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Idaho Wine Country
Calendar of Events
(Last updated: 06/26/2016 )

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 below for event details.


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Minimum 2 weeks lead time from submission date required.
Events with less lead time will be ignored.


Overview map of Idaho

Snake River Valley Region       Northern Idaho Area

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

 Submit Your Own Event Here
Two to four weeks lead time provides best results.

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Date

Event

Location

Thu - Sat
Jul 21 – 23
Thu 10 am – 6 pm
Fri 10 am – 10 pm
Sat 10 am – 2 pm
Sun Valley Anniversary Wine Auction.  Experience the breathtaking beauty of the surroundings while enjoying spectacular wines paired with food from world-class chefs.  Delight in exclusive Vintner Dinners, an unforgettable Auction Gala and a lively Wine Tasting and Vine & Dine. Various venues
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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Two to four weeks lead time provides best results.

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Date

Event

Location

June Idaho Wine Month.  In May of 2009 Governer Butch Otter declared June Idaho Wine Month to encourage consumers to drink local.  Look to local restaurants, retail stores, and wine shops to offer specials during the month of June.  Don’t miss some of the great wine events and specials offered by wineries.  But most importantly make sure you celebrate Idaho Wine Month by toasting to life with a delicious glass of Idaho wine. Idaho Wineries By Region
 
Sat
Aug 6
Times TBA
Taste of McCall.  McCall-Donnely Education Foundation’s annual summer event, Taste of McCall, is held at beautiful River Ranch in McCall.  Chefs from a range of McCall restaurants and local caterers serve tastes of their summer selections, all paired with fine wines and premium microbrews.  The delicious food, gorgeous views, and silent auction make it an event not to be missed. River Ranch
River Ranch Road
McCall, ID
Thurs
Aug 18
6 - 9 pm
Savor IdahoNORTHStep aboard a sunset cruise, grab an Idaho wine and food pairing, and enjoy some great music by Douglas Cameron.  The Idaho Wine Commission is taking Savor IdahoNorth to Lake Coeur d'Alene!  Just like Savor Idaho in June, you'll be surrounded by Idaho wine and savory bits of Idaho food, but the experience will be more intimate on this sunset cruise on the lake.  Boat departs promptly at 6:00 pm and will dock at 9:00 pm. Just 200 tickets available at $50 each and include all food and wine tastings, a commemorative wine glass and an evening of pure bliss. For more information, contact Sara Dirks at sara@idahowines.org. The Coeur d'Alene Resort
115 S 2nd Street
Coeur d-Alene, ID
Sat
Aug 20
2 – 6 pm
Sunnylsope Wine Trail Festival.  Take the short drive out to the Sunnyslope Wine Trail for an awesome Idaho wine experience.  All the wineries of the Sunnyslope Wine Trail will gather together for an afternoon filled with music at the Caldwell Train Depot in historic downtown Caldwell.  Grab a bite from a local food truck and sip on some wine from any of the 11 different participating wineries.  All attendees will be required to show ID.  Tickets: pre-sale $20/person or $25/person at the gate.  Ticket includes a complimentary Sunnyslope Wine Trail glass.  Please use a designated driver. Train Depot Plaza
Downtown Caldwell, ID
 
Fri & Sat
Nov 27 - 28
1 - 5 pm
Thanksgiving Weekend at Pend d'Oreille Winery.  Don't miss Pend d'Oreille's annual holiday barrel tasting at the winery production facility. Live Music Friday and Saturday Night 5 pm -8 pm in their Tasting Room with Old Sap and Truck Mills.  For more information call 208-265-8545. Pend d'Oreille Winery
301 Cedar St.
Sandpoint, ID
Fri – Sun
Nov 25 – 27
Noon – 5 pm
Sunnyslope Wine Trail Thanksgiving Weekend.  Be thankful for Thanksgiving Weekend on the Sunnyslope Wine Trail after the hub-bub of planning, cooking and family gatherings.  Each of the 11 different wineries will be offering something unique and festive for you to enjoy. Sunnyslope Wine Trail Map

Ongoing Events in the Snake River Wine Country

Saturdays
Sep – Dec 19
9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Idaho Wines at Boise Capital City Market.  Come sip on some of your favorite Idaho wines while enjoying local food and artwork.  For more information call 208-345-3499. Boise Capital City Public Market
802 W Bannock St #800
Boise, ID
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
Last Thursday of the month
Year Round
5:30 - 8:30 pm
Open house in Eagle, ID. Stroll through the beautiful town of Eagle, Idaho on the last Thursday evening of the month from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.  Businesses of downtown Eagle will all be open to greet you... galleries, restaurants and other businesses.  Don't miss the Eagle Art Gallery (50 2nd Street N) where the wines of Cellar 616 Winery are also poured. For more information, call 208-939-4222. Downtown Eagle, ID
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
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

Northern Idaho & Panhandle Region Special Events
 

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Two to four weeks lead time provides best results.

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Date

Event

Location

Sat & Sun
Jul 16 & 17
11 am – 7 pm
Schweitzer's Northwest Winefest.  The Winefest will have over 20 Northwest and regional wineries participating sampling over 80 wines .  In addition to the wine tastings you will experience live music, barbeque, arts and crafts vendors. Schweitzer Mountain Resort
10000 Schweitzer Mountain Road
Sandpoint, ID
Sat
Aug 20
Noon – 4 pm (float)
4 – 7 pm (BBQ)
Sip n Float. The 5th Annual Sip n Float, in coordination with Telaya Winery, will offer a float trip and wine tastings on two beaches with a BBQ after. The BBQ party will also include $500 in prizes. $99 per person. Call 208-995-0181 for information and to make a reservation. Wild River Adventures on the Salmon River
Riggins, ID

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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