. Bald eagles cruising along the riverbluff ridgelines are a common winter sight.

In the spring and summer visitors can watch for bluebirds which nest in the boxes placed around the Winery property, or turkey vultures circling over the riverbluffs.

Weston, Missouri:
Weston, Missouri is a delightful town with numerous charming gift and antique shops, restaurants, and bed and breakfasts. Numerous ante-bellum homes that have been restored and decorated are available for tour. Many of the downtown Weston shops and restaurants are housed in original commercial buildings which date from the early to mid-1800s. Among other festivals and celebrations, Weston holds the “Apple Fest” in October and several Homes Tours during the year.

So much to do:
Tastings of our wines (including port-style wines) in our tasting room.
A gift shop brimming with wine tools and the latest trends!
Gourmet foods to please even the most jaded palate – cheeses, crackers, deli meats, sausages and chocolates!
Fun and exciting activities throughout the year such as international wine tastings, live music, wine classes.