WELCOME TO JAMES ARTHUR VINEYARDS
Established in 1996, James Arthur Vineyards is nestled amidst 400 acres of rolling hills and natural prairie grasslands minutes north of Lincoln, near Raymond, NE. The surrounding beauty creates a picturesque setting for our winery, which houses an immaculate tasting room, a gift shop, a stunning party room and all the production facilities. Since opening its front doors, JAV has hosted thousands of visitors from all over the world. Everyone is encouraged to sample from a wide variety of wines, stroll the grounds or sit under the covered deck by the waterfall–or enjoy an intimate setting by a warm crackling fire in the tasting room during those cold winter days, all while sipping some of Nebraska’s finest. Our family’s 3rd generation has now become involved in the winery, making JAV a true family endeavor. Built on passion, dedication, and old-fashioned hard work, JAV has built a business Nebraskans can be proud of. After all, this is our home, love, and livelihood. From our family to yours!
What started out as a hobby has turned into a popular Nebraska destination celebrating 20 years of business. James Arthur Vineyards in Raymond, NE opened its doors on September 13th, 1997. Since then, the winery has hosted thousands of guests, including visitors from every state and numerous countries from around the world.
“When we first planted grapes as a hobby nearly 24 years ago, I never envisioned we would be where we’re at today,” said Jim Ballard, part-owner and winemaker at James Arthur Vineyards. “The last 20 years have been an incredible journey.”
Owned by James Arthur and Neenie Jeffers and Jim and Barb Ballard, JAV is Nebraska’s largest winery and is located just north of Lincoln. Surrounded by nearly 20 acres of grapes, wine production is also supplemented by a number of Nebraska grape growers. Over the years James Arthur Vineyards has earned numerous accolades for their wine including Best of Show Awards for their Edelweiss and Vignoles wines as well as recognition for the business including the Lincoln Independent Business Association’s Gambler Award and the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Tourism Development Award.
“Our mission from the beginning was to create a product that Nebraska could be proud of and then to provide a great experience for all our visitors. I think we’ve been able to accomplish that, plus some in the past 20 years,” Ballard said.
James Arthur Vineyards offers an exceptional location for any special occasion, company retreat, social event or family gathering. In the following pages, you will find some of the options available for you to hold your private party at Nebraska’s largest winery. (more…)
The Sights and Sounds of JAV
James Arthur Vineyards produces a wide variety of award winning wines, all made from American cultivars and French hybrid grapes. Grown and produced here in Nebraska, the winery offers the finest table wines, from barrel-aged reds to crisp whites and delicious dessert wines, and everything in between.
Visit JAV’s Tasting Room in the Haymarket
James Arthur Vineyards is now in Lincoln’s Historic Haymarket. We’ve set up a tasting room in our From Nebraska Shop located in the Huber Building at 8th and “Q”. Along with JAV wines, our tasting room features special events including live music during the summer and before Husker home games, trivia nights, and much more!