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Idaho Wines- Great Wines from The Gem State

2/8/2011
Grapes have been growing in Idaho for quite a while. The first vineyard in Idaho was planted in 1863.

Vineyards are being planted in Idaho at the fastest pace in the state’s history. The majority of Idaho’s vineyards are in the southwest corner near the Snake River
 
It is the combination of long growing days, moderate climate, and unique soil that makes the Snake River region of Idaho so beneficial to growing wine grapes.

Idaho wineries produce award winning wines. One winery makes a “great red” that is a perfect accompaniment to chocolate
 
When the weather turns cold a few vintners create a “cider” or mulled wine. Some of these mulled wines are warmed up to knock off the chill from the inside
 
From one vintner’s award winning Pinot Noir to another’s Chardonnay that some have called the “best in the world” some of the best premier wines of the Northwest are produced in Idaho
 
Coeur d’Alene Cellars was named 2010 Idaho Winery of the year.
Holesinsky’s Vineyard and Winery is the first organic vineyard and winery in Idaho.
 
If you’re looking for more than just wine, Koenig also makes Brandy and Vodka.
 
And, if you are looking for wine and fresh fruit, visit Williamson Orchard and Vineyards.

There you can purchase cherries, apricots, nectarines, apples, plums and pluots. (A pluot is a mix between a plum and an apricot).

The wineries are listed alphabetically below. All you have to do is click on the winery name and you will go to that winery’s website. Enjoy your visit.