May 23, 2023 Idaho Wine Commission

Results of the 2023 Idaho Wine & Cider Competition

It's time for the 14th annual Idaho Wine Competition! We're at the beautiful Koenig Vineyards today with Great Northwest Wine and will be sharing real-time updates on the winners at this link throughout the day. Who will take home the gold? 🏅🍷 Follow along to find out!

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Topics: Idaho Wine Events

May 16, 2023 Idaho Wine Commission

Weekend Itinerary: Boise & Garden City

In partnership with the Idaho Wine Commission and Southwest Idaho Travel Association (SWITA)

Boise is the perfect jumping off point to explore Southwest Idaho’s wine region. The state has three American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and over 70 wineries and cideries, the majority of which are in the greater Boise area. The Snake River Valley AVA includes urban wineries and the Sunnyslope Wine Trail, which stretches from Kuna to Caldwell. The Eagle Foothills AVA is located north of Boise. Check out this sample 3-day weekend itinerary for some travel inspiration!

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Topics: Wine Travel

May 15, 2023 Idaho Wine Commission

A Weekend in Wine Country: Sunnyslope Itinerary

In partnership with Idaho Wine Commission and Southwest Idaho Travel Association (SWITA)

Acclaimed wineries, the best whitewater in the country and the tallest sand dune in North America. It’s all in wild and stunning Southwest Idaho.

Idaho is home to three American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and over 70 wineries and cideries, the majority of which are in Southwest Idaho’s Snake River Valley, including the Sunnyslope Wine Trail. Plan a visit and check out this sample 3-day weekend itinerary for some travel inspiration!

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Topics: Wine Travel

Apr 11, 2023 Idaho Wine Commission

Is it Spring Yet? Idaho’s Grapevines Want to Know

Much of Idaho has had a long, cold winter. In Idaho’s Treasure Valley—home to the Snake River AVA and the Eagle Foothills AVA, March has come and gone like a lion. It will go down for now in the history books as the snowiest on record in over 70 years, getting just over nine inches.

Three hundred miles north in Idaho’s Lewis and Clark Valley AVA, winter has been, if not exactly a lamb, at least not as temperamental as the king of the beasts.

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Topics: Wine Education

Mar 10, 2023 Idaho Wine Commission

Family Fun at Idaho’s Wineries and Cideries—It’s a thing!

Wine and cider tasting experiences in Idaho are not a stuffy, formal affair. We invite you to come as you are—even if that means with your kids in tow! There’s fun to be had for the whole family.

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Topics: Idaho Wine Events, Local Cider

Feb 9, 2023 Idaho Wine Commission

February is for Wine Lovers

February isn’t just for Valentines anymore. This wonderful month has not one but two national wine holidays—National Drink Wine Day on February 18 and Open that Bottle Night on February 25. Idaho wineries and cideries have great events planned to help you fall in love with wine and cider all over again as part of our Idaho Winter Wine Weekends.

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Topics: Idaho Wine Events

Jan 19, 2023 Idaho Wine Commission

Discover the Delights of Idaho Wine in Winter

When you think of wine tasting, do you think of sitting on a sun-dappled patio in summer? Or perhaps you reminisce about the crisp fall air when wineries have just finished harvest? Why not expand your tasting experience into four seasons and discover the delights of Idaho wines in winter? It’s the perfect season to pair your favorite wines with hearty fare or to enjoy sipping a great wine next to a cozy fire while making the most of winter’s long nights.

This year we invite you to plan a weekend escape to one of Idaho’s award-winning wineries and cideries during our 2023 Idaho Winter Wine Weekends. Participating locations will welcome you with special food and wine pairings, tasting flights, promotions, and fun activities—all in a cozy, welcoming atmosphere.

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Topics: Idaho Wine Events

Dec 1, 2022 Idaho Wine Commission

12 Ways to Gift Idaho Wine🍷

The holiday season is an especially important time to support Idaho’s growers, winemakers and business owners. Throughout December, we encourage you to tune into our social media channels where we’ll spotlight 12 different ways to experience or gift Idaho Wine. From holiday events, wine tours, group tastings, custom glassware, gift boxes and more, we’ve got you covered with recommendations to sip local and gift local for the holiday.

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Topics: Idaho Wine Events, Wine Gifts

May 31, 2022 Idaho Wine Commission

2022 Wine Competition Showcases the Best of Idaho Wines

Wine industry experts judged over 150 of the state’s best wines

The 13th annual Idaho Wine and Cider Competition took place on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, and identified the state’s top wines and ciders this year. The competition was organized by Great Northwest Wine and supported by a judging panel of respected writers, sommeliers, winemaking consultants, wine buyers and industry experts.

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Topics: Support Local Wine, Idaho Wine Events, Local Cider

Dec 3, 2021 Idaho Wine Commission

Great Holiday Gift Ideas for the Wine Lovers in Your Life

Finding the perfect holiday gift can be a challenge. Questions like “Does she already have one?” or “Will he like it?” or “What haven’t I given them already?” can plague even inspired gift givers. Not to worry! The Idaho Wine Commission Board, Staff, and Members joined forces to give you their best gift-giving ideas sure to delight everyone on your list—aged 21 and older!

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Topics: Wine Gifts