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Idaho Wine Country

Snake River AVA - its Wineries,
Wine Country, Wine &
Wine Shops

     On its way to the Columbia River and beyond to the Pacific Ocean, the great Snake River of historic and geologic fame winds its way west across southern Idaho, then sharply turns north and continues in that direction for a few hundred miles, marking the border between western Idaho and eastern Oregon.  Like so many other great rivers of wine-growing regions around the world, the Snake creates a micro climate that has demonstrated its suitability for grape growing, despite its higher elevation and arid landscape.

       Not only does the river provide irrigation water for otherwise dry lands, but the air currents it creates from its flowing water mass help temper the extremes of winter and summer temperatures.  Is it any wonder the majority of Idaho's wineries are scattered throughout Idaho's Snake River Valley?  The long-term growing of vineyards and growth in the number of local wineries turning those grapes into wine, is what set the stage for what is now Idaho's first appellation, the Snake River American Viticultural Area. (See the official map.)

       Despite the variability of their respective terroir, the Snake River Valley region of Idaho and Eastern Oregon are strikingly similar to that of Eastern Washington:

  • Both regions' geological histories are influenced by volcanism and glaciations;

  • Both experience hard winters on a somewhat regular cycle -- although both are experiencing a change in these historic cycles perhaps related to the overall effects of global warming;

  • Both laid the foundation of their industries on white wines, particularly Riesling;

  • Both are located in dry agricultural areas that receive fewer than 10 inches of rain a year, facilitating vineyard canopy management by irrigation. 

       The primary differences between these two regions involve vineyard elevations and differing soil types brought about by variations in their geologic stories. 

       Thirty-four of Idaho's more than 40 wineries have located in Idaho's Snake River Valley, with 28 choosing the valley's western end.  There are now six wineries to visit in the valley's eastern portion and two more north of Twin Falls in Ketchum near Sun Valley.


Navigating the Snake River Valley Region

     Use this Snake River Valley Regional Map to locate and explore wineries and wine shops located in southern Idaho.  To enhance your wine touring pleasure in Idaho's Snake River Valley, don't forget to check the links in the left margin to explore the services and products of other businesses in the area catering to  visiting wine enthusiasts -- wine country lodging, dining, touring and driving services.  Check the Idaho Wineries and Merchant Finder to find a complete list of state wineries, including contact information and addresses.

Featured Winery

Thousand Springs Winery
and Bed & Breakfast
Pouring Idaho and other NW wines
(Tues - Sun, 2 - 6 pm or by appointment)

18852 Hwy 30
Hagerman, ID  83332
 208-352-0150

Snake River Wineries & Wine Shops

West Valley           East Valley        Outside Valley


 

West Snake River Valley:

3 Horse Ranch Vineyards
(Year Round: Thurs-Sun, 11am - 6pm
 & by appointment,
208-863-6561)

44th Street Wineries
A Tasting Room for Cinder Winery,
Coiled Wines, Périple Wines,
Telaya Wine Co
(Open Saturdays 2 - 6 pm or by Appt)

Annadelle Winery
(By appointment only - 208-629-9513)

Bitner Vineyards, Winery, B&B
(Fri - Sun, 12 - 5 pm; or by appt, 208-455-1870)

Cellar 616
(Every First Thurs - 5 to 9 pm;
Fri - 5 to 9 pm; Sat - 12 to 7 pm;
Otherwise by appointment - 208-906-9590)

Cinder Winery
at 44th Street Wineries
(Fri, Sat, Sun:  Noon - 5,
 Otherwise by appt - 208-433-9813)

Coiled Wines
at 44th Street Wineries

(Open Saturdays 2 - 6 pm or by Appt -
  707-480-4919)


Davis Creek Cellars
(Fri - Sun: Noon - 5 pm)

Fraser Vineyard Tasting Room
(Every Sat, July - Aug: 1 - 5 pm;
Thanksgiving to 3rd week of Dec & for
special events: Sat afternoons;
Otherwise by appointment)

Fujishin Family Cellars
and Lost West Winery  
At Robison Fruit Ranch
(Summer: June 15 - Dec 31, Thur - Sun, 12 - 6 pm;
Winter: Jan 1 - June 14,  Fri - Sun, 12 - 6 pm)


HAT Ranch Winery
(Fri - Sun: 12 - 5:00 pm;
 and by Appointment)

Hells Canyon Winery
(Jun - Sept: Sat & Sun, 12 - 5 pm:
 Closed Labor Day Wkend. Open for
 Special Events: Valentine's Day,
 Mother's Day, Thanksgiving Wkend)

 
Huston Vineyards
(Fri & Sat 12 - 5 pm
 & Upon Request - 208-455-7975)

Indian Creek Winery
(June thru Oct: Thur - Sun, 12 - 5;
 Nov thru May: Fri - Sun, 12 - 5 pm)

Koenig Distillery and Winery
(Fri - Sun, Noon - 5 pm)
 
Mouvance Winery
(Opening Feb 1, 2013
Thurs - Sun, 11 am - 6 pm)


Parma Ridge Vineyards
(Closed. Owner retired.)

Périple Wines
at 44th Street Wineries
(Saturdays - 2:00 - 6:00 pm, or
  by appointment - 208-377-7976)

Potter Wines
    (Call for an appointment - 208-866-7765)
 
River Heights Vineyards
(By Appointment - 208-846-8700)
 


 

West Valley Map

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larger map version)



Sawtooth Winery
(Fri - Sun, Noon - 5 pm; Other days
  by appointment - 208-467-1200)

Silver Trail Winery
(By Appointment - 208-922-9558)
 

Snake River Winery & Arena
Vineyards - Parma

Boise Tasting Room
(Tues - Sat: 10:30 - 7:30pm; Sun: 12 - 5pm)

Split Rail Winery
(3rd Saturday of every month:
  12:00 - 7:00 pm)

St Rule Fermenting
(By Appointment - 208-549-1861)
 
Ste. Chapelle Winery

(Year Round: Mon - Sat, 10 - 5 pm;
  Sun, 12 - 5 pm)

Syringa Winery
(Thur - Sat: 12 - 7:00 pm)

Telaya Wine Company
at 44th Street Wineries
 (Saturdays, 2:00 - 6:00 pm
   and by Appt - 208-557-9463)


Terra Nativa Winery
(By Appointment - 208-345-2421)


Three Horse Ranch Vineyards
(Year Round: Weds-Sun, 12 - 6pm
  & by appointment,
208-863-6561)

Vale Wine Company
(By Appointment - 371-4271)

Weston Winery
(By appointment - 208-459-2631)

Williamson Orchards & Vineyards
(Jun - Dec:  Weekdays, 10 - 6 pm;
 Sat, 10 - 4 pm; Otherwise by 
 Appointment)


Woodriver Cellars
Formerly -
Winery at Eagle Knoll)
(Daily: Sun - Thurs: 11 am - 6 pm;
 Fri & Sat: 11 am - 10 pm)

Zhoo Zhoo
at Hells Canyon Winery
(Sat - Sun 12 - 5pm or by appt.
 Closed Dec thru Mar)

No Visitor Facilities/
Not Open to Public:

Mother Load Winery
(Baker City, OR - Not open to public)

Vin du Boise Winery
(No Visitor Facilities)

Full Winery Contact Information       
 


East Snake River Valley:

Carmela Vineyards
(Daily: Mon - Sat, 11 am - 9 pm;
 Sunday, 10 am - 8 pm)

Cold Springs Winery
(Sat - Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri: By appointment only -
208-366-7993)

Hegy's South Hills Winery 
(By appointment only April - Oct - 208-599-0074)

Holesinsky Winery
(By appointment only - 208-420-9887)


Snyder Winery
(June - Aug:  Fri & Sat, 1 to Close; Sun: 1 - 5 pm;
Fall,  Winter & Spring: Fri & Sat, 1 pm to Close;
Otherwise by appointment -
208-543-6938)
(Steakhouse open Fri & Sat only:  5:30 to close)

Thousand Springs Winery
and Bed & Breakfast
(Tues - Sun, 2 - 6 pm or by appointment - 208-352-0150)



East Valley Map

Thumbnail map link to larger map of Eastern Snake River Valley, Idaho wine country

(Click on map icon for
larger map version)

     

Winery Contact Information    

 

To the North, near Sun Valley area

Frenchman's Gulch Winery
  Ketchum, ID
  
(Sat, 1 - 5 pm - or by appointment - 208-726-0118)


Winery Contact Information


 
Wine Shops, Wine Bars and Regional Tasting Rooms
 

Aged to Perfection
969 E. Parkcenter Blvd.
Boise, ID
208-387-BREW (2739)

A New Vintage Wine Shop
(Closed Sun & Mon)
1400 N. Eagle Road
Meridian, ID  83642
208-855-9230

Asiago's Ristorante & Wine Bar
3423 N. Cole Road
Boise, Id 83704
208-323-1469

Boise Co-op Wine Shop
(Mon - Sat: 10 am - 8 pm; Sun: 10 am - 6 pm)
915 N 8th Street
Boise, ID  83702
208-472-4519

Bueno Cheapo Vino
770 S. Vista Avenue
Boise, ID  83705
208-336-1930

Bueno Cheapo Vino
212 14th Ave South
Nampa, ID 83651
208-475-0776

Corkscrews Wine Shop & Pub
729 N. Main Street
Meridian, ID  83642
208-888-4049

Di Vine
400 S Main Street
Hailey, ID
208-788-4422

Erickson’s Fine Wines
150 E Riverside Street
Eagle, ID
208-938-3698

Helina Marie's Wine Shop
11053 Hwy 44
Star, ID 83669

Idaho Wine Merchant
3105 Neff Street
Boise, ID


La Cantina
3395 N Cole Road
Boise, ID  83702
208-377-0224
Le Coq Rouge
1329 S. Maple Grove Road
Boise, ID  83709
208-376-9463
Music of the Vine
Wine Shop and Cafe
2805 Blaine Suite 130
Caldwell, ID  83605
208-454-1228

Pacific Rim Wine Shop
2870 W. State Street
Boise, ID
208-342-3375

Piazza di Vino
Wine Bar & Art Gallery
212 N 9th Street
Boise, ID  83702
208-336-9577

Seasons Bistro, Wine Bar & Catering
1117 E. Winding Creek Drive, Ste 150
Eagle, ID  83616
208-863-6561
208-939-6680

Tannins Wine Bar
353 Avenue E
Kuna, ID 83719
208-922-1766

The Wine Cellar
2390 American Legion Blvd, Suite #5
Mountain Home, ID   83647
208-587-9012

Twig's Cellar
Wine Bar
816 Bannock St
Boise, ID  83702
208-344-8944


 

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