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Idaho Wine Country

Snake River Valley AVA and its sub appellation
the Eagle Foothills AVA
The Wineries, Wine Country, Wines & 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 a growing number of local wineries is what set the stage for what became Idaho's first appellation, the Snake River American Viticultural Area. (See the official map of Idaho's largest  appellation.)

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

       Most of Idaho's Snake River Valley wineries are located in western part of the Valley. Currently, there are only six wineries to visit in the valley's eastern portion and two more north of Twin Falls in Ketchum near Sun Valley.

       In November of 2015, the Eagle Foothills AVA, the first sub-AVA of the Snake River Valley AVA, became Idaho's second federally authorized American Viticultural Area.

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, 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.

Snake River Valley & Eagle Foothills
Wineries &
Wine Shops

West Valley           East Valley        Outside Valley

Be sure to call ahead to verify public hours.

West Snake River Valley:

3 Horse Ranch Vineyards
The only winery
in the Eagle Foothills AVA
(Wed - Sun, 12 - 6pm. Closed Mon & Tues)

44th Street Wineries
A Tasting Room for Cinder Winery,
Coiled Wines,
Telaya Wine Co
(See hours for individual wineries)

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 Winery
In the Eagle Art Gallery

(Saturdays 11 am - 4 pm
or by appointments 208-906-9590)

Cinder Winery
(Daily, 11 am to 5 pm)

Coiled Wines
(Open Thurs - Sun: 12 - 5 pm or by Appt -

Copper Belt
(The Snake River Valley's only Oregon winery)
(Baker City, OR Tasting Room: Wed - Sat, 1 - 7 pm; Sun, 2 - 6 pm;
Mon & Tues, By appointment - 541-519-4695)

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
At Robison Fruit Ranch
(Summer: June 15 - Dec 31, Daily, 12 - 6 pm;
Winter: Jan 1 - June 14,  Wed - Sun, 12 - 6 pm)

HAT Ranch Winery / Vale Wine Co.
(Wed - Sun: 12 - 5:00 pm)

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

Huston Vineyards
(Fri - Mon 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
(Wed - Sun, Noon - 5 pm)
Mouvance Winery
(Fri - Sat, 12 - 7 pm; Sun, 12 - 5 pm)

Parma Ridge Winery
and Bistro
(Fri, 12 - 9 pm; Sat, 12 - 5 pm;
Sun, 11 am - 5 pm)

Par Terre Winery
(Thurs - Sun: Noon - 5 pm)
Potter Wines
(Call for an appointment - 208-866-7765)

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West Valley Map

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

(By Appointment Apr - Nov - 208-550-2472)

Snake River Winery
Downtown Boise Tasting Room
(Tues - Sat: 10:30 - 7:30pm; Sun: 12 - 5pm)
Closing Mid-March 2017. New tasting room
at Vine & Branch Ranch near Caldwell to
open late Summer 2017.

Snake River Winery
and Arena Vineyards

(By Appointment - 208-722-5858)

Split Rail Winery
(Thurs - Sat, 12:00 - 6:00 pm)

St. Regulus Wines
(Mon - Fri, 1:30 - 5 pm or
by appointment - 208-549-8040)

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

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

Syringa Winery
(Sat: 12 - 6:00 pm)

Telaya Wine Company
(Daily, 12:00 - 6:00 pm)

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

Three Horse Ranch Vineyards
(Wed - Sun, 12 - 6pm. Closed Mon & Tues)

Vale Wine Company
(Wed - Sun: 12 - 5:00 pm)

Vizcaya Winery
(Fri - Sun, 12 - 6 pm)

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

Williamson Orchards & Vineyards
(Wed - Sun, 12 - 5 pm;
 Otherwise by appt - 208-459-7333)

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

Full Winery Contact Information

No Visitor Facilities/
Not Open to Public:

Vin du Boise Winery
(No Visitor Facilities)


East Snake River Valley:

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

Crossings Winery
and Restaurant

(Winery open daily, 8 am until lounge closes.  Restaurant Hous:
Mon - Sat, 11 am - 9:00 pm; Sun, 10:30 am - 8 pm;
Sunday Breakfast 10:30 am - 1:30 pm)

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 -
(Steakhouse open Fri & Sat only:  5:30 to close)

Thousand Springs Winery
and Bed & Breakfast
Pouring Feathered Winds Wine
& other Idaho & NW wines
(Mar - Oct: Tues - Sun, 1 - 6 pm)

East Valley Map

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

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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 for Idaho Wineries

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
(Tues - Sat: 11 am - 8 pm;
Closed Sun & Mon)

1400 N. Eagle Road
Meridian, ID  83642

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

(Mon - Th, 11 am - 11 ish;
Fri & Sat, 11 am - 1 ish;
Sun: 11 am - 9 ish)
404 S 8th Street
Boise, ID  83702

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

Bueno Cheapo Vino
770 S. Vista Avenue
Boise, ID  83705

Bueno Cheapo Vino
212 14th Ave South
Nampa, ID 83651

Crush Wine Bar
78 E Eagle River Street, #115
Eagle, ID  83616

Di Vine
400 S Main Street
Hailey, ID

Erickson’s Fine Wines
150 E Riverside Street
Eagle, ID

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

La Cantina
3395 N Cole Road
Boise, ID  83702
Le Coq Rouge
1329 S. Maple Grove Road
Boise, ID  83709

Music of the Vine
Wine Shop and Cafe
2805 Blaine Suite 130
Caldwell, ID  83605

Pacific Rim Wine Shop
2870 W. State Street
Boise, ID

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

Seasons Bistro, Wine Bar & Catering
1117 E. Winding Creek Drive, Ste 150
Eagle, ID  83616

Tannins Wine Bar
353 Avenue E
Kuna, ID 83719

The Wine Cellar
2390 American Legion Blvd, Suite #5
Mountain Home, ID   83647

Twig's Cellar
Wine Bar
816 Bannock St
Boise, ID  83702

Vine Wine Shop & Lounge
1320 S Maple Grove Road
Boise, ID  83709

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