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“This is how to spell Viognier”
Review of Rivino Winery

Rivino Winery
Ranked #8 of 45 things to do in Ukiah
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Owner description: RIVINO Winery is located between the Russian River and Highway 101 in Mendocino County. Our facility truly is a boutique, and although small, we have ensured that all our equipment and processes are of the highest levels possible. From the beginning of harvest through the end of bottling we ensure that the grapes and juice are minimally handled, and only in the gentlest of ways.The RIVINO Tasting Room is open 7 days a week 10-5.We look forward to your visit!
Reviewed 27 October 2012

Imagine your husband starts making wine in the barn and can't stop. If he is making award winning Viognier, then tell him to go for it. If your husband isn't this guy, stop by Rivino Family winery for a bottle or six or 12. Viognier is a white wine grape that Rivino transforms into a slightly more sweet than dry, flavorful wine that reminds you of a sunny day's picnic in your grandparent's orchard with all family and friends sitting around bread, cheese, fruit, cold chicken and salads. Not bad, considering it was a raining cats and dogs on a pretty cold day in October when we dropped by.

Located right off (and I do mean immediately off) highway 101, Rivino is a small family owned winery with a few very good varietals and one very great viognier wine. The open air tasting "room" is on a small deck overlooking the vines. Not fancy, but the price of a bottle doesn't include the all too common "chateau markup" of the bigger vinyards. If you want a chateau, there are five other wineries within a couple of miles of Hopland, If you want voseigner, stop here.

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Reviewed 24 July 2012

Parents come into town for a visit. Went to Rivino Winery to visit. Loved it. Staff was great. Very family like atmosphere. Staff makes you feel at home. Rivino made a nice impression with the hospitality and mannerism. Wonderful place and great wine of course.

Thank VASoutherner
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Reviewed 8 July 2012

We recently stopped at Rivino after getting a complimentary tasting pass from Vichy Springs Resort. They have a lovely outdoor seating area where we went for the tasting. The view of the rolling hills and vineyards was quite stunning. They had a nice misting system for the outside seating area, which was really great for the heat. Suzanne (wife of the winemaker) was our host. She's knowledgeable about the wine and the area and she hung out with us for about an hour as we tasted with some other guests. She mentioned that they have Friday night happy hours there, which seemed like it would have been fun to do.

While we enjoyed the wine, we were a bit bummed at how expensive it was. I don't think there was a bottle of red under $28. We did buy a bottle of the Cab Franc, which was very unique and had a smoky flavor to it, it was great. But we would have bought more if the price point was a bit lower.

Still, we enjoyed everything else about the place, bought a glass of wine to enjoy after our tasting and would certainly go back.

Thank darogo
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Reviewed 8 July 2012

As you look out over the vinyards into the Russian River and listen to Jason and his wife tell you about their business, you may just want to abandon your job and take up a new profession. Rather than being cramped in some stuffy room propped up against a counter, you are looking out at this magnificent vista. Generous samples and quality merchandise.

Thank MRuss82799
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

The owner is wonderful. He'll sit with you, sip wine and tell you all you want to know. He's also open about other wineries to visit. A lovely day and very good wine!

Thank Ruth S
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