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!

“Crushing it for 20+ years!”

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.

Bridge Construction Underway

The rickety bridge on Raymond Road at North First Street is under reconstruction. A portion of Raymond Road closed. Here are some tips for getting to the winery in the meantime:

1. If driving from Lincoln or Omaha, leave Interstate 80 at exit 401, head west on Highway 34 to Highway 79 then proceed to Raymond Road and head east. You’ll have to drive around the “open to local traffic” barricades at NW 27th to get to James Arthur Vineyards. See map: https://goo.gl/maps/qhEcgzwnC5G2

2. If driving from NW Lincoln and don’t mind a few miles of gravel road. Take North 14th at the Superior Street roundabout, head north to Mill Road and then head west to NW 27th Street. Take NW 27th Street north to Raymond Road, head east past the barricades to get to JAV.
See map: https://goo.gl/maps/ZiBmGPXwg3A2

3. If coming from the northeast on Highway 77, take Agnew Road west to Highway 79, then south to Raymond Road and turn east. Drive around the barricade at NW 27th to get to JAV.
See map: https://goo.gl/maps/rbMfAHjMXd32



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‚Äôs largest winery. (more…)

The Sights and Sounds of JAV



Winemaker Notes

shot of winesJames 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.

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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!