Located along the Russian River in Mendocino County, RIVINO is a boutique family winery. They handcraft all their wines from select grapes grown on their family’s Schrader Ranch Vineyard. Being surrounded by grapes, and desiring to sample the fruit from their vines, they began making small amounts of wine for themselves. Like many things in life, that simple desire has now evolved. Realizing that they were producing far more wine than they could consume on our own, they decided it was time to take the next step. Hence the creation of RIVINO, their 100% estate family winery.
RIVINO, is a combination of the words: RIVER and VINO. “Where the river becomes the wine.” With much excitement and hard work they are pleased to finally release their wines for others to enjoy.
When you look at a bottle of RIVINO, you will notice that each one displays how many cases they produced, and which bottle you own. Producing wine in these small lots on their own premises and with their own grapes allows them to have complete control over all aspects of the wine making process. They wanted to convey that their wine is not mass produced, and that each bottle is unique and characteristic to their winemaking desires and vineyard conditions.