“Idaho…the new frontier of wine growing?!?!” That’s exactly what I said, after I did a quick Google search to make sure there were in fact wineries in Idaho. I mean, really isn’t Idaho all about meat and potato’s? Apparently not. Or so I learned after spending a few days with theIdaho Wine Commission exploring the Snake River Valley AVA, one of the the state’s three American Viticultural Areas (AVA).
I’ll be kicking off a series of articles regarding the Idaho wine region including tips, guides and interviews with a few local winemakers so make sure to stay tuned. In the meantime, I’ve put together some fun and rather surprising facts about the Idaho wine region. For one, there is an Idaho wine region…and the Idaho wines I sampled made me think twice about the state just being known for potatoes.