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.

COVID-19 Update (July 1)

James Arthur Vineyards has reopened its tasting room and outdoor sitting areas with restrictions. We’ll offer tastings on weekdays only. On Saturdays and Sundays, we will substitute a glass of wine in place of a tasting for GroupOns. No moving tables inside or outside. Tables are placed 6 feet or farther apart to meet social distancing guidelines. No more than 8 people at a table. Hours are:


10 a.m.-6 p.m. (tastings allowed)


Noon-9 p.m. Friday (tastings allowed)


Noon-9 p.m. (no tastings; bottle and glass purchases only)


Noon-6 p.m. Sunday (no tastings; wine and glass purchases only)

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!

Summer Music (July 11)

Our Summer Music Series continues with Tom & Wes, performing from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 11, on our outdoor stage. Wine and cider will be available to purchase by the glass or bottle. NO TASTINGS. Seating will be outside with tables 6 feet or farther apart. Tables cannot be moved. No more than 8 people at a table. We’ll have a separate entrance and an exit into and out of the tasting room.

Yoga in the Vines

Enjoy a gentle Yin Style Yoga classes outside in our beloved grape vines at:

10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 25

We are limiting the class to 15 to adhere to coronavirus guidelines, with participants spaced more than 6 feet apart. All skill levels of yogis welcome! Bring your yoga mat and a workable towel or small blanket. The yoga class will be 45 minutes followed by a take-home Mimosa special featuring treats from Rabbit Hole Bakery. Tickets are $25 per person.

Click HERE to purchase July 25 tickets.

Vendor Show (July 25)

James Arthur Vineyards will feature more than 20 vendors on our front lawn for a mid-summer shopping extravaganza. The vendors will have a little something for everyone. Show runs from 2-7 p.m. Saturday, July 25. No admission. JAV will be open from noon to 9 p.m. No tastings; bottle and glass sales only.

July Wine Special

It’s Christmas in July at JAV! We have our Santa’s Secret on special this month for just $10/bottle. We’ll let you in on the secret … it’s our Edelweiss, packaged in a crimson red bottle. We’re also putting our canned wine on sale for $3.99/can (a $2 savings!). We have our Edyn’s Blush, Heartland White and Sangria available in a can. No other discounts applicable.

Movie & Wine (Aug. 7)

After the winery closes, we set up our big screen for an outdoor movie. Our next flick is set for:

9:30 p.m. Friday, August 7

We’ll be showing the Will Ferrell classic, “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.” Tickets are $15/person and includes your first glass of wine and movie snacks.

Click HERE for tickets, beginning at 10 a.m. July 7.






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


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!