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About Rivaura


Rivaura Estate Vineyards and Winery represent the Hewett's latest venture, focused on producing ultra-premium wines in the Rhone and Bordeaux traditions.

In 2014, Rivaura founders Ron Hewett, Sr., along with his sons Ron, Jr., and Reece Hewett, created a bold vision for their family. For more than 60 years, this family has grown up along the banks of the Clearwater River in the Lewis-Clark Valley, just a tad east of Lewiston, Idaho at Arrow near Juliaetta, Idaho.

The river serves as metaphor for their drive and determination. From logging to ranching to construction, their philosophy is "all in" to anything or anyone they make a commitment to. While things don’t always go their way, they relish a dare, a risk, a chance to try something new and stare down the obstacles in their path. As Ron says, "When you keep your feet on the ground, stay practical and work hard, pretty much anything is possible."