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Ultimate Wine Guide Snake River

Idaho boasts an ever-expanding wine industry, featuring more than 65 wineries and an extensive 1,300 acres of vineyards. This flourishing sector has garnered numerous awards, making it a must-visit destination for wine enthusiasts. Embark on a journey along the renowned Sunnyslope Wine Trail, where you can relish stunning vistas of vineyards and the Snake River while savoring exquisite chardonnays and merlots. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the charm of Boise's Urban Wine District, where you can indulge in handcrafted rieslings and syrahs. Whether you're interested in scheduling a tour, dropping by for a tasting, or planning a weekend getaway, Idaho's wine country promises an unforgettable experience.

Scoria Vineyards

This land, untouched by our multi-generational farming family, lay barren due to the challenging wind-blown sand and volcanic scoria rock soil. Our vineyard stands as one of the warmest locations in the Pacific Northwest, uniquely capable of fully ripening the Petit Verdot grape variety, renowned for its extended hang time. Each year, these clusters are the final ones to grace our crush pad. To unlock its full complexity, we patiently age this wine longer than the majority of wineries, creating a Reserve that reveals all of its subtle nuances.

Koenig Vineyards

Prioritizing minimal intervention in the cellar, carrying forward the winemaking legacy forged by their founder, Greg Koenig, which has been faithfully embraced by the new owners, James and Sydney Nederend. Their commitment is to bottle wines that authentically reflect their vineyard origins. A varietal lineup includes Viognier and Syrah, exceptionally well-suited to Idaho, alongside Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Riesling, Sangiovese, Petite Sirah, Chardonnay, and Port-style dessert wines, crafted with spirits from the Koenig family distillery. Occasionally, it also produce Ice Wine and late-harvest wines influenced by botrytis.

St. Chapelle Winery

Established in 1975 in Emmett, Idaho, Ste. Chapelle is renowned for crafting exceptional wines from the Snake River Valley. Relocated to its current location in 1978, the winery rapidly expanded, producing a range of varietals including Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah. Their beloved "Soft" series, featuring Soft Red, Soft White, and Soft Huckleberry, continues to grow in popularity.

Sawtooth Winery

Established in 1987 within Idaho's Snake River Valley, Sawtooth Winery emerged from the fertile pastures once owned by the Pintler family. Recognizing the potential of their south-facing, hilly terrain, they ventured into wine grape cultivation. Under winemaker Meredith Smith's guidance, Sawtooth Estate Winery has garnered national acclaim for Riesling, Pinot Gris, Syrah, Merlot, and Tempranillo. Each bottle of Sawtooth embodies the spirit of adventure, Idaho's allure, and the natural splendor that thrives amid the valley's snow-capped mountains and pristine rivers.

Huston Vineyard

Welcome to our Idaho estate vineyard and artisan winery, nestled in the Snake River Valley AVA along the Sunnyslope Wine Trail. Find us on Chicken Dinner Road near the historic town of Huston, Idaho. As dedicated farmers, our wines originate in the vineyards, whether from our estate or selected Snake River Valley sites. With over 40 distinct lots, each site contributes its unique terroir to our handcrafted varietal wines. We meticulously tend to all vineyards to guarantee the superior quality of our small-batch creations.

Hat Ranch Winery

Explore our super-premium wines at our tasting room along the Sunnyslope Wine Trail near Boise, Idaho, or have them shipped to your doorstep where permitted. Established in 2011, Hat Ranch Winery draws inspiration from our great-grandparents' Hat Ranch homestead, established as a farm and ranch in 1902. Meet our dedicated owner, Tim Harless, whose passion for wine led him to Viticulture & Enology training, backed by his Bachelor's in Aerospace Engineering. Our wines have earned accolades, including gold and silver medals in regional competitions.

Indian Creek-Stowe Winery

Discover the essence of Stowe Vineyard, a picturesque 20-acre estate nestled at 2,700 feet elevation on unique caliche soils in Idaho. Embraced by diverse seasons and nourished by Boise's Luckypeak Reservoir's snowmelt, the vineyard thrives. Experience the magic of their wines, including Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, and more, crafted with expertise to capture the perfect balance of sweetness and acidity. Delight in the diverse selection, available for online shipping to 41 states or in select Idaho retail outlets. Join them in the serene gardens, savoring flights, glasses, or bottles of our exquisite creations, promising an unforgettable experience.

Williamson Orchard & Vineyards

Nestled in the Sunnyslope Wine Trail, Williamson Orchards and Vineyards is a cherished family-owned haven. With a blend of modern techniques and timeless traditions, our wines exude vibrant fruitiness, delicate oak, and minerality. Step into our warm tasting room, steeped in farm charm, where every visitor becomes part of our extended family, basking in the sunny, welcoming atmosphere.

Sol Invictus Winery

Originating in the picturesque Rhine wine valley of Germany, our odyssey led us to the Treasure Valley, where we've rooted our passion for wine. With over two decades of global exploration, our family, steeped in military heritage, celebrates dedication and hard work. Join us in raising a glass, honoring our shared journey and the essence of this great country. Salute!

Dude Dewalt Cellars

In the rugged Eagle Foothills near Boise, Idaho, Dude DeWalt Cellars stands as a tribute to a bygone tale. Once a sheep foreman for Highland Sheep Company, Dude's story echoes through the gulch where our winery now resides. Crafted by those dedicated to preserving legends, their wines capture the daring spirit of pioneers and the land they cherished.

Famici Wine Company

Famici is more than a winery; it's a fusion of family and friends, symbolized by its name combining Italian words for both. Their spirit mirrors this bond, embodying warmth and hard work. Join them for delightful wine experiences, tasting flights, and bottles. As they eagerly await to meet you and welcome you into their cherished Famici circle.

Hells Canyon Winery

Indulge in handcrafted wines from Idaho's scenic Snake River Valley. Steve Robertson and his family have dedicated four decades to nurturing a vineyard jewel, yielding exquisite, well-balanced wines. Every bottle reflects their commitment to quality, capturing the essence of the picturesque Idaho terroir. Experience the passion in every sip.

Bitner Vineyards

Bitner Vineyards epitomizes a devotion to the lush soil of Snake River Valley. The premium wines, meticulously handcrafted from estate-grown vines, mirror their passion, knowledge, and dedication. Committed to sustainability, they proudly hold LIVE and Salmon-Safe certifications. Advocating for bee-friendly farming, honoring both our community and the earth. Exceptional quality meets responsible practices.

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