James Arthur Winery Sign

James Arthur Vineyards, near Raymond Nebraska, is a story of a family hobby that grew. When James Arthur Jeffers bought several hundred acres back in 1992, it was mainly a property for his family to enjoy. His son-in-law, Jim Ballard, got the idea of planting a few grapevines. The first hundred vines were planted by hand with several varieties from upstate New York. The planting and inspiration grew, until in 1997 the winery doors were officially opened to the public.

Now, the vineyard is the largest in Nebraska and boasts thousands of vines - and the business has expanded with the addition of apples, pears and other fruits. Most of the grapes are French-American hybrids or American varietals (Edelweiss, La Crosse, St. Croix and Vignoles among others.) These are different from varieties such as Chardonnay and Cabernet in that they are winter hardy, needing to withstand harsh Nebraska winters (when the temperatures can be around -20 or -30F) and they are also able to mature in a shorter growing season.

James Arthur wines have won many 'Best of Class' awards - also producing mead (a wine made from honey.) They offer food baskets or you can buy a meal a la carte at the winery.

When the folks at James Arthur were looking for an entrance sign for their winery - they wanted something that would stand out. The hand crafted look of dimensional sculpted and painted grape artwork and hand carved and gilded text was the quality look that they chose. The sign lettering was both gilded with 23kt gold leaf and painted. Behind the grapes sculpture, the oval area is chip carved by hand with rounded gouges, and gilded to give a bright shimmer that reflects brilliantly in the sun.

Carved & Gilded / Painted
Sculpted & Painted Add on
Sign Size
65 " x 46 "