Try These Recipes:

Strawberry Sangria:

  • 1 cup thinly sliced strawberries,

  • 1/2 cup sugar,

  • 1 whole lemon thinly sliced,

  • 1 bottle Cedar Hills Strawberry Sensation wine,

  • 2 cups club soda.

Combine strawberries, sugar and lemon slices. Stir mixture bruising the fruit lightly. Pour in wine, cover and chill 1 hr at least. Remove lemon slices. In punch bowl or pitcher, blend wine mixture with club soda. Add ice to glasses. Ladle or pour wine into glasses. Serves 6.

Blackberry Sangria:

  • 1 cup crushed blackberries,

  • 3/4 cup sugar,

  • 1 lemon & 1 lime sliced thin,

  • 1 bottle Cedar Hills LaCrosse white wine,

  • 2 cups club soda.

Follow directions for sangria above.

HOURS:  We are generally open Fridays & Saturdays from 1-9 pm, and Sundays from 1-6 pm, however please watch our postings and social media (Facebook & Twitter) for changes in hours.

LOCATION: Five miles east of Ravenna on highway #2 to Range Rd, then turn north 2 1/2 miles to 375th Rd, turn west 3/4 mile to the 3rd driveway and the Cedar Hills Vineyard sign at the driveway. Just 35 minutes from Kearney or Grand Island, Nebraska, 2 hours from Lincoln.

GPS site 41 degrees 2 minutes, 35.55 sec. N 98 degrees 49 min. 51.72 sec. W

Cedar Hills Vineyard & Gardens
Clay & Heidi Schutz, owners
48970 375th Road
Ravenna, NE 68869

email: [email protected]
Phone: 308-452-3181

Facebook: Cedar Hills Vineyard & Gardens
Twitter: @cedarhillsvines

If you are looking for our May painting & crafts classes, please note that we are taking a month off. Everyone is super busy with the end of the school year, farming, graduations, etc. Both will start up again in June, though we might play with some different days &/or times over the summer months. Stay tuned & check back to the calendar later this month!


It may seem like we don’t have much for events going on at the tasting room this month, but trust me, there’s still plenty going on! You can come see us at Toast Nebraska at Mahoney State Park on Friday May 6 & Saturday May 7, or visit us at the Kearney Wine & Jazz Festival at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds on Friday May 20 & Saturday May 21. Both events are sure to be a great time, as always, and that’s just the start of festival season!

We also have been busy watching our vines come to life for spring – leaves have unfurled, and we hope the cold weather will stay away now! The rain has been a great help, and all our fruit bushes and plants have been blooming and coming out of dormancy, as well. The views right now off the deck are absolutely stunning!

And, in the winery, we have been very busy! We’ll be bottling rhubarb tomorrow, so it will be back on the shelves in our outlets soon, and available in the tasting room this weekend. Cherry wine is happily awaiting it’s next racking and it promises to be absolutely delicious this time around! And yesterday, we pressed 600 pounds of rhubarb & raspberries, netting us 103 gallons of Razzle Dazzle that went into the tank. We’ll soon be starting several more of our fruit wines that will hopefully be finished in time for grape harvest!

We have switched back to our summer hours of 1-9 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, along with 1-6 pm on Sundays, and soon, I will have the summer events calendar completed and posted, so stay tuned and get ready for a fantastic summer at Cedar Hills!

Check out these 100% Nebraska-grown wines from Cedar Hills Vineyard!


Annevar Blush: This wine is flavorful and delicate, yet fruity in quality with a charming bouquet. Delightfully delicious!

Edelweiss:This white wine offers the true varietals’ flavor and aroma of a grape that is becoming Nebraska’s flagship wine. Fun and refreshing.

Brianna: Created from the sweet Brianna grape, with flavors of pineapple and a finish of pumpkin spice.

Dusty Trails White:A light refreshing wine with a lemon grass smell, green apple tartness, and a clean finish.

Catawba: Delightful wine full of melon and berry flavors.

Iron Horse Red: Easy drinking, full-bodied blended dry red wine.

Turkey Ridge Red: This full-bodied, ruby red sweet wine possesses an enchanting aroma and a bountiful taste.

The Dance: Spicy and enticing wine is a work of art and sophistication. Our best seller!

Raspberry Passion: This delicious wine is made from 100% raspberries, smooth and sweet, reminding you of the fruit that created it. Pairs great with chocolate.

Huckleberry: The blueberry-like flavor this wine is sweet and refreshing.  Made with Nebraska grown huckleberries.  Pairs well with pork.

Blackberry: A dessert wine made from 100% Nebraska grown blackberries.

Razzle-Dazzle: Raspberry/rhubarb blend.  Refreshingly summer!

Rhubarb: A nice floral bouquet and a taste of vanilla with a bit of tang in the finish.

Elderberry: Reminiscent of what grandma used to make, let the bold, rich taste take you back.

Evening Flight: This combination of elderberries and blackberries is an enticing, floral wine that is sure to please.

Cherry: Created with a blend of Nebraska grown cherries.  Smooth on your pallet.

Honey Wine: Made from 100% Nebraska sweet honey with aromas of wild flowers.