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Idaho Wine Country
Calendar of Events
(Last updated: 11/13/2014 )
 

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

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Ongoing Events outside official Wine Regions

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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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Event

Location

Fri – Wed
Nov 21 – 26
Noon – 5 pm
Thanksgiving at Bitner Vineyards.  Enjoy appetizers at the winery on Thanksgiving week.  To celebrate Black Friday, purchase one case of reds at full price and get one case of Chardonnay at no cost.  For more information call 208-455-1870. Bitner Vineyards
16645 Plum Road
Caldwell, ID
Fri - Wed
Nov 21 - 26
Noon - 5 pm
Thanksgiving at Huston Vineyards.  Enjoy great pairings of three wines and small bites.  Don't forget to barrel taste the 2014 vintage while you are there. $10 per person includes custom Huston wine glass.  For more information call 208-455-7975.  
 
Huston Vineyards
16473 Chicken Dinner Rd.
Caldwell, ID
Wed & Fri – Sun
Nov 26 & 28 – 30
Noon - 6 pm
Thanksgiving at 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards.  For the first time, 3 Horse Ranch will be vertically tasting their Cabernet Sauvignon Library Wines.  Enjoy these fine wines with some fruit and cheese while you're at the ranch.  Receive 10% off the library wines.  Tasting flight $5 per person (free to Les Trois Vins members). For more information call 208-863-6561 or e-mail| info@3horseranchvineyards.com. 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards
5900 Pearl Road
Eagle, ID
Wed & Fri – Sun
Nov 26 & 28 – 30
Wed 4 - 8 pm
Fri – Sun noon - 6 pm
Thanksgiving at Split Rail Winery.  Enjoy light appetizers, barrel tasting and holiday spirit (there will be no barrel tastings on Wednesday and Sunday, but lots of spirit).  For more information call 208-490-0681 or e-mail splitrailwinery@gmail.com. Split Rail Winery
4338 Chinden Blvd
Boise, ID
Wed & Fri – Sun
Nov 26 & 28 – 30
11 am – 5 pm
Thanksgiving at Koenig Vineyards.  Stop in and enjoy tastes of new releases as well as complimentary house made soup and wine specials!  For more information call 208-455-8386 or e-mail info@koenigdistilleryandwinery.com. Koenig Distillery and Winery
20928 Grape Lane
Caldwell, ID
Fri
Nov 28
1 – 5 pm
Open House at Potter Wines.  Stop by for free tastings and Thanksgiving specials. Wines featured will be Syrah, Riesling, Pumpkin and Jalapeno.  For more information call 208-866-7765 or e-mail vonpotter@potterwines.com. Potter Wines
505 E 43rd St.
Garden City, 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
Fri & Sat
Nov 28 & 29
1 - 4:30 pm
Thanksgiving at Ste. Chapelle Winery.  Enjoy barrel tastings, mini tour, light fare, wine pairings, a logo wine glass and music Friday by Johnny Butler and Saturday by Jeannie Marie.  Save $25 on mixed cases of wine. Tasting fee is $10 per person or $5 for members.  For more information call 208-453-7840. Ste. Chapelle Winery
19348 Lowell Rd.
Caldwell ID
Fri & Sat
Nov 28 & 29
Noon - 5 pm
Thanksgiiving at Périple Wines.  Stop by the new digs at Périple Wines and enjoy barrel tasting with chocolate pairings. Périple Wines
1904. E. Chicago Street Unit D
Caldwell, ID
Fri & Sat
Nov 28 & 29
Noon – 5 pm
Thanksgiving with Hells Canyon Winery & Zhoo Zhoo.  Head over for the annual wine sale & holiday open house featuring new release wines and older vintages.  $8 per person includes souvenir stem less glass.  For additional information 208-454-3300 or e-mail: info@zhoozhoo.com. Hells Canyon Winery
18835 Symms Road
Caldwell, ID
Fri & Sat
Nov 28 & 29
Noon – 4 pm
Thanksgiving at Snake River Winery.  Visit the vineyard for barrel samples of new creations as well as old favorites with winemaker Scott DeSeelhorst.   Food and wine available for purchase.  For additional information call 208-345-9463. Snake River Winery
786 W. Broad St.
Boise, ID
Fri – Sun
Nov 28 – 30
11 am - 6 pm
Thanksgiving at Fujishin Family Cellars & Lost West Winery.   Stop in and enjoy complimentary tastings of current releases and Barrel tastings for $5 per person.  For additional information call 208-649-5389.

 
Fujishin Family Cellars
15593 Sunnyslope Road
Caldwell, ID
Fri – Sun
Nov 28 – 30
Fri 9 am – 6 pm
Sat 7 Sun noon – 5 pm
Thanksgiving at Bitner Vineyards.  Enjoy appetizers at the winery on Thanksgiving week.  To celebrate Black Friday, purchase one case of reds at full price and get one case of Chardonnay at no cost.  For more information call 208-455-1870. Bitner Vineyards
16645 Plum Road
Caldwell, ID
Fri – Sun
Nov 28 – 30
Noon – 5 pm
Thanksgiving Weekend at Huston Vineyards.  Taste 4 wines paired with 4 small bites and barrel taste their 2014 vintage wine.  $10 per person includes custom Huston wine glass.  For more information call 208-455-7975 or e-mail mary@hustonvineyards.com. Huston Vineyards
16473 Chicken Dinner Road
Caldwell, ID
Fri - Sun
Nov 28 – 30
Fri & Sat 10 am - 4 pm
Sun noon – 5 pm
Annual Fall Barrel Tasting at Williamson Orchards & Vineyards.  Join Williamson for an afternoon of wine, music, cheese, chocolate and fun.  For more information call 208-459-7333 or e-mail wine@willorch.com. Williamson Orchards & Vineyards
19692 Williamson Ln
Caldwell, ID
Fri - Sun
Nov 28 - 30
11 am - 5 pm
Thanksgiving - Cinder, Coiled & Telaya.  Come enjoy barrel tastings with all three winemakers as well as tastings with each winery and a complimentary logo glass.  While there enjoy Surel's Other Place art gallery on the mezzanine, food trucks and kids' interactive art station.  $15 per person or 2 free admissions per wine club membership.  For additional information call 208-557-9463. Telaya Wine Company
107 1/2 E. 44th Street
Garden City, ID
Fri – Sun
Nov 28 – 30
Noon - 5 pm
Thanksgiving at HAT Ranch Winery.  Black Friday?  Forgetaboudit and celebrate the winemaker's birthday while enjoying wine, cheese tastings and birthday cake.  For more information call 208-994-6416. HAT Ranch Winery
15343 Plum Road
Caldwell, ID
Fri – Sun
Nov 28 – 30
Fri & Sat 11 am – 6 pm
Sun noon – 4 pm
Thanksgiving at Indian Creek Winery.  Don't miss the release of Indian Creeks 2012 Primitivo along with a wide array of wine samples, music, appetizers, photo booth and barrel tasting with the winemaker, as well as sampling/selling of library vintages.  Tasting fee is $7 per person or $5 for members; includes logo glass (50% of tasting fees will benefit the Humane Society).  For additional information call 208-922-4791 or e-mail info@indiancreekwinery.com. Indian Creek Winery
1000 N McDermott
Kuna, ID
Sat & Sun
Nov 29 & 30
11 am - 4 pm
Thanksgiving at Sawtooth Estate Winery.  Sawtooth Estate offers a Thanksgiving Open House and Barrel Tasting including wine glass, tour, barrel tasting with winemaker Meredith Smith, wine pairings and live music by Dan Costello.  Wines on sale by case and bottle.  Tasting fee $15 per person ($10 for members).  For additional information call 208-467-1200 or e-mail tastingroom@sawtoothwinery.com Sawtooth Estate Winery
13750 Surrey Lane
Nampa, ID
Sat & Sun
Nov 29 & 30
Sat 1 - 6 pm
Sun 2 – 4 pm
Thanksgiving at Fraser Vineyards.  Saturday only, enjoy barrel tastings with bread, cheese and chocolate pairings for $8 per person. Not in the pairing mood?  Stop by Sunday for some last minute barrel tasting, $4 per person.  Special Holiday Pricing on bottle purchases.  For additional information call 208-345-9607. Fraser Vineyards
1004 S. La Pointe St.
Boise, ID
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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 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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Fri & Sat
Nov 28 – 29
1 - 5 pm
Thanksgiving at Pend d'Oreille Winery.  Don't miss Pen d'Oreille's annual Holiday Barrel Tasting at their winery production facility.  Call for reservations at 208-265-8545.
 
Pend d'Oreille Winery
301 Cedar Street
Suite 101
Sandpoint, 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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