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Our Story...

though recent, is ever expanding. As the years go by, we are constantly updating Rusty Tractor Vineyards as Central Arkansas's #1 vineyard & event venue.

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Doug & Sheree plant 200 muscadines on a one-acre property. As they watched the bounty of the fruits grow in their own backyard, they expanded the vineyard to over 5,000 vines nestled along McHenry Creek.

Our History


After seeing the romance of the vineyard, Doug & Sheree wanted to create an event space that allowed them to share the beauty of the vineyard with everyone. The Sunroom holds breathtaking views of the vineyard and is perfect for any event you can dream up! The property has a long history of agriculture, as seen in The Barrel Room. This 100 year old dairy barn was renovated into an ideal setting for intimate gatherings of up to 50 people. 



Sunset Lodge at Rusty Tractor Vineyards was once again expanded. The venue's new outdoor pavilion offers one of Arkansas's only covered-outdoor venue options. Its spectacular view of our immaculately manicured vineyard rows will leave you in awe.

The Team

Our Team...

is dedicated to ensuring your time at Rusty Tractor Vineyards is one you'll never forget. Whether you're here for a wedding, a corporate event, or simply passing by to take in the scenic views, our mission is to treat you like family.

Doug & Sheree

the owners

Doug and Sheree founded Rusty Tractor Vineyards because of their love of wine, farming, and nature.


Doug grew up working on his family farm and enjoyed seeing the fruits of his labor.  After moving to Little Rock he owned and managed Capital Ford New Holland from 1987-2008.  For 25 years he has been a driving force in helping develop the Little Rock landscape through his company, Terraforma, LLC.  Doug is on the Board of Directors Little Rock Downtown Partnership and Metrocentre.

Sheree is a Little Rock native and has a unique talent for design, which was seen during her 12 years owning Tropical Galleries and now again with Sunset Lodge at Rusty Tractor Vineyards.  She conceptualized many weddings, rehearsal dinners and charity events.  These visions have manifest themselves in Sunset Lodge, and you will see them come alive for your wedding or event.  Real estate sales, retail, and her love for nature and nurture round out her talents.

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Riley Mason

Wine Maker + Vineyard Manager

He has always had a love for nature and he graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2014 with a Bachelors of Science in Horticulture. He learned the trade by living and working on a small farm winery in Altus, Arkansas. His love of winegrowing has taken him all over the state. This has provided him with in depth knowledge and hands on practice in viticulture and enology. Riley joined the RTV team in November 2016 to oversee and care for our wines and vines. He currently serves on the board of Arkansas Grape Growers and continues to be a patron and educator for all who visit! 

Lexi Meyer

Event Manager + Beverage Executive

Lexi has over ten years experience in the Food and Beverage Industry. She is the starting and ending contact for all of RTV's private and public events. Lexi has been with the venue since its conception and continues to wow the patron's with her mixology skills. The face behind all of our fun, Lexi is the creative director and driving force behind our Open to the Public events. There is no event she can't handle. She oversees the logistics and handles our on-premise and outside sales. Whenever you walk onto the property, her smiling, bubbly personality will be there to greet you! 

Myriam Saavedra

Small Events & Beverage Manager

Myriam Saavedra brings an unparalleled blend of creativity, hospitality, and administrative prowess to our team. With over a decade of experience curating and managing events, coupled with six years of expert bartending skills, she is a dynamic force in crafting memorable experiences.

Myriam's journey is as diverse as her skill set. Armed with a BFA in metalsmithing, she passionately runs her own jewelry business, infusing her artistry into every piece. Her craftsmanship often graces events like our Sip & Shop, where her creations captivate attendees and add a unique touch to the ambiance.

At our venue, Myriam wears many hats. As a bartender, she elevates occasions, effortlessly concocting signature drinks at our Open to the Public Days, weddings, and exclusive private events.


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