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 over 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.
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.
James Arthur Vineyards’ tasting room is open with restrictions. Masks are required to enter the winery as mandated by the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department. We’re offering tastings every day, but will switch to glass- and bottle-only sales if we deem it’s too busy. No moving tables inside the winery; they are placed 6 feet or farther apart to meet social distancing guidelines. James Arthur Vineyards appreciates your support during these challenging times. We have enhanced our cleaning procedures and are closely following the guidelines as set out by the CDC and FDA. Be safe!
Enjoy live music while sipping JAV wine near one of our fireplaces on select Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m. in November and December. No cover charge.
As a thank you to our loyal customers, we’re putting one of our best-selling wines on sale this month: 2 Brothers. The semi-sweet white wine is made from the LaCrosse grape, featuring lots of Granny Smith apple flavor. Regularly $16.50/bottle, it’s available at JAV and the From Nebraska Gift Shop for just $10/bottle through December. We also have our Heartland White, Edyn’s Blush and Sangria available as stocking stuffers for just $2/can. No other discounts applicable.
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…)
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.
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!