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Idaho Wine Country
Calendar of Events
(Last updated: 09/27/2014 )
 

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Click on one of Idaho's wine regions, reflected on the map below, and explore some wine-country special event possibilities.  If you plan to attend a popular wine country event and want to stay longer than just the day of the event, it is best to make lodging and dining reservations early.  You will find lots of options in our Lodging and Dining sections for each region.

Click on the map region of your choice for event details.

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Overview map of Idaho

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Wine Events Outside Northwest Wine Regions...
or those not yet included on Wines Northwest

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Date

Event

Location

Sat & Sun
Jun 20 & 21
Times TBA
Terrace Lakes Wine & Art Festival.  During the third weekend in June, Terrace Lakes Resort is home to the annual Wine and Art festival.  Over 75 vendors participate in the event held right on the green of their golf course.  Enjoy wine tasting and food while listening to the music in the beauty of the Boise National Forest. Terrace Lakes Resort
101 Holiday Drive
Garden Valley, ID
Fri & Sat
Jul 24 – 25
Times TBA
34th Annual Sun Valley Center Wine Auction.  For over 30 years the Sun Valley Center Wine Auction has been one of the premier charity wine auctions in the country and a favorite summer event of the resort community of Sun Valley, Idaho, enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.  Partake in a legendary weekend of extraordinary wine experiences, and exceptional food and entertainment all while supporting The Center.  Celebrate Northwest, California, and International wines at a variety of events throughout the weekend.

Unfolding over three glorious days, festivities include exclusive Vintner Dinners and a lively Wine Auction Gala.  With 40 live auction lots and 40 silent auction lots, guests will have the opportunity to bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and wines that make a wine lover’s heart soar.  The weekend culminates with the Wine Auction Vine & Dine – with tapas from select local restaurants, grand tasting, and live music – it’s a true community gathering.  Proceeds from all Wine Auction events support The Sun Valley Center for the Arts.
Sun Valley Center for the Arts
191 Fifth Street East
Ketchum, ID
Ongoing Events outside official Wine Regions

Date

Event

Location

4th Thursdays
6:30 pm

Food and Wine Pairing Events featuring various Idaho winemakers.  Mountain Café at Silver Mountain Resort, contact 208-783-0562 for more information. Reservation required.

Silver Mountain Resort, Kellogg, ID

Snake River Valley Region Special Events

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Date

Event

Location

Sun
Sep 28
7 am start time
Idaho Wine Run.  The annual Idaho Wine Run will offer a full marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k, and Kids Fun Run.  Wine sampling from over 15 local wineries will be offered after the race along with live music.  All participants will received a custom Idaho Wine Run wine glass and ample free wine sampling or a sweet drink tumbler.  Must be 21 or over for the wine sampling or purchases. Ste. Chapelle Winery
19348 Lowell Rd,
Caldwell, ID
 
Wed
Oct 1
Time TBA
Telaya's Winemakers' Dinner at Fork.  Fork is offering a winemaker’s dinner featuring Telaya wines.  The cost is $75 per person (plus tax and gratuity) and reservations can be made by calling 208-287-1700 or email Jordan@boisefork.com.  Please let them know when the reservation is made that you are a Telaya wine club member or customer. Fork
199 N 8th St
Boise, Idaho
Sat & Sun
Oct 4 & 5
Noon – 6 pm
Fall Harvest Festival - Idaho Botanical Garden.  Celebrate the fall season in the Garden. Among the creative Scarecrow displays, you can enjoy live music, hay rides, games, and kid’s activities. Shop our farmers market with a variety of local vendors and fresh ingredients.  Purchase pumpkins, and great food, fall brews, wine, and fresh cider.  Tickets are Adults $7, Youth (ages 5-12) $5, Children (4 and younger) free and Garden Members $5.  For additional information call 208-343-8649. Idaho Botanical Garden
2355 Old Penitentiary Rd
Boise, ID
 
Thu
Oct 9
5:30 – 11 pm
30th Annual Chef’s Affair.  Experience an evening of fine food, fun, and fond recollections of the 1980s when Pac-Man ruled, Madonna shocked, and “Dallas” was hot.  Featuring an exquisite six-course meal prepared by some of Idaho’s most renowned chefs, with each course accompanied by wine from Idaho’s finest vineyards.  All proceeds support the programs and services of The Idaho Foodbank.  For more information call 208-577-2698 or e-mail teenawright@idahofoodbank.org. Boise Center
850 W Front St
Boise, ID
Thu
Nov 6
5:30 – 8:30 pm
Sippin’ In the City.  Break out from the everyday tasting, step away from the table and prepare yourself for a different type of tasting.  Sip your way through Idaho’s best while tasting sweet and savory bites in the city.  Featuring all Idaho winemakers, tasty treats from Idaho’s coolest culinary artists and original local music.  Entrance fee is $30. Linen Building
1402 W Grove St
Boise, ID
Fri & Sat
Nov 28 & 29th
10 am - 4 pm
Annual Fall Barrel Tasting Williamson Orchards & Vineyards.  Take a scenic drive into Idaho wine country and join Williamson Orchards & Vineyards for their Fall Barrel Tasting.  Experience the crisp air of fall and the changing colors of the leaves while you sip their delicious wines poured straight from the barrel.  This afternoon of wine will also include music, cheese, chocolate and fun! There will be case and bottle discounts on select wines.  For additional information call 208-459-7333 or e-mail wine@willorch.com. Williamson Orchards & Vineyards
19692 Williamson Ln
Caldwell, ID

Ongoing Events in the Snake River Wine Country

Every Wednesday
June through August
5 - 8 pm
Alive After 5.  Enjoy the 28th year of Downtown Boise's free concert series on the Grove Plaza!  Every Wednesday from 5-8 you'll find live music, vendor booths, food, beer and Idaho wine!  Cool off in the fountain, dance or just hang out and chill. Click here for a list of performers Great event for the whole family.

http://www.downtownboise.org/index.cfm/events/dba_events/alive_after_five

(In case of bad weather the party moves indoors to Liquid, 405 S 8th Street.)

Grove Plaza
Downtown Boise
On-going Monthly
3rd Thursday
6:30 pm
Futures.  3rd Thursday of every month is Futures, where individuals get a chance to taste the wine as it ages in the barrel.  Cost is free, call 208-286-9463 for more information. Woodriver Cellars,
Eagle
Monthly
1st Fridays

First Fridays/Friday Night Express.  In Caldwell, ID, the first Friday night of every month is a night of celebration.  There is live music, food, wine tasting, etc as most downtown stores stay open a bit longer to invite people to enjoy the revitalized downtown area.  Bring the family and your friends!

Downtown Caldwell
Monthly
5:30 - 9:30 pm
First Thursday - This event is held in downtown Boise on the first Thursday of each month.  Enjoy a gallery stroll, entertainment, merchant and restaurant specials, as well as free garage parking (with merchant validation).  Trolley rides are available, for additional information call 208-472-5200 ext. 0, or visit www.downtownboise.org. Downtown Boise

Northern Idaho & Panhandle Region Special Events
 

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Date

Event

Location

     

Ongoing Events in Northern Idaho

Monthly - 2nd Friday of the month April - December Coeur d'Alene Art Walk.  5:00- 8:00 PM.  Participating galleries will be creating special events each month.  Non-gallery businesses and restaurants downtown will also take part in Gallery Walk.  Free.  Call for more info: (208) 664-3194. Downtown Coeur d'Alene
Every third Friday of each month
7:30 pm
Wine TastingsHosted by the North Idaho Enological Association.  Held every third Friday of each month.  7:30 p.m., Lake City Senior Center, 1916 Lakewood Drive, Coeur d’Alene.  $20/members; $28/nonmembers. (208) 772-5401. 

Lake City Senior Center
1916 Lakewood Drive, Coeur d’Alene

 

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