James Arthur Vineyards is about 10 miles from downtown Lincoln and about 30 minutes from West Omaha.
If coming from Lincoln, go to 14th and Superior. Go straight north on 14th street until you get to Raymond Road. Take a left (west) on Raymond Road for 2.5 miles. James Arthur Vineyards is located on the left (south) side of the road.
If coming from Omaha, take the 27th Street exit off of I-80 just outside of Lincoln. Go north on 27th street about ½ mile to Arbor Road. At Arbor, take a left (west) and go to 14th Street. At 14th Street, take a right (north) and go until you get to Raymond Road. Take a left (west) on Raymond Road for 2.5 miles. We are located on the left (south) side of the road.
If you are coming from the west on the interstate, take the NW 48th Street Exit just outside of Lincoln. Go north on NW 48th street (it will curve around some to the east) until you come to Highway 34. At Highway 34 take a left (west) and go to Highway 79, about 2 miles (the sign says to Raymond and Valparaiso). At Highway 79 take a right (north) and go until you hit Raymond Road. At Raymond, take a right (east) and we’re 2.5 miles on the right side (south) of the road.
There are currently 31 wineries in production and close to 300 vineyards across the state. James Arthur Vineyards was the second winery in the state and is currently the largest. The industry has taken off in the last few years, and it is our goal to grow the highest quality of grapes and to produce the finest wines in the state.
Most of the grapes grown at James Arthur Vineyards are French-American Hybrids or American Varietals. This means everything we plant is winter-hardy and meant to be grown in areas with shorter growing seasons. Some of these grapes include, Edelweiss, LaCrosse. St. Croix and Vignoles, just to mention a few. The difference between these and vinifera grapes, i.e. Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, etc., is that everything James Arthur Vineyards plants needs to survive the harsh Nebraska winter temperatures (down to 20-30 below 0) and shorter growing seasons.
The James Arthur Vineyards estate currently covers 20 acres on nearly 12, 000 grape vines located just north of Lincoln, Nebraska. In addition, over 20 other Nebraska growers are contracted to help produce the amount of grapes needed for each year’s supply to ensure our aspiration to create 100% Nebraska wines.
Tours are included in many of James Arthur Vineyard’s special events packages. Please see our special events section to for more information.
If you are planning a visit to the winery, we do have an observation deck that looks into our production area which is open at all times. There are also a number of trails that lead through the vineyards, and you are more than welcome to take a walk through the grounds.
If you are looking to get an official tour, we are possibly able to accommodate with a cellar tour or a trolley tour of the vineyard, depending on weather and our schedule. We ask for groups of at least 10 people. Call us at 402-783-5255 to check our availability.
No, we do not.
Yes, the St. Croix Room available for meetings. The cost is $100/half day or $200 for the whole day. Catered lunches and wine tastings are also an option that is available. Please check our special occasions page for more details.
Yes, we host weddings at James Arthur Vineyards. Weddings can be outdoors in the park area located to the south of the winery, or in front of the waterfall and gazebos adjacent to the winery. More details are outlined in our wedding contracts on our special occasions page.
Yes, depending upon our schedule at the winery, James Arthur Vineyards does provide off-site wine tastings for both individuals and companies. A liquor permit is required to have a JAV tasting at your next event and can be purchased from the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission. Total cost for a private, off-site tasting includes liquor permit, wine and $15/per JAV staff member administering the tasting.
No smoking is allowed inside or outside the winery or in the vineyards at James Arthur Vineyards.
You are more than welcome to bring your pet along, as long as it is on a leash and you pick up after it. Please respect, however, that no pets are allowed inside the winery. If your pet is causing a disturbance for other customers, you will be asked to leave.
Yes, James Arthur Vineyard ships wine to select states throughout the country. Wine shipping is a highly regulated practice, so please be mindful when ordering to ensure that your state is not restricted. James Arthur Vineyards does not ship to Alaska, Hawaii or outside of the United States. JAV also does not ship wine when the temperature is below 32F or above 80F. For a complete listing of our approved states, visit our online store.
James Arthur Vineyards goes to a distribution center, Vinoshipper, for shipping services and they partner with UPS for delivery. Cost varies upon weight and shipping address. It ranges anywhere from $15.00 – $40.00 for shipping and handling but largely depends on its destination
Again, delivery is dependent upon the final destination. Most packages shipped to the Midwest will take 2-3 days, while those going to the east or west coast may take 4-5 days. Everything in between should arrive between 3-4 days. We do suggest a week between when you order and are wanting delivery. We try to stick to sending packages out on Mondays & Tuesdays.
Yes, James Arthur Vineyards provides a 10% case discount on all case purchases. Wines can be mixed within a case.
Yes, James Arthur Vineyards sells standard and personalized gift baskets available in-store at the winery. James Arthur Vineyards prides itself in creating unique and personalized gift baskets for any occasion. Simply provide a budget, and we will create a gift basket perfect for your special someone. For a great selection of pre-made Nebraska gift baskets, visit the From Nebraska Gift Shop website.
Yes, James Arthur Vineyards personalizes labels in any quantity (starting from one bottle). Personalized labels prices: $5 for one basic label, $6 for one picture label or $8 for one advance label per each bottle purchased. To use a photograph, please email Jeff, our Manager, at . Please include the mandatory details (remember we only have so much room to work with) that you want on the label and when you need it. Please allow 48 hours for personalized labels.
Yes, James Arthur Vineyards has a presence in nearly 400 Nebraska stores and restaurants. Check the Store Locator (coming soon) for a retailer near you. We can’t guarantee that every store will carry our comprehensive wine list, but all carry our most popular bottles, namely Edelweiss, Heartland White and Edyn’s Blush. In addition, there are a few wines not sold by outside retailers due to small production numbers. If your local store doesn’t carry James Arthur Vineyards wines, please let us know, and we will try to remedy that.
Yes, James Arthur Vineyards makes a honey wine… known as mead. Our mead is made from 100% Nebraska honey and is made seasonally. It is usually available by end of May, just in time for summer.
James Arthur Vineyards doesn’t encourage…but doesn’t discourage bringing your picnic style food to the winery. There is a strict policy; however, if you bring food, you are not allowed to bring that food inside the building because of health department rules.
James Arthur Vineyards does have food available for purchase at the winery. For a special event, food needs to be catered by a licensed and insured caterer.
Currently, James Arthur Vineyards is not a bed and breakfast; however, there are a number of wonderful hotels and bed and breakfasts nearby.
The Bed and Breakfasts that are Nearest to Us
(10-15 minutes from James Arthur Vineyards)
- Pine Crest Farms Bed and Breakfast – 2550 County Road B, Valparaiso, NE 68065 (402) 784-6461
- Carrousel Stables Bed and Breakfast – 1368 County Road B, Ceresco, NE 68017, (402) 665-2771
- Westview Bed and Breakfast – 7000 Northwest 27th Street, Lincoln, NE 68524, (402) 470-6000
We are 10 miles from Lincoln’s North 27th Street off of Interstate 80 exit which has several new/newer hotels (15 minutes from JAV) :
- Comfort Suites
- Comfort Suites
- Sleep Inn
- Country Inn and Suites – 5353 N. 27th St. – (402) 476-5353
- Hampton Inn – 7373 Husker Circle, Lincoln – (402) 435-4600
- Settle Inn and Suites – 7333 Husker Circle – (402) 435-8100
Bed and Breakfasts in Lincoln
(20-25 minutes from James Arthur Vineyards)
Currently, there is not an on-site restaurant at James Arthur Vineyards. Food baskets and snacks are available for purchase.
Unfortunately, due to shipping restrictions, James Arthur Vineyards does not have a traditional wine club. However, we do have a Winerighters group, in which there is a membership fee. Winerighters get a number of privileges and benefits not typically offered to other customers. If you are interested in becoming a Winerighter and would like more information, please contact Megan (JAV Manager) at or 402-783-5255.