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Idaho Wine Country
Calendar of Events
(Last updated: 04/24/2016 )

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 for event details.

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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

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Ongoing Events outside official Wine Regions

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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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April - May Bud to Blossom: Photo Contest.  Sunnyslope is picture perfect when the orchards are in bloom and the fields are a patchwork-quilt of colors.  This is a great time to drive out and enjoy all that the scenic Sunnyslope Wine Trail has to offer. Invite your friends and family to tour this beautiful countryside.  Bring your sense of adventure and your camera.  Showcase your favorite shot on Sunnyslope Wine Trail Facebook page for a chance to win a fantastically floral and wine-rific themed gift basket.  The winner will be announced the first week of June!  There is no cost to participate.  Participants must be over 21. Designated drivers are encouraged. Sunnyslope Wine Trail Map
Fri - Sun
May 6 - 8
Noon to 5 pm
Mom’s Weekend on the Trail.  The Sunnyslope Wine Trail thinks that moms rock so they invite you to bring your mother out to the trail for this open-house weekend.  Each winery will be offering something a little different: concerts, complimentary flowers, special tastings and more.  Tasting fees may apply and are set by the individual wineries.  Please use a designated driver. Sunnyslope Wine Trail Map
Sat
May 7
11am - 3pm
Bud to Blossom: Art & Wine in the Park.  New this year, the Sunnyslope Wine Trail will be partnering with the Marsing Chamber of Commerce and the Bureau of Land Management on their Art & Wine in the Park event.  This collaborative effort will be the feature of the Sunnyslope Wine Trails’ Bud to Blossom event.  Drive out to the trail to see the splendor of spring colors and stay to see the amazing work of numerous local artists and why not try some local wine while you are here.  Enjoy a glass of wine and the local art culture while soaking in the views of the scenic Snake River.  All attendees having wine will be required to show ID.  Designated drivers are encouraged. Marsing Island Park
Marsing, ID
Fri
May 20
5:30 pm (VIP entry)
6 – 9 pm
Wine, Women, and Shoes.  The 3rd annual event, benefiting the Idaho Youth Ranch, offers designer shopping, delicious wine and savory food tastings, a glamorous fashion show, Best in Shoe and Best Dressed contests, drawings and the charming Shoe Guys. Boise Center
1070 Grove Street
Boise, ID
 
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
 
Thu
Jun 12
2 – 5 pm
Savor Idaho.  In its eighth year, the Idaho Grape Growers and Wine Producers Commission will be hosting Savor Idaho, Idaho’s Premier Wine and Food Event.  The event will feature a vast array of Idaho wineries and restaurants giving consumers a unique opportunity to savor the best Idaho has to offer in wine and food.  Each guest will be greeted with a commemorative wine glass as they taste and sip their way through Idaho’s best. With your ticket purchase, you will have access to all food and beverage vendors inside the event.  Click here for tickets. Idaho Botanical Garden
2355 Old Penitentiary Rd
Boise, 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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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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