Omaha Crush!

The Riverfront Wine Festival is now Omaha Crush!

Omaha Crush

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Stinson Park @Aksarben Village

67th and Center Streets

1-5 PM

rain or shine, 21+ event

We’re back for the 6th year…this time under our new name Omaha Crush! Uncork the fun and sample wines from around the world, enjoy culinary delights from Omaha’s finest chefs, all while feasting your eyes on artwork from a handful of local artisans. All tickets are ALL INCLUSIVE, and include:

  • a Riedel glass

  • unlimited samples of wine and craft beer tastings

  • small bites from some of Omaha’s top chefs

  • live music

You must be 21+ with a valid ID to enter. Designated Driver tickets will be available at the door. Outside food or drink is allowed. Dogs on leash are welcome. Only a limited number of tickets (1500 total) will be available.

Attendance benefits Tablets 4 Hope, an organization which gives FREE electronic tablets (iPads) to qualified children on the autism spectrum to help them communicate.

Make plans now to attend the premier wine+art+food festival…Omaha Crush!

Bottle Shock

Bottle Shock is a 2008 movie that tells the story of a 1975 wine competition.  For the first time, the French wine makers were completely dominated by upstart California wineries from Napa Valley.

And by the way, we make some pretty good wine in Nebraska too!


Some Inspirational Quotes…

“All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them”

Walt Disney

“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drowned your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

Steve Jobs

“Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish it.”


“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, talk less, say more, hate less, love more, and good things will be yours.”

Swedish Proverb

“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.”

Les Brown

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”

Helen Keller

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.”

Jim Rohn

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”

Thomas Jefferson

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.”

Vince Lombardi

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”

Theodore Roosevelt

“Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one a second time.”

Josh Billings

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

Michael Jordan

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

Wayne Gretzky

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.”

Bill Cosby

“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.”


“It is only the very wisest and the very stupidest who cannot change.”


“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.”


“Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.”

Japanese Proverb

“A goal is a dream with a deadline.”

Napoleon Hill

“Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.”

John Dewey

“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.”

Farrah Gray

“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.”

Denis Waitley

“Good things come to those who wait… greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen.”


“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”

Lao Tzu

Silver Hills Winery


We made it up to Silver Hills in Tekamah to get some of their wine.  We’ll be back to try a few more next week, but bought a couple to start…including:  14th Harvest Red, Carriage House Red, Silver Fox, Lushous, Ray’s Red, and Seyval.  The Seyval is produced from locally grown grapes!  Thank you Phil & June!

It looks like it’s gonna be a great day.  So stop on in for some awesome Nebraska wines in one of the coolest spaces around.

P.S.  We ran one of the kegs dry yesterday, so we put Zipline’s Oatmeal Porter on tap!  We certainly have a terrific selection of very tasty beers.

Hope to see you soon!

Cut Spike Distillery

The sister company to the Lucky Bucket Brewing Company in La Vista is the Cut Spike Distillerycut spikeThis is the first spirits distillery in Nebraska to operate since prohibition.  Originally, the owners of Lucky Bucket intended to operate a distillery, until they were curtailed in their efforts due to existing Nebraska Law.  The Lucky Bucket Brewing company was established as an alternative to the distillery.  Some time later, after petitioning the state legislature to change the law to allow a legal distillery, the Cut Spike Distillery was established.

Producing fine hand-made whiskey, vodka, brandy, and rum using pristine water from the Sandhills of Nebraska. Cut Spike Distillery pays homage to traditional small batch-distilled spirits that are handcrafted from start to finish.

The distillery released Nebraska’s first single-malt whiskey last fall. The whiskey is produced entirely on-site, from brewing the wash and distilling the spirit to barrel aging and hand-filling each bottle.  Cut Spike Distillery won a double gold medal for its single malt whiskey at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in April 2014.


Tecumseh’s Prayer

Tecumseh“So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.

Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none.

When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.

Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision. When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.”

Nebraska Wines, Winetasting


  • Sun: 2-6 pm
  • Mon: Closed
  • Tue: Closed
  • Wed: 2-7 pm
  • Thu: 2-7 pm
  • Fri: 2-7:30 pm
  • Sat: 2-7:30 pm