Creative Regional California Cuisine

Wine List

Wine Manager Becky Ellis is proud to offer a targeted but impressive wine list that centers on the wonderful wine produced right here on the Central Cast. The region's micro climates allow our local vintners and growers to produce a wide variety of wines that rival the top labels around the country and the world.

We also feature a number of wines from outside our region, but we pride ourselves on showcasing lesser known varietals that complement the wonderful dishes from our kitchen.  These include; Albarino, Chenin Blanc, Rhone Blends and Cabernet Franc.

We like to focus on American Viticultural Areas or AVA's like the Santa Lucia Highlands, Santa Ynez Valley, and Paso Robles which are close to home. This allows us to include award winning wineries such as Talbott, Morgan, Bernardus and Boekenoogen.

From half or full bottles to wines by the glass, Rio Grill has the perfect complement to an amazing dinner. Celebrate the flavors of the Southwest with wines from Rio Grill!

Little Bottles

Sparkling Graham Beck, South Africa
  Veuve Cliquot "Yellow Label" Brut, France
Chenin Blanc Heller Estate, Carmel Valley
Pinot Grigio Longoria, Santa Barbara County
Riesling Long's Shadow's "Poet's Leap", Washington
Sauvignon Blanc Frog's Leap, Napa Valley
  Kim Crawford, New Zealand
Chardonnay McIntyre Estate, Santa Lucia Highlands
Merlot Swanson, Napa Valley
Pinot Noir Etude "Grace Benoist Ranch", Napa Valley
  McIntyre Estate, Santa Lucia Highlands
Cabernet Sauvignon  Heller Estate, "Cachagua", Carmel Valley
Red Blend Opus One, Napa Valley
Zinfandel Frog's Leap, Napa Valley
  Rombauer, California
Tempranillo Comanche Cellars, Monterey County
Cotes Du Rhone

E. Guigal, Cotes Du Rhone, France


Sparkling Wine

Caraccioli, Santa Lucia Highlands
Dom Perignon Brut, France
J Cuvee "20", Russian River Valley
Louis Roederer "Cristal" Brut, France
Roederer Estate Brut, Anderson Valley
Schramsberg "Blanc De Blanc", Napa Valley
Taittinger's "Domaine Carneros", Carneros


Alternative Whites

Bodega De Edgar, Albarino, Central Coast
Eroica, Riesling, Washington
Hugel et Fils "Gentil", Gewurztraimer, Muscat, Pinot Gris, Rielsing, Alsace, France 
J Vineyards, Pinot Gris, California
Protea, Chenin Blanc, South Africa
Silvestri, Pinot Blanc, Carmel Valley
Terra D'Oro, Moscato, California
Thomas Fogarty, Gewurztraminer, Monterey County



Bernardus, Carmel Valley
Boekenoogen, Santa Lucia Highlands
Far Niente, Napa Valley
Figge "Pelio Vineyard", Monterey County
Mer Soleil "Silver", Santa Lucia Highlands
Morgan, Santa Lucia Highlands
Morgan "Metallico", Monterey County
Pessagno "Intrinity", Santa Lucia Highlands
Rombauer, Carneros
Sea Smoke, Santa Rita Hills, Santa Barbara
Silvestri "Bella Sandra", Carmel Valley
Talbott "Diamond T", Monterey County
The Calling "Dutton Ranch", Russian River Valley


Sauvingnon Blanc

Bernardus, Carmel Valley
Duckhorn, Napa Valley
Galante Estate, Carmel Valley
Penalolen, Chile
Round Pond Estate, Napa Valley
Spottswoode, Napa Valley/Sonoma County
Whitehaven, Marlborough, New Zealand


Interesting Reds & Red Blends

Apaltagua, Carmenere, Chile
Amalaya, Malbec, Argentina
Antinori "Peppoli", Sangiovese Blend, Italy
Birichino "Bechthold Vineyard", Cinsault, Lodi California
Bodegas Caro "Amancaya" Gran Reserva, Red Blend, Argentina
Boekenhoutskloof "The Chocolate Block", Red Blend, South Africa
Catena, Malbec, Argentina
Ribera del Duero "Condado de Haza", Tempranillo, Spain
Ruffino, "Il Ducale", Sangiovese Blend, Tuscany, Italy
Orin Swift "Locations E", Red Blend Spain
Orin Swift "Locations F", Red Blend, France
Orin Swift "Locations I", Red Blend, Italy
Bodega de Edgar, Garnacha, Central Coast
Big Basin "Homestead", Granache, Syrah, Mourvedre, California
Boete Reserve "Saunders Vineyard", Cabernet Franc, Carmel Valley
Mesa Del Sol, Sangiovese, Arroyo Seco 
Thomas Fogarty, Cabernet Franc, Santa Cruz Mountains


Pinot Noir

Archery Summit "Premier Cuvee", Willamette Valley, Oregon
Belle GLos "Las Alturas Vineyard", Santa Lucia Highlands
Bernardus, Monterey County
Bernardus "Rosella's Vineyard", Santa Lucia Highlands
Boekenoogen, Santa Lucia Highlands
Chock Rock, Monterey County
Domaine Drouhin, Oregon
Domaine Serene "Evanstad Reserve", Willamette Valley, Oregon
Far Niente's "EnRoute Les Pommies", Russian River Valley
Fess Parker "Ashley's", Santa Rita Hills, Santa Barbara
Figge "Pelio Vineyard", Monterey County
Futhermore "Rosella's Vineyard", Santa Lucia Highlands
Joseph Phelps "Freestone Vineyards", Sonoma Coast
Kosta Browne "Gary's Vineyad", Santa Lucia Highlands
Kosta Browne "Sonoma Coast", Sonoma Coast
Morgan "Twelve Clones", Santa Lucia Highlands
Pessagno "Four Boys Vineyard", Santa Lucia Highlands
Red Car "The Aphorist Bartolomei Vineyard", Sonoma Coast
Robert Stemmler, Carneros
Sea Smoke "Southing", Santa Rita Hills
Sea Smoke "10", Santa Rita Hills
Talbott "Sleepy Hollow Vineyard", Santa Lucia Highlands



Joullian, Carmel Valley
Neyers "Vista Luna", Borden Ranch, California
Ridge "Geyserville", Sonoma County
Ridge "Lytton Springs", Dry Creek Valley
Ridge "Pagani Ranch", Sonoma County
Seghesio, Paso Robles
Turley "Dragon", Howell Mountain, Napa Valley
Turley "Dusi", Paso Robles
Turley "Juvenile", Napa Valley



Cinnabar, Paso Robles
Duckhorn, Napa Valley
Duckhorn "Three Palms", Napa Valley
Ferrari-Carano, Sonoma
Leal Vineyards, San Benito County
J. Lohr "Los Osos", Paso Robles
Nickel & Nickel "Suscol Ranch", Napa Valley


Cabernet Blends

Boyanci, Napa Valley
BV "Tapestry Reserve", Napa Valley
Cain Cuvee, Napa Valley
Chappellet "Cervantes Mountain Cuvee", Napa Valley
Dominus Estate, Napa Valley
Joseph Phelps "Insignia", Napa Valley
Justin "Isosceles", Paso Robles
Opus One, Napa Valley, 2009
Opus One, Napa Valley, 2010
Peter Michael "Les Pavots", Sonoma County
Provenance "PWAVE", Napa Valley
Ridge "Montebello", Santa Cruz Mountains, 2006
Rodney Strong "Symmetry", Alexander Valley


Syrah & Petite Sirah

Alban "Patrina", Edna Valley
Andrew Murray "Tous les Jour", Central Coast
Dierberg's "Three Saints", Happy Canyon, Santa Barbara
Long Shadow's "Sequel", Washington
Neyers "Old Lakeville Road", Sonoma Coast
Parsonage "Rocco's Reserve", Carmel Valley
J. Lohr "Tower Road" Petite Sirah, Paso Robles
Michael David "Petit Petit" Petit Sirah/Petit Verdot, Lodi
Ridge "Lytton Springs" Petite Sirah, Dry Creek Valley
Turley "Hayne Vineyard" Petite Syrah, Napa Valley


Cabernet Sauvignon

Atlas Peak, Napa Valley
Beringer "Knights Valley", California
BV Georges De Latour, Napa Valley, 1995
BV Georges De Latour, Napa Valley, 2004
BV Georges De Latour, Napa Valley, 2005
BV Georges De Latour, Napa Valley, 2007
Caymus, Napa Valley
Caymus "Special Selection", Napa Valley, 2010
Chappellet "Signature", Napa Valley
Duckhorn Vineyards, Napa Valley
Far Niente, Oakville, Napa Valley
Galante "Rancho Galante", Carmel Valley
Hanna, Alexander Valley
Heitz "Martha's Vineyard", Napa Valley, 2005
Heitz "Martha's Vineyard", Napa Valley, 2007
Heitz "Trailside Vineyard," Napa Valley, 1999
Hundred Acre "ARK", St. Helena, 2008
Janzen "Beckstoffer To Kolon", Napa Valley
J. Lohr "Hilltop", Paso Robles
J. Lohr "Seven Oaks", Paso Robles
Jordan, Napa Valley
Joullian, Carmel Valley
Lail Vineyards "Blueprint", Napa Valley
Merryvale "Starmont", Napa Valley
Silver Oak "Alexander Valley", Alexander Valley
Spottswoode, Napa Valley
The Calling "Rio Lago Vineyard", Alexander Valley
Turley "The Label", Napa Valley






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